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Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE)

Sara Stickler | Executive Director


Sara Stickler joined the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) in May of 2012 as the Educational Programs Manager and became the Executive Director in 2014. Stickler works to develop and implement ACE’s organizational strategic plan, working closely with the ACE Board of Trustees to continuously assess and develop the ACE brand and its messaging. In 2015, Stickler led ACE through a rebranding process and she is currently leading the organization through a strategic growth phase. She also oversees fundraising and donor relationship building initiatives.

Stickler also serves on the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) Board and chairs their Communications Committee. 

Previously, Stickler taught second grade at Indian Hill Exempted Village School District in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she also coached basketball and softball.  Stickler has extensive experience working in education and with educational programs through schools, non-profits, and outside organizations.

Stickler earned her Master of Public Policy degree from University of Maryland, where she specialized in Social and Educational Policy. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology from Xavier University in Ohio.



Elizabeth Bailey | Manager, Educational Programs, Communications and Community Partnerships 


Elizabeth Bailey joined the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) in August 2016 as the Manager, Educational Programs, Communications and Community Partnerships. Bailey works with Executive Director, Sara Stickler, to develop and implement ACE’s core programs of Inhalant Abuse Prevention, Disease Prevention, and Product Stewardship (to include Poison Prevention). Elizabeth manages ACE’s social media and online presence while helping to implement ACE’s overall communications strategy.  She also handles ACE’s community outreach and events.  Elizabeth is an asset to the ACE team; her goal-oriented and metric focused approach will be instrumental to ACE’s success as she leads the ACE programs through a strategic growth phase.

Previously, Elizabeth worked for the International Franchise Association as their Senior Coordinator of Membership and Advertising where she focused on revenue retention, member services, and streamlining departmental processes and projects. Elizabeth was also the Listings Editor for the Franchise Opportunities Guide and oversaw various social media and marketing initiatives for IFA’s Advertising Department. Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.



The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)

Since its foundation, ACE has contracted services from the CSPA for scientific and technical, legal, communications, and accounting services. 

  • Rick Peluso |  Senior Vice President and CFO, Department of Finance and Accounting

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