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The Importance of External Validation

February 17, 2020

“There is no way we can meet our mission, which is to improve global health through assessments, without partnerships and alliances.” – Dale Cyr

Dale Cyr is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director for Inteleos, the umbrella governance and management organization for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA) and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy Councils. Dale has been an executive within the certification community for 20 years. Dale has given numerous lectures and workshops in areas of business and certification throughout the world and presently sits on the Executive Committee for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is the immediate Past Chair of the Association of Talent Development (ATD) Credentialing Institute. Dale is also a co-inventor of a patent for a new type of test question and measurement. Dale has an MBA in finance from the Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle, WA and also holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

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