Staff

CoSN staff members in our Washington, DC office support membership and initiatives, and are responsible for providing a variety of member services, program and initiative implementation, as well as financial and administrative support.

Keith R. Krueger
Chief Executive Officer

Keith R. Krueger is CEO of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice for K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.

Chief Strategy Officer

Irene Spero serves as Chief Strategy Officer of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking). She received a BA in political science from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in Public Law from Columbia University and is actively involved in a wide range of community and professional activities in the Washington, DC area.

Chief Operating Officer

Robert Duke is COO for CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking). In this capacity he is responsible for membership services, certification, conferences and administration. Mr. Duke has worked in the non-profit community for more than 28 years serving in various roles for professional membership associations and trade associations in the technology and education sectors.

Senior Director of Membership and Chapters

Dresden Farrand, CAE, serves as the Senior Director of Membership and Chapters at CoSN (Consortium of School Networking). She is responsible for the direction and overall management of membership development and the component relations program of the organization.

Director of Professional Advancement

Marci Giang manages professional advancement activities for CoSN which includes all development and management of self-study, facilitated and live training courses. Marci is also responsible for managing CoSN’s leadership initiatives.

Director of Meetings and Conferences

Mindy Halpert is the Conference Manager. She serves as the main point of coordination on all aspects of the CoSN Annual Conference.

Senior Accounting Manager

Parvin Zahedivash joined CoSN in September 2012 and is responsible for managing all financial and accounting record keeping for CoSN.

Mohamed Fadul
Staff Accountant

Mohamed Fadul serves as Staff Accountant for CoSN. He works closely with the Senior Accounting Manager and is responsible for updating the financial reports, recording the daily cash inflows and outflows, as well as performing general bookkeeping. He is also responsible for billing activities such as accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Sofia Losada
Chapter Relations Coordinator

Sofia Losada joined CoSN as Chapter Relations Coordinator in September 2016. Prior to joining CoSN, she worked as an English Language Assistant as part of the Study, Intercultural Training and Experience (SITE) Program in Milan, Italy. In her role at CoSN, she helps Dresden with providing support to existing chapters, as well as assisting Dresden with membership engagement.

Teneisha Brown
External Relations Coordinator

Teneisha Brown serves as The External Relations Coordinator for CoSN. Teneisha works closely with Irene Spero (CSO) and Mindy Halpert (Conference Manager) in tracking, implementing, and fulfilling CoSN’s comprehensive sponsorship program and events; providing assistance to ensure efficacy of existing sponsorship programs.