Analytics Certification Board (ACB)

The Analytics Certification Board (ACB) is established to oversee the analytics certification program of the Institute and to facilitate communication between leaders and administrators of the program and INFORMS Board of Directors.

The ACB is both a standard setting and assessment body for professionals in the analytics field.  ACB is an administratively independent certification body of INFORMS.


Advancing the use of analytics by setting agreed upon consensus standards for the profession


Advance the analytics profession by providing a high-quality program of certification and promoting continuing competence for practitioners.

2016 - 2017 Membership

Chair:  Jim Williams, CAP (Bio)
Vice Chair: Aaron Burciaga, CAP, Accenture Analytics (Bio)
Russell Barton, Ph.D., CAP, Pennsylvania State University  (Bio)
Randy Bartlett, PhD., CAP, Blue Sigma Analytics (Bio)
Tom Davenport, PhD, Babson College (Bio)
Bill Franks, Teradata (Bio)
Jeanne Harris, Columbia University in New York (Bio)
Stefan Karisch, Boeing (Bio)
Lisa Kart, CAP, Gartner (Bio)
Jack Levis, UPS (Bio)
Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, SAS (Bio)
Jonathan Owen, PhD, CAP, General Motors (Bio)
Michael Rappa, PhD, North Carolina State University (Bio)
Greta Roberts, Talent Analytics (Bio)
Nick Wzientek, Rocky Mountain Resources (Bio)
Melissa Moore, INFORMS Exec. Director (Bio)

For further information on the board, see  pdf Section 17 - Analytics Certification  of the Policy and Procedures Manual or email

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