Jefferson Glassie Recipient of 2015 ICE Award

Date: November 18, 2015

On October 29, Jeff Glassie received the 2015 volunteer service award from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) at its annual educational conference in Portland, Oregon. The award is given annually to an individual who has displayed exemplary service and commitment to the organization, who has been instrumental in facilitating the achievement of the organization’s goals, and who has demonstrated a history of volunteer service in ICE.

Mr. Glassie has over 30 years’ experience in the field and has represented associations, nonprofit organizations, accreditation and certification programs on a wide range of legal matters, including antitrust, tax, contracts, due process, disciplinary and ethical matters, employment, merger, intellectual property, and corporate issues.  In addition, he has significant experience in international legal issues as applied to nonprofit organizations and associations. He has written a book on the topic, International Legal Issues for Nonprofit Organizations (2nd Ed.), and is co-author of Certification and Accreditation Law Handbook (2nd  Ed.) and Intellectual Property for Nonprofit Organizations and Associations.  He has been active in the American Society of Association Executives, having chaired the Legal Section and served as chair of the annual Law Symposium three times.

He is a partner and co-chair of the nonprofit practice at Whiteford.  He received his law degree from the George Washington University School of Law in 1985, with honors, and is admitted in the District of Columbia and Maryland.  He also is a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives.

About ICE: Established in 1977, Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance) is the leading international membership organization representing the credentialing community. ICE fulfills its mission through the delivery of education and training programs, in setting quality standards for credentialing, and by providing accreditation services through its accreditation division, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The ICE membership is composed of credentialing organizations, testing companies, and individual professional development consultants. ICE and NCCA are based in Washington, DC. For further information, please visit