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John Charles Thiel, American association executive. Certified association executive, 1985.


Thiel, John Charles was born on March 18, 1945 in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of August and Anne Marie (Kane) Thiel.


Associate of Arts, St. Charles College, 1965. Bachelor, College William and Mary, 1968. Master of Science, University Tennessee, 1971.

Specialist in Education, University Colorado, 1972. Postgraduate, Michigan State University, 1973.


Teacher public schools, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1968-1970. Mott Foundation intern Michigan State University, 1972-1973. Principal Okemos (Michigan) Public Schools, 1973-1977.

Assistant executive director for education American Dietetic Association, Chicago, 1977-1979, acting executive director, 1980. Executive director American Dental Assistants Association, 1981-1987, American Dental Hygienists Association, Chicago, since 1987.


Fellow American Society Association Executives. Member National Commission for Health Certifying Agencies (chairman, executive council, speaker general assembly), American Society Allied Health Professions, American Society Association Executives, Chicago Society Association Executives (president), National Organization for Competency Assurance (past president).


Married Alethia Ann Morris, December 20, 1969. Children: Adam Kane, Clare Alethia.