Bios of IPAC 2019 Officers and Board Members

IPAC 2019 President - Martinique "Marty" Alber, Ph.D.
Test Administrator and Coordinator
Personnel Board of Jefferson County
Birmingham, AL

Marty Alber received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Auburn University. Marty’s experience and expertise lie in personnel selection, assessment, and psychometrics. She has served as a consultant for the State of Alabama, State of Mississippi, and DeKalb County, Georgia.

Marty has presented research to multiple professional associations including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC). Specifically, Marty served as the 2017 Host Committee Chair for the IPAC Conference and has presented and attended IPAC Conferences in 2006, 2015, 2017, and 2018. She serves as a guest lecturer to graduate programs in Industrial-Organization Psychology in the area of assessment centers and employee selection.

IPAC 2019 President-Elect – George Vaughan, MA
Manager of Employment Testing
Cuyahoga County Personnel Review Commission
Cleveland, OH

George earned his MA in I-O Psychology from the University of Akron.  He has 11 years of employment selection experience, including 4.5 years in his current role of creating and managing the civil service testing operation of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. 

George was the 2017 Chair of the Great Lakes Employment Assessment Network (GLEAN), which is IPAC's first Chapter.  He previously held the roles of GLEAN Treasurer and Vice-Chair. 


IPAC Secretary (2019-2020) – Emilee B. Tison, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Consultant
DCI Consulting Group, Inc.
Washington, D.C.

Emilee B. Tison, PhD is an industrial-organizational psychologist and Associate Principal Consultant at DCI Consulting Group where she is involved in employee selection and equal employment consulting. Emilee’s primary areas of expertise are in employment testing, job analysis and validation strategies, and quantitative methods in the equal employment context. At DCI, she has conducted large-scale adverse impact analyses of selection processes, developed and validated selection procedures, and trained clients on a variety of employee selection and EEO issues.

Prior to joining DCI Consulting Group, Emilee worked at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as a Personnel Research Psychologist in the Selection and Promotion Assessment Group. At OPM, Emilee led job analysis/competency modeling, gap analysis, and assessment development projects; delivered trainings, including assessor/interviewer training; and conducted adverse impact analyses.

Emilee received her MS and PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

Emilee served as the 2017 IPAC Conference Program Chair and 2016 IPAC Conference Program Co-Chair.  She was a panel presenter at the “Contemporary Content-Oriented Validation Research:  Same Old Song and Dance?” 2016 Conference Concurrent Session.  She co-presented two half-day workshops at the 2015 Conference entitled “Legal Update: What You Need to Know as a Selection and Assessment Professional” and “A Primer on Job-relatedness and Reasonable Alternatives.”

IPAC Director (2019-2020) – Emily Steinau, MA
Personnel Research Psychologist
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Washington, D.C.

Emily Steinau is a Personnel Research Psychologist with the Personnel Research Assessment Division within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  In her role at CBP, Emily conducts job analyses, develops assessments, facilitates training, designs surveys, and analyzes data.  Prior to joining CBP, Emily worked as a contractor in the federal and local government space. Emily also has in-house human capital experience working for large local governments. She has over 10 years of applied experience developing, implementing, and evaluating selection processes with a focus on public safety positions. 

Emily earned her MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Xavier University. 

She was the 2018 IPAC Conference Social Committee Chair and also presented a pre-conference workshop in 2018 entitled "Developing Structured Interviews." 

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