Analytics Certification Board (ACB)

The Analytics Certification Board (ACB) oversees the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) program. The ACB is both a standard setting and assessment body for professionals in the analytics field, and is comprised of highly-regarded analytics and operations research professionals.


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.


The ACB helps ensure impartiality of the development and administration of the CAP Program. The ACB’s commitment to impartiality includes, but is not limited to:

  • The development of an annual Threat Analysis, including analysis of potential threats to impartiality.
  • Requirement that certification staff, volunteers, and other interested parties agree to, sign, and adhere to the conflict-of-interest policy.
  • The review and disposition of all complaints or appeals as required by ACB policies.
  • ACB does not permit influence or pressure from internal or external sources to compromise impartiality.

2022 ACB Board Members

Chair: Aaron Burciaga, CAP, Amazon
Immediate Past Chair: Beverly Wright, PhD, CAP, UGA Terry College of Business, Executive Education
Dr. Anthony Branda, CAP, ASB Bank
Ann Beheler, Collin College
Alan Briggs, CAP, Concurrent Technologies Corporation
Linda Burtch, Burtch Works
Shaun Doheney, CAP, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Arnold Greenland, PhD, CAP, University of Maryland
Rajan Gupta, PhD, CAP, TCF Consultancy
Steven Harrod, CAP, Technical University of Denmark
Jordan Morrow, BrainStorm Inc.
Hua Ni, CAP, IBM
Ronald van Loon, Intelligent World
Dr. Steven Wilcox, CAP, Serco Inc.
Maciek Nowak, Loyola University Chicago, ex officio
Robin Lougee, PhD, Ascena, ex officio
Harrison Schramm, CAP, Group W, ex officio
Elena Gerstmann, INFORMS Executive Director, ex officio