National Inventory Certification Association Announces Board of Directors

This newly appointed board will guide this asset inventory association through continued growth and improved processes in the functional areas of education, certification, and association management.
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AVON, Ind. - July 22, 2014 - PRLog -- With an initiative to establish a structure that is in line with the standard business practices for associations, the National Inventory Certification Association (NICA) has established a Board of Directors. This board will guide NICA through continued growth and improved processes in this organization’s functional areas - education, certification, and association management.

The board members were chosen based on their ability to lead as the association moves forward. Realizing the need for experience in key areas, the directors focused on the value each member will contribute in the combined areas of technology, business, management, education, and the asset inventory industry. The varied professional skills and knowledge base of each member will contribute greatly now and in the future of NICA.

The NICA Board of Directors
Mike Hartman, CIE - Executive Director of NICA

Mike Hartman invested 30+ years in the corporate environment, gaining experience in sales, operations, and many levels of management. Learning first hand the importance of a home inventory encouraged him to create Hartman Inventory in 2004. This, along with founding Nationwide Inventory Professionals, he has blazed the path for his current position with the National Inventory Certification Association.

Cindy Hartman, CIE - Managing Director of NICA

Cindy Hartman’s extensive corporate background spans more than three decades of leadership roles in human resources, training, marketing, finance, and association management. This experience serves her position as Managing Director of NICA well, bringing many years of varied experience to help drive the development of this industry educational association.

Debbie Mahler - CEO of Internet Tech Specialists

Debbie Mahler was educating the public and reporting on these important technology issues long before viruses and security were front-page topics. It was this early groundwork that earned her the title of Security Specialist. She is an online instructor for Ed2go, a division of Cengage Learning. Debbie teaches PC Security courses for all English-speaking colleges and universities.

Johanna Curtiss, CIS - Owner & CEO of The Inventory Institute

Johanna Curtiss’ experience offers first-hand knowledge of what a person must know and do prior to and after a loss. Her corporate technology expertise serves to help guide technology decisions, and her leadership role as the CEO of the Inventory Institute provides guidance, direction, and support to members and industry professionals while partnering with the National Inventory Certification Association.

Sean Hartman, CIS - Business Development Executive of Nationwide Inventory Professionals

Sean Hartman has a unique educational background, having earned a BS in Secondary Education and an MBA. He has an energetic and professional corporate work ethic, displayed in his sales and management positions held in multiple industries for over 20 years. In addition to his full-time corporate employment, Sean is a Business Development Executive for Nationwide Inventory Professionals.

Cindy Hartman, Managing Director of NICA, stated, “We are very proud that these professionals have agreed to give their time and expertise to assist us as NICA helps move this industry forward. We know how busy everyone is, and it is an honor that they have chosen to serve on our Board.”

Further information about each board member is located on the About/Contact Page of the NICA website (

About National Inventory Certification Association

The National Inventory Certification Association (NICA) provides quality certification and continuing professional education for asset inventory professionals. Serving members and non-members alike, NICA helps ensure access to industry knowledge as well as business and professional development. For more information, visit, contact by phone at (717) 827-6422, or email

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