|By Business Wire||
|August 15, 2013 10:27 AM EDT||
Peter Lichtenheld, Vice President of Operations at Hart InterCivic, will be designated as a Certified Elections and Voter Registration Vendor (CERV) in ceremonies conducted by The Election Center at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Savannah, GA at 12:30 P.M. on Friday, August 16, 2013.
Certified Elections and Voter Registration Administrator (CERA) and CERV designations are achieved only through a multi-year course of study conducted by The Election Center’s Professional Education Program and completion of twelve core courses, taught by the Master’s in Public Administration faculty of Auburn University including ethics, to voter registration and elections law, planning, communications, and voter participation. The intent of the program is to professionalize the management of voter registration and elections administration in promoting and preserving public trust in the democratic process. Lichtenheld is in a select group of CERV graduates, and he will receive CERV diploma number eight.
“This is the highest designation available to elections and voter registration officials,” said R. Doug Lewis, Director of The Election Center. “Of more than 21,000 elections and voter registration officials throughout America, this graduating class of 57 professionals takes us to 791 election officials who have achieved the CERA status. This is an outstanding accomplishment.”
Lichtenheld oversees Hart InterCivic’s comprehensive voting system training programs, which benefit election officials, poll workers, and technicians in thousands of jurisdictions across the country. He also manages the production supply chain, Ballot Production Services, Technical Services, and Hart’s Customer Support Center. “I have always felt my job at Hart integrates well with the public we serve, and this program emphasized the historical and ethical commitments we have to the democratic process and our role in protecting the public’s interest,” said Lichtenheld, VP of Operations.
“Continued education is vital to Hart’s success in the long-run, and adding Pete to our list of staff members who are CERA or CERV professionals is great for our company and our customers,” said Derek Hutson, Hart InterCivic President. “Pete brings the years of experience and leadership we need to continue growing and maintaining the success of our customers.”
About Hart InterCivic, Inc.
Hart is a leading national provider of voting systems and election management products and services. Hart delivers a deep-rooted, authentic level of credibility across the electoral process with field-proven products, services, and support that successfully, dependably meet the rigorous demands of today’s election procedures. Verity is Hart’s all new voting system; no other system combines modern technology features with a focus on human-centered values like usability, adaptability, and transparency. Verity. It’s the future of elections. For more information, please visit www.hartintercivic.com.