300 Decker Drive
Irving, TX 75062
Steve Nellis joined American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) as President/CEO in May 2019. He has had an active role in the ACCE since 2003 when he was selected as the National Association of Home Builders representative to the ACCE Board of Trustees. In the ensuing years, Steve served on various ACCE Committees and Visiting Teams to verify the reaccreditation of Construction Management Degree programs. Elected Vice-Chair of the ACCE Board of Trustees in 2007, he became Board Chair in2009-2011. Steve is dedicated to supporting and promoting construction management education for the benefit of industry and academia. ACCE is flourishing under his steadfast guidance.
Steve brings more than 40 years of experience in management for professional construction firms and industry associations. This includes executive-level leadership in operations and human resources roles for the publicly traded firms Centex Homes and Waypoint Homes. Steve also founded a home building company specializing in sustainably constructed, energy-efficient homes and has operated a construction management and consulting firm. Steve’s past clients include the National Housing Endowment, The Home Builders Institute, Cambridge Homes, and Highlander Training Center.
Steve earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Building Construction Management from Michigan State University and a Master’s in Construction Management (MCM) from East Carolina University.
When Steve is not working on his construction projects, he spends time with his wife, Tammy, and their Standard Poodle named Magic and Labrador Retriever named Leda. Steve is an avid fan of the Detroit sports teams and his alma mater, Michigan State University (selected as Distinguished Alumnus in 2009). Steve also enjoys bowling, playing racquetball, and learning new technology.
Dr. Sherry Miller
Manager of Accreditation, Certification & Membership
Dr. Sherry Miller is a higher education executive respected as an expert in curriculum development, accreditation, and compliance. She joined ACCE in December 2021 as the Accreditation, Certification, and Membership (ACM) Manager.
Sherry has more than a decade of experience in Higher Education Administration. Most of her tenure was at St. George’s University in Grenada as the Associate Director of Curricular and Student Assessment and Institutional Analytics. She has also worked as a senior growth and strategy analyst and has recently been an independent accreditation consultant.
Dr. Miller holds multiple degrees, including a doctorate in Education from the University of New England. She attended Louisiana State University as an undergraduate and earned a graduate degree as an LSU Tiger. She then obtained two additional graduate degrees from Abilene Christian.
Sherry lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband, Mike. Together they have two children. They enjoy LSU sports, and they love to travel!
Dan Belcher is a Senior Area Advocate for Promising People in Orlando Florida. Dan’s primary responsibility as a Senior Area Advocate is to advocate for training that can be utilized by individuals that are justice served across the United States. Dan’s experience assists him in his duties of informing and updating the government, workforce, industry, education institutions, and correctionfacilities about Promising People and its activities. He also assists companies, schools, and governmental agencies implement workforce development activities to improve the industry and foster the growth of the craft professional.
Dan is also assisting the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE) as a workforce consultant.
Dan’s former experience includes being the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). He also served as the Career and Technical Education Consultant for the Education Service Center Region XI in Fort Worth and was the Director for Career and Technical Education for the Fort Worth Independent School District. Before that, he served the Fort Worth ISD in a variety of positions including Principal, Vice Principal, and teacher. Dan has been married to his wife Linda for 27 years and has a son Brantley (21) and a daughter Brooke (19).
Dan has his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina and his master’s in education from the University of Texas Arlington.