Ed Barnicott serves as NASBA’s Vice President of Strategic Planning and Program Management. In this position, he is responsible for leading a strategic planning program that includes NASBA staff, NASBA’s Board of Directors, state boards of accountancy and other stakeholders. Under program management, he is charged with ensuring progress on all NASBA projects and initiatives, managing their organization and successful delivery through enterprise-level reporting and tracking.

Barnicott joined NASBA in 2007 as Chief Technology Officer, and was responsible for all new product development, maintenance of all NASBA software systems and strategy for future technology implementations. Prior to joining NASBA, Barnicott served five years as the Enterprise Project Manager for the conversion of the Uniform CPA Examination to the CBT format. His career in technology has spanned 30 years and has focused on project management for high risk, complex information technology projects.

Barnicott is a graduate of the University of Kentucky in Lexington where he earned a Bachelor’s degree and two years of post graduate studies in Communication. Barnicott also received a Master of Divinity in Religious Education degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Barnicott and his wife, Nancy, reside in Nashville and have four children and seven grandchildren.