When CAEL was founded in 1974 as a research project of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), Diana Bamford-Rees was CAEL’s first employee. For CAEL’s first three years, Bamford-Rees worked on the CAEL project as an employee of ETS. When CAEL spun off from the project and became its own organization in 1977, Morris Keeton took on the executive director position and asked Bamford-Rees to join him. Since then, Bamford-Rees has held multiple positions at CAEL, from executive assistant, to managing CAEL’s South Africa initiative. Most recently, Bamford-Rees was an associate vice president at CAEL, responsible for CAEL’s annual conferences, special events and workshops.