ASAE Announces 99 Professionals Earn Prominent CAE Credential
February 8, 2012
WASHINGTON — Ninety-nine association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining 3,900 industry leaders worldwide.
The Winter 2012 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide on December 2, 2011, and will be honored along with the Summer 2012 class of CAEs during the 2012 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Dallas, August 11-14. A listing by state of the Winter 2012 class of CAEs can be found at the end of the release.
“Congratulations to all the new CAEs who have illustrated a high-level knowledge about the essential elements in association management,” said Sal Martino, CAE, chair of the CAE Commission. “The CAE certification raises the bar for association professionals, and their achievement will help raise awareness about the importance of this credential in the association and nonprofit community.”
The CAE program serves to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate those who have acquired and can demonstrate knowledge essential to the practice of association management. The CAE program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
To earn the CAE credential, candidates must first submit an application satisfying professional experience and education requirements. Successful applicants must next pass a challenging examination on all aspects of association management. Candidates undertake rigorous study sessions in preparation for the exam, and only those who are able to achieve the passing score earn the CAE credential. Once earned, the certification must be renewed every three years through additional studies and leadership activities.
The next CAE examination will be administered on May 4, 2012. The application deadline is February 24. For more details about the CAE exam, contact Lori Frison, CAE, director of credentialing, at 202-626-2759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, email@example.com, 202-326-9505.
About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.
Winter 2012 Class of CAEs Listing by State
California James Edward Cross, IOM, CAE Controller and Financial Officer Insurance Brokers and Agents of the West Pleasanton, CA Richard Mockler, CAE Executive Director California Head Start Association Sacramento, CA Shiela Locatelli Wallace, CAE Operations Officer/Manager BTF Enterprises Santa Cruz, CA
Colorado Annette Brokaw Rogers, CAE Account Executive Resource Center for Associations Wheat Ridge, CO Thomas A. Spiess, CAE Finance Director & CFO American Snowsports Education Association Lakewood, CO
Connecticut Carol M. Hanover, ARM, CAE Independant Consultant Mondani Hanover and Associates Old Saybrook, CTDistrict of Columbia Page Browning, CAE Director for Academic Services Home Builders Institute Washington, DC Connie Evashwick, CAE Senior Director of Academic Programs Association of Schools of Public Health Washington, DC Michael Forsythe, CAE Vice President of Finance American Road and Transportation Builders Association Washington, DC Monique C. Lynch, Ph.D., CAE Vice President, Program Reviews National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education Washington, DC Phil Simon, APR, CAE Managing Director, Communications and Publishing The American Institute of Architects Washington, DC Neil A. Snyder, MPA, CAE Director Federal Advocacy American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Washington, DC David Thorp, CAE Director, Government Affairs American Beverage Association Washington, DC Florida Jayne Cevera Fifer, CAE President and CEO Volusia Manufacturers Association Ormond Beach, FL
Georgia Alyson B. Abercrombie, CAE Director of Communications and Marketing Associated General Contractors - Georgia Branch Atlanta, GA Kerry M. Crockett, CMP, MBA, CAE Executive Director United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Augusta, GA Todd Daniel, CAE Executive Director National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association Fayetteville, GA Paul J. Donnelly, CAE Atlanta, GA Patricia Dunwoody, CAE Vice President, Education Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia Atlanta, GA Kelly Jones McLendon, CAE Director, Public Affairs Georgia Pharmacy Association Atlanta, GA Sheri Lin Webb, CAE Director of Operations Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association Tucker, GA
Illinois Melissa Arthur, IOM, CAE Senior Manager, Membership Institute of Real Estate Management Chicago, IL Nicole C. Bradle, MA, CMP, CAE Senior Society Manager American Society of Anesthesiologists Park Ridge, IL Edwin P. Czopek, FHFMA, CPA, CAE Senior Vice President Healthcare Financial Management Association Westchester, IL Jean Drasgow, CAE Associate Director University of Illinois At Urbana Champaign, IL Teri Jarvie, CAE Vice President of Member Programs Association Forum of Chicagoland Chicago, IL Shawn Taylor Kaminski, CAE Director, Section of Science & Technology Law American Bar Association Chicago, IL Jennifer Michalek, MS, CAE Chief Communications Officer American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Oak Brook, IL Michelle Mills, CAE Manager, Shared Interest Groups & Programs Association Forum of Chicagoland Chicago, IL Jacqualine Price Osafo, CAE Director of Membership Services American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Oak Brook, IL Samuel J. Reynolds III, MS, MBA, CAE Asst Director, Business & Practice Development American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Oak Brook, IL Paul Schuette, CAE Regional Manager Illinois Farm Bureau Bloomington, IL Leslie A. Whittet, CAE Vice President, Chapter Operations Association for Corporate Growth Chicago, IL Kenneth J. Widelka, CPA, CAE CFO American Association of Diabetes Educators Chicago, IL Evan Williams, IOM, CAE Vice President of External Relations Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago Burr Ridge, IL
Indiana Linda A. Wardhammar, CAE Indianapolis, IN
Iowa Dawn M. Carlson, CAE President & CEO Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa Urbandale, IA Lynn M. Harkin, CAE Account Executive Association Management Ltd (AML) Ankeny, IA Michelle Hurd, CAE Vice President, Marketing and Membership Iowa Grocery Industry Association Des Moines, IA
Kansas Todd J. Fleischer, CAE Public Relations Counsel Kansas Optometric Association Topeka, KS Marci McNeal, CAE Chapter Relations Strategist American Academy of Family Physicians Leawood, KS Trevor Scott Mitchell, CAE Director of Member Services Association of Records Managers and Administrators International Overland Park, KS
Kentucky DeLaine Bender, CAE Deputy Director AMR Management Services Lexington, KY Kerri Schelling, CAE Director of Board Team Development Kentucky School Boards Association Frankfort, KY
Maine Curtis Picard, IOM, CAE Executive Director Maine Merchants Association Augusta, ME
Maryland Cheryl R. Caulfield, IOM, CAE Group Leader, Non-profit Affinity Division RCM&D / JZA Affinity Bethesda, MD Colleen Knight, MPA, CAE Membership Director ASFE/ The GeoProfessional Business Association (Associated Soil and Foundation Engineers) Silver Spring, MD Maureen C. Markey, MBA, CAE Asst Dir, Mktg & Non-Dues Revenue American Nurses Association Silver Spring, MD Lauren Maza, CAE Director, Scientific Meetings & Education The Obesity Society Silver Spring, MD Timothy Patrick McKenna, CAE Account Executive The Joseph E. Shaner Company Baltimore, MD Todd R. Philbrick, CAE Executive Director International Society of Advancement of Cytometry Bethesda, MD
Massachusetts Pauline E. Rand, IOM, CAE Director of Programs & Chapter Administration NAIOP - Massachusetts Needham Heights, MA
Michigan Karlene Ketola, CAE Executive Director Michigan Oral Health Coalition Lansing, MI F. George Olsen, CAE Chief Operating Officer Photo Marketing Association International Jackson, MI Jennifer L. Rogers, CAE Director, Communications & PR Michigan Association of School Boards Lansing, MI Robert Thomas, CMP, IOM, CAE Director of Operations Michigan Chamber of Commerce Lansing, MI
Minnesota Maren Louise Amdal, CAE Executive Director CFA Society of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Renee Molstad, CAE Director of Operations Minnesota Funeral Directors Association Maple Grove, MN Jeffrey Peltola, PE, CAE Independent Consultant Minneapolis, MN
Missouri Janice Neitzert, CAE Executive Director Missouri Park and Recreation Association Jefferson City, MO
Nevada Katherine Jacobi, MS, CAE President & CEO Nevada Restaurant Association Las Vegas, NV
New Jersey Laura Rubinfeld, CIPS, RCE, CAE CEO Eastern Bergen County of Realtors Hackensack, NJ
New York Thomas Hutcherson, CAE Managing Director, Finance & IT USTA Eastern White Plains, NY Gail R. Kulp, M.Ed., CAE Executive Director Sea Tow Foundation Southold, NY
Ohio Kelly Jones-Swenson, CAE Director of Development Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association Columbus, OH
Pennsylvania Yvonne A. Hersh, CAE Executive Assistant/Office Manager Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Harrisburg, PA Steve Neidlinger, CAE Membership and Marketing Coordinator Pennsylvania Community Providers Association Harrisburg, PA Kathleen Woolever, CAE President Datalytics, Inc. Palmyra, PA
Texas Anita Hopkins, CAE Executive Director Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching Austin, TX Robin Painovich, CAE Executive Director Career and Technology Association of Texas Austin, TX Craig Price, CAE Director, Chapter and State Relations American College of Emergency Physicians Dallas, TX Phil Thoden, CAE President & Chief Executive Officer Associated General Contractors - Austin Chapter Austin, TX
Virginia Molly Barlow, CMP, CAE Senior Manager, Meetings Society of Interventional Radiology Fairfax, VA Miranda Barrett, CAE VP of Membership Development Entrepreneurs' Organization Alexandria, VA Kimberlee C. Berry, CAE Senior Manager of Affiliate Relations National Apartment Association Arlington, VA Courtney Bulger, CAE Assistant Director, Member Services & Corporate Relations International Association of Fire Chiefs Fairfax, VA Jessica Ann Chase, CAE Manager of Membership and Administration Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Herndon, VA Hunter C. Clemens, CMP, CAE Vice President AMG, Inc. (Association Management Group) McLean, VA Angie DeKleine, CMP, CAE Associate Director, Operations National Defense Industrial Association Arlington, VA Lauren Edwards Hefner, CAE Director, Membership, Marketing, and Communication Laboratory Products Association Fairfax, VA Juli Finnell Jones, CAE Vice President Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International McLean, VA Kevin L. Kelly, CPA, CAE Chief Finance and Operating Officer Electronic Retailing Association Arlington, VA Jon Wesley Lindberg, MBA, CAE Chief Executive Officer American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine ( ACRM ) Leesburg, VA Terry Monroe, CAE Director, Membership and External Relations International Association of Fire Chiefs Fairfax, VA Mariah Burton Nelson, MPH, CAE Executive Director American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation Reston, VA Trish Downey Phipps, CAE Program Manager, Volunteers CFA Institute Charlottesville, VA Michele Roberts-Bauer, CAE Senior Field Manager Associated Builders and Contractors Arlington, VA Laureen Rowland, CAE Executive Director American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) Fairfax, VA Jessica Widing, CAE Executive Director Fernley & Fernley Inc Alexandria, VA Lori Wolking, CAE Director of Meetings & Conventions Associated Builders and Contractors Arlington, VA
Washington Janet Kane, CAE Chief Operating Officer Washington Realtors Olympia, WA
Wisconsin Brian K. Birch, CAE Assistant Executive Director Snow and Ice Management Association Milwaukee, WI Benjamin H. Butz, MPA, CAE Associate Executive Director Executive Director, Inc. Milwaukee, WI Adam DeMarie, CAE Program Manager Executive Director, Inc. Milwaukee, WI Audrey Long, CAE Education Products Manager Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Intl Rockford, WI Jennie Macaluso-Ruditys, CAE Chief Operating Officer Wisconsin Association Management LLC Milwaukee, WI Brian Mondragon Jones, CAE Membership Manager Executive Director, Inc. Milwaukee, WI Daniel A. Nemec, MBA, CAE Vice President, Finance Executive Director, Inc. Milwaukee, WI Karen Rockwell, CAE Executive Officer Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association Eau Claire, WI