ASAE Designates 144 Professionals Receiving Prominent CAE Credential

WASHINGTON—One hundred forty-four association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 3,900 industry leaders worldwide.

WASHINGTON—One hundred forty-four association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 3,900 industry leaders worldwide.

The Winter 2013 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide on December 7, 2012. They will be honored, along with the Summer 2013 class of CAEs, during 2013 ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, August 3-6. A listing by state of the Winter 2013 class of CAEs can be found at the end of the release.

“As the value of the CAE credential in the marketplace increases, it is vital to maintain an accredited certification program, which requires association and other nonprofit executives to demonstrate the requisite knowledge and skills necessary to achieve operational and leadership excellence in the association and nonprofit community,” said CAE Commission Chair Debra N. McGuire, MBA, IOM, CAE. “On behalf of the CAE Commission, I am pleased to have the honor of recognizing 144 new Certified Association Executives, who have achieved a high-level of professional competency in the area of association management. Their achievement creates a greater awareness about the CAE Program, and the importance of the credential in advancing the work of associations and other nonprofit organizations around the world.”

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 3, 2013. The application deadline is February 22. For more details about the CAE exam, contact Lori Furtado, CAE, director of credentialing, at 202-626-2759 or [email protected]

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, [email protected], 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

CAEs By State
Winter 2013 Class

L. Earl Franks, CAE
Executive Director
Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools
Montgomery, AL

Suzanne Lanctot, CAE
Managing Director
SOS Association Management Solutions
Scottsdale, AZ

Derek Rudkin, CAE
Executive Director
Pulaski County Medical Society
Little Rock, AR

Joe R. Thurman, CAE
Executive Director
Arkansas Environmental Federation
Little Rock, AR

Christopher James Freed, CAE
Executive Director
LoBue & Majdalany Management Group
San Francisco, CA

Kathryn J. Gonzales, CAE
Executive Director
Community Associations Institute Orange County Regional
Santa Ana, CA

Conor McNulty, CAE
Director of Member Programs
California Dental Association
Sacramento, CA

Barbara Ozenbaugh, CMP, CAE
Executive Director
Community Associations Institute San Diego Chapter
San Diego, CA

Rafael Rivera, CMP, MBA, CAE
Executive Director
Professionals In Human Resources Association
El Segundo, CA

Ronald Kruzel, MA, CAE
National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Littleton, CO

Jama Rice, MBA, CAE
Executive Director
Museum Store Association Inc
Denver, CO

Laurie Lynn Traetow, CPA, CAE Executive Director American Society of Bariatric Physicians Aurora, CO

Shawn Merrifield, CAE
Director of Information Technology
Produce Marketing Association
Newark, DE

District of Columbia
Sarah Sneeringer Arth, IOM, CAE
Director, Programs
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Washington, DC

Russ Capps, CAE
Chief Financial Officer
Association of Corporate Counsel
Washington, DC

Kelly E. Clark, CAE
Chief Financial Officer
American Astronomical Society
Washington, DC

Steve Doran, MBA, CAE
Senior Director, Membership & Marketing
National Business Officers Association
Washington, DC

Frank E. Gainer, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA, CAE
Director of Conferences
American Occupational Therapy Association Inc
Washington, DC

Christina M. Garneski, CAE
Marketing & Membership Senior Director
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Washington, DC

Kimberly A. Howard, MA, CAE
Publisher & Director of Surveys
Association of Corporate Counsel
Washington, DC

Eric J. Karolak, Ph.D. , CAE
Executive Director
Early Care & Education Consortium
Washington, DC

Artesha C. Moore, CAE
Senior Director, Membership/Technology Services
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Washington, DC

William Larry Parker, IOM, CAE
Senior Director,Special Events and Meetings
United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Washington, DC

Sheri A. Sesay-Tuffour, CAE
Executive Director
International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners
Washington, DC

Rhea M. Steele, CAPM, CAE
Information Systems Technology Manager
Council of Chief State School Officers
Washington, DC

Claudia Rizzo Trapp, CAE
Senior Director, Programs and Education
International Registration Plan Inc
Washington, DC

Kyle A. Vickers, CAE
Chief Information Officer
National Quality Forum
Washington, DC

Rebecca DeLorenzo, IOM, CAE
Executive Vice President
Flagler County Chamber of Commerce
Palm Coast, FL

Dustin McKissen, MBA, CAE
Director of Operations
United States Polo Association
Lake Worth, FL

Jeff Silveira, CAE
Director of Standards
Tampa, FL

Maryann B. McGrail, CAE
Vice President
Association Management Executives
Norcross, GA

Natalie J. Nardone, CMP, CAE
Nardone Consulting Group, Inc.
Marietta, GA

Scott Piper, CAE
Director of Communications
Georgia Veterinary Medical Association
Atlanta, GA

Susan Bertrand, CAE
Assistant Executive Director
Illinois Association of School Business Officials
De Kalb, IL

Mark Colucci, CAE
National Dir Sponsorship & Underwriting
American Hospital Association
Chicago, IL

Kate Dockins, MS, IOM, CAE
Director of Strategic Initiatives; Executive Dir
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
Saint Charles, IL

India Alexis Ehioba, CFRE, CAE
Executive Director
Million Dollar Round Table Foundation
Park Ridge, IL

Denise Froemming, MBA, CAE
CFO/Vice President, Financial Services
American Health Information Management Association
Chicago, IL

Nikki Golden, CAE
Marketing and Communications Manager
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
(Headquarters) Des Plaines, IL

Molly M. Hall, IOM, CAE
Executive Director
Energy Education Council
Springfield, IL

Joseph Henning, IOM, ACE, CAE
President & CEO
Aurora Greater Chamber of Commerce
Aurora, IL

Carly Hurd, CAE
Director of Membership Services
American Institute of Steel Construction Inc
Chicago, IL

Barton Andrew Lewin, MPA, CAE
Sales & Marketing Manager
American Student Dental Association
Chicago, IL

Cynthia M. Meehan, CAE
Director, Membership Development
Rotary International
Chicago, IL

Carol Pape, CAE
Operations Manager
Association of Professional Chaplains
Schaumburg, IL

Janice L. Plack, CAE
Director, Information Technology
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
Skokie, IL

Dave Preble, DDS, JD, CAE
Director, Council on Dental Benefit Programs
American Dental Association
Chicago, IL

Julie Raymond, CAE
Manager, Young Physician Initiatives
American Academy of Pediatrics
Elk Grove Village, IL

Dale A. Regnier, CAE
Manager, Marketing and Chapters
International Concrete Repair Institute
Des Plaines, IL

Angela M. Schnepf, MBA, CAE
Assistant Director, Society Relations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Rosemont, IL

Amy Sherwood, CAE
Senior Operations Manager
Association Management Center
Glenview, IL

Wendy-Jo Toyama, CAE
SVP Membership
American Dental Association
Chicago, IL

Erin Volland, CAE
State Associations Relations Specialist
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Park Ridge, IL

Karin K. Wittich, CAE
Associate Executive Director
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Elgin, IL

Wanda Workman, CAE
Director, Health Law Section
American Bar Association
Chicago, IL

Beth A. Yoke, CAE
Executive Director
Young Adult Library Services Association
Chicago, IL

Jeffrey O. Brown, CAE
Executive Director
The American Legion National Office
Indianapolis, IN

Jason A. Cline, CAE
Director of Membership and Sales
Association of College Unions International
Bloomington, IN

Addy M Kujawa, CAE
Executive Director
American Association of Orthopaedic Executives
Indianapolis, IN

Brian D. Parker, CAE
Managing Director of Operations
Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
Indianapolis, IN

Stephanie Parton, IOM, CAE
Senior Manager - Member Communications
Indiana CPA Society
Indianapolis, IN

Jessica Seitz, CAE
Managing Director of Student Services
Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
Indianapolis, IN

Suzanne M. Gebel, CAE
Executive Director
Iowa Funeral Directors Association
West Des Moines, IA

Terri Simmons, MBA, CAE
Director of Membership
Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
Urbandale, IA

Sara Neiswanger, CAE
Account Executive
Centric Management and Consulting Inc
Topeka, KS

Laura Cole, CAE
Kentucky Travel Industry Association
Frankfort, KY

J. Scott Dick, CPA, CAE
Senior VP, Finance & Operations
AMR Management Services
Lexington, KY

Jack J. Gallt, CAE
Association Director
AMR Management Services
Lexington, KY

Bert T Guinn, MBA, CAE
Chief Communications Officer
Greater Louisville Medical Society
Louisville, KY

Stefan Ryan Bradham, MS, MSM, CAE
Marketing & Business Development Manager
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Bethesda, MD

Courtney Carbone, CAE
Director, Member Relations
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
Bethesda, MD

Yvonne D. Kankam-Boadu, CPA, PMP, CAE
Director of Finance
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Barbara A. Lecker Pahygiannis, CAE
Director, Assets and Corporate Alliances
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Jill Straniero, CAE
Online Collaboration Manager
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Kathleen Marie Wilson, Ph.D. , CAE
Associate Executive Director, Public Policy & Practice Support
American Urological Association
Linthicum Heights, MD

Lynda D. Layer, CAE
Administrator, Specialty Management Services
Massachusetts Medical Society
Waltham, MA

Laura Hamlin, CAE
Central Regional Representative
Michigan Farm Bureau
Lansing, MI

Debbie Kopkau, MBA, CAE
Michigan School Business Officials
Lansing, MI

Julia Kloehn, CAE
Account Executive
The Harrington Company
Minneapolis, MN

Rebecca J. Swain-Eng, MS, CAE
Senior Manager, Quality Improvement
American Academy of Neurology
Minneapolis, MN

Emily Bibens, CAE
Vice President
Woody Bibens and Associates
Saint Louis, MO

Jill Nowak, CAE
Director of Finance and Administration
American Association of Orthodontists
Chesterfield, MO

Gail Oss, CAE
Peripheral Management Resources, Inc.
Missoula, MT

Mychelle Blake, MSW, CAE
President & CEO
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Las Vegas, NV

New Jersey
Lisa M. Beaudoin, CAE
Director of Educational Partnerships
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

Katherine A. Miranda, CAE
Executive Director
Association Headquarters
Mount Laurel, NJ

Gene Terry, CAE
Associate Division Director
Talley Management Group Inc
Mount Royal, NJ

New York
Georgi Ann Bailey, CAE
Director of Programs and Operations
AIA New York State Inc
Albany, NY

Donna C. Denley, CAE
Director of Finance
New York State Academy of Family Physicians
Loudonville, NY

Gregory A. Jones, MS, MSW, PHR, SPHR, CAE
Senior Director of Operations
American Montessori Society
New York, NY

Rhonda M. Payne, CAE
Director Professional Certification
International Council of Shopping Centers
New York, NY

Loretta A. Ponesse, CAE
Director, Organizational and Corporate Relations
New York Chapter American College of Physicians
Albany, NY

Merridith Schifferdecker, CAE
Program Administrator, University Relations
CFA Institute
New York, NY

North Carolina
Mary-Margaret Armstrong, CMP, CAE
Vice President, Membership and Education
Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
Raleigh, NC

Kathleen Fogelsonger, MBA, PMP, CAE
Director, Business Processes &Ops Mgmt
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Durham, NC

Alec Parker, CAE
Executive Director
North Carolina Dental Society
Cary, NC

William Alan Skipper, CAE
Director, Specialty Society & Meeting Srvcs
North Carolina Medical Society
Raleigh, NC

Garen P. Distelhorst, CAE
Communications Director
Marble Institute of America
Cleveland, OH

Susan Hanf, MBA, CAE
Groveport, OH

Jill Snitcher McQuain, CAE
Executive Director
Columbus Bar Association
Columbus, OH

Jennifer L. Pakula, JD, CAE
VP, Legal Affairs & Business Development
Oregon Association of Realtors
Salem, OR

Karl Best, CAE
Standards Compliance Specialist
Project Management Institute
Newtown Square, PA

Ryan T. Conrad, CAE
Chief Executive Officer Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS Inc
Bethlehem, PA

Louise Ciccarelli Games, MBA, CAE
Membership Specialist
Project Management Institute
Newtown Square, PA

Ethan Gray, CAE
Senior Manager of Membership
Society of Hospital Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Linda Ryan, CAE
Director of Membership & Education
Apartment Association of Greater Philadelphia
King of Prussia, PA

Bill Schankel, MBA, CAE
Senior Director, Marketing
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers
Exton, PA

Audra Conwell, CAE
Executive Director
Alliance of Independent Pharmacits of Texas
Austin, TX

Robert G. Darden, CMP, CAE
Executive Vice President
Distribution Contractors Association
Plano, TX

Alicia Escobar Dover, CAE
Director of Operations and Finance
Associated Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors of Texas
Buda, TX

Merianne Gaston, CAE
Managing Director
State Bar of Texas
Austin, TX

LeeAnn Johnson, CAE
Director of Member Services
Texas Dental Association
Meadowlakes, TX

Crystal Laza, CAE
Member Services and Operations Director
LeadingAge Texas
Austin, TX

Victoria L. Reece, CAE
ReeceSource Consulting
Carrollton, TX

Angela Shields, RCE, CAE
President / Chief Executive Officer
San Antonio Board of Realtors
San Antonio, TX

Kelly Stafford, CAE
Director, Communications
QuEST Forum
Plano, TX

Christopher L. Williston VI, CAE
Vice President, Communications
Independent Bankers Association of Texas
Austin, TX

Julie Broadway, CAE
Executive Director
American Morgan Horse Association
Shelburne, VT

Robert A. Bergeron, CAE
Deputy Director / Acting Executive Director
Society of Government Meeting Professionals
Alexandria, VA

Matt Boyle, CAE
Director, Publications Production
American Society of Civil Engineers
Reston, VA

Maureen O. Dingus, CAE
Executive Vice President
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Glen Allen, VA

Amy Schabacker Dufrane, SPHR, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
HR Certification Institute
Alexandria, VA

Michael Glavin, CAE
Senior Field Manager
Associated Builders and Contractors
Arlington, VA

Jennifer Hansen, CAE
Marketing & Communications Director
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Glen Allen, VA

Alicia Karwoski, PE, CAE
Director, Professional Activities
American Society of Civil Engineers
Reston, VA

Laurie Kendall-Ellis, CAE
Executive Director, Private Practice Section
American Physical Therapy Association
Alexandria, VA

Lauren McAdams, CAE
Society Relations Representative
CFA Institute
Charlottesville, VA

Ryan O'Connor, MBA, CAE
Vice President of Membership & Marketing
American Medical Group Association
Alexandria, VA

Kate Offringa, CAE
President and CEO
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
Alexandria, VA

Mitzi D. Osterhout, CAE
American Traffic Safety Services Association
Fredericksburg, VA

Carly M. Reid, CMP, CAE
Senior Manager, Meetings
Community Associations Institute
Falls Church, VA

Debra Riggs, CAE
Executive Director
National Association of Social Workers Virginia Chapter
Richmond, VA

Bradley W. Short, CAE
Senior Director, Member Services
American College of Radiology
Reston, VA

Deborah Allen Talley, CPA, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Richmond Association of Realtors
Richmond, VA

Kristi Van Buren Smith, MPP, CAE
Senior Manager, Membership Development
Community Associations Institute
Falls Church, VA

Molly Wash, CAE
Development & Academic Relations Director
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Glen Allen, VA

Adam Peter Wojcicki, CAE
Deputy Director
Virginia Center for Policing Innovation
Richmond, VA

Sara L. Wood, CAE
Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications
National Court Reporters Association
Vienna, VA

Tracy L. Burr, CAE
Executive Director
Executive Director Inc
Milwaukee, WI

Mary D. Dean, CAE
Account Executive
Executive Director Inc
Milwaukee, WI

Laura Ritchie Portz, MBA, CAE
Program Manager
Association Management Partners
Madison, WI

Roberta Slivensky, CAE
Associate Executive Director
American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
Milwaukee, WI

Glynn G.T. Cho, MBA, CAE
MCI Korea
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Kevan Jones, CAE
Executive Director
South African Communications Industries Association
Honeydew, South Africa