ASAE Announces 99 Professionals Earn Prominent CAE Credential

WASHINGTON—Ninety-nine association executives recently received their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, bringing the total to a record-breaking 4,044 industry leaders worldwide.

WASHINGTON—Ninety-nine association executives recently received their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, bringing the total to a record-breaking 4,044 industry leaders worldwide.

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

“On behalf of the CAE Commission, it is with great pride that I recognize the achievements of the 99 newly-certified association executives who have attained the highest level of professional competency in the area of association management,” said Debra N. McGuire, MBA, IOM, CAE, chairman of the CAE Commission. “The addition of these professionals have catapulted our numbers to more than 4,000—the highest number of association executives to ever hold the designation at one time since the inception of the CAE Program in 1960. We celebrate this milestone knowing these leaders are helping to improve the lives of millions of people around the world through their dedicated efforts and knowledge in the area of association management.”

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).

CAEs By State
Summer 2013 Class


Julie Beckham, CAE
Membership Manager
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Birmingham, AL


Edward J. Leach, Ph.D. , CAE
Independent Contractor
Phoenix, AZ


Gail E. Kelly, CAE
VP Marketing &Community Programs
Safety Center Inc
Sacramento, CA

Robert Newman, CAE
Vice President, Finance & Accounting
Independent Film and Television Alliance
Los Angeles, CA

Diane Schneiderman, CMP, CAE
Member Manager
Meeting Possibilities LLC
San Ramon, CA


Grant Price, MBA, CAE
Senior Marketing Manager - Publications
American Water Works Association Headquarters Office
Denver, CO

Curtis Riskey, IOM, CAE
Colorado Springs, CO

District of Columbia

Brian S. Calvary Jr., CAE
Membership and Education Director
Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Washington, DC

Frank J. Krause, MBA, CAE
American Geophysical Union
Washington, DC

Susan Moseley, CAE
Vice President
National Federation of Independent Business - Washington Office
Washington, DC

Laura Perrotta, CAE
Director, Government Relations
American Traffic Safety Services Association GR Office
Washington, DC

Amy Rawlings, CAE
Exec Dir, Allied Assns Group
National Association of Manufacturers
Washington, DC

Daniel J. Scheeler, CAE
Director, Website Architecture
National Quality Forum
Washington, DC

Chris Vest, CAE
Director, Public Policy
ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
Washington, DC

Daniel Joseph Vukelich, Esq., CAE
President &CEO
Association of Medical Device Reprocessors
Washington, DC


Sylvia Gonner, CAE
VP, Global Relations
The Institute of Internal Auditors
Altamonte Springs, FL

Suzanne Hurst, CAE
Account Executive
Membership Services Inc
Tallahassee, FL

Janette M. Scheff, CMP, CAE
Executive Director
Tallahassee Society of Association Executives
Tallahassee, FL

Sarah Jackson, CAE
Senior Account Manager
Nardone Consulting Group, Inc.
Marietta, GA


Dennis Archer, CAE
Champaign, IL

Morenike Cheatom Basurto, CAE
Membership and Volunteer Coordinator
Jazz Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Cynthia Lee Branch, MBA, CAE
Grants Manager
American Medical Association
Chicago, IL

Jennifer L. Connelly, CAE
Regional Director
American College of Healthcare Executives
Chicago, IL

Tammy Dillard-Steels, CAE
Director, Constituent Services
Academy of General Dentistry
Chicago, IL

Kelly Fanella, MBA, CAE
Deputy Executive Director
American Society of Safety Engineers
Des Plaines, IL

Jon D. Fanning, CAE
Director, Resident &Fellow Section &GLBT Cmttee
American Medical Association
Chicago, IL

Timothy R. Fisher, CAE
Director, Practices &Standards
American Society of Safety Engineers
Des Plaines, IL

Mila Fuller, CAE
Deputy Executive Director
National Council of Teachers of English
Urbana, IL

Erika M. Joyce, CAE
Assistant Director Member Services
American College of Healthcare Executives
Chicago, IL

Scott MacKenzie, CAE
Sr. Dir, Member Engagement &Strategy
American Health Information Management Association
Chicago, IL

Angela Maycock, CAE
Program Manager, Knowledge &Learning Experiences
Institute of Food Technologists
Chicago, IL

Rosemary McDonnell, CAE
Director of Finance
APICS The Association for Operations Management
Chicago, IL

Katie Paffhouse, CAE
Senior Manager, Divisions &Community
Institute of Food Technologists
Chicago, IL

Janet E. Powers, CAE
VP, Communications
American Health Information Management Association
Chicago, IL

Kyle A. Ross, MHA, CAE
Senior Program Specialist
American College of Healthcare Executives
Chicago, IL

Marla Schrager, CAE
Executive Director
Business Marketing Association
Chicago, IL

Yvette Spriggs, MBA, CAE
Senior Manager, Customer Service
American Society for Clinical Pathology
Chicago, IL

David A. Voepel, CAE
Executive Director
Illinois Health Care Association
Springfield, IL


Elizabeth B. Anderson, CAE
Director of Operations and Brand Management
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Jill A Curtis, CAE
Director of Membership
Raybourn Group International Inc
Indianapolis, IN

Kristen S. LaEace, MBA, CAE
Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Indianapolis, IN

Robert Riggs, CAE
Executive Vice President
Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity
Carmel, IN


Mary Jane Cobb, CAE
Executive Director
Iowa State Education Association
Des Moines, IA

Jeffrey A. Dean, DDS, CAE
Executive Director
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Iowa City, IA

Brad Holtan, CAE
Accounting Manager
Iowa State Association of Counties
West Des Moines, IA

Anne Pettygrove, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
PEO Sisterhood
Des Moines, IA

Jessica Reinert, IOM, CAE
Executive Director
American Institute of Architects
Des Moines, IA
Andy Warren, CAE
Vice President for Operations
Associated General Contractors of Iowa
Des Moines, IA


Karen Ramisch Hammann, CAE
Board Relations Manager
U.S. Pharmacopeia
Rockville, MD

Kristine Prendergast, CAE
Bethesda, MD

LuAnne Bankert, CAE
Senior Director, Programs &Meetings
(c) Management, Inc
Rockville, MD

Mary Steele Williams, MNA, MT(ASCP)SM, CAE
Executive Director
Association for Molecular Pathology
Bethesda, MD


Genevieve Allen, CAE
Director of Finance and Administration
Michigan Library Association
Lansing, MI

Becky J. Brimley, CAE
Executive Director
Mid-Michigan Mechanical Contractors Association
Mason, MI

Richard Seely, CAE
Williamston, MI
Catherine L. Stegmaier, CAE
Highland, MI

Kristine M. Wolfe, CAE
Executive Director
NAIFA Greater Detroit
Farmington Hills, MI

New Jersey

Tamara Ann Seeley, CAE
Board Training &Development Specialist
Piscataway, NJ

Jeffrey Thomson, CAE
President &CEO
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

Mark A. Vasquez, CAE
Strategic Program Dvlpmt, Sr Manager Mtgs
Piscataway, NJ

New York

Christina Darnowski, RP, MLS, CAE
Vice President, Member Services
Public Relations Society of America Inc
New York, NY

John J. Koehr, PMP, CAE
Managing Director, Technology &Personnel Certification
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Headquarters)
New York, NY

Rafael Matallana, CAE
Latin American Relationship Manager
CFA Institute
New York, NY

Cynthia L. Tiritilli, CAE
Senior Manager, Membership
Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc
New York, NY

North Carolina
Margaret G. McIntyre, MBA, CAE
Vice President Member Service
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Durham, NC


Sean S. Wagner, CAE
Associate Executive Vice President
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
Oxford, OH

William D. Waidelich, Ed.D. , CAE
Executive Director
Association for Middle Level Education
Westerville, OH

Christina M. Zimmer, CAE
Director, Membership &Communications
Association of Residential Cleaning Services International
Columbus, OH


Jean Lea Spitz, MPH, CAE
Executive Director
Perinatal Quality Foundation
Oklahoma City, OK


Phyllis B. Barker, CAE
Vice President/COO
Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
Beaverton, OR


Jennifer Casey, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Pennsylvania Builders Association
Lemoyne, PA

Mallory Gott-Ortiz, MA, CAE
Director, Professional Development
National Association of Colleges and Employers
Bethlehem, PA

Jan Reisinger, MBA, CAE
Dir, Assn Mgmt Svcs
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Harrisburg, PA

Nichole Ritz, IOM, MBA, CAE
Director of Member Knowledge
The Institutes
Malvern, PA


Jamie Flynn Compton, IOM, CAE
Conference Manager
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
Brentwood, TN

Wanda McKnight, CAE
Seminars Training and Association Resources
Nashville, TN


Amy Kirk, CAE
Education Manager
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Plano, TX

James Phelps, CAE
Vice President - Advocacy
Texas Credit Union League
Farmers Branch, TX
Laura Anne Sheridan, MPA, CAE
Associate Executive Director
Association of Texas Professional Educators
Austin, TX

Lauren Swetland, CAE
Vice President
Hempstead and Associates Association Management
Austin, TX

Stephen Clay Taylor, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Covenant Hospital Plainview
Plainview, TX


Amanda Arwood, CAE
VP Marketing &Communications
Virginia Association of Realtors
Glen Allen, VA

Melissa Cecchine, CAE
National Apartment Association
Arlington, VA

Brenda Lee Fogg, CAE
Member Relations Director
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Glen Allen, VA

Terry R. Head, CAE
International Association of Movers
Alexandria, VA

Blake Brian Hegeman, Esq., CAE
Legal Counsel
Virginia Association of Realtors
Glen Allen, VA

Rachel Johnson, CAE
Communications Director
National Safe Boating Council
Bristow, VA

Jennifer J. Jones, CAE
Senior Director of Marketing
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Reston, VA

Jessica M. Konrath, CAE
Director, Education and Training
Public Risk Management Association
Alexandria, VA

Susan Ellen Mosedale, IOM, CAE
Executive Vice President
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
Alexandria, VA

Marilee Peterson, CAE
Programming Director
Women in Cable Telecommunications
Chantilly, VA

Barbara Robinson, CAE
National Automobile Dealers Association
McLean, VA

Susan M. Rubel, CAE
Director Insurance and Member Benefits
Air Force Association
Arlington, VA

Angelika Ruehr, CAE
Marketing Manager
Association of the United States Army
Arlington, VA

Michael A. Smith, CPA, CAE
Vice President, Business Operations
Air Force Association
Arlington, VA

Duront A. Walton Jr., CAE
Executive Director
Virginia Telecommunications Industry Association
Richmond, VA


Sarah E. Luczyk, CAE
Association Executive
SBI Management Services Inc
Seattle, WA


Christine L. Korjenek, CAE
Executive Director
NAIOP - Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

James Villa, CAE
President &CEO
Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

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