ASAE Announces 98 Professionals Earned CAE Credential

July 6, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC — Ninety-eight association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,200 industry leaders worldwide.

The Summer 2017 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide in May 2017. They will be honored, along with the Winter class of CAEs, during the 2017 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Toronto, Canada, August 12-15. A full list of the Summer 2017 class is at the end of the release.

"Congratulations to the new class of certified association executives! By earning your CAE, you have increased your knowledge and skills in the area of association management as well as helped to advance your career and organization in the industry,” said Gabriel Eckert, FASAE, CAE, chair of the CAE Commission and Executive Director at the Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia.

The CAE Program serves to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate those who have acquired and have demonstrated knowledge essential to the practice of association management. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

The next CAE examination will be administered on December 1. The application deadline is September 22. For more details about the CAE exam, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE,, 202-326-9505

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 35,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 7,400 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


Angela Burgess, CAE
Executive Director
IEEE Computer Society
Los Alamitos, CA

Alina Cooper, CAE
Business Development Director
PSI Examination Services
Glendale, CA

Alison Morgan Corley, CAE
Executive Director
Holland-Parlette Associates
San Francisco, CA

District of Columbia

Troy Adkins, CAE
Director, Networks and Member Engagement
Independent Sector
Washington, DC

Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE
Director, Public Policy
ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
Washington, DC

Ann Dorough, CAE
Director, Component Development
American Institute of Architects
Washington, DC

Jonathan Downey, CAE
Senior Director, Member Value Creation
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Washington, DC

Victoria Forlini, CAE
American Geophysical Union
Washington, DC

Paul Haaland, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders
Washington, DC

Ashley Morgan, CAE
Assistant Director
American Veterinary Medical Association Government Relations Division
Washington, DC

Gary B. Roebuck, MS, MPA, CAE
Director of Administration and Operations
Association of Research Libraries
Washington, DC

Leslie Taylor, CAE
Senior Director, Membership
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Washington, DC

Melissa J. Thompson, CAE
Executive Assistant and Corporate Secretary
American Council of Engineering Companies
Washington, DC

Daniel Woltman, MSM, CAE
Senior Director of Membership and Business Develop
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Washington, DC


Larry Darnell, CAE
Director of Information Systems
Florida Dental Association
Tallahassee, FL

Robert L. McFalls, M.Div., CAE
President & CEO
Florida Philanthropic Network Inc
Tampa, FL

Stephanie M. Thomas, CAE
Director of CPE Operations
FICPA Educational Foundation
Tallahassee, FL


Erin Hall, CAE
Product Manager
Atlanta, GA


Jessica Burke, CAE
Marketing + Communications Manager
International Association of Lighting Designers
Chicago, IL

Sara Curtis, CAE
Director of Human Resources
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Schaumburg, IL

Brandon Davis, CAE
Certification Manager
Institute of Food Technologists
Chicago, IL

Judy Gawczynski, CAE
Membership Director
National Automatic Merchandising Association
Chicago, IL

Johnna Gueorguieva, PhD, CAE
Sr. Dir., Credentialing & Client Service
Dental Assisting National Board
Chicago, IL

Matthew Hessler, CAE
Association Manager
Chicago, IL

Kyle Hillman, CMM, CMP, CAE
Director of Meetings Management and Financial Serv
National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter
Chicago, IL

Jeff Hornberger, CAE
Executive Vice President
Women's Council of REALTORS
Chicago, IL

Michael Kazmierczak-Vega, CAE
Online Education and CME Coordinator
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Chicago, IL

John H. Kennedy, CAE
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Professional Development Associates
St. Charles, IL

Donna J. Malert, CAE
Governance Manager
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Rosemont, IL

Warren McKenna, CAE
President & CEO
Warren McKenna Design Group, Inc
Chicago, IL

Heather Nash, CAE
Senior Director, Business Development and Event St
American College of Chest Physicians
Glenview, IL

Ryan Norton, CAE
Associate Executive Director
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Kerry O'Brien, CAE
Executive Director
Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
Wheaton, IL

Debbie Payne, CAE
Manager, Governance and External Relations
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
Chicago, IL

Allison C. Pietrzak, CAE
Membership Manager
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rosemont, IL

Marcella Ramahi, CAE
Assistant Director
Accreditation Assocation for Hospitals/Health Systems
Skokie, IL

Ashley Robbins, CAE
Membership Manager
International Association of Lighting Designers
Chicago, IL

Mary Scheuermann, CAE
Director of Governance & Board Affairs
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Park Ridge, IL

Gregory L. Schultz, CAE
Executive Vice President
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Elizabeth A. Shapiro, CAE
Sr. Mgr., Center for Professional Success
American Dental Association
Chicago, IL

Alicia Skulemowski, CAE
Certification Programs and Board/Executive Committ
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
Park Ridge, IL

W. Bryan Soady, CAE
Executive Director
American Red Cross Serving South Central Illinois
Springfield, IL


Michael E. Fitzgerald, CAE
Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Norris, CAE
Vice President - Finance
Indiana CPA Society
Indianapolis, IN

Erica Poff, CAE
Government Affairs and Outreach Manager
Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Indianapolis, IN

Joseph Skeel, CAE
Executive Director
Society of Professional Journalists
Indianapolis, IN


Melanie Talley, CAE
Senior Association Coordinator
P & N Association Management
Baton Rouge, LA


Megan Freedman, CAE
Account Executive/Executive Director
Management Solutions Plus Inc
Rockville, MD

Joe Grimes, CAE
Vice President of Membership
American Medical Informatics Association
Bethesda, MD

Amy Hager, CAE
Account Executive
Management Solutions Plus Inc
Rockville, MD

The Haney Company
Silver Spring, MD

Tori Miller Liu, MBA, CAE
Director, Information Systems
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Lisa Satterfield, CAE
Associate Director, Audiology, National Center for
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD


Jared Burkhart, CAE
Executive Director
Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers
Lansing, MI

Belinda Chandler, CAE
Executive Director
Washtenaw County Medical Society
Ann Arbor, MI

Carol Teal Christner, CAE
Executive Director
Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology
Troy, MI

Sonya Novotny, CAE
NorthEast Regional Representative
Michigan Farm Bureau
Lansing, MI


Nicole Vincent, CAE
Executive Director
Association for Corporate Growth - Minnesota Chapter
East Bethel, MN

New Jersey

Amy Barra, CAE
Executive Director, Research & Training Institute
Cancer Support Community
Medford, NJ

Chris Carchidi, CAE
Marketing and PR Director
Association Headquarters Inc
Mount Laurel, NJ

New York

David Lathen Grindle, CAE
Executive Director
United States Institute for Theatre Technology Inc
Liverpool, NY

Jeremy Johannesen, CAE
Executive Director
New York Library Association
Guilderland, NY

North Carolina

Lynn Mortilla-Rocap, CAE
Education Services Manager
The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
Hickory, NC

Letiscia Perrin, CAE
Meeting and Event Planner
Global Grand Style, LLC
Charlotte, NC


Michael R. Borowitz, CAE
Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co.
Columbus, OH

Aaron Dahnke, CAE
Education Manager
MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute
Oberlin, OH

Derek Neal, CAE
Membership Manager
Association for Middle Level Education
Westerville, OH


Kristine Kiphorn, CAE
Executive Director
Alta Management Services, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

South Carolina

Leah G. Johnson, CAE
Assistant Executive Director
South Carolina Bar
Columbia, SC


Bryan C. Harrison, PMP, QAS, CSC, CAE
Director, Networks
Specialty Equipment Market Association
Chattanooga, TN


Kelli Albarado, CAE
Director of Operations
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
San Antonio, TX

Sheri Hicks, CAE
Division Director, Board & Mgmt Svcs
Texas Association of School Boards
Austin, TX

Adam McKeivier, CAE
Development Director
Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented
Austin, TX

Alice Owen, CAE
Executive Director
Texas K-12 CTO Council
Irving, TX

Ryan Poulos, CAE
Director of Communications
The Real Estate Council of Austin Incorporated
Austin, TX

Rori Shaw, CAE
Member Relations Specialist
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
Dallas, TX

Scott Stanton, CAE
Chief Financial Officer
International Association of Exhibitions and Events
Dallas, TX

Paulina van Eeden Hill, CAE
Director of Events & Professional Development
Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented
Austin, TX


Preet Bassi, CAE
Center for Public Safety Excellence Inc
Chantilly, VA

Donna Motley Butcher, CAE
Director, Membership & Affiliate Services
National Apartment Association
Arlington, VA

Jennifer Hedrick, CAE
Associate Vice President, Association Management & Consulting 
McLean, VA

Katrina Hellebush, CAE
Hellebush Consulting, LLC
Richmond, VA

Stephanie D. Jones, CAE
Senior Director, Conference Services
Water Environment Federation
Alexandria, VA

Stephen Records, CAE
VP Operations
The SCORE Association
Herndon, VA

Karen Somerville, CAE
Managing Director
Alexandria, VA

Missy Sutton, CAE
Member Engagement Manager
Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards
Reston, VA

Vincent Talucci, CAE
Executive Director/CEO
International Association of Chiefs of Police Inc
Alexandria, VA

HeidiAnne Werner, CAE
Director of Operations and Finance
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
Alexandria, VA


Katherine L. Bohocky, CAE
Executive Director
Association Management Inc.
Gig Harbor, WA

George Dockins, CAE
Executive Director
Public School Employees of Washington
Auburn, WA

Sydney Isaac, MBA, CAE
IREM Association Executive
Commercial Brokers Association
Kirkland, WA

Peter Schrappen, CAE
Vice President, Director of Government Affairs
Northwest Marine Trade Association
Seattle, WA


Kimberly J. Burns, CAE
Vice President Membership
Wisconsin Restaurant Association
Madison, WI

Lynelle Korte, CAE
Director, Research and Development
American Society for Quality
Milwaukee, WI

Marissa Lopez, CAE
Program Manager
Executive Director, Inc
Milwaukee, WI

Michael Mathy, CAE
Executive Director
Association Acumen, LLC
Menomonee Falls, WI

Christina McCoy, CAE
Account Executive
AMPED Association Management
Madison, WI

Alicia Schuessler, CAE
Director of Education Programs
Executive Director, Inc
Milwaukee, WI