ASAE Announces 141 Professionals Earned CAE Credential

January 31, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — One hundred and forty-one 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 Winter 2018 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide on December 1, 2017. They will be honored, along with the Summer class of CAEs, during the 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago, August 18-21. A full list of the Winter 2018 class is at the end of the release.

“By earning your CAE, you have a greater knowledge regarding all areas of association management that will assist you throughout your career. Congratulations to the new class,” said Tracy L. Petrillo, EdD, CAE, chair of the CAE Commission and Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

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 May 4. The application deadline is February 23. 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 39,000 association executives and industry partners representing 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

Joshua Glenn McFall, CAE
Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS®
Huntsville, AL

John M. Bozeman, CAE
Director, Government / Industry Affairs
Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE
Associate Executive Director
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC

Brandy Peak, CAE
San Mateo, CA

Monica Groh, CAE
Director of Emerging Professionals
American Planning Association
Golden, CO

Kyle F. Jordan, CMP, CAE
Meetings Lead
Financial Planning Association
Denver, CO

District of Columbia
Michael Todd Brady, CAE
Director, Operations and Administration
American Public Gas Association
Washington, DC

LeRickus M. Burt, CAE
Director, Executive Officers Council
National Association of Home Builders
Washington, DC

Me'Shell P. Drigo, CAE
Senior Manager, Member Services
National Association of College & University Business Officers
Washington, DC

Beth Eagle, CAE
Director of Human Resources & Operations
Smart Electric Power Alliance
Washington, DC

Aliza Epstein, CAE
Manager of Member Onboarding and Engagement
American Health Lawyers Association
Washington, DC

Howard Fienberg, PLC, CAE
Director of Government Affairs
Insights Association
Washington, DC

Ariel A. Finno, M.S., CAE
Senior Director, Research
ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
Washington, DC

Marcia D. Howard, Ph.D., CAE
Senior Director, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs
Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Washington, DC

Deborah Keeler, CAE
Executive Director
Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc.
Washington, DC

Anna Kosova, CAE
Director of Events
Sufka & Associates
Washington, DC

Kerri L. McGovern, MPP, CAE
Director, Membership
American Society of Interior Designers
Washington, DC

Kirsten Mills Shaffer, CAE
Operations Manager
Washington, DC

Chad Rummel, M.Ed., CAE
Executive Director
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Washington, DC

Shekinah Stevens, CAE
Executive Assistant to the CEO
COPD Foundation - DC Office
Washington, DC

Jerrica Thurman, CAE
Director of Marketing and Communication
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Washington, DC

Thomas P. Conway, CPA,MBA, CAE
Chief Financial Officer
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Jacksonville, FL

Michelle Lui, CAE
Executive Director
Financial Management Association International
Tampa, FL

Alexandra Overhoff, CAE
St Pete Beach, FL

Susan M. Stowell Corder, CAE
Director, Knowledge Management and Member Services
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International - Headquarters
Daytona Beach, FL

Charles G. Haws, CAE
Senior Specialist, Membership
American College of Rheumatology
Atlanta, GA

Janet Orwig, MBA, CAE
Associate Executive Officer for Member Services
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
Tyrone, GA

Teresa Tatum, CAE
Marietta, GA

Amenia Army, CAE
Senior Manager - Corporate Relations
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Chicago, IL

Coura Badiane, MBA, CAE
Association Manager/Executive Director
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Park Ridge, IL

Jessica Bird, CAE
Manager, Strategic Relations
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Chicago, IL

Angela Claypool, CAE
Senior Manager, Strategic Relations
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Chicago, IL

Walton Collins, CFP,CIRM, CAE
Senior Director Professional Development
Chicago, IL

Kathryn A. Dattomo, CFRE, CAE
Executive Director of the ASGE Foundation
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Downers Grove, IL

Ashley N. Doyle, MBA, CAE
Manager of Marketing and SAACOFP
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Arlington Heights, IL

Merrill Drew, CAE
Director, Membership & Customer Service
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Elk Grove Village, IL

Denise Goode, CAE
Senior Manager, Association Management Services
American College of Surgeons
Chicago, IL

Ewa Greenier, CAE
Assistant Director, Professional Practice
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Park Ridge, IL

Steven J. Hansen, MBA, CAE
Manager, House of Delegates Engagement
College of American Pathologists
Northfield, IL

Bona J. Heinsohn, CAE
Director of Government Affairs & PR
Cook County Farm Bureau
Countryside, IL

Eliot Jenkins, CAE
Membership Services Manager
American Institute of Steel Construction
Chicago, IL

Kristen Kessinger, CAE
Senior Manager of Communications
Rolling Meadows, IL

Deanna Martin, CAE
Membership & Communications Director
American Hospital Association, PMG
Chicago, IL

Melissa A. Matusek, CAE
Director of Marketing & Communications
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Chicago, IL

Carolyn Mensching, CAE
Component Services Specialist
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Schaumburg, IL

Ronald M Moen, CAE
American College of Chest Physicians
Glenview, IL

Lynn Retford, CAE
Director of Research
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Mount Prospect, IL

Kathleen Ridley, CAE
Director of Meetings and Membership
Illinois State Dental Society
Springfield, IL

Laura Roberts, CAE
Senior Membership Specialist
American Hospital Association, PMG
Chicago, IL

Melanie Epel Stanton, CAE
Education and Development Manager
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Elk Grove Village, IL

Crystal Stone, CAE
Administrative Director
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Meredith Taylor, CAE
Account Executive
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Leah Zamora, CAE
Senior Operations Manager
Association Management Center
Chicago, IL

Tonya Suits, CAE
Association Services Manager
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Indianapolis, IN

Cheryl G. Sullivan, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
American Academy of Nursing
Indianapolis, IN

Aaron Ensminger, CAE
Director of Education
National Auctioneers Association
Overland Park, KS

Curtis Kitchen, CAE
Director of Communications
National Auctioneers Association
Overland Park, KS

Liz Novak, CAE
Senior Director of Marketing and Advocacy/ Editor-In-Chief
International Association of Plastics Distribution
Overland Park, KS

Betty Whittaker, CAE
Executive Director
Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute
Frankfort, KY

Danielle Duran Baron, CAE
Chief Marketing Officer
Baltimore, MD

Joanna Colbourne, CAE
Director, Communications & Public Outreach
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Bethesda, MD

Stacy De La O, CAE
Manager, Committee and Chapter Affiliate Operation
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Rockville, MD

Alison Dodge, CAE
Deputy Executive Director
Maryland Association for Justice Inc
Columbia, MD

Desirée A. Knight, CMP, CAE
Director, Education & Meetings
American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association
Lanham, MD

Bryan Miller, CAE
Manager, Operations & Events
Security Industry Association
Silver Spring, MD

Caroline Polk, CAE
Digital Manager & Ajot Managing Editor
American Occupational Therapy Association Inc
Bethesda, MD

Christopher Urena, CAE
Director, ASHA Professional Development
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Brian Doherty, RCE, CAE
Executive Director
Massachusetts Psychological Association
Wellesley, MA

Bradley DeVries, CPA, CAE
Senior Manager
Yeo and Yeo CPA & Business Consultants
Saginaw, MI

Amy Mangus, CAE
Deputy Executive Director
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
Detroit, MI

Shannon McLaughlin, CAE
Director of Membership Development
National Association of College and University Food Services
East Lansing, MI

Susan Rogers, CAE
Ypsilanti, MI

Jill S. Skutar, CAE
Director, Marketing and Communication
Michigan Trucking Association
Lansing, MI

John Tramontana, CAE
Director of Communications, PR & Marketing
Michigan Association of School Boards
Lansing, MI

Sarah Esther Link, CAE
Associate Executive Director
Mississippi Optometric Association
Madison, MS

Darcie Carney, CAE
Director of Association Management Services
Weintraub Advertising
Saint Louis, MO

Kevin Helm, MBA, CAE
Associate Executive Director
Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Lees Summit, MO

Steve Skodak, CAE
Executive Director
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
Maryland Heights, MO

Christopher Thetford, CAE
Vice-President, Communications & Marketing
Better Business Bureau of Greater St Louis
Saint Louis, MO

New Jersey
Paulette M. Brown, MBA, PRC, CAE
Senior Business Analyst
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

Lorna O'Hara, CAE
Executive Director
Princeton Public Affairs Group
Trenton, NJ

New Mexico
Michael Kudlas, CAE
Associate Executive Director
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Albuquerque, NM

New York
Robert Blumenfeld, MBA, CAE
Executive Director
Association for Corporate Growth Inc New York
New York, NY

Felicia K. Taylor, MBA, CAE
Director of Member Services and Engagement
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
New York, NY

North Carolina
Shane Johnson, JD, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Cape Fear Realtors
Wilmington, NC

Heather Pownall, MBA, CAE
Director, Business Development
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Durham, NC

Dan Schline, CAE
Executive Vice President/COO
Carolinas Credit Union League
Raleigh, NC

Gary Hunt, CAE
Senior Content Editor
The Ohio Society of CPAs
Columbus, OH

Kimberly A. Tice, CAE
Executive Director
Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children
Mt. Gilead, OH

Jessica Hickok, REALTOR Certified Executive (RCE), CAE
Oklahoma Association of Realtors
Oklahoma City, OK

Kari Webber, CAE
Executive Deputy Director
Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians
Oklahoma City, OK

Roy Harker, CAE
Executive Director
AGLP: The Association of LGBTQ Psychiatrists
Philadelphia, PA

South Carolina
Wil Riley, CAE
Charleston Trident Association of Realtors
North Charleston, SC

Ada Drozd, CAE
Executive Coordinator, Office of the EVP
Texas Medical Association
Austin, TX

Renita Fonseca, CMP, CAE
Executive Director
Texas Radiological Society
Austin, TX

Shasta Foy, CAE
Senior Technical Activities Manager
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Richardson, TX

Keith L. Gentry, BGS, CAE
Membership Manager
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Plano, TX

Tracy Ginsburg, MBA, Ed.D., CAE
Executive Director
Texas Association of School Business Officials
Austin, TX

Jon Gorman, CAE
Senior Vice President - Communications & Outreach
Cornerstone Credit Union League
Plano, TX

Alina Greavu, CAE
Director of Marketing
Independent Bankers Association of Texas
Austin, TX

Kent Hobart, CAE
Vice President
Southern Gas Association
Dallas, TX

Jeffrey S. Jenkins, CAE
Executive Director
Texas Chiropractic Association
Austin, TX

Jamee L. Jolly, CAE
Plano Chamber of Commerce
Plano, TX

Michelle Karns, CAE
Associate VP of Communications
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Austin, TX

Robert I. McLean Jr., CPA,MBA, CAE
Executive Vice President
Promotional Products Association International
Irving, TX

Nita R. Scott, CAE
Executive Director
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Austin, TX

Eva Sirman, CAE
Houston, TX

Jennifer M. Alluisi, M.Ed., CAE
Account Executive, Program Director, Director of Education
Custom Management Group
Charlottesville, VA

Simone A. Bielsker, CAE
Senior Director, Membership
American Staffing Association
Alexandria, VA

Tamela Blalock, MTA, CMP, DES, CAE
Executive Director
Section On Womens Health-American Physical Therapy Association
McLean, VA

Sharleene E. Cano Quiara, CAE
Director, Publications & Membership
American Thyroid Association
Falls Church, VA

Carmen Elliott, MS, CAE
Vice President, Payment & Practice Mgmt
American Physical Therapy Association
Alexandria, VA

Marissa Esguerra, CAE
Senior Manager, Membership Value
International and American Associations for Dental Research
Alexandria, VA

Laura Genovese, CAE
Education Program Manager
NACS - The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing
Alexandria, VA

Michael Gips, JD, CAE
Chief Global Knowledge & Learning Officer
ASIS International
Alexandria, VA

Lauren Greenwood, CAE
Project Administrator, Board and Corporate Service
CFA Institute
Charlottesville, VA

Jennifer Henkel, CAE
Director of Member Services
Association of Social Work Boards
Culpeper, VA

Beth Knight, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
American String Teachers Association
Fairfax, VA

Elizabeth Welsh Lasko, CAE
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
The Monitoring Association
Vienna, VA

Erin Maas, CAE
Accounting Associate
National Art Education Association
Alexandria, VA

Colleen Manning, CAE
Program Manager, eLearning
American Industrial Hygiene Association
Falls Church, VA

Shannon McCabe, CAE
Executive Director
Association of Consulting Foresters
Alexandria, VA

Bill McClellan, CAE
Vice President, Government Affairs
McLean, VA

Kimberly Mydland, MHA, CAE
Senior Director, Meetings & Education
American Academy of Audiology
Reston, VA

Laura E. Norfolk, CMP, CAE
Fusion Meetings & Events
Alexandria, VA

Devin C. Parris, MLIS, CAE
Board Administrator
American College of Radiology
Reston, VA

Leah Reily, CAE
Managing Director
McLean, VA

Lisa Schober, MS, CAE
Executive Office Manager
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Alexandria, VA

Kristin Sorokti, CAE
Executive Director
Blue Ridge Home Builders Association
Charlottesville, VA

Jennifer Thomas, CAE
Executive Director
Virginia Association of Museums
Richmond, VA

Ashley Uhl, CAE
Senior Association Manager
Meeting Expectations Inc
Falls Church, VA

Carly Faul, CAE
Executive Officer
Central Washington Home Builders Association
Yakima, WA

Brenda Orffer, CAE
Director of Member Services
Washington Health Care Association
Tumwater, WA

Shauna Barnes, CAE
Administrative Manager to the Board of Directors
Executive Director, Inc
Milwaukee, WI

Megan Brown, CAE
Senior Media & Member Communications Manager
Executive Director, Inc
Milwaukee, WI

Heather Carew, CAE
Member & Sponsor Development Manager
Snow and Ice Management Association
Thiensville, WI

Stephanie Dernek, CAE
Senior Program Manager
Executive Director, Inc
Milwaukee, WI

Justin Dodge, CAE
Executive Director
Executive Director, Inc
Milwaukee, WI

Sofia Dorsano, CAE
Director of Administration, World Allergy Organization
Executive Director, Inc
Milwaukee, WI

Elizabeth Schlicht, CAE
Associate Executive & Director of Digital Marketing
Association Acumen, LLC
Menomonee Falls, WI

Heather Vitale, CAE
Senior Program Manager
Executive Director, Inc
Milwaukee, WI