ASAE Announces 110 Professionals Earned CAE Credential

July 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — One hundred and ten association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,300 industry leaders worldwide.

The Summer 2018 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide on May 4, 2018. They will be honored, along with the Winter class of CAEs, during the 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago, August 18-21. A full list of the Summer 2018 class is at the end of the release.

“Congratulations to the new class of CAEs! You have increased your knowledge in all areas of association management that will help you with your leadership skills and throughout your career,” said Tracy L. Petrillo, EdD, CAE, chair of the CAE Commission and Chief Learning Officer of the Construction Specifications Institute.

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 7. The application deadline is September 28. 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 40,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,200 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

Michelle Murphey Porter, CAE
Director - Assessment Center
International Code Council (Birmingham District Office)
Birmingham, AL

Brian Allain, CAE
Deputy Executive Director
Professionals In Human Resources Association
Gardena, CA

Zane Clark, CAE
Sr.Director of Education
Specialty Equipment Market Association
Diamond Bar, CA

Julia Freeland, CAE
J. Elm Business Solutions
West Sacramento, CA

Sara Jasper, CAE
Staff Attorney
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
San Diego, CA

Amy Mrugalski, CAE
Board/Executive Administrator
American College of Trial Lawyers
Newport Beach, CA

Caroline O'Brien, CAE
Executive Director
Pacific Women's Golf Association
Rocklin, CA

District of Columbia
David Bellaire, CAE
Executive VP & General Counsel
Financial Services Institute Inc
Washington, DC

Ryan Colker, CAE
Director, Consultative Council/Presidential Advisor
National Institute of Building Sciences
Washington, DC

Lee Covington, CAE
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Gene
Insured Retirement Institute
Washington, DC

Christopher J. Dyer, CAE
Special Assistant
District of Columbia Government
Washington, DC

Frank Henry Grace IV, CAE
Director, Information Management
Smart Electric Power Alliance
Washington, DC

Kevin Johnson, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Geochemical Society
Washington, DC

Courtney McKay, CAE
Director of Communications & Marketing
Building Owners and Managers Association International
Washington, DC

Allison Sedwick, CAE
Director of Membership
Chief Executives Organization Inc
Washington, DC

Christine Tipton, CAE
Director, Division Services
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC

Joseph Wildt, CAE
Director, Enterprise Business Analytics
Washington, DC

Jenna Worley, CAE
Associate Director, Sales Development and Analysis
ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
Washington, DC

Patricia Giannini Henry, CAE
Director of Events
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International - Headquarters
Daytona Beach, FL

Bridget Baxter, CAE
Senior Manager, Dental Society Outreach
American Dental Association
Chicago, IL

Tiffany Berger, CAE
Sr. Director, Finance & Facilities
Society of Actuaries
Schaumburg, IL

Kara Brockman, CAE
Program Manager
Professional Convention Management Association
Chicago, IL

Jeanne Darling, CAE
Chicago, IL

Kim Ellison, CAE
Governance Specialist
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Schaumburg, IL

Olga Foley, CAE
Society Director
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Rosemont, IL

Julie Frantsve-Hawley, CAE
Senior Director, Guidelines and Publishing
American College of Chest Physicians
Glenview, IL

Beth Hayson, CAE
Associate Executive Director, Continuing Education
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Rosemont, IL

Lisa Kamen, CAE
Senior Director of Communications, Publications, a
National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
Chicago, IL

Haley Licata, CAE
Governance Manager
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Chicago, IL

Elizabeth McKenna, CAE
Principal & Managing Partner
Warren McKenna Design Group, Inc
Chicago, IL

Joan McMillen, CAE
Director: Customer Service and Membership
Radiological Society of North America Inc
Oak Brook, IL

Nicole Palluzzi, CAE
Sr. Manager, Member Services
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
Arlington Heights, IL

Cory Poris Plasch, CAE
Membership Director
Alliance for Innovation
Chicago, IL

Evan Rotert, CAE
Assistant Director, Communications
Illinois State Medical Society
Chicago, IL

Bradley Rysz, CAE
Director of Marketing & Communications
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
Saint Charles, IL

Kelly Anne Schild, CAE
Account Executive
Apex Management & Special Events, Inc.
Elmhurst, IL

Mary B. Spila, CAE
Marketing Manager
American Medical Technologists
Rosemont, IL

Leslie Stein Lloyd, CAE
Director, Regulatory and Payment Policy
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

Patricia Stella, CAE
Director of Education
Society of Surgical Oncology
Rosemont, IL

Sean Michael Stringer, CAE
Director, Sponsorship
Schaumburg, IL

Nathan Wicks, CAE
Senior Manager, Group and Hospital Solutions
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Schaumburg, IL

Brian Zumpf, JD, MA, CAE
Policy Consultant
Illinois Association of School Boards
Lombard, IL

Brook Pritchett, CAE
Director of Communicaiton
Raybourn Group International
Indianapolis, IN

Hannah Helsby, CAE
Communications Director
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
Lexington, KY

Laura Murray, CAE
Information Manager
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
Kenner, LA

Alexander Cooper, PMP, CAE
Consultant, Technology Management
DelCor Technology Solutions
Silver Spring, MD

Gennith M. Johnson, MCD, CCC-SLP, CAE
Associate Director, Health Care Services in Speech
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Haley M. Jones, CAE
Volunteer Operations Manager
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Roy McGrath, CAE
Maryland Environmental Service
Millersville, MD

Mir Mustafa, CAE
Executive Director, Business Development
National Electrical Contractors Association
Bethesda, MD

LaShawn Sidbury, CMP, CAE
Director, Meetings and Special Interest Groups
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
Rockville, MD

Pamela Spears, CAE
Chief Development Officer
Cornerstone Montgomery
Rockville, MD

Shannon Sperati, CAE
Account Manager
PAI Management Corporation
Bethesda, MD

Andrew Cronin Finn, MSc, CAE
Executive Director
McKenna Management Inc
Westford, MA

Renee Russo, CAE
Executive Director
McKenna Management Inc
Westford, MA

Delaney McKinley, CAE
Senior Director, Government Affairs and Membership
Michigan Manufacturers Association
Lansing, MI

Scott D. Grayson, CAE
Executive Director
American Public Works Association - MO Office
Kansas City, MO

Lindsey Short, CAE
Member Service Assistant
National Exchange Carriers Association
St. Louis, MO

New Jersey
Christopher Dowsett, CAE
Senior Editor/Director, Publications
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

Padraig Sean Hare, CAE
Vice President, Information Technology & Operation
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

Raef Lawson, CAE
Professor-in-Residence and VP Research & Policy
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

Maria L. Nieves, CAE
President & CEO
Hudson County Chamber Of Commerce & Industry
Jersey City, NJ

Jodi Landau Ryan, CAE
Director - Student and Academic Relations
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

New York
Melissa Barbour, CAE
Fire Sprinkler Manager
Mechanical Contractors Association of New York
New York, NY

Nellie Nevarez, MPA, CAE
United States Tennis Association
White Plains, NY

Mary Patterson, M.A., MSA, CAE
Executive Director
Jaffe Management, Inc.
New York, NY

Nikole TenBrink, CAE
Vice President, Membership and Marketing
RIMS, The Risk Management Society
New York, NY

Sarah Elizabeth Tielemans, CAE
Advancement Manager
National Association of Episcopal Schools
New York, NY

North Carolina
Josie Eatmon, CAE
Executive Director
Triangle Apartment Association
Raleigh, NC

Rachael Lord, CAE
Associate Executive Director
North Carolina Chiropractic Association
Raleigh, NC

Leah Siffringer, CAE
Manager, Member Services and Art Advocacy
International Art Materials Association
Cornelius, NC

Jarrod Clabaugh, CAE
Executive Director
Ohio Society of Association Executives
Columbus, OH

Tracy L. Vanneman, CAE
Sr. Manager-Business Development
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Bowling Green, OH

Brandie Baker, CAE
Director of Education
Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization
Austin, TX

Asha Desai, CAE
Project Manager/HOD Liaison
American Association for Respiratory Care
Irving, TX

Amanda Feil, CAE
Membership Development Manager
American Association for Respiratory Care
Irving, TX

Elke Renee Gonzalez, CAE
Professional Development Supervisor
Austin Board of Realtors
Austin, TX

Lindsey Jost, CAE
Associate Director
Career and Technical Association of Texas
Austin, TX

Jennifer A. Kolbasinski, CAE
Operations Manager
Texas Association of Counties
Austin, TX

Jodi Ann LaFreniere Ray, CCE, IOM, CAE
President & CEO
Texas Society of CPAs
Dallas, TX

Kimberlee Schoppert, CAE
Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant to Exec
Texas Land Title Association
Austin, TX

Joshua Spradling, CAE
Communications Director
Texas Society of Association Executives
Austin, TX

Cathey B. Wise, CAE
EMRA Executive Director
American College of Emergency Physicians
Irving, TX

Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN, CAE
Executive Director
Texas Nurses Association
Austin, TX

Hannah Andrews, CAE
Associate Director, e-Learning
APIC - Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Arlington, VA

Trace Carson, CAE
Senior Vice President
Organization Management Group Inc
Chesapeake, VA

Adonia Calhoun Coates, CMP, CAE
Director, Meetings & Programs Services
American Thyroid Association
Falls Church, VA

Dawn Gannon, MBA, CAE
Deputy Executive Director, Academy for Eating Disorders
Drohan Management Group, A Virtual Company
Reston, VA

Elizabeth Garman, CAE
Vice President, Communications and Practice Resour
APIC - Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Arlington, VA

Matthew Glaser, CAE
Vice President, Membership & Education
National Association of Chemical Distributors
Arlington, VA

Jeff Haas, CAE
Vice President, Membership & Strategic Development
American Public Power Association
Arlington, VA

Merry Beth Hall, MPA, CAE
Asst VP, Workforce Development
PHCC Educational Foundation
Falls Church, VA

Eric Hamp, CAE
Associate Director, Member Engagement and Analysis
Sterling, VA

Saima Hedrick, MPH, CAE
Account Executive
Drohan Management Group, A Virtual Company
Reston, VA

Liz Jayankura Jones, CAE
Chief Revenue Officer
Online Lenders Alliance
Alexandria, VA

Bill Kramer, CAE
Director of Policy
Council of State Chambers
Alexandria, VA

Diane Mossholder, CAE
Director, Member Engagement
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Arlington, VA

Elizabeth Nelson, CAE
Director, Projects & Communications
National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
Richmond, VA

Cecilia M Plaza, Pharm.D., Ph.D., CAE
VP of Academic Affairs
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Arlington, VA

Lucinda Schofer, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
National Association of Chemical Distributors
Arlington, VA

Ursula Schryver, CAE
Vice President, Education & Customer Programs
American Public Power Association
Arlington, VA

Eric Sparks, EdD, CAE
Assistant Director
American School Counselor Association
Alexandria, VA

Monique C. Talbot, IOM, CAE
Director of Membership
American College of Radiology
Reston, VA

Lisa Tomlinson, CAE
Vice President, Government Affairs and Practice Gu
APIC - Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Arlington, VA

Holly Weinhold, PMP, CBAP, CAE
Senior Manager, Business Systems & Analytics
ASIS International
Alexandria, VA

Bridget Weston-Pollack, CAE
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
The SCORE Association
Herndon, VA

Megan S. Williams, CMP, CAE
Deputy Director
Virginia Sheriffs Association
Richmond, VA

Scott Wilson, PMP, CAE
Sr. Director, Association Engagement
Water Environment Federation
Alexandria, VA

Ashley Zamperini, CAE
Director of Admissions
Casualty Actuarial Society
Arlington, VA

Dario Trevino, CAE
General Director
Canaco Monterrey
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon