ASAE Announces 131 Professionals Earned CAE Credential

July 8, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — One hundred and thirty-one 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 2019 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide on May 3, 2019. Along with the Winter class of CAEs, they will be honored during the 2019 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Columbus, August 10-13. A full list of the Summer 2019 class is at the end of the release.

“Congratulations to the new class of CAEs! Your commitment to increasing your knowledge of association management practices combined with your ongoing commitment to the community, will help your career as well as to improve the organizations you serve,” said Lowell M. Aplebaum, CAE, chair of the CAE Commission and CEO & Strategy Catalyst for Vista Cova.

The CAE Program elevates professional standards, enhances individual performance, and designates those who have acquired and demonstrated the 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 6. The application deadline is September 27. For more details about the CAE exam, visit .

MEDIA CONTACT: Lauren Precker, CAE,, 202-626-2735.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 46,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Its members lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. Together, they create a vibrant community that makes the world smarter, safer, and better every day. 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. Visit ASAE at

CAEs by State

Christina Smith, CAE
Executive Director
American College of Cardiology Alabama Chapter
Birmingham, AL

Meghan Hyatt, CAE
Executive Director
The National Elder Law Foundation
Tucson, AZ

Diana Smith, CAE
Director of Local Chapters
American Institute of Architects of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

California Health Information Association
Fresno, CA

Kristy Bird MaKieve, CAE
Executive Director
Sacramento, CA

Emily K. Mullin, CAE
Association Membership Manager
FSB Core Strategies
Sacramento, CA

Roberta Silverstein, CAE
Managing Director
Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)
San Ramon, CA

James Skelly, CAE
Director Councils
Specialty Equipment Market Association
Diamond Bar, CA

Crystal Thomas, CAE
Managing Director
Club Managers Association of America The Golden State Chapter
Newport Beach, CA

Joel B. Viera, CAE
Director of Exposition & Events
Western States Roofing Contractors Association
Morgan Hill, CA

Veronica Diaz, PhD, CAE
Director, Professional Learning
Louisville, CO

Shannon Johnson, CAE
Director of Membership Marketing
Denver, CO

District of Columbia
Julie Benson, CAE
VP, Membership Marketing
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
Washington, DC

Stephenie Brooks-Maynard, CAE
Director of Membership
American Dental Education Association
Washington, DC

Paul Leahy, CAE, CAE
Associate Director, Governance and Component Relations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Washington, DC

Stephen Lewis, CAE
Director of Governance and Leadership
Associated Builders and Contractors
Washington, DC

Brannan Meyers, CAE
Membership and Community Manager
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Washington, DC

Joel Parriott, CAE
Deputy Executive Officer and Director of Public Policy
American Astronomical Society
Washington, DC

Emily Rabbitt, CAE
Associate Editor, Research Content and Knowledge
ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
Washington, DC

Elizabeth W. Reyna, CAE
Director, Membership and Recognition Programs
National League for Nursing
Washington, DC

Julia Richards, CAE
Director, Products & Member Services
Zero to Three
Washington, DC

Thomas R. Rosenfield, CAE
HillStaffer LLC
Washington, DC

Stephen Rosenlund, CAE
Senior Program Officer
Center for International Private Enterprise
Washington, DC

Shaun Snyder, CAE
Executive Director
National Association of State Treasurers
Washington, DC

Suzanne Stuart, CAE
Member Relations Manager
Nuclear Energy Institute
Washington, DC

Jared N. Zurn, CAE
Vice President, Examination
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Washington, DC

Ralph Carlan Robinson III, CAE
Director of Meetings & Affiliate Relations
Florida Apartment Association
Orlando, FL

Donald Palmisano Jr., CAE
Executive Director - CEO
Medical Association of Georgia
Atlanta, GA

Christy Holland Williams, CAE
Kennesaw, GA

Hanna Aronovich, CAE
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Dental Assisting National Board
Chicago, IL

Nicole Augustyn, CAE
Publisher and SVP, Marketing, Communications, and
American College of Chest Physicians
Glenview, IL

Meghan Carey, CAE
Senior Director
Chicago, IL

Brent Gibson, CAE
Chief Health Officer
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Chicago, IL

Cathy Haibach, CAE
Senior Manager, Communications
ADA Foundation
Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Hughes, CAE
Director of Operations
Glen Ellyn, IL

Catherine Iammartino, CAE
Director, Product Development
Association for Supply Chain Management
Chicago, IL

Yasseline Martinez, CAE
Governance Coordinator
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Rosemont, IL

Frank Perna, CAE
Sr. Manager, Test Development
Association for Supply Chain Management
Chicago, IL

Kaitlyn Sevarino, CAE
Senior Manager, Clinical Quality and Value
American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
Rosemont, IL

Tara Spiess, CAE
Chief Communications Officer
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Chicago, IL

Jim Weinland, CAE
Director of Membership Services
Sentergroup Inc
Chicago, IL

Suzanne A. Wester, CAE
Senior Membership and Marketing Director
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Chicago, IL

Julie J. Adams, CAE
Director, Marketing and Communications
Sigma Theta Tau International
Indianapolis, IN

Patricia Bontempo, CAE
Director Finance
Kappa Delta Pi
Indianapolis, IN

Allison Koppel, CAE
Chief Operations Officer
American Fraternal Alliance
Indianapolis, IN

Sarah Kuester, CAE
Executive Director
BOMA Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Stacy Love, CAE
Executive Director
Self Employed
Bloomington, IN

Amy K. Dubach, CAE
Director of Member Engagement
Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants
Topeka, KS

Cassie Grigsby, CAE
Senior VP Operations and Development
Kentucky Retail Federation Inc
Frankfort, KY

Wendy Elaine Baggett, CAE
President & CEO
American World Trade Chamber of Commerce
Westminster, MD

Kathryne Blondes, CAE
Executive Director
American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
Bethesda, MD

Lindsay Currie, CAE
Director of Stakeholder Engagement
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society
Rockville, MD

Erica Flynn, MBA, MS, CAE
Senior Director, Educational Development and Testing
Bethesda, MD

Justin Goldstein, CAE
Associate Director ,Corporate Partnerships
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Mary C. Mulvanity, CAE
Deputy Director
Council on Education for Public Health
Silver Spring, MD

Veronica T. Purvis, MS, CAE
Director of Marketing
American Physiological Society
Rockville, MD

Judith A. Siuciak, PhD, CAE
Executive Officer
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Rockville, MD

Colette Collier Trohan, PRP, CPP-T, CAE
A Great Meeting Inc
Rockville, MD

Tracy Yaklyvich, CAE
ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)
Bethesda, MD

Stephanie Field, CAE
Managing Director, Learning & Operations
CFA Society Boston
Boston, MA

Denise E. Amburgey, CAE
Chief Financial Officer/General Manager of MSC
Michigan Society of Association Executives
East Lansing, MI

Andrea Bretz, CAE
Special Projects and Accounting Manager
Michigan Association of Realtors
Lansing, MI

Aaron A. McEvoy, CAE
Executive Director
American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists
East Lansing, MI

Adrienne Meyer, CAE
Vice President of Operations and Membership
ODVA, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI

Lisa Powers, CAE
Director of Business Development
Lansing, MI

Clara DeRosier, CAE
Executive Director
Minnesota Electrical Association
Minneapolis, MN

Tara Loftus Owens, CAE
Bloomington, MN

Melissa Place, CAE
Senior Meeting Planner
CWT Meetings & Events
Minnetonka, MN

Christina Bagby, PMP, CAE
Director of Marketing and Technology
American Association of Veterinary State Boards
Kansas City, MO

Kyle Farmer, CAE
Senior Staff Attorney
Missouri State Teachers Association
Columbia, MO

Andrew Grow, CAE
Director of Membership Development and Engagement
Missouri Society of CPAs
Saint Louis, MO

Catherine S. Krane, CAE
Executive Director
St Louis Psychoanalytic Institute
Saint Louis, MO

Liz Peuster, CAE
Communications Specialist
Electrical Apparatus Service Association
Saint Louis, MO

New Jersey
Thomas Compton, CAE
Senior Manager, Volunteer Engagement and Business
Piscataway, NJ

Anne Kreiss, CAE
Sr. Manager, Communities of Practice
American Society of Transplantation
Mount Laurel, NJ

Patricia Marrese, CAE
Director of Professional Development
Financial Executives International
Morristown, NJ

Jennifer Pastore Monroy, CAE
Account Executive
Association Headquarters Inc
Mount Laurel, NJ

New Mexico
Christine Pauley, CAE
Director of Meetings and Conferences
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Albuquerque, NM

Jill Riester, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Delta Consulting Group, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM

New York
Vanessa LaClair, CMP, CAE
Executive Director
Empire State Society of Association Executives Inc
Albany, NY

Meagan O'Toole, JD, CAE
Executive Director
New York County District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association
New York, NY

Kim Laugherty, CAE
Chief Operations Officer
Ohio Association of School Business Officials
Columbus, OH

Terry S. Morse, CAE
National Ground Water Association
Westerville, OH

Cindy Anderson, CAE
Vice President, Brand Management
Project Management Institute
Newtown Square, PA

Robbi-Ann M. Cook, CAE
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Harrisburg, PA

Craig Fahnestock, CAE
Senior Director of Member Services
Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association
Wormleysburg, PA

Emily Fest, CAE
Member Engagement Administrator
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Headquarters
Philadelphia, PA

Adrienne Freeland, CAE
Senior Director/Director of Communications
Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity
Lancaster, PA

Heather Leach, CAE
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Recreational Vehicle and Camping Association
Camp Hill, PA

Rebecca May-Cole, CAE
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Area Agencies Aging Association
Harrisburg, PA

Anne McCollum, CAE
Director of Training and Development
Pennsylvania Municipal League
Harrisburg, PA

Patrick McGinn, CAE
Vice President, Marketing and Membership
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
Wayne, PA

Martin Raniowski, CAE
Executive Vice President & CEO
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Harrisburg, PA

Justin A Scott, CAE
Technical Project Leader
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Pittsburgh, PA

Brian A. Weiss, MBA, CAE
Chief Strategy Officer
The Risk Management Association
Philadelphia, PA

Heather Anne Wilson, MSW, CFRE, CAE
Deputy Executive Vice President
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Harrisburg, PA

South Carolina
Taryn Shekitka-West, CAE
Director of Operations
South Carolina Trucking Association
Columbia, SC

Justin Ables, CAE
Account Manager
Strategic Association Management
Austin, TX

Lauren Crosby, CMP, CAE
Chapter Coordinator
Network of Vertafore Users Inc.
Irving, TX

Cami Hysler, CAE
Vice President
Houston Area Safety Council
Pasadena, TX

Amy Lydic, CAE
Account Director
Strategic Association Management
Austin, TX

Ann E. Pargac, CAE
Director, Education
Texas Hospital Association
Austin, TX

Cristina Rodriguez, CAE
Senior Association Manager
Fusion Marketing
Plano, TX

Melissa J. Schank, CAE
Executive Director
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Austin, TX

Shawna Strickland, CAE
Associate Executive Director
American Association for Respiratory Care
Irving, TX

Rebecca Wilkes, CAE
Senior Vice President
Utah Bankers Association
Salt Lake City, UT</strong

Sarah Gisriel Bal, CAE
Director, Virtual Education and Research
Club Management Association of America
Alexandria, VA

Lynette R. Bradley-Baker, Ph.D., CAE
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Engage
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Arlington, VA

Bethany Blue Chirico, CAE
Managing Director, Global Meetings and Business Development
American Industrial Hygiene Association
Falls Church, VA

Richard Culatta, CAE
International Society for Technology in Education
Arlington, VA

Susan Davis, CPP, CAE
Manager, Professional Activities
American Society of Civil Engineers
Reston, VA

Cristine Z. Fargo, CAE
Vice President, Operations and Technical Services
ISEA - International Safety Equipment Association
Arlington, VA

Mark Hornby, CPA, CAE
Director of Operations
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Inc
Reston, VA

David Jackson, CPA, MBA, CGMA, CAE
Chief Financial Officer
American Counseling Association
Alexandria, VA

Michelle W. Jones, CMP, CAE
Director, Convention & Meeting Services
International Parking & Mobility Institute
Alexandria, VA

Alison Kent, CAE
Director, Workforce Development/Education
International Sign Association
Alexandria, VA

Alison Loughlin, CAE
Senior Communications Specialist
American College of Radiology
Reston, VA

Melissa Low, CAE
Sr. Director, Comm. & Advocacy
Club Management Association of America
Alexandria, VA

Christopher Lyons, CAE
The Fairhaven Group
Falls Church, VA

Sharon Newport, CAE
Director of Operations
Door and Hardware Institute
Chantilly, VA

Jaclyn Reeves-Pepin, MBS, CAE
Executive Director
National Association of Biology Teachers
Warrenton, VA

Sabrina Laudati Reilly, CAE
Vice President of Membership
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
Arlington, VA

Cheryl A. Robinson, CAE
Director, National Governance and Leadership
American Physical Therapy Association
Alexandria, VA

Cynthia Sliwa, CAE
Executive Director
Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, APTA
Alexandria, VA

Rebecca P. Snead, RPh, CAE
Executive Vice President and CEO
National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
Richmond, VA

Todd M. Tolbert, MBA, CAE
Chief Digital Strategy Officer
ASIS International
Alexandria, VA

Elizabeth Twomey, CAE
Chief Advancement Officer
United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section
Reston, VA

Amanda J. Zurn, CAE
Senior Business Program Analyst
American College of Radiology
Reston, VA

Annie Skoglund, CAE
Executive Director
Association Management Inc
Gig Harbor, WA

Ashtin Neuschaefer, CAE
Director of Administration
Executive Director, Inc
Milwaukee, WI

Megan Schlimm, IOM, CAE
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities
Appleton, WI