ASAE Announces 160 Professionals Earned Prominent CAE Credential

February 11, 2019

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

The Winter 2019 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide on December 7, 2018. They will be honored, along with the summer class of CAEs, during the 2019 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Columbus, Ohio, August 10-13. A full listing of the Winter 2019 class is at the end of the release.

“Each of the new CAE’s has demonstrated tremendous dedication throughout this process. Becoming a CAE is an achievement that is truly earned,” said Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, CPF, Chair of the CAE Commission and Chief Executive Officer & Strategy Catalyst of Vista Cova.

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 3, 2019. The application deadline is Friday, February 22. For more details about the CAE exam, visit

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

About ASAE
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 44,000 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
Winter 2019 Class 

Nicole Russell, CAE
Senior Manager, Government Affairs
National Council for Prescription Drug Programs Inc
Scottsdale, AZ


Brandon Craig, CAE
Sacramento, CA

Nichole A. East, CAE
Executive Manager
Medical Oncology Association of Southern California
Upland, CA

Terry Gage, CAE
California Agricultural Aircraft Association
Lincoln, CA

Theresa Hurley, CAE
Executive Director
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Concord, CA

Susan J. Reimbold, CAE
CEO and Executive Director
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
San Ramon, CA

Teresa Schmid, CAE
Schmid & Watson LLP
Culver City, CA

Nikole Good, CAE
Executive Director
Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association
Aurora, CO

Jennifer Harris, CAE
Chapter Engagement
Financial Planning Association
Denver, CO

Anna Weaver-Hayes, CAE
Executive Director
Colorado Psychiatric Society
Lakewood, CO

District of Columbia
Cliff Andrews, CAE
CapCity Advocates, LLC
Washington, DC

Cameron U. Curtis, CMM, CAE
Association Executive Director, Healthcare + Scientific Industry Practice
Washington, DC

Mary de la Fe, CAE
Director, Conference Programs
Building Owners and Managers Association International
Washington, DC

Matthew D. Dobson, CAE
Regulatory & Advocacy, Vice President
Vinyl Siding Institute, Inc.
Washington, DC

Katherine Fry, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
America's Blood Centers
Washington, DC

Karen Garrett, CAE
Chief of Marketing and Communications
American Society for Public Administration
Washington, DC

Julia McFeely Lent, CAE
Managing Director of Member and Chapter Services
American Society of Landscape Architects
Washington, DC

Katherine H. Matthews, CAE
Business Intelligence Analyst
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Washington, DC

Brian McLaren, AIA, CAE
Senior Director, Agile Product Owner
American Institute of Architects
Washington, DC

Danielle McLean, CAE
Director of Accounting
American Financial Services Association
Washington, DC

Rob Miller, CAE
SVP, Business Development, Strategic Planning & Operations
340B Health
Washington, DC

Meghan Moran, CAE
Director of Marketing and Engagement
International Association for the Study of Pain
Washington, DC

Daryl Muller, CAE
Assistant Vice President, Membership
National Association of Manufacturers
Washington, DC

Michael D. Nichols, CAE
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation
National Business Aviation Association
Washington, DC

Heather Brinton Parker, CAE
Vice President, Education and Meetings
Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Washington, DC

Walter Kyle Roeckeman, CAE
Director, Information Systems and Services
American Academy of Neurology
Washington, DC

Walter F. Terry, CAE
Membership and Consumer Marketing Professional
National Geographic Partners, LLC
Washington, DC

Garet R. Turner, CAE
Vice President, Development
ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
Washington, DC

Melissa Zinder, CAE
Senior Manager, Marketing and Member Engagement
National Business Officers Association
Washington, DC

Amanda Bowen, CAE
Vice President
Nancy D. Stephens & Associates, LLC
Tallahassee, FL

Jennifer Brown, CAE
Director, Membership & Communications
American Academy of Optometry
Orlando, FL

John Piland, CAE
Shriners International Headquarters
Tampa, FL

Gary Scarboro, CAE
Executive Director
American Institute of Architects Orlando
Orlando, FL

Alexis Simoneau, CAE
Novi Evangelist
Novi AMS
Orlando, FL

Kristi Spargo, CAE
Chief Staff Executive
Partners in Association Management
Tallahassee, FL

Breanna Vanstrom, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Boise Regional REALTORS®
Boise, ID

Rebecca Albertini, CAE
Chapter and Membership Director
International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation
Pekin, IL

Robert Birdsell, CAE
Membership Manager
Schaumburg, IL

Michael Blake, CAE
Hospitality Technology Next Generation
Schaumburg, IL

Patricia Sprindys Carrera, CAE
Sr. Director, Member Experience
Association of Legal Administrators
Chicago, IL

Christopher Carrier, CAE
Director of IT
Chicago, IL

Norma Castrejon, CAE
Director, Information Technology
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Chicago, IL

Sean M. Dolan, CAE
Deputy General Counsel
Chicago, IL

Patrick Donnelly, CAE
American Oil Chemists Society
Urbana, IL

Micah D'Orazio, CAE
Director of Marketing & Sales
American Society of Safety Professionals
Park Ridge, IL

Bradley Elliott, CAE
Associate Director, Member Services Division
American College of Surgeons
Chicago, IL

Matthew Ferris, CAE
Director of Test Development
National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
Chicago, IL

Jason Friske, IOM, CAE
Director of Chapter Operations.
Association for Corporate Growth
Chicago, IL

Jennifer Gibson, CAE
Communications and Public Relations Manager
Matteson, IL

Michelle Goldberg, CAE
Account Executive
Sentergroup Inc
Chicago, IL

Michelle Grachek, M.Ed., CAE
Director – Credentialing
Chicago, IL

Katie Keel, CAE
Account Executive
Chicago, IL

Audra Kubilius, CAE
Education Manager
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Mount Prospect, IL

Joseph George Lindahl, CAE
Senior Account Manager
Association Management Center
Chicago, IL

Jaclynne Madden, CAE
Director of Education
Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Kristin McGill, CAE
Senior Director, Membership and Senior Director, Corporate Outreach
Illinois CPA Society
Chicago, IL

Molly Murray, CAE
Field Representative
American Medical Association
Chicago, IL

Veronica Noland, CAE
FAER Programs Specialists
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Schaumburg, IL

Stephanie Rennie-Sanchez, CMP, CAE
Senior Manager, Conferences and Meetings
American Society of Safety Professionals
Park Ridge, IL

Jorge Rivera, CAE
Director of Membership Development
National Roofing Contractors Association
Rosemont, IL

Crystal Ruiz, CAE
Director, Operations & Admin
American Ornithological Society
Chicago, IL

Gonzo Schexnayder, CAE
Director of Digital Product Management
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Schaumburg, IL

Jason B. Silberberg, CAE
Account Executive
Chicago, IL

David Sjolander, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Hospitality Technology Next Generation
Schaumburg, IL

Katelyn R. Allison, CAE
Office Manager
Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association
Carmel, IN

Ryan King, CAE
Executive Director
Indy Reads
Indianapolis, IN

Nathan Lehman, CAE
Director of Fraternal Health
Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity
Indianapolis, IN

Joann McKinney, CAE
Horizon Convention Center
Muncie, IN

Darcy Burnett, CMP, CAE
Senior Education Coordinator
Iowa Bankers Association
Johnston, IA

Cara J. Corkrean, CAE
Director of Membership and Operations
Iowa Grocery Industry Association
Des Moines, IA

Ashley Bentley, CAE
Student Interest Strategist
American Academy of Family Physicians
Leawood, KS

Sarah Eggers, CAE
Membership Marketing and Social Media Sp
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Leawood, KS

Danielle Hologram, CAE
Director of Learning
Kansas Society of CPAs
Topeka, KS

Brandy Michelle Johnson, CAE
Executive Director
Topeka, KS

Erika Perkins, CAE
Member Relations Strategist
American Academy of Family Physicians
Leawood, KS

Amy Richards, CAE
Chapter Relations Strategist
American Academy of Family Physicians
Leawood, KS

Bellinda K. Schoof, CAE
Director, Health of the Public and Science Division
American Academy of Family Physicians
Leawood, KS

Susan Lynn Faulkner, CAE
Executive Director
Kentucky Association of Master Contractors
Frankfort, KY

Elizabeth Fossett, MBA, CAE
Member Services Director
AMR Management Services
Lexington, KY

Lindsay Overall, MBA, CAE
Program Manager
AMR Management Services
Lexington, KY

Scott Carlson, CAE
Director of Information Technology
Rockville, MD

Adrienne Gildea, CAE
Deputy Executive Director
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
Greenbelt, MD

Jenna Goins, CAE
Membership Engagement Manager
National Association for Catering and Events
Columbia, MD

Dana Hamer, CAE
Senior Marketing Manager
American Urological Association
Linthicum, MD

Alison Keane, CAE
President & CEO
Flexible Packaging Association
Annapolis, MD

Matthew E. Menashes, CAE
Silver Spring, MD

Lauren Suzanne Menser, CAE
Director of Strategic Development
Association for Molecular Pathology
Bethesda, MD

Zell Murphy, MBA, CAE
SVP Finance & Administration
National Harbor, MD

Janet Riley, CAE
Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
Silver Spring, MD

Rodneikka Scott, M.S., CAE
Director of Membership & Communications
Association for Information Science and Technology
Silver Spring, MD

Danielle Staudt, CAE
Executive Director
Population Association of America
Silver Spring, MD

Chris Stelzig, CAE
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Entomological Society of America
Annapolis, MD

Serena G. Weisman, CAE
Account Executive
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Bethesda, MD

Maria Connors, CAE
Director of Operations & Member Services
Infusion Nurses Society
Norwood, MA

Kevin Monteiro, CAE
Director, Government Affairs
Massachusetts Dental Society
Southborough, MA

Sara Campbell, CAE
Marketing Manager
American Concrete Institute
Farmington Hills, MI

John K. Conn, CAE
Director, Chapter Activities
American Concrete Institute
Farmington Hills, MI

Danielle R. Harris, CAE
Senior Project Lead, International Marketing
American Concrete Institute
Farmington Hills, MI

Patricia Jaraicie, CAE
Director of Marketing & Communications
Society for College and University Planning
Ann Arbor, MI

Julie Metsker, CAE
Professional Association Resources
Grand Rapids, MI

Jason Reep, CAE
Director of Learning & Education
The Employers' Association
Grand Rapids, MI

Matthew Madeira, CAE
Executive Director
Minnesota Youth Soccer Association
Bloomington, MN

Meg Shannon Stagina, APR, CAE
Executive Director
Greater St. Louis Dental Society
Saint Louis, MO

New Jersey
Mary Judy Bartee, CAE
Manager of International Operations
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

Brendan Breen, CAE
Account Executive
Lawrence Township, NJ

Debby Formica-Mercer, CAE
Chief Operations Officer
Association Headquarters Inc
Mount Laurel, NJ

Jeffrey R. Victor, CAE
Executive Director
Kean University
Union, NJ

New Mexico
Natasha Hadrych-Rosier, CAE
Radiation Therapy Manager
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Albuquerque, NM

Raquel Jessica LeCesne, CAE
Associate Vice President of Executive Programs
UNM Foundation, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM

New York
Meagan Bowker, CAE
Association Manager
Capitol Hill Management Services, Inc.
Albany, NY

David Gluck, CAE
Regional Director
Northeastern Retail Lumber Association
Rensselaer, NY

North Carolina
Christine Johnson, CAE
Senior Account Manager
FirstPoint Management Resources
Raleigh, NC

Wendy Holliday, CAE
Executive Director
PLM World
Cincinnati, OH

Cristina Muñoz Nedrow, CAE
Regional Director
Ohio Education Association
Columbus, OH

Chandy Rice, CAE
Manager, Student Programs
Oklahoma Restaurant Association
Oklahoma City, OK

Stephanie Trougakos, CAE
Vice President, Marketing & Membership
Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants
Oklahoma City, OK

Michele Holen, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors
Portland, OR

Sara Albert-Hussey, CAE
Firm Services Manager
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Pittsburgh, PA

Timothy Fest, CAE
Membership Manager
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Philadelphia, PA

Jessica Gaudio, CAE
Senior Director of Membership
The Institutes
Malvern, PA

Lynda Mitchell, CAE
Nonprofit Management Advisor
Doylestown, PA

Denise Ott, CAE, CAE
Atlas Management Resources, Inc.
Elizabethtown, PA

Mary Kathryn Billings, CAE
Professional Services Coordinator
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Memphis, TN

Kristopher M. Fisher, CAE
Executive Vice President & CEO
Professional Insurance Agents of Tennessee
Franklin, TN

Rose Grandon, CAE
Marketing Manager
Texas Association of School Business Officials
Austin, TX

Emily Hilton, CAE
Vice President, Professional Development
Houston Apartment Association
Houston, TX

Francine A. Johannesen, CAE
Executive Director
Texas Academy of General Dentistry
Austin, TX

Lydia Rudy, CAE
Association Executive
CMP Management, Inc.
Leander, TX

Amanda Sherbondy, CAE
Vice President of Membership & Marketing
Houston Apartment Association
Houston, TX

Lisa Stewart, CAE
Finance Director
Providence Place
San Antonio, TX

Samantha Stinnett, CAE
Executive Director/CEO
Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Austin, TX

Nicole Araujo, CAE
Director, Business Development
Naylor Association Solutions
Mc Lean, VA

Jaime Devey Barnhart, CMP, CAE
Executive Director
Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute
Falls Church, VA

Lacey Blank, CAE
VP, Marketing & Communication
Meridian One Corporation
Alexandria, VA

Maria Buscemi, CAE
Vice President of Education
American Chiropractic Association
Arlington, VA

James Carman, CAE
Vice President
Military Officers Association of America
Alexandria, VA

Jill Cook, CAE
Assistant Director
American School Counselor Association
Alexandria, VA

Rachel Frohberg, CAE
Program Manager and Database Manager
Association Innovation and Management Inc
Reston, VA

David Goldfarb, CAE
Senior Public Policy Manager
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Inc
Vienna, VA

Leslie Plott Hoopengardner, CMP, CAE
Manager of Meetings & Events
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Falls Church, VA

Sarah Horn, CAE
Assistant Director, Programs
International Association of Chiefs of Police Inc
Alexandria, VA

Sonjya Johnson, CAE
Senior Director, Membership, Technology & Specialty Services
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
Alexandria, VA

Diana Kane, CAE
Manager, Student & Younger Member Programs
American Society of Civil Engineers
Reston, VA

Bailey Kasten, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Association of Child Life Professionals
Arlington, VA

Kristin Keith, CAE
Professional Development Manager
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Reston, VA

Kim Kohlhepp, CAE
Assistant Director, Programs
International Association of Chiefs of Police Inc
Alexandria, VA

Tandi-Jo Lantrip, CAE
Chapter & Council Support Manager
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Falls Church, VA

Anne M. Nevel, CAE
Senior Director, Industry Education
Healthcare Distribution Alliance
Arlington, VA

Thomas Edward Newell, CAE
Vice President of Operations
Alexandria, VA

Kay Ovington, CAE
Deputy, Chief Executive Officer
Society of General Internal Medicine
Alexandria, VA

Camille S. Sanders, CAE
Senior Membership Manager
Water Environment Federation
Alexandria, VA

Jonathan Sper, CAE
Director of Membership
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
Falls Church, VA

Matthew Stanley, CAE
Vice President, Government and Association Relations
Elwood Consulting, LLC
Richmond, VA

David Stevens, CAE
Managing Director
Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau
Falls Church, VA

Meaghan Trimyer, CAE
Director of Communications
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Falls Church, VA

Eileen Walsh, CAE
Lead Database Analyst
American Physical Therapy Association
Alexandria, VA

Kevin Watkins, CAE
Senior Vice President, Affiliate & Member Engagement
National Apartment Association
Arlington, VA

West Virginia
Charity Quick-Borgard, CIA, MBA, CCT, CAE
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
AACE International
Morgantown, WV

Beth White, CAE
Executive Director
West Virginia Association for Justice
Charleston, WV

Susan G. Quam, CAE
Executive Vice President
Wisconsin Restaurant Association
Madison, WI