ASAE Announces 132 Professionals Earned Prominent CAE Credential

September 11, 2020

WASHINGTON— 132 association executives recently received their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,500 industry leaders worldwide.

The Summer 2020 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide on June 8 – July 6. A full listing of the Summer 2020 class is at the end of the release.

“Congratulations to the new class of CAEs. Even in the face of a pandemic they’ve displayed great commitment and perseverance in earning the CAE credential. This strength and dedication are assets that will guide their careers and improve the organizations they serve,” said Donté P. Shannon, FASAE, CAE, 2019-2020 Chair of the CAE Commission and CEO for the Association of Equipment Management Professionals.

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 in December 2020. The application deadline is September 25. For more details about the CAE exam, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Vest, CAE, 202-626-2798,

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 50,000 association executives and industry partners representing over 7,000 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
Summer 2020 Class

Michelle Roth, CAE
Executive Director
Alabama Cable and Broadband Association
Montgomery, AL

Amanda Creel, CAE
Prescott Area Association of Realtors
Prescott, AZ

Julie Bradaric, CAE
Operations Director
International Anesthesia Research Society
San Francisco, CA

Timothy Drennan, CAE
Director - Field Operations
International Right of Way Association
Gardena, CA

Steven Garner, CAE
Certification Manager
California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Jodi Haas, CAE
Development Director
California Optometric Association
Sacramento, CA

Anthony Lytle, CAE
IT Project Manager, Applications
Specialty Equipment Market Association
Diamond Bar, CA

Jodie Muller, CAE
Senior Vice President, Government and Association Affairs
Western States Petroleum Association
Sacramento, CA

Kimberly Oreno, CAE
Senior Account Executive
California Advocates Management Services
Sacramento, CA

Matthew Peralta, CAE
Executive Director
BOMA Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA

Abbie G. Rosenberg, CAE
Abbie & Company, LLC
Watsonville, CA

Ryan Biehle, CAE
Deputy CEO for Policy & External Affairs
Colorado Academy of Family Physicians
Aurora, CO

Paul Hoiberg, CAE
IS Manager
Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration Inc
Englewood, CO

Corinne Knasinski, CAE
Director of Meetings
Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration Inc
Englewood, CO

Kristin Richeimer, CAE
Chief Experience Officer (CXO)
International Association For The Study Of Lung Cancer
Denver, CO

Heather Tune, CAE
Director of Operations
The Solution
Arvada, CO

District of Columbia
Chantal Almonord, CAE
Director, IT Systems and Data Management
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Washington, DC

Michael Anderson, CAE
Vice President, Trade & Industry Affairs
Corn Refiners Association Inc
Washington, DC

Tom Bozzo, CAE
Chief Information Officer
Association of American Universities
Washington, DC

Lindsay Childress-Beatty JD, PhD, CAE
Interim Director, Ethics Office
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC

David Darling, CAE
American Coatings Association
Washington, DC

Terry Dowdy, CAE
Director, IT & Web Services
Tax Executives Institute Washington, DC

Lori Feinman, CAE
Sr. Director, Meetings and Travel
American Institute of Architects
Washington, DC

Monica Glowinski, CAE
SR Director Chapter Developmen
Associated Builders and Contractors
Washington, DC

Jennifer Johnson, CAE
Senior Manager, CRM & Data Analytics
Heart Rhythm Society
Washington, DC

Rachel Mace, CAE
Director, Membership Operations
American Bankers Association
Washington, DC

Michael Martinez, CAE
Publications, Communications, Marketing
Washington, DC

Sheeleah Prince, CAE
Operations Project Manager
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Washington, DC

Tara Puckey, CAE
Chief Staff Officer
Radio Television Digital News Association
Washington, DC

Laura Roznovsky, CAE
Director, Finance & HR
National Guard Association of the United States
Washington, DC

Leo Rydzewski, CAE
General Counsel
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
Washington, DC

Daniel Spirn, JD, MA, CAE
Senior Regulatory Counsel
American Academy of Neurology
Washington, DC

Melinda Sposari, CAE
Director, Market Intelligence
The Fertilizer Institute
Washington, DC

Carolyn S. Vincent, CAE
Director of Online Strategy and Web Development
American Dental Education Association
Washington, DC

Wesley T. Stefanick, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Delaware Association of Realtors
Dover, DE

Jennifer Abdelnour, CAE
Public Affairs and Communications Coordinator
Center for Fine Arts Education, Inc.
Tallahassee, FL

James Arnold, CAE
Executive Director
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Meghan R. Golden, CAE
Vice President of Partnerships & International Relations
North American Veterinary Community
Orlando, FL

Monica Griffin, CAE
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
The Institute of Internal Auditors
Lake Mary, FL

Frances Hackler, CAE
Grants and Development Manager
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Jacksonville, FL

Jaime Morgan, CAE
Customer Success Specialist
Novi AMS
Orlando, FL

Laura Walker, CAE
Chief Media & Sales Officer
North American Veterinary Community
Orlando, FL

Jessica Atkinson, CAE
Association Manager
Nardone Consulting Group, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Terry Dougherty, CAE
Senior Association Manager
Nardone Consulting Group, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Samantha Evans, CAE
Certification Manger
Atlanta, GA

Lisa-Marie Haygood, CAE
Executive Director
Cherokee County Educational Foundation
Canton, GA

Julie Belloli, CAE
Manager, Member Engagement
HR Source
Downers Grove, IL

Anthony Conant, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
American Rental Association
Moline, IL

Emily Harris, CAE
Marketing Manager
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
Saint Charles, IL

Stasia Kocon, CAE
Accounting Manager
American College of Healthcare Executives
Chicago, IL

Karl Michael Phipps, CAE
Director of Communications & Marketing
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
Park Ridge, IL

Brian Reilly, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Schaumburg, IL

Katie Schmitz Scott, CAE
Association Manager
Chicago, IL

Siri Sorensen, CAE
Senior Project Manager
International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management
Chicago, IL

Bryan White, CAE
Account Executive
Chicago, IL

Katherine Wochos, CAE
AQI Director of Op
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Schaumburg, IL

Jess Halverson Bowyer, CAE, CAE
Strategist - Online Learning and Community
Indiana CPA Society
Indianapolis, IN

Lindsay Calvert, CAE
Leadership Development Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association
Johnston, IA

Michelle Dekker, CAE
Director, Membership & Strategic Alliances
Iowa Medical Society
Des Moines, IA

Robert Palmer, CAE
General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs
Iowa League of Cities
Des Moines, IA

Kailah Schmitz, CAE
Account Executive
Iowa Soybean Association
Ankeny, IA

Heather Leith, CAE
General Counsel
American Academy of Family Physicians
Leawood, KS

Traci Navarre, CAE
Chief Marketing Officer
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Baton Rouge, LA

Stephanie Erin Bruno, CAE
Account Executive
Stringfellow Management Group
Forest Hill, MD

Griff Courtney, CAE
Senior Manager, Marketing and Business Development
American Society for Nutrition
Rockville, MD

Catherine Johannesen, CAE
Chief of Staff
MedChi The Maryland State Medical Society
Baltimore, MD

Leslie Katz, CAE
Marketing Director
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Gene Ransom, CAE
MedChi The Maryland State Medical Society
Baltimore, MD

Amanda Denise Scott, CAE
Executive Director
White Plains, MD

Cynthia VerColen, CAE
CEO/Executive Director
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Beverly, MA

Amy Brooke, CAE
Director of Member Services
Michigan Optometric Association
Lansing, MI

Chelsea Segren, CAE
Operations Manager
International College of Dentists
Flint, MI

Matthew Szubinski, CAE
Chief Financial Officer
Michigan Bankers Association
Lansing, MI

Erica Willard, CAE
Executive Director
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children
Lansing, MI

Allison Wood, CAE
Executive Director
Michigan Water Environment Association
Lansing, MI

Mary Odom, CAE
Executive Director
International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Karen Smith, CAE
Vice President Advocacy
Montana's Credit Unions
Helena, MT

New Jersey
Ndeye Wore Giotta, CAE
Community Relations Director
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

Nycole M. Joiner, CAE
Senior Director, Finance, Operations & Analytics and Interim Head, Central Events
Healthcare Businesswomen's Association – Headquarters
Fairfield, NJ

Theresa Mormile, CAE
Director - Educational Initiatives & Career Services
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

Melissa Patterson, CAE
Director of Operations
American Society of Transplantation
Mt. Laurel, NJ

Jason Guilbeau, CAE
Executive Director
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Las Vegas, NV

New York
Eileen Arnold-Ley, CAE
Executive Office and Special Projects Specialist
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
New York, NY

Heather J. Feeley Weddle, CAE
Sr. Director, Global Member & Society Marketing
CFA Institute
New York, NY

Terese M. Loncar, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Academy of Management
Briarcliff Manor, NY

North Carolina
Robert Broome, CAE
Executive Director
Raleigh, NC

Karen Miles, CAE
Association Manager
Capitol Hill Management Services of North Carolina
Raleigh, NC

Michael Becher, CAE
Vice President
Industry Insights, Inc.
Dublin, OH

Michael Valerino RCE, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors
Broadview Heights, OH

Janice Bunting, CAE
National Weather Association
Norman, OK

Kimberly Cannon, CAE
Department Head, Membership, Volunteerism, and TMS Foundation
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Pittsburgh, PA

Patrick Flynn, CAE
Student Engagement Manager
Oncology Nursing Society
Pittsburgh, PA

Kevin Juliano, CAE
Digital Director
Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
Lemoyne, PA

Elizabeth Smith, CAE
Membership Manager
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

South Carolina
Mark K. T. Brown, CAE
Director of Operations
South Carolina Dental Association
Columbia, SC

Kathryn Cheek, CAE
Director of Member Services
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
Brentwood, TN

Christie Dotolo, CAE
Info / Tech Director
Texas Center for the Judiciary
Austin, TX

Douglas Laher, CAE
Associate Executive Director
American Association for Respiratory Care
Irving, TX

DeAnna McNett, CAE
Executive Director
American College of Emergency Physicians
Irving, TX

Sherry Reisman, CAE
Associations Manager
Austin, TX

Angela Russell CMP, CAE
Associate Director
Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Austin, TX

Kathleen Swanson, CAE
Director of Partner Relationships
Texas Association of School Business Officials
Austin, TX

Ellen Tucker, CAE
Director, Business Development
Promotional Products Association International
Irving, TX

Suzanne M. Westrum, CAE
Vice President of Communications and Marketing
San Antonio Board of Realtors
San Antonio, TX

Nelson Winslow, CAE
Director of Communications
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Austin, TX

Patricia Williams, CAE
Associate Director
Major Cities Chiefs Association
Midvale, UT

Carter Alleman, CAE
Associate Director, Health Policy
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
Alexandria, VA

Ashley Amidon, CAE
Vice President, Public Affairs
National Pest Management Association
Fairfax, VA

Rick Bawcum, CAE
Alexandria, VA

Realista Belanga, CAE
Senior Director, Digital Programs
Military Officers Association of America
Alexandria, VA

Katherine Bradley, CAE
Associate Vice President, Resource Development
McLean, VA

Krista Brooke, CAE
Chief Communications and Creative Officer
National Art Education Association
Alexandria, VA

Alex Galeano CPA, MBA, CAE
Chief Financial Officer
ASIS International
Alexandria, VA

Kelli Gaudreau, CAE
Legislative Affairs Advisor
Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association
Richmond, VA

Douglas Ray Hague, CAE
Executive Vice President
Architectural Woodwork Institute
Potomac Falls, VA

Mindy Harding, CAE
Systems Administrator, Ops
Construction Management Association of America
McLean, VA

Amber Kelleher, CAE
President & CEO
United Way Retirees Association
Alexandria, VA

Keith Litrenta, CAE
National Contract Management Association
Ashburn, VA

Stephanie Litrenta, CAE
Admissions Manager
Casualty Actuarial Society
Arlington, VA

Christine Mica, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
National District Attorneys Association
Arlington, VA

Kelly Miller, CAE
Director of Meetings and Conferences
International Sign Association
Alexandria, VA

Allyson L. Pahmer, CAE
Executive Director, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section
American Physical Therapy Association
Alexandria, VA

Katherine Sigety Redding, CAE
Senior Manager, Marketing and Digital Content
American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
Alexandria, VA

Mina Shin, CAE
Managing Director
Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)
Arlington, VA

Rachael Sifuentes, CAE
Senior Director of Membership & SAA
American Academy of Audiology
Reston, VA

Karla Taylor, CAE
Director, Finance and Administration
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Falls Church, VA

Susan Park, CAE
Executive Director
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
Seattle, WA

Michael Battaglia, CAE
Account Executive
AMPED Association Management
Middleton, WI

Tracy Johnson, CAE
President & CEO
Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Dana J. Murn, CAE
Director of Membership
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Madison, WI

Amy Overby, CAE
Executive Director
The Rees Group, Inc.
Madison, WI

Heather Schrader, CAE
Membership and Administrative Manager
Executive Director, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI