ASAE Announces 190 Professionals Earned CAE Credential

February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — One hundred and ninety association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,400 industry leaders worldwide.

The winter 2020 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide on December 6, 2019. They will be honored, along with the Summer class of CAEs, during the 2020 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Las Vegas, NV, August 8-11. A full list of the Winter 2020 class is below.

“On behalf of the CAE Commission, it is my pleasure to welcome the 190 association professionals of the 2020 winter class to the CAE community. Your ongoing commitment to the industry and your knowledge of association management practices will help your career and improve the organizations you serve,” said Donté P. Shannon, CAE, chair of the CAE Commission and CEO for the Association of Equipment Management Professionals.

The CAE Program elevates professional standards, enhances individual performance, and designates those who have acquired and have 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 in May 2020. The application deadline is February 21. 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 celebrating 100 years of making society smarter, better and safer. The Centennial anniversary represents ASAE’s role as a leader and supporter of progress and innovation in the association industry. ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the support of the ASAE Research 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 Country, State

Robert Barnes, CAE
Country Manager APAC
Higher Logic Australia
Sydney, NSW

Michelle Blicavs, CAE
Consulting Surveyors NSW
Sydney, NSW

Frances van Klaveren, CAE
Regional Activities Manager, Eastern Hemisphere
Society of Petroleum Engineers
London, UK

Dawn Kennedy, RCE, e-PRO, GREEN, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Birmingham Association of REALTORS
Birmingham, AL

Norah Duffy, CAE
Director of Certification
California Water Environment Association
Oakland, CA

William Hixson, CAE
Management Services Executive
The Core Management Company
Sacramento, CA

Amanda Jo Kennedy, CAE
Communications Director
Californians Allied for Patient Protection
Sacramento, CA

Kelsey McQuaid-Craig, MPA, CAE
Director of Policy and Programs
American College of Emergency Physicians, California Chapter
Sacramento, CA

Sandra Oberle, CAE
Senior Membership Manager
California Hotel and Lodging Association
Sacramento, CA

Kim Levy Rothschild, CAE
Senior Director, Marketing & Business Development
Shaw Yoder Antwih Schmelzer & Lange
Sacramento, CA

Oyango A. Snell, Esq., CAE
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Western States Petroleum Association
Sacramento, CA

Bryan Bernier, CAE
Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado
Denver, CO

David Ehrlich, CAE
Westminster, CO

Sarah McVeigh, CAE
Director of Education & Member Development
LeadingAge Colorado
Denver, CO

Ben D Price, CAE
Executive Director
National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Littleton, CO

Patrick Farrey, CAE
Society of Plastics Engineers
Bethel, CT

Lauren M Scott, CAE
Chief Marketing Officer
Produce Marketing Association
Newark, DE

District of Columbia
Yelena Bakaleva, CAE
Washington, DC

Alison Black, CAE
Senior Vice President & Chief Economist
American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Washington, DC

Judith Byrne, CAE
Sr. Director, Academic Affairs
Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington, DC

Torey Carter-Conneen, CAE
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Washington, DC

Deirdre Clemmons, CAE
Senior Vice President, Events and Strategic Partnerships
Airports Council International - North America
Washington, DC

Shannon Doolin, CAE
Director of Marketing and Communications
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Washington, DC

Kurt Gallagher, CAE
Executive Director
Washington, DC

Stacey Gardner, CAE
Director of Education
Eye Bank Association of America
Washington, DC

Tiyenne Greene, CAE
Industry Coordinator
Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Washington, DC

Patrick Haller, CAE
Director, Membership and Member Services
National Business Aviation Association
Washington, DC

Hassana Howe, CAE
VP, Membership & Chapter Development
Women in Cable Telecommunications
Washington, DC

Andrew Jerdonek, CAE
Senior Director, Programming
Smart Electric Power Alliance
Washington, DC

Michael Kobylka, CAE
Director of Chapter Development
Associated Builders and Contractors
Washington, DC

Beth Ludwick, CAE
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
Household & Commercial Products Association
Washington, DC

Sabri Math, CAE
Manager, Educational Programs
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Washington, DC

Jen McCadden, MPA, CAE
Senior Associate
Association Management Strategies, Inc.
Washington, DC

Megan McIntire, CAE
Director of Meetings
Building Owners and Managers Association International
Washington, DC

Irena Reese, CAE
Electronic Transactions Association
Washington, DC

Kimberly Tuttle, CAE
Director, Partnerships & Events
American Institute of Architecture Students
Washington, DC

Nathan Chad Faison, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Florida Engineering Society
Tallahassee, FL

Mary Pat King, CAE
Director, Education & Leadership Development
National Parent Teacher Association
Palm Harbor, FL

William Michalisin, CAE
The Institute of Internal Auditors
Lake Mary, FL

Meghan Millard, CAE
Chief Staff Executive
Lohrengel and Associates Inc
Tallahassee, FL

Susan A. Obarski, CAE
Senior Director, PMO
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering
Tampa, FL

Sarah Sain, CAE

Director of Content, Member Communications
Naylor Association Solutions
Gainesville, FL

Suzanne Savage, CMP, CAE
Vice President Governance and Administration
North American Veterinary Community
Orlando, FL

Kara Peterson Bastarache, CAE
Senior Specialist, Certification
American College of Rheumatology
Atlanta, GA

Heather Blanchard, CAE
Member Advocate / Destination Development Director
Explore Brookhaven
Brookhaven, GA

Kathryn Oxford, CAE
Director of Operations
Association Services Group LLC
Lagrange, GA

Michael Tatonetti, CAE
Director of Certification and Education
Professional Pricing Society
Marietta, GA

Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Appraisal Institute
Chicago, IL

Nicole Basso, CAE
Membership Manager
Institute of Food Technologists
Chicago, IL

Amy Biedenharn, CAE
Director, DPG/MIG/Affiliate Relations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Chicago, IL

Scott Brody, CAE
Senior Manager, Professional Resources
Appraisal Institute
Chicago, IL

Nathan Chamberlain, CAE
Membership Operations Manager
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Park Ridge, IL

Alicia Davis-Wade, MA, CAE
Assistant Executive Director
Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association
Springfield, IL

Amanda Decker, CAE
Deputy Account Executive
Oak Brook, IL

Rachel DePauw, CAE
Director of Programs
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
Chicago, IL

Elizabeth DeWolfe, CAE
Membership Engagement Specialist
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Elk Grove Village, IL

Brenda Dreier, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening
Oak Brook, IL

Kathy Gilmore, CAE
Valley Industrial Association
Geneva, IL

Kristin Gover, CAE
Director, Communications
Academy of General Dentistry
Chicago, IL

Lori Granich, MBA, RDN, CAE
Director, Lifelong Learning and Engagement
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Chicago, IL

Deepa Gudipally, CAE
Application Development Manager
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Schaumburg, IL

Amanda E. Hortsman, CAE
Staff Attorney
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Mount Prospect, IL

Jesmarie Johnson, CAE
Executive Director
Planning Accreditation Board
Chicago, IL

Matthew Jones, CAE
Account Executive
Chicago, IL

Tim Moberly, CAE
Senior Director of Technology Services
Society of Actuaries
Schaumburg, IL

Christopher G. Mundschenk, CAE
Executive Director
Chicago, IL

Courtney K. Nashan, CAE
Senior Director, Member and Stakeholder Engagement
Society of Actuaries
Schaumburg, IL

Carrie O'Connor, CAE
Account Manager
Radiological Society of North America Inc
Oak Brook, IL

Kristin Pekoll, CAE
Assistant Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom
American Library Association
Chicago, IL

Shannon Peterson, CAE
Director of Membership and Communities
Conference of Consulting Actuaries
Long Grove, IL

Diana Scott, CAE
Quality and Registries Coordinator
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Rosemont, IL

Angela B. Taylor, CAE
Director, Membership, Marketing & Communications
Society for Vascular Surgery
Des Plaines, IL

Kim Wiatr, CAE
Association Manager
Chicago, IL

Jamie Wigand, CAE
Executive Director
Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education
Crystal Lake, IL

Christopher Beaman, CAE
Director of Advancement & Communications
Kappa Delta Pi
Indianapolis, IN

Kimberly Kissel, CAE
Director of Education
Convenience Distribution Association
Greenwood, IN

Stuart Kushner, CAE
Director of Communications & Membership
Raybourn Group International, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Nicole M. Meneley, CAE
Fraternity Executives Association
Indianapolis, IN

Michael Ulmer, MBA, CAE
Vice President Operations
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Indianapolis, IN

Marcy Watson, CAE
Association Manager
Mattison Corporation
Indianapolis, IN

Christopher Whited, CAE
Director of Membership and Chapter Services
Kappa Delta Pi
Indianapolis, IN

Carol Cohen, CAE
Director, Membership Development
American Nurses Association
Silver Spring, MD

David A. Coriale, CAE
DelCor Technology Solutions
Silver Spring, MD

Cely Joy Daquila-Casey, CAE
Assistant Director, Certification Operations, American Nurses Credentialing Center
American Nurses Association
Silver Spring, MD

Catherine Davidge, CAE
Director, Membership
American Podiatric Medical Association
Bethesda, MD

Gwen Fortune-Blakely, CAE
Director, Enterprise-wide Marketing
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Margaret Funk, CAE
Executive Director
Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland
Cockeysville, MD

Amy Gavin, CAE
Director of Digital Strategy
American Society for Nutrition
Rockville, MD

Brian J. Haney, CLTC, CFS, CFBS, MDRT, CAE
Vice President
The Haney Company
Silver Spring, MD

Anne Harper, CAE
Director of Programs and Services
National Association for Catering and Events
Columbia, MD

Thomas Higdon, CAE
Volunteer Program Manager
Maryland Food Bank
Baltimore, MD

Marianne Horahan, MBA, MPH, RN, CAE
Director, Certification Services
American Nurses Association
Silver Spring, MD

Christina Y. Martin, PharmD, MS, CAE
Director, New Practitioners Forum
ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)
Bethesda, MD

Michelle Martin, CAE
Membership Services Professional
American Medical Informatics Association
Bethesda, MD

Stacie D. Miller, CAE
Senior Director, Governance and Planning
AGA Institute
Bethesda, MD

Eva Przygodzki, CAE
Manager of Membership Services/Engagement
American Fisheries Society
Bethesda, MD

Alexis Redmond, MA, JD, CAE
Director, Career Management Resources
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Adam Skolnik, CPM, CAE
Executive Director
The Maryland Multi-Housing Association
Owings Mills, MD

Frank Whetsell, CAE
Bowie, MD

Sarah Elise Braese, CAE
Director of Education & Programs
Northeast Public Power Association
Littleton, MA

Graham Cox, CAE
Executive Director
McKenna Management Inc
Westford, MA

Ann Masek, CAE
Executive Director
American Concrete Institute
Farmington Hills, MI

Heather Lynn Dawley, CAE
Associate Director, Membership
American Academy of Neurology
Minneapolis, MN

Joy DesMarais-Lanz, CAE
Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Synergos AMC
Saint Paul, MN

Becca Stickney, CAE
Pique Consulting
St. Louis Park, MN

Sarah Jane Easter, CAE
Project Manager
American Association of Veterinary State Boards
Kansas City, MO

Brandon Hackworth, CAE
Director of Membership
American Association of Orthodontists
Saint Louis, MO

G. Raymond Hefner, CAE
Executive Vice President
Plumbing Industry Council
Saint Louis, MO

Matthew Hughes, CAE
Executive Director
International Relations Council
Kansas City, MO

Krista Meyer, CAE
Coordinator of Students and New Professionals
Missouri State Teachers Association
Columbia, MO

Daphne Tabbytite, MBA, CAE
Deputy Executive Director
American Association of Veterinary State Boards
Kansas City, MO

Ashley Wilson, CAE
Associate Director of Membership
American Public Works Association - MO Office
Kansas City, MO

Traci A. Ulberg, CAE
Meetings Northwest, Inc.
Lolo, MT

North Carolina
James Andrew Curliss, MBA, CAE
North Carolina Pork Council
Raleigh, NC

Sarah Royster, CAE
Director of Operations and Member Engagement
North Carolina Nurses Association
Raleigh, NC

Don Onwiler, CAE
Executive Director
National Conference on Weights and Measures, Inc.
Lincoln, NE

New Jersey
Tara Barker, CAE
Community Relations Manager
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

Melanie Dolechek, CAE
Executive Director
Society for Scholarly Publishing
Mount Laurel, NJ

Ellen Gurevich, CAE
Vice President, Integrated Marketing
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

Kyle Hammerschmidt, CAE
Executive Director
National Limousine Association
Marlton, NJ

Terri Hinkley, CAE
Anthony J. Jannetti Inc.
Pitman, NJ

Donald Meyer, CAE
Chief Marketing Officer
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
Roseland, NJ

Daniel Toland, CAE
PES Scholarship Plus Program Director
Piscataway, NJ

New Mexico
Lisa Kisner, CAE
Director of Publications
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Albuquerque, NM

New York
Valerie Brown, CAE
Executive Director
American Institute of Architects Westchester/Mid Hudson Chapter
Katonah, NY

Malachy Kavanagh, CAE
Executive Vice President, Global Business Development
International Council of Shopping Centers
New York, NY

Jennifer M. Martin, MBA, CAE
Executive Director
New York School Nutrition Association
Clifton Park, NY

George Swain, M.Ed., CAE
Director for Evaluation and Professional Learning
New York State Association of Independent Schools
Albany, NY

Kenya Williams, EdD(c), MSN, RN, CAE
Director of Governance and Policy
National Student Nurses Association, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY

Andrew Allman, CAE
Director of Business Operations
Ohio AgriBusiness Association
Columbus, OH

Lindsey Durham, CAE
Chief Finance Officer
National Registry of EMTs
Columbus, OH

Kathryn Kirschner, CAE
Credentialing & Education Director
College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Aurora, OH

Brian E. Bender, CPA, CAE
Senior Manager & Co-Chair of Nonprofit Practice
S.R. Snodgrass
Cranberry Township, PA

Benjamin Connors, CAE
General Building Contractors Association Inc
Philadelphia, PA

James Eirkson, CAE
Assistant Executive Director & COO
Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association
Harrisburg, PA

Mandi Glantz, CAE
Director of Member and Vendor Relations
County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP)
Harrisburg, PA

Leslie Howell, CAE
Director, CME, Training & Physician Leadership Programs
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Harrisburg, PA

Joseph A. Ricci, CAE
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Optometric Association
Harrisburg, PA

Leeann Sherman, CAE
Executive Director
American Council of Engineering Companies of PA
Harrisburg, PA

Kevin Shivers, CAE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers
Harrisburg, PA

South Carolina
Virginia Butler, CAE
Business Systems Analyst
Municipal Association of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

South Dakota
Kathryn Stulc, CAE
Executive Director
South Dakota Chiropractors' Association
Rapid City, SD

Timothy Brooks, CAE
Director of Membership
American Mensa Ltd
Arlington, TX

Allison Arena Burke, CAE
Marketing Manager
SAFE-BioPharma Association
College Station, TX

Paul Cauduro, CAE
Director of Government Relations
Austin Apartment Associaition
Austin, TX

Bryan Hutchinson, CAE
Williamson County Board of Realtors
Round Rock, TX

Crissy Ingram, CAE
Executive Administrator
National Association of Women in Construction
Fort Worth, TX

Michael Chance McKee, CAE
Senior Director of Membership and Engagement
Workers Defense Project
Austin, TX

Lindsay O'Leary, CAE
Executive Director
American Society of Civil Engineers Texas Section
Austin, TX

Anne Stone, CAE
Director of Advocacy and Member Engagement
Promotional Products Association International
Irving, TX

Lauren Turner, CAE
Director of Outreach
Houston Apartment Association
Houston, TX

Brenda Villarreal, CAE
Non Profit Management Executive
Dallas, TX

Jana Wells, CAE
Senior Association Director
Society for Pediatric Research
The Woodlands, TX

Tonya Hutchison, CAE
Chief Operations Officer
Association for Vascular Access
Herriman, UT

Karen Alexander, CAE
International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators
Fredericksburg, VA

Inne Barber, CAE
VP, Strategic Initiatives
National Sleep Foundation
Arlington, VA

Connie Bruce, CAE
Director of Operations & Member Services
Virginia Council of CEOs
Richmond, VA

Kristen Chandler, CAE
Executive Director
Alexandria, VA

Kathryn Clay, CAE
International Liquid Terminals Association
Arlington, VA

Karen Coltrane, CAE
President and CEO
Leadership Center for Excellence
Arlington, VA

Loretta Cranbourne, MBA, CAE
Managing Director, Membership, Marketing & Sales
American Society of Civil Engineers
Reston, VA

Heather Dean, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
National School Boards Association
Alexandria, VA

Amanda Fitzgerald, CAE
Director of Public Policy
American School Counselor Association
Alexandria, VA

Kathryn Hamilton, CAE
Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Herndon, VA

Linda Holiman, CAE
Vice President of Finance and Accounting
National Older Worker Career Center
Arlington, VA

Lindsey Eleanor Keeler, CAE
Senior Director, Programs & Services
United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section
Reston, VA

Leslie Kretzu, CAE
Executive Director, APIC Consulting Svcs, Inc.
APIC - Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Arlington, VA

Katie Kuhn, CAE
Manager, Chapter & Member Engagement
American College of Radiology
Reston, VA

Jerry Layne, CAE
Senior Director of Operations
Industrial Designers Society of America
Herndon, VA

Jennifer Lewi, CAE
SVP, Membership and Professional Development
School Nutrition Association
Arlington, VA

Elizabeth Limarzi, CAE
Director of Marketing Strategy
Military Officers Association of America
Alexandria, VA

Maria Matthews, CAE
Senior Manager, Grassroots Programs & State Relations
American Society of Civil Engineers
Reston, VA

Tara Modisett, CAE
Executive Director
National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
Richmond, VA

Michael Moran, CAE
InkSpark Communications
Alexandria, VA

Laurie Mutdosch, CAE
Senior Manager, Membership and Professional Community
American Industrial Hygiene Association
Falls Church, VA

Jennifer Naughton, CAE
Principal Consultant
Naughton Consulting - Competencies, Training, & Certification Svcs for Assns
Arlington, VA

Shari N. Olarte, MA, CAE
Governance Manager/Executive Assistant
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Alexandria, VA

Leslie Payne, CAE
Director, Student & Younger Member Programs
American Society of Civil Engineers
Reston, VA

James Rogers, CAE
Sr. Director, Business Development
Global Cold Chain Alliance
Arlington, VA

Guylaine Saint Juste, CAE
Executive Director
Year Up, Inc - National Capital Region
Arlington, VA

Linda J. Snell, CAE
Association Resource Director
National Apartment Association
Arlington, VA

Supoj Srikittipraphat, CAE
Director of IT
HR Certification Institute
Alexandria, VA

Lynn Tuttle, CAE
Director of Public Policy, Research, and Professional Development
National Association for Music Education
Reston, VA

Robert A. Voltmann, CAE
President & CEO
Transportation Intermediaries Association
Alexandria, VA

Kristy Weinshel, CAE
Executive Director
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Arlington, VA

Lindsay Bullock, CAE
Executive Director
Executive Director, Inc
Milwaukee, WI

Sabine Gifford, CAE
Program Manager
Executive Director, Inc
Milwaukee, WI

Christopher J. Stevenson, CAE
SVP/Chief Learning Officer
Credit Union Executives Society
Madison, WI

Sara Truesdale Mooney, CEM, CAE
SVP, Strategy, Membership Services & Marketing
Association of Equipment Manufacturers Headquarters
Milwaukee, WI

Missy Zagroba, CAE
Executive Director
Executive Director, Inc
Milwaukee, WI