ASAE Announces 102 Professionals Earned CAE Credential

July 11, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC — One hundred and two association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,600 industry leaders around the globe.

The Summer 2022 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered worldwide May 1-14, 2022. They will be honored, along with the 2020, 2021, and 2022 classes of CAEs, during the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville, TN, August 20-23. A full list of the Summer 2022 class is at the end of the release.

“We are excited to welcome this new cohort of CAEs. Earning and maintaining the CAE shows their commitment to the profession and to continuing their learning journey as association professionals. As they continue to expand their knowledge and advance in their careers, we will be proud to have them as a part of the CAE Community,” said Elizabeth Santana, MBA, CAE, ICE-CCP, Chair of the CAE Commission and Direction of Conceptual Research & Design at Inteleos.

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).

For more details about the CAE, visit

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

About ASAE

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 44,000 association executives and industry partners. 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 – Summer 2022 Class 



Jill Brookfield, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Association of Australian Certifiers
Sutherland, NSW

Kym A DeBritt, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Dental Industry Association
Sydney, NSW

Kim Harland, CAE
Highgate Hill, QLD

Lindsay McGrath, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia
Unley, SA

Joanne Phillips, CAE
Director Member Services
Australian Retailers Association
Hawthorn, VIC

Jonathan Charles Seller, CAE
Senior Director of Development - Asia Pacific region
South Nowra, NSW

John Winter, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association
Sydney, NSW



Allison Delaney, CAE
Executive Director
Wellington, New Zealand

Brett Francis, CAE
Window & Glass Association NZ
Auckland, New Zealand



Hanadi Hassan, CAE
Sr. Director, Middle East & Africa
Institute of Management Accountants




Michele M. Huebner, CAE
Associate Executive Director
Alabama Dental Association
Montgomery, AL


Catherine Herring, CAE
President and Owner
Chandler, AZ

Elizabeth Lipke, CAE
Executive Director
Phoenix, AZ


Karl Baur, CMP, CAE
Associate Executive Director
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
Sacramento, CA

Krystle Correll, CAE
Executive Director
Association Innovation and Management Inc
San Diego, CA

Kathleen Marie Dahl, CAE
Member Services Manager
Association of California Water Agencies
Sacramento, CA

Margaret MacNee, CAE
Senior Association Executive
Advocacy & Management Group Inc
Sacramento, CA


Rachel Massman, CAE
Executive Director
The Solution
Arvada, CO

District of Columbia

Robin Traxler, CAE
Senior VP, Policy & Deputy General Counsel
Financial Services Institute Inc
Washington, DC

Craig Dellorso, CAE
Rehoboth Beach, DE


Abigail Bayer, CAE
Strategic Marketing Manager
American Association of Veterinary State Boards
Tallahassee, FL

Lindsey McClain, CAE
Executive Vice President
First Coast Apartment Association
Jacksonville, FL

Nicole Rudner, CAE
Director, Practice Groups & Industry Sector Teams
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tina Ward, CAE
Vice President of Client Services
Wilson and Associates LLC
Tallahassee, FL


Leslie Browning, CAE
Governance Manager
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
Tyrone, GA

Angela Flanigan, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Association of Child Life Professionals
Fairburn, GA


Jonathan Adams, CAE
IT Director
Water Quality Association
Minooka, IL

Jennifer Lynn Brummet, CAE
Manager, Research
American Epilepsy Society
Chicago, IL

Blanca Campos, CAE
Vice President of Policy & Government Affairs
Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois
Rockford, IL

Brittney Conway, CAE
Component Relations Mgr
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Lombard, IL

Tracy Dagnon, CAE
Director of Operations, ASHE
American Hospital Association, PMG
Mount Prospect, IL

Stephanie Follett, CAE
Director of Strategic Initiatives
American Student Dental Association
Chicago, IL

Suzanne Henn, CAE
Project Coordinator
Million Dollar Round Table
Park Ridge, IL

Stacey A. Kidd, CAE
Regional Director
American College of Healthcare Executives
Chicago, IL

Karyn S. Linn, CAE
Association Manager
Chicago Association Management
Chicago, IL

Megan Radavich, CAE
Assistant Executive Director, Programs and Advocacy
Zonta International
Oak Brook, IL

James Richardson, CAE
Chief Financial Officer
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Chicago, IL

Lisa Steininger, CAE
Chief Financial Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Arlington Heights, IL

Christina Wereski, CAE
Sr. Manager - Professional Development
Chicago Association of REALTORS
Hawthorn Woods, IL


Melinda Mettler, CAE
Senior Director of Membership Strategy
Sigma Kappa Sorority
Carmel, IN

Colleen Torres, CAE
Deputy Executive Director
American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana (ACEC Indiana)
Indianapolis, IN


Jamie Lynn Chapman, CAE
Membership Director
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Denham Springs, LA


Ken Demith, CAE
Chief Experience Officer
Heart Rhythm Society
Myersville, MD

Jocelyn Friedrich, CAE
Membership Manager
Association for Molecular Pathology
Rockville, MD

Catharine Gray, CAE
Product Marketing Manager
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Tracy Miller, CAE
Associate Director of Content Curation and Engagement, ASHA Professional Development
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, MD

Linda Norris-Waldt, CAE
Director, Advocacy, Chapters & Corporate Relations
US Composting Council
Middletown, MD

Mercedes Raphael, CAE
Operations and Administrative Specialist, Policy and Advocacy
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Accokeek, MD

Sarah Rayne, CAE
Director of Operations
Howard County Association of Realtors
Columbia, MD

Elizabeth Schurgin, CAE
Executive Director
DC Youth Orchestra Program
Takoma Park, MD


Marissa Cyr, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors Inc
West Yarmouth, MA

Zachary Donah, CAE
Senior Director fo Advocacy
Massachusetts Society of CPAs
Waltham, MA


Christi Lower, CAE
Director of Academic Strategy and Workforce Development
American Health Information Management Association
Midland, MI

Sam Watson, CAE
Senior Vice President, Field Engagement
Michigan Health and Hospital Association, MHA Health Foundation
Lansing, MI


Ronald Hynum, CAE
Managing Director, Finance & Operations
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Kansas City, MO

Phyllis E. Muder, CAE
Senior Manager of Certification and Career Programs
American Public Works Association - MO Office
Kansas City, MO


Kristi J. Block, CAE
Strategy Director
North American Meat Institute
Cozad, NE

Tami R. Lutzi, CAE
Executive Director
Schools of Banking Inc
Lincoln, NE

Catharine Kuber Perry, CAE
SVP, Member Programs and Services
The Fertilizer Institute
Grenta, NE

Kyle Perry, CAE
Vice President, Customer Success
Gretna, NE

New Mexico

Brittany Espinoza, CAE
KW Consulting, LLC
KW Consulting
Sandia Park, NM


Tiffany Banks, CAE
General Counsel
Nevada Association of Realtors
Reno, NV

North Carolina

Carl Raymond Mayes Jr., CAE
Associate Director - CPA Quality & Evolution
Raleigh, NC


Cynthia Holzheimer IOM, CAE
Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce
Cuyahoga Falls, OH


Tina Grimes, RCE, CAE
Rogue Valley Association of Realtors
Medford, OR


Lauren A Hopkins, CAE
Deputy Executive Director
Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity
Pittsburgh, PA

Cynthia O'Malley, CAE
Executive Director and COO
Association for Materials Protection and Performance
Sewickley, PA

Patricia J. Raffaele, CAE
Director, Business Partnership & Development
The Center for Health Affairs
Pittsburgh, PA

Taran Samhammer, CAE
Director, Communications, Marketing & Technology
New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Levittown, PA

Sarah Abigail Smith, CAE
Director of Alumni Relations and Programming
Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity
Lancaster, PA

South Dakota

Emma Bennett, CAE
Vice President & Account Executive
Nonprofit Resources
Hecla, SD


Lauren Brown, CAE
Manager, Education Programs and Events
American Institute of Architects Middle Tennessee Chapter
Nashville, TN

Deborah Haines-Kulick, CAE
Executive Officer
Clarksville Association of REALTORS®
Chapmansboro, TN

Joanne Singletary, CAE
Director, Membership & Communications
Chattanooga, TN

Ashlee Vaughn, CAE
Educational Resources Editor
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Memphis, TN


Roxanna Glenn, CAE
Director of Professional Development
MetroTex Association of Realtors
Carrollton, TX

Pietro Macchiarella, CAE
Data and Insights COE Director
Young Presidents' Organization
Colleyville, TX

Jason Meek, CAE
Chief Learning Officer
Texas Association of School Business Officials
Austin, TX

James Kenneth Prickett, CAE
Executive Director
Point Venture, TX

Julee Rosales, CAE
Associations Account Manager
Leander, TX

Christine Schlenker, CAE
Vice President
Greater Houston Port Bureau
Deer Park, TX

Maude Surprenant, CAE
Senior Manager, Chapter and Community Engagament
American College of Emergency Physicians
Dallas, TX


Nadia Aboulhouda, CMP, CAE
Director of Conferences
National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs
Falls Church, VA

Isabelle Breakwell, CAE
Managing Editor & Director Digital Health
Heart Rhythm Society
Alexandria, VA

Anthony Joseph Colarusso, CAE
Senior Director of Operations and Governance
CFRE International
Alexandria, VA

Micah Cost, PharmD, MS, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA, Inc.)
Alexandria, VA

Keith Jay Harlow, CAE
Director Retail Membership
National Association of Convenience Stores
Alexandria, VA

Catherine A. Lada, CAE
Director of Marketing
American Animal Hospital Association
Alexandria, VA

Whitney L Meyerhoeffer, CAE
Director of Communications/State Chapter
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Richmond, VA

Eleanor Mower, DBA, CAE
Executive Director
Madison Emergency Services Association, Inc.
Ruckersville, VA

Robert P. Oliveri, CAE
Senior Manager, Digital Learning
American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
Fairfax, VA

Margaret Whitney Perkins, CAE
Assistant Director
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
Richmond, VA

Jocelyn Prudencio, CAE
Vice President of Finance
Yoga Alliance
Falls Church, VA

Sherri L. Smith, CAE
Associate Director, Customer Service, Member Services
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Alexandria, VA

Nathan Wambold, CAE
Director, Meetings & Events
American Anthropological Association
Fairfax, VA

Sibel Yilmaz Clifford, CAE
Account Executive
Association Management Strategies, Inc.
Falls Church, VA


Lawrence Wright Buzecky, CAE
Vice President, Business Intelligence
Association of Equipment Manufacturers Headquarters
Milwaukee, WI

Monica Bennett Goeke, CAE
Director of Marketing, Services, and Events
Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association
Brookfield, WI

Ruth Hackney, CAE
REALTORS Association of South Central Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Marie Odden, CAE
Account Executive
Association Resource Center, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Andrew Whalen, CAE
Director of Administration
Executive Director, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Lee-Ann Swider Wiensch CFRE, CAE
Executive Director, Funeral Service Foundation
National Funeral Directors Association
Brookfield, WI