ASAE Announces 130 Professionals Earned Prestigious CAE Credential

February 2, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC — One hundred and thirty association professionals recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,700 industry leaders worldwide.

The Winter 2022 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered worldwide December 1-14, 2021. They will be honored, along with the Summer class of CAEs, during the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee, August 20-23. A full list of the Winter 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 Director 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 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

Winter 2021 Class


Paul Cargill, CAE
Manager, Fellowship Services
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
East Melbourne, VIC

Melissa Ekberg, CAE
Director Industry & Government Relations
Civil Contractors Federation SA
Thebarton, SA

Andrew Hiebl, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Association of Australian Convention Bureaux
Barton, ACT

Jeremy Irvine, CAE
Executive Director
Victorian TAFE Association
Coburg, VIC

Andrew McCallum, CAE
Manager, Membership and Community Engagement
South Melbourne, VIC

Gillian Morgan, CAE
Morgo Online
Wilston, QLD

Peter M. Saffin, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Mathematical Association of Victoria
Brunswick, VIC

Robin Shepherd, CAE
Head of Operations & Member Services
The Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Association
Melbourne, VIC

Michelle Weston, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Caravan Parks Association of Queensland
Albion, VIC


Tyler James Callaghan, CAE
Executive Director
Institute of Municipal Assessors
Aurora, ONT

New Zealand

Lynda Joanne Booth, CAE
Total Management Solutions Ltd
Auckland, New Zealand

Leanne Christine Catley, CAE
General Manager Communications
Federated Farmers of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand

Alana Cuthbert, CAE
Business Manager
New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Wellington, New Zealand

Rebecca Mather, CAE
Engagement Manger, Groups
Engineering New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand

Lynette Anne McMorran, CAE
Executive Director
Financial Services Federation
Wellington, New Zealand

Donna Vincent, CAE
New Zealand Paint Manufacturers Association Inc
Auckland, New Zealand

Craig Young, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand



Karen Amestoy, CAE
Senior Product Manager
California Society of Certified Public Accountants & CalCPA Education Foundation
Burlingame, CA

Robin Baldwin, CAE
Director, Periodicals and Special Projects
IEEE Computer Society
Los Alamitos, CA

André Brousseau, CAE
Member Relations Manager
National Association of Music Merchants
Carlsbad, CA

Elizabeth Rachel Cardwell, CMP, CAE
Account Executive
Smith Moore and Associates Inc
Sacramento, CA

Erin Henke, CAE
Deputy Director
Santa Clara County Medical Association
San Jose, CA

Elizabeth Brookes Little, CAE
Senior Manager, Communities & Technical Activities
IEEE Computer Society
Los Alamitos, CA

Jeanne Marie Tokunaga, CAE
Executive Director
JMT Association Services
Elk Grove, CA


AnnMarie Priest, CAE
Chief Development Officer
Not Disclosed
Parker, CO

Katherine Wessels, CAE
Director of Marketing and Communications
Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
Denver, CO

District of Columbia

Robert Erwin Anderson, CAE
Senior Director of Publishing
American Health Law Association
Washington, DC

Anikia Brown, CAE
Marketing and Communications Manager
National League for Nursing
Washington, DC

Leonard Keith Cooke, CAE
Publications and Communications Manager
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC

Christopher Kyle Longton, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
American Foreign Service Protective Association
Washington, DC

Kaaryn McCall, CAE
Board Relations and Executive Communications Lead
Washington, DC

Courtney Neal, CAE
Associate Director, Member Engagment
Endocrine Society
Washington, DC

Allen Segal, CAE
Chief Advocacy Officer
American Society for Microbiology
Washington, DC

Kevin Serafino, CAE
Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy and Counsel
Household & Commercial Products Association
Washington, DC

Elise Stoddard Cruce, CAE
Managing Director, Leadership Development
American Farm Bureau Federation
Washington, DC

James Taube, CAE
Manager, Membership Sales
American Institute of Architects
Washington, DC

K Malaika Walton, CAE
Senior Associate
Association Management Strategies, Inc.
Washington, DC

Jamar Wright, CAE
Manager, Credentialing
ASAE: The Center For Association Leadership
Washington, DC

Benjamin Yzaguirre, CAE
Senior Director of Faculty Development and e-Learning
American Dental Education Association
Washington, DC


Sarahi Kirschke, CAE
Global Events Manager
International Fresh Produce Association
Newark, DE


Joshua Doyle, CAE
Executive Director
The Florida Bar
Tallahassee, FL

Dennis MacDonald, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Greater Tampa Association of Realtors Inc
Tampa, FL

Megan Palumbo, CAE
Customer Experience Specialist
Novi AMS
Windermere, FL

Kayla Ritten, CAE
Membership Director
American Academy of Optometry
Orlando, FL

Chip Tatum, CAE
Executive Vice President
Florida Apartment Association
Orlando, FL


Kathleen Trotter Bodiford, CAE
Executive Vice President
Construction Suppliers Association
Tyrone, GA


Deborah Brisson, CAE
Exhibits Manager
American Association of Endodontists
Chicago, IL

Carlos Cardenas, CAE
Director of Information Technology
National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
Chicago, IL

Janet S. Cheney, CAE
Director of Membership
American Oil Chemists Society
Urbana, IL

Tania Cotter, CAE
Physical Education New Zealand
Carpentersville, IL

Kimberly Arlene Kirchherr, CAE
K2 Outcomes LLC
Arlington Heights, IL

Stephen Legault, CAE
Director of Knowledge, Learning & Assessment
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Arlington Heights, IL

Melissa McMillian, CNP, CAE
Director, Foundation and Business Development
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Des Plaines, IL

Kelly McNamara, CAE
Membership Director
American Association of Endodontists
Chicago, IL

Tara Mohammed, CAE
Association Sr Associate
Chicago, IL

Julia Peterson, CAE
Manager, Association Management
American College of Surgeons
Chicago, IL

Aaron Scheiwe, CAE
American Supply Association
Itasca, IL

Travis Skodack, CAE
Manager, Membership Development
Academy of General Dentistry
Chicago, IL

Chris Welber, MA, MBA, CAE
Account Executive
Association Management Center
Chicago, IL


Wendy King, CAE
Executive Director
Raybourn Group International, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Katharine Murphy, CAE
Director of Collegiate Services
Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, Inc
Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Leigh Schmaltz, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Kappa Alpha Theta
Indianapolis, IN


Jodie Butler Markey, MPA, CAE
Deputy Director
Council on Licensure Enforcement and Regulation
Nicholasville, KY

Adam Parfitt, CAE
Executive Director
Council on Licensure Enforcement and Regulation
Nicholasville, KY


Nicole Bowen, CAE
Association Management Solutions
Chicago, IL

Kathryn Magnoli, CAE
Executive Director
McKenna Management Inc
Westford, MA

Hillari Wennerstrom, CAE
Executive Director
McKenna Management Inc
Westford, MA


Eugene A. Guilford Jr., CAE
Executive Director
Institute of Hazardous Materials Management
Rockville, MD

Ann Link, CAE
Senior Deputy Publisher
ProjectHOPE/Health Affairs
Bethesda, MD

Felicia Price, CAE
Vice President, Meetings & Events
American Society for Nutrition
Rockville, MD

Brian Reddoch, CAE
Director of Operations
MAC - Merchant Acquirers' Committee
Baltimore, MD

Marc Rucker, CAE
VP of Finance & Operations
American College of Nurse-Midwives
Silver Spring, MD

Torrey Smith, CAE
Global Director of Certificate Assessments
Rockville, MD

Jacqueline Thomas, CAE
Sr. Director of Education
Bethesda, MD


Jennifer Mehnert Baker, CAE
Not Disclosed
Readfield, ME


Shelley Davis Boyd, CAE
Director of Communications, PR & Marketing
Michigan Association of School Boards
Lansing, MI

Sarah L. Miller, CAE
Vice President Marketing & Strategic Communications
Small Business Association of Michigan
Lansing, MI


Trisha Shomion, CAE
Executive Director
Global Management Partners LLC
Roseville, MN

Shannon Wild, CAE
Deputy Director
Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization
Minneapolis, MN


Bill Plank, CAE
Assistant Executive Director
Missouri Academy of Family Physicians
Jefferson City, MO

North Carolina

Adam Levy, CAE
Executive Director
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Chapel Hill, NC

Karen Modrow, CAE
Membership and Community Manager
International Society of Automation
Research Triangle Park, NC

New Jersey

Kristy Domboski, CAE
Director, Editorial Services
Construction Financial Management Association
Princeton, NJ

Denise Downing, CAE
Neff and Downing Management Services
Mount Laurel, NJ

William S. Duchan, CAE
Director, Credentials and New Initiatives
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

Jessica O'Hanlon, CAE
Program Mgr Alliance Mgmt Svcs
Piscataway, NJ

Jacqueline Oppenheim, CAE
VP, Education & Career Services
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

New York

Kimberly Unger, CAE
CEO/Executive Director
Security Traders Association of New York
New York, NY


Rebecca Calkins, CAE
VP of Finance
National Ground Water Association
Westerville, OH

Matthew Harney, MBA, CAE
Executive Director
Ohio Osteopathic Association
Columbus, OH

Lauren Manson, CAE
Executive Director
Ohio Health Information Management Association
Columbus, OH

Joseph Russell, CAE
Executive Director
Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice
Columbus, OH


Elsa Leticia Merritt, CAE
Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors
Portland, OR


Sara Bustard, CAE
Director, Member Engagement
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
Harrisburg, PA

Maureen Gillespie, CAE
Senior Manager, Member Engagement and Resources
The Institutes CPCU Society
Malvern, PA

Kimberly Russell, CAE
Membership Data Manager
Society of Hospital Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Rhode Island

David M. Bodah, CAE
Executive Director
Rhode Island Assisted Living Association
East Providence, RI

South Dakota

Dirk Lammers, CAE
Partner/Chief Communications Officer
Cetera Services
Sioux Falls, SD


Michael Barnett, CAE
Executive Vice President
Texas Association of Realtors
Austin, TX

Donna Eberhart, CAE
Membership and Marketing Manager
Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Austin, TX

Mary Katherine Hooks, CAE
Account Director
Strategic Association Management
Austin, TX

Scott Lynch, CAE
Association Executive
El Paso Apartment Association
El Paso, TX

Julie Marshall, CAE
Meetings and Events Director
Strategic Association Management
Austin, TX

Suzanne Ogle, CAE
Southern Gas Association
Dallas, TX

Kristie Ondracek, CAE
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants - Houston Chapter
Houston, TX

April Tone, CAE
Senior Manager, TEC Operations
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Houston, TX

Caroline Willard, CAE
President & CEO
Cornerstone Credit Union League
Plano, TX


April Brewer, CAE
Program Manager
Association Innovation and Management Inc
Reston, VA

Alison Cockrell, CAE
Principal, Director of Operations
Custom Management Group
Charlottesville, VA

Anna P. Drechsler, CAE
Illinois Chapter Staff
Community Associations Institute
Falls Church, VA

Carol Freysinger, CAE
Executive Director
Association Innovation and Management Inc
Reston, VA

Matthew Green, CAE
Associate Executive Director, CAMICB
Community Associations Institute
Falls Church, VA

Sheila Gunderman, CAE
Director of Programs
Virginia Center for Policing Innovation
Richmond, VA

Enid-Mai Jones, CAE
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Arlington, VA

Jennifer Keller, CAE
Vice President of Membership and Education
American Association of Tissue Banks
McLean, VA

Loren Kirk, CAE
Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships
Pharmacy Quality Alliance Inc.
Alexandria, VA

Amanda Gabriella Naar, CAE
Deputy Director & Director of Strategy
Alexandria, VA

Frank Peterson III, CAE
Executive Director
Distributive Education Clubs of America
Reston, VA

Nikole Roulhac, CAE
Member Services Manager
Not Disclosed
Woodbridge, VA

Clarissa L. Russell, CAE
Vice President
Not Disclosed
Oakton, VA

Alycia Tessean Pohlmann, CAE
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
Leesburg, VA

Cari Batson Thomas, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
Arlington, VA

Tiffany Tucker Kendall, CAE
Senior Director of Operations
National Grants Management Association
Sterling, VA

Ben Wokas, CAE
Membership Engagement Manager
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Reston, VA


Janelle Monette Anderson, CAE
Director of Membership
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Bellevue, WA

Jeanette Kebede, CAE
Director of Communications
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Bellevue, WA


Erica Halmstad, CAE
Assistant Director of Communications, (MDS)
Executive Director, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Susan Lathrop, CAE
Education Manager
Executive Director, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Anthony D Veroeven, CAE, CAE
Director of Sales and Marketing
AMPED Association Management
Middleton, WI