ASAE Announces 97 Professionals Earned CAE Credential

June 29, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC — Ninety-seven association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,500 industry leaders around the globe.

The Spring 2023 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered worldwide May 1-14, 2023. They will be honored, along with the December 2022 class of CAEs, during the 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, GA, August 5-8. A full list of the Spring 2023 class, which includes a growing contingent of global association professionals, is at the end of the release.

“Congratulations to the new class of CAEs! We commend these dedicated professionals for earning this distinction and demonstrating their commitment to the profession. This achievement reflects not only significant experience and study, but also a return on investment in their pursuit of ongoing learning and career development. We welcome you into a growing community of fellow thought leaders and expert practitioners who are advancing the field of association management.,” said Diana M.L. Tucker, CAE, Chair of the CAE Commission and Vice President of Membership and Chapter Relations at NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

The CAE Program elevates professional standards, enhances individual performance, and designates those who have acquired and 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 47,000 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
Spring 2023 Class



Annette Livingstone, CAE
Research & Projects Director
Global Community Resourcing/Aged Care Industry Technology Council
Wellington Point, QLD


Abhishek Sharma, CAE
Chapter Manager
Project Management Institute
Bengaluru, KA


Gregory Harford, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Retail NZ
Thorndon, WGN

Kylene Schlebusch, CAE
Administration Manager
Hire Industry Association of New Zealand



Eden Dahlstrom, CAE
VP, Professional Development and Membership
Mount Shasta, CA

Stacie East, CAE
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Entomological Society of America
San Diego, CA

Laurel Nava, CAE
Director of Education and Partnerships
CITE (California IT in Education)
Sacramento, CA

Charles Nobles, CAE
Self Employed
Newport Coast, CA

Shaun Rundle, CAE
Executive Director
California Peace Officers' Association
Sacramento, CA

Aaron Gregory Smith, CAE
Executive Director
United States Bartenders' Guild, Inc.
San Francisco, CA


Lynn Marie Gangone, CAE
President and CEO
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Denver, CO

Allison Hammer, CAE
Administrator, Illinois MGMA and MGMA Membership Engagement Specialist
Littleton, CO

Jennifer Wissel, CAE
Director of Membership & Meetings
World Sign Associates
Aurora, CO


Megan Elizabeth Turcotte, CAE
Director of Membership
American Mathematical Society
Moosup, CT


District of Columbia

Steve Broadwater, CAE
Director, Membership Strategy
American Institute of Architects
Washington, DC

Lindsey Forson, CAE
Deputy Executive Director
National Association of Secretaries of State
Washington, DC

Katherine Eleanor Fryer, CAE
Endocrine Society
Washington, DC

Thomas Mankowski, CAE
Director of Publishing Operations
International Communication Association
Washington, DC

Blake Stenning, CAE
Director of Communications
Public Housing Authorities Directors Association
Washington, DC

Jason Watkins, CAE
AVP, Conferences and Exhibits
National Association of Community Health Centers
Washington, DC

William Webber, CAE
Associate Director, Membership
Partners of the Americas
Washington, DC


Carolyn Davis Cockey, CAE
Senior Dir., Partnerships & Publications
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Osprey, FL

Roberto Garcia, CAE
Vice President
Associations International
Miami, FL

Sarah Langley, CAE
Executive Director
Florida Optometric Association
Tallahassee, FL

Jennifer Milam, CAE
Member Services and Event Coordinator
Association of Florida Community Developers Inc
Havana, FL

Joseph James Nullet, CAE
Executive Director
Supervised Visitation Network
Orange Park, FL

Melanie Taylor, CAE
Account Executive
Stringfellow Management Group
Jupiter, FL

Celia Chomón Zamora, CAE
Director, Professional Learning and Certification
Land O' Lakes, FL


Carolyn L Dellutri, CAE
Director of Professional Development
International Downtown Association
Evanston, IL

Nina Abigail Sales Floresca, CAE
Senior Director, Education
Illinois CPA Society
Bolingbrook, IL

Maureen E Geoghegan, CAE
Chief Membership and Communications Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Chicago, IL

Samyuktha K. Gumidyala, CAE
State Associations Relations Manager II
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
Bolingbrook, IL

John E. Kasper, CAE
Manager, Client Services
American Dental Association
Bolingbrook, IL

Jakeeva Lee, CAE
Director, DEI, Fair Housing & External Affairs
Chicago Association of REALTORS
Chicago, IL

A. Nathan Mihelich, CAE
Director of Membership and Marketing
Illinois Retired Teachers Association
Springfield, IL

Alexander Sobecki, CAE
Marketing and Communications Manager
International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Wood Dale, IL

Abigail Grace Solazzo, CAE
Director of Chapters & Leadership
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
St. Charles, IL


Grant Carpenter, CAE
Director of Membership
Raybourn Group International, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Carissa Long, CAE
Director of Membership
Indiana State Bar Association
Morgantown, IN


Katherine Fischer, CAE
Iowa Bankers Association
Johnston, IA


Kristina Franz, CAE
Director of Education
National Auctioneers Association
Overland Park, KS


Carrie E. Abner, CAE
Assistant Director of Credentialing & Accreditation
Associations International
Georgetown, KY

David R. Brown, CAE
Director - Conferences, Marketing & Membership
Association of State Dam Safety Officials
United States, KY


Ruth Carolan, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association
Belchertown, MA

Caitlin Goudreau, CAE
Director of Member Technology & Engagement
CFA Society Boston
Boston, MA

Elspeth Harris, CAE
Manager, Marketing & Member Engagement
National Business Officers Association
Fiskdale, MA

Barbara Willard Weyant, CAE
Executive Director
The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc.
Williamsburg, MA


Andrew T. Dailey, CAE
Self Employed
Columbia, MD

Nicole Edmund, CAE
Sr. Director of Membership Growth & Engagement
American Physiological Society
Upper Marlboro, MD

Scott M. Haney, CAE
Vice President
The Haney Company
Silver Spring, MD

Vy Le, CAE
Membership Director
Linguistic Society of America
Bethesda, MD

Elreatha Matthews, CAE
Associate Director, Conference Programming
APIC - Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Waldorf, MD

Anna Sholl, CAE
Executive Director/CEO
Maryland State Bar Association
Baltimore, MD

Elizabeth Margaret Spruill, CAE
Association Executive, Oncology State Societies at ACCC
(c) Management Inc
Columbia, MD

Heather Stagliano, CAE
Executive Director
American Podiatric Medical Association
Bethesda, MD

Ashley Hodak Sullivan, CAE
Director, Membership & Marketing
National Association of College and University Attorneys
Bowie, MD

LaToya N. Tapscott, CAE
Senior Director, Digital Health Communities
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
Brooklyn Park, MD


Gwendolyn Howard, CAE
Executive Director
Mississippi Economic Development Council
Jackson, MS


Nathan Hughes, CAE
Executive Director
ARMA International
Raymore, MO

Rex Martin, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
Springfield, MO

Wendy Onovwerosuoke, CAE
Director of Membership and Conferences
VisionServe Alliance
Saint Louis, MO

New Jersey

Amy Adams, CAE
AJA Marketing LLC
Trenton, NJ

Erica Hunter, CAE
Client Relations Manager
Association and Conference Group LLC
Marlton, NJ

Valery Koontz, CAE
Director of Development, Account Executive
Association and Conference Group LLC
Hainesport, NJ

Heather Shostack, CAE
Marketing Manager
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
Cedar Knolls, NJ


Taylor Matsko, CAE
Communications and Marketing Director
Henderson, NV

North Carolina

Emily Abigail Lubin, CAE
Operations Specialist
Wilmington, NC

North Dakota

Marti Kaiser, CAE
Fargo Moorhead Area Association of Realtors
West Fargo, ND


Jason Joseph Bradley, CAE
VP of Governance & Public Policy
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Saint Clairsville, OH

Gloria Hampton, CAE
Associate Director
Ohio Community Corrections Association
Columbus, OH

Monica Occhetti, CAE
Director of Certification
Construction Specifications Institute
Cleveland, OH

Patricia Smith, CAE
Vice President of Member Services
ARMA International
Akron, OH

Christa Morris-Stone, CAE
Assistant Commissioner
National Reining Horse Association
Oklahoma City, OK


Elizabeth Craanen, CAE
Senior Director, Global Editorial Operations
American Chemical Society
New Hope, PA

Marisa Francis, CAE
Firefly Association Management LLC
Elizabethtown, PA

Aaron Grau, CAE
Global Association Partners
Venetia, PA

Martin Smith, CAE
Assistant Vice President, Experience + Education
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Breinigsville, PA


Bethany Hawkins, CAE
Chief of Operations
American Association for State and Local History
Nashville, TN


Rebecca Griebe, CAE
Senior Director, Customer Experience
AMPP: Association for Material Protection and Performance
Houston, TX

Sarah McCracken, CAE
Chief Strategic Officer
Delta Zeta Sorority
Austin, TX

Kathleen Scott, CAE
Association Project Manager
National Athletic Trainers' Association
Pilot Point, TX


Suzanne Fisher, CAE
Senior Manager, Structural Engineering Institute Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers
Reston, VA

Maureen Gelwicks, CAE
Operations Director
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Warrenton, VA

Lisa Catherine Green, CAE
Chief Financial Officer
American Society of Civil Engineers
Arlington, VA

Brian Limperopulos, CAE
Vice President
International Association of Movers
Alexandria, VA

Sean Luechtefeld, CAE
Vice President, Communications
American Network of Community Options and Resources
Alexandria, VA

Mark Milligan, CAE
Chief Financial Officer
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Alexandria, VA

Erin Mosher, CAE
Director, Education and Events
National Association of Enrolled Agents
Woodbridge, VA

Nancy Sherwood, CAE
Senior Membership Marketing Manager
American Public Health Association
Falls Church, VA

Alisha White, CAE
Associate Executive Director & Director of Operations
Conference Inc
Warsaw, VA

Kesha Willis, CAE
Senior Director, Membership, Marketing, Communications
Society of Breast Imaging
Sterling, VA

Sarah Murphy Youssef, CAE
Director of Professional Development
School Nutrition Association
Woodbridge, VA


Melissa Lord, CAE
Manager, Accreditation & Meeting Services
American Society for Clinical Pathology
Essex Jct, VT


Reid Raykovich, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation
Seattle, WA


Suzanne Fedie, CAE
Executive Director/Association Executive
Association Acumen, LLC
Menomonee Falls, WI

Chad Lawler, CAE
Executive Director
Madison Area Builders Association
Madison, WI

Renata Lima Lerch, CAE
VP of Marketing
Associations International
Mequon, WI