December 18, 2017
    Do you know a new CAE?

    ASAE names 148 association professionals to winter 2017 class


    One hundred forty-eight association executives and professionals have earned the Certified Association Executive, or CAE designation.

    The Winter 2017 will be honored, along with the summer class at the 2017 ASAE annual meeting, Aug. 21-15 in Toronto.

    The next examination will be on May 5. The application deadline is Feb. 24. Details:


    William L. Peterson, MBA, Director of Finance and Administration, National Speakers Association, Tempe

    Susan Stein Kregar, owner, Desert Lotus Group, Glendale


    Devin Anna Bradford, Manager of Chapter and Meeting Services, CGi, Little Rock

    Lorrie Trogden, Associate (Executive) Director, Arkansas Bar Association, Little Rock


    Gary Vigil, Director, Membership, Specialty Equipment Market Association, Diamond Bar


    Gary Schmidt, Director of Operations, Competency and Credentialing Institute, Denver

    District of Columbia

    Anne DeSeta DarConte, principal, Beyond K Street

    Aida Dedajic, Standards Board Program Manager, Appraisal Foundation

    Allison Ehrlich, IOM, Director of Operations, U.S. Chamber

    Dorrissa D. Griffin, Esq., Chief of Staff & Staff Counsel, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

    Miriam Lasar, MBA, VP, Finance and Human Resources, 340B Health

    Toni M. Lewis-Bennett, MBA, Associate Vice President of Membership, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Jonathan M. Paine, Senior Manager, SmithBucklin

    Shelby Parish, IOM, CMP, Senior Managerstitute for Organization Management, U.S. Chamber

    Lindsay Patterson, Communications Manager - State Regulatory and Legi, American Institute of CPAs - DC Office

    Stephen Roberts, Executive Director, State Services Organization

    Liz Rumsey, Director of Information Strategy & Business Analysis, Society for Neuroscience

    Claire Donovan Rusk, CMP, Consultant, Department of Veterans Affairs

    Courtney Schoenborn, VP, Political Operations and Advocacy, Independent Community Bankers of America

    Paula Douglas Seidel, Executive Administrator, Appraisal Foundation

    Jaime E Stephens, CMP, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Association of University Programs in Health Administration

    Miriam Surdin, Chapter Affairs & BOG Associate, American College of Cardiology National Headquarters

    Alexis Terry, Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion, ASAE

    Kailee M. Tkacz, Director, Food & Nutrition Policy, Corn Refiners Association

    M. Scott Vinson, J.D., Vice President, National Retail Federation

    Patricia Yaya, SPHR, Director, Human Resources & Administrative Services, American Geophysical Union


    Richard Brown, Business Manager and Account Executive Center for Fine Arts Education, Tallahassee

    Jacqueline Kiviat, Cooper City


    Terry Izaguirre, Business Manager Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Decatur

    Janell Martin, Senior Specialist, Membership, American College of Rheumatology, Atlanta

    John Michael Roch, Communications & Projects Manager, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Decatur

    Jennifer Diane Sanford, Senior Association Manager, Meeting Expectations, Atlanta

    Valerie L. Smith, Executive Director, Georgia Chiropractic Association, Tucker

    Molly Whobrey, Association Manager, Meeting Expectations, Atlanta

    Jacob Wilder, Director, Communications & Technology, Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia, Atlanta


    Susan Adams, Executive Director, International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management, Chicago

    Colleen M. Bagnasco, CMP, Senior Director of Events, Society of Actuaries, Schaumburg

    Kevin Baliozian, MBA, Executive Director, Medical Library Association, Chicago

    Jennifer Bose, Digital Marketing Strategist, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Park Ridge

    Leah Cannon, COO, National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists, Chicago

    Michael E. Cunningham Jr., VP, Publications and Director, HAP, American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago

    Chris Davis, Vice President of Government Relations, Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois, Springfield

    Edwin L. Dellert, RN, MBA, CCMEP, Chief Learning Officer, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Downers Grove

    Megan Drumm, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications, Association Management Center, Chicago

    Kristen D Erickson, Program Coordinator, Member Services, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont

    Betsie Estes, Research Strategy Manager, ISACA, Rolling Meadows

    Daniel D. Garrett, Executive Director, Sentergroup, Chicago

    Kristy McGrealM, Executive Director, Foundation, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills

    Kari Natale, Director, Planning & Governance, Illinois CPA Society, Chicago

    Heidi Schmalz, MA, MBA, Senior Manager, Member and Customer Relations, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont

    Laurie Silvey, President of Center for Business Management, Illinois Chamber, Springfield

    Beata Swacha, CFO, Appraisal Institute, Chicago

    Cynthia L. Tomei, President, Illinois Manufacturers Association Headquarters, Oak Brook

    Gabriela Agraz Welch, MPA, Director Credentialing Services, APICS, Chicago


    Amber Shaverdi Huston, COO, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Indianapolis

    Courtney Kincaid, Director - Membership & Engagement, Indiana CPA Society, Indianapolis

    Allison Paul, Director - Diversity & Outreach, Indiana CPA Society, Indianapolis

    Jennifer Diane Sanford, Senior Association Manager, Meeting Expectations, Indianapolis

    Sarah Schnettler, IOM, Project Manager, State & Policy Affairs, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, Indianapolis

    Kirk Stelsel, Director of Communication & Marketing, National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel

    Zack O. Wahlquist, Director of Education, Association of College Unions International, Bloomington


    Cindy Baddeloo, Senior VP, Chief Operating Officer, Iowa Health Care Association, West Des Moines

    Joseph G. Hrdlicka, Executive Director, Iowa Biotechnology Association, Urbandale

    Grant Menke, Policy Director, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Johnston

    Margaret Schneider, Senior Vice President, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Des Moines


    Emily A. Lane, Program and Brand Manager, AMR Management Services, Lexington


    Stacey Lockwood, Director of Professional Oversight, Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, Kenner

    Lisa Williams, Chief Financial Officer, Society of Louisiana CPAs, Kenner


    Melissa Castan, Account ManagerI Management Corp., Bethesda

    Lancey B. Cowan, JD, Senior Director, Meetings & Awards and Grants, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Rockville

    Florence Freeman, MBA, Director, Member Services, American Urological Association, Linthicum

    Jason Spessard, Senior Director, Finance, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Rockville

    Heidi Weber, MBA, Executive Director, Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity - Headquarters, Rockville

    Carolyn Woods, Member Engagement Manager, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Silver Spring


    Debra L. Murphy, Deputy Executive Director, AHRA: Association for Medical Imaging Management, Sudbury

    Nancy Siopes, MBA, VP Operations, Massachusetts Hospital Association, Burlington


    Bonnifer Ballard, Executive Director, American Water Works Assn Michigan Section, Grand Rapids

    Kim Gools, Membership Director, Michigan Society of Association Executives, East Lansing

    Sarah Jennings, principal, Maner Costerisan and Ellis, Lansing

    Michael Johnston, Vice President of Government Affairs, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Lansing

    Elyse Kopietz, Director of Communications, Marketing & Events, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Lansing

    Elena Palombo, Legislative and Government Affairs Manager, Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Lansing


    Amanda Becker, Senior Director, Policy and Practice Innovation, American Academy of Neurology, Minneapolis

    Christi Kokaisel, MBA, Director, Membership, American Academy of Neurology, Minneapolis

    Tyler Verry, Account Executive, Harrington Co., Minneapolis


    Christy A. Aven, Director of Member and Information Services, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, St. Louis

    Robert Uhler, Regional Manager, Western Equipment Dealers Association, Kansas City

    New Jersey

    Heather Blush, Associate Executive Director, Association Headquarters, Mount Laurel

    Karyn Lockshine, Executive Director, Association Headquarters, Mount Laurel

    Eric Pawliczek, IT Business Analyst, Institute of Management Accountants, Montvale

    Deborah Warner, Vice President, Professional Development, Institute of Management Accountants, Montvale

    New York

    Annette Homan, COO, RIMS, Risk Management Society, New York

    Jeff Keller, Director of Government Affairs, Northeastern Retail Lumber Association, Rensselaer

    Adam B. Schrom, Director, PreNeed Trust Services, New York State Funeral Directors Association, Albany


    North Carolina

    Jalene Bowersmith, Account Manager, IMI Association Executives, Durham

    Debra Michie, Executive Director: ACG Raleigh Durham, Association for Corporate Growth - Raleigh Durham, Youngsville

    Hugh Tilson, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, North Carolina Hospital Association, Cary


    Vance Lusanne Green, Executive Director, Ohio Community Corrections Association, Columbus

    Glenda Lembicz, Manager of Learning Experiences, National Association of College Stores, Oberlin

    Allen Lloyd II, Manager of Member Services, Ohio Society of CPAs, Columbus

    Danielle Smith, MSW, MA, LSW, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter, Worthington

    Jeff Smith, Director of Government Affairs and General Counsel, Ohio Insurance Agents Association, Gahanna


    Wes Glinsmann, Director of Legislative Affairs and Communications, Oklahoma State Medical Association, Oklahoma City


    Brian Bliss, General Manager - Programs & Publications, Association for Iron and Steel Technology, Warrendale

    Tami Brehm, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Harrisburg

    Lynn L. Bubb, M.S., Member Engagement Coordinator, Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, Harrisburg

    Johanna Byrd, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers Pennsylvania Chapter, Mechanicsburg

    Peter Conners, Executive Director, CFA Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

    Elizabeth Franks, Executive Director, Fernley & Fernley, Philadelphia

    Michelle P Gloviak, Senior Director, Finance, Accounting, and IT, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, Wayne

    Jennifer Keeler, Association Executive and Director of Administration, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Harrisburg

    Jennifer L. Shockley, Political and Community Services Manager, Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, Lemoyne

    Stacy L. Varmecky, General Manager – Membership and Marketing, Association for Iron and Steel Technology, Warrendale


    Daniel Smith, Director of Communications, Insurors of Tennessee, Nashville


    Judge Mark D. Atkinson, Judge CEO, Texas Center for the Judiciary, Austin

    Melinda Bentley, Marketing Manager, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Dallas

    Gary W. Hines, PE, Vice President, Southern Gas Association, Dallas

    Lisa Krabbenhoft, Director of Certification, Texas Association of School Business Officials, Austin

    Stacey Mather, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Physical Therapy Association, Austin

    Richard May, Director of Public Affairs, Association of Progressive Rental Organizations, Austin

    Craig Nauta, CTA, Director, Peer Assistance, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Dallas

    Tracy Tomson, Executive Director, Restaurant Facility Management Association, Plano

    Arden Treviño, principal and Owner, Common Cents Bookkeeping, Georgetown


    Eva E. Aldrich, M.A., CFRE, CEO, CFRE International, Alexandria

    Apryl Alexander-Savino, CMP, Director of Event Strategy, Life Sciences Conference Group, Alexandria

    Alicia Auerswald, VP, Marketing, Membership, Communication, International Sign Association, Alexandria

    Emily M. Bardach, Executive Director AMG (Association Management Group), McLean

    Kasey Connors, Associate Executive Director, Talley Management Group, Alexandria

    Joy Davis, Director of Knowledge Management, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Arlington

    Jennifer Gregg, Associate Executive Director, U.S. Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section, Reston

    William B. Haithcock, CEO, New River Valley Association of Realtors, Christiansburg

    Amy Hewett, Vice President of Strategy and Communications, Virginia Health Care Association, Richmond

    April-Marie Irwin, Director of Member Services, NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association, Arlington

    Lauren Kramer, MTA, CMP, Founder & principal, Meeting Priorities, Alexandria

    Lindsay Larkin, Government Affairs & Political Advocacy Manager, Medical Society of Virginia, Richmond

    Carter Lyons, Director of Education and Professional Development, Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, Richmond

    Steven Mandurano, Senior Director, Media & Marketing, GAMA International, Falls Church

    Erin Pressley, Vice President, Publishing, National Association of Convenience Stores, Alexandria

    Jan Price, Director, Education and Credentialing, Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Arlington

    Emily Reineke, Senior Associate, MCI USA, McLean

    Terrie Suit, CEO, Virginia Association of Realtors, Glen Allen

    Anne Tully, COO, International Society for Technology in Education, Arlington

    Michele White, Executive Assistant & Special Projects Manager, National Recreation and Park Association, Ashburn

    Christopher Young, Director, High School Division, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Reston

    West Virginia

    Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CEO, JulNet Solutions, Huntington


    John L. Augustyniak Jr., Association Executive, Executive Director, Milwaukee

    Ginger Czajkowski, Senior Membership Manager, Executive Director, Milwaukee

    Matthew C. Hauser, President, Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, Madison

    Mona C. Johnson, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Rees Group, Madison

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