November 22, 2017
    Whom do you know among the summer 2017 new CAEs?

    Illinois leads in new Certified Association Executives


    ASAE has named 98 new Certified Association Executives.

    The summer 2017 class will be honored, along with the winter class at the 2017 ASAE annual meeting, Aug. 12-15 in Toronto. Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia executive director Gabriel Eckert, FASAE, is chair of the CAE Commission. Eckert is a past TRENDS Young & Aspiring Association Professional.

    The next CAE examination will be Dec. 1. The application deadline is Sept. 22. Details:


    Angela Burgess, executive director, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos
    Alina Cooper, business development director, PSI Examination Services, Glendale
    Alison Morgan Corley, executive director, Holland-Parlette Associates, San Francisco
    Bryan C. Harrison, networks director, Specialty Equipment Market Association, Diamond Bar (a past TRENDS Young & Aspiring Association Professional)

    District of Columbia

    Troy Adkins, networks and member engagement director, Independent Sector
    Mary Kate Cunningham, public policy director, ASAE
    Ann Dorough, component development director, American Institute of Architects
    Jonathan Downey, member value creation senior director, Grocery Manufacturers Association
    Victoria Forlini, director, American Geophysical Union
    Paul Haaland, COO, National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders
    Ashley Morgan, government relations division assistant director, American Veterinary Medical Association
    Gary B. Roebuck, administration and operations director, Association of Research Libraries
    Leslie Taylor, membership senior director, NAFSA: Association of International Educator
    Melissa J. Thompson, corporate secretary, American Council of Engineering Companie
    Daniel Woltman, membership and business develop senior director, Council for Advancement and Support of education


    Larry Darnell, information systems director, Florida Dental Association, Tallahassee
    Robert L. McFalls, CEO, Florida Philanthropic Network, Tampa
    Stephanie M. Thomas, CPE operations director, FICPA educational Foundation, Tallahassee


    Erin Hall, product manager, MemberClicks, Atlanta


    Jessica Burke, marketing + communications manager, International Association of Lighting Designers, Chicago
    Sara Curtis, human resources director, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Schaumburg
    Brandon Davis, certification manager, Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago
    Judy Gawczynski, membership director, National Automatic Merchandising Association, Chicago
    Johnna Gueorguieva, credentialing & client service senior director, Dental Assisting National board, Chicago
    Matthew Hessler, association manager, SmithBucklin, Chicago
    Kyle Hillman, meetings management and financial serv director, National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter, Chicago
    Jeff Hornberger, EVP, Women's Council of REALTORS, Chicago
    Michael Kazmierczak-Vega, online education and CME coordinator, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago
    John H. Kennedy, sales & marketing VP, Professional development associates, St. Charles
    Donna J. Malert, governance manager, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont
    Warren McKenna, CEO, Warren McKenna Design Group, Chicago
    Heather Nash, business development and event st senior director, American College of Chest Physicians, Glenview
    Ryan Norton, associate executive director, Kellen, Oakbrook Terrace
    Kerry O'Brien, executive director, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton
    Debbie Payne, governance and external relations manager, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical education, Chicago
    Allison C. Pietrzak, membership manager, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rosemont
    Marcella Ramahi, assistant director, Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health systems, Skokie
    Ashley Robbins, membership manager, International Association of Lighting Designers, Chicag
    Mary Scheuermann, governance & board affairs director, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Park Ridge
    Gregory L. Schultz, EVP, Kellen, Oakbrook Terrace
    Elizabeth A. Shapiro, senior manager, Center for Professional Success, American Dental Association, Chicago
    Alicia Skulemowski, certification programs and board/executive Committ, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, Park Ridge
    W. Bryan Soady, executive director, American Red Cross Serving South Central Illinois, Springfield


    Michael E. Fitzgerald, Indianapolis
    Jennifer Norris, finance VP, Indiana CPA Society, Indianapolis
    Erica Poff, government affairs and outreach manager, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Indianapolis
    Joseph Skeel, executive director, Society of Professional Journalists, Indianapolis


    Melanie Talley, senior association coordinator, P&N Association Management, Baton Rouge


    Megan Freedman, account executive, Management Solutions Plus, Rockville
    Joe Grimes, membership VP, American Medical Informatics Association, Bethesda
    Amy Hager, account executive, Management Solutions Plus, Rockville
    P. Allen Haney, FASAE, president, Haney Co., Silver Spring (a past TRENDS Association Vendor of the Year)
    Tori Miller Liu, information systems director, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville
    Lisa Satterfield, Audiology associate director, National Center for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville


    Jared Burkhart, executive director, Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers, Lansing
    Belinda Chandler, executive director, Washtenaw County Medical Society, Ann Arbor
    Carol Teal Christner, executive director, Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology, Troy
    Sonya Novotny, Northeast regional representative, Michigan Farm Bureau, Lansing


    Nicole Vincent, executive director, Association for Corporate Growth-Minnesota Chapter, East Bethel

    New Jersey

    Amy Barra, executive director, Research & Training Institute, Cancer Support Community, Medford
    Chris Carchidi, marketing and PR director, Association Headquarters, Mount Laurel

    New York

    David Lathen Grindle, executive director, U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology, Liverpool
    Jeremy Johannesen, executive director, New York Library Association, Guilderland

    North Carolina

    Lynn Mortilla-Rocap, education services manager, Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists, Hickory
    Letiscia Perrin, meeting and event planner, Global Grand Style, Charlotte


    Michael R. Borowitz, shareholder, Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co., Columbus
    Aaron Dahnke, education manager, MIA+BSI: Natural Stone Institute, Oberlin
    Derek Neal, membership manager, Association for Middle Level Education, Westerville


    Kristine Kiphorn, executive director, Alta Management Services, Philadelphia

    South Carolina

    Leah G. Johnson, assistant executive director, South Carolina Bar, Columbia


    Kelli Albarado, operations director, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, San Antonio
    Sheri Hicks, board & mgmt svcs division director, Texas Association of School boards, Austin
    Adam McKeivier, development director, Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented, Austin
    Alice Owen, executive director, Texas K-12 CTO Council, Irving
    Ryan Poulos, communications director, Real Estate Council of Austin
    Rori Shaw, member relations specialist, Texas Society of CPAs, Dallas
    Scott Stanton, CFO, International Association of Exhibitions and events, Dallas
    Paulina van Eeden Hill, events & professional development director, Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented, Austin


    Preet Bassi, CEO, Center for Public Safety Excellence, Chantilly
    Donna Motley Butcher, membership & affiliate services director, National Apartment Association, Arlington
    Jennifer Hedrick, associate VP, Association Management & Consulting, MCI USA, McLean
    Katrina Hellebush, president, Hellebush Consulting, Richmond
    Stephanie D. Jones, conference services senior director, Water Environment Federation, Alexandria
    Stephen Records, operations VP, SCORE Association, Herndon
    Karen Somerville, managing director, ASCD, Alexandria
    Missy Sutton, member engagement manager, Council of Landscape Architectural Registration boards, Reston
    Vincent Talucci, CEO, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Alexandria
    HeidiAnne Werner, operations and finance director, NAADAC, Association for Addiction Professionals, Alexandria


    Katherine L. Bohocky, executive director, Association Management, Gig Harbor
    George Dockins, executive director, Public School Employees of Washington, Auburn
    Sydney Isaac, association executive, Commercial Brokers Association, Kirkland
    Peter Schrappen, government affairs VP, Northwest Marine Trade Association, Seattle


    Kimberly J. Burns, membership VP, Wisconsin Restaurant Association, Madison
    Lynelle Korte, research and development director, American Society for Quality, Milwaukee
    Marissa Lopez, program manager, Executive Director, Milwaukee
    Michael Mathy, executive director, Association Acumen, Menomonee Falls
    Christina McCoy, account executive, AMPED Association Management, Madison
    Alicia Schuessler, education programs director, Executive Director, Milwaukee

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