ASAE Announces 112 Professionals Earned Prominent CAE Credential

American Society of Association Executives

by Staff

WASHINGTON—One hundred twelve association professionals recently received their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,000 industry leaders worldwide.

WASHINGTON—One hundred twelve association professionals recently received their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,000 industry leaders worldwide.

The Summer 2015 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide in May. They will be honored, along with the Winter 2015 class of CAEs, during the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit, August 8–11. A listing by state of the Summer 2015 class of CAEs can be found at the end of the release.

“Congratulations to the 112 newly-certified association professionals who have attained the highest level of professional competency in association management,” said Kimberly A. Knight, MBA, CMP, CAE, chair of the CAE Commission and Assistant Corporate Secretary & Director Board Relations, AARP. “CAE's help increase awareness about the profession, and they have gained knowledge that will help them navigate the association industry today as well as in the future.”

The CAE Program serves to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate those who have acquired and have demonstrated knowledge essential to the practice of association management. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

The next CAE examination will be administered on December 4, 2015. The application deadline is September 25.

For more details about the CAE exam, contact Lori Furtado, CAE, senior director of credentialing, at 202-626-2759 or

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE, 202-326-9505

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 9,300 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE 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. For more information about ASAE, visit

CAEs By State
Summer 2015 Class


Marcel Bourdase, MPA, CAE
AM Division Manager
Professional Exchange Service Corporation
Fresno, CA


Dot Wright, CAE
Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado
Denver, CO

District of Columbia

Shani Watts Bagley, PMP, CAE
Associate VP, Operations &Technology
American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
Washington, DC

Andrea M. Burnett, MBA, CAE
Sr. Dir., Info Technology Svcs
American Council on Education
Washington, DC

Kristin Clarke, CAE
Business Journalist; Director, Soc Resp.
ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
Washington, DC

Matthew A. Coffindaffer, CAE
Manager, Volunteer Relations
ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
Washington, DC

Kraig Thomas Conrad, MBA, CAE
Washington, DC

Katrina S. Crist, MBA, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Washington, DC

Greg Doggett, JD, CAE
Counsel, Legal & Policy Affairs
340B Health
Washington, DC

Joshua Hunt, CAE
Managing Director,
National Association of Realtors Washington DC Office
Washington, DC

Jakub M. Konysz, MA, CAE
Manager, Strategic Global Initiatives
American Chemical Society
Washington, DC

Shomari Raymond McCrimons, MBA, CAE
Manager, Data Analytics
AARP Services Inc
Washington, DC

Rick Peluso, MBA, CAE
American Society of Interior Designers
Washington, DC

Christina Woodall Ronaldson, CPM, CAE
Director, Affinity Programs
National Association of Home Builders
Washington, DC

Patricia M. Sakellarides (Saks), CAE
Vice President, Operations
Corn Refiners Association Inc
Washington, DC

Deborah Marie Young, CAE
Associate Program Officer
National Academy of Engineering
Washington, DC


Marsha Kiner, MS, CAE
Associate Executive Director
Association of Florida Colleges
Tallahassee, FL

Louise Lobinske, QAS, CAE
Administrative Assistant
Cardinal Staffing Services
Tallahassee, FL

Christian D. Malesic, MBA, IOM, CAE
Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida
Melbourne, FL


Karen I. Bremer, CAE
Executive Director
Georgia Restaurant Association
Atlanta, GA


Mary Beth Benner, CAE
Senior Operations Manager
Association Management Center
Chicago, IL

Larisa E. Bezak, CAE
Manager, Member Services & Operations
CFA Society of Chicago
Chicago, IL

William C. Bruce, CAE
Chief Technology Officer
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Des Plaines, IL

Jose L. Cariño, MBA, CAE
Dir., Profess. Development Services
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
Saint Charles, IL

Kimberly A. Eskew, MBA, CAE
Executive Director
Chicago, IL

Karen M. Freeman, FACHE, CAE
Assistant Director, Customer Service
American College of Healthcare Executives
Chicago, IL

Susan Hohenhaus, LPD, RN, CEN, FAEN, CAE
Executive Director
Emergency Nurses Association
Des Plaines, IL

Joan A. Kram, FACHE, CAE
Executive Director
Association Management Center
Chicago, IL

Emily A. Muse, CAE
Manager, Communities & Programs
Association Management Center
Chicago, IL

Sara J. Nelli, CAE
Marketing Specialist
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Park Ridge, IL

Jennifer Nemkovich, CAE
Director, Strategic Planning & Operations
American College of Chest Physicians
Glenview, IL

Christie Pruyn, CAE
Executive Director, MPI Chicago
Meeting Expectations
Oak Brook, IL

Betty A. Sanders, MBA, CAE
Senior Manager, Board of Governors
American College of Surgeons
Chicago, IL

Tracy J. Sereiko, MBA, CAE
Associate Executive Director, Member Services
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rosemont, IL

Allison Summers, CIS, CAE
Executive Director
Zonta International
Oak Brook, IL

Jennifer M. Ver Huel, CAE
Dir., Member Org. Involvement & Repoting
American Medical Association
Chicago, IL

Jason Wampler, CAE
Director of Information Management & Technology
Society for Vascular Surgery
Chicago, IL


Michele L. Camarco, CAE
Director of Business Affairs
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Inc
Carmel, IN


Megan Baker, CAE
Director of Operations
Association of Boards of Certification
Ankeny, IA

Jessica Dunker, CAE
President and CEO
Iowa Restaurant Association
West Des Moines, IA


Stephanie Newman, CAE
Association Manager
AMP Management Services
Olathe, KS


Miranda Rose Chaplin, CAE
CASE Operations Coordinator
National Association of Agricultural Educators
Lexington, KY


Tobin P. Conley, CAE
Senior Consultant, Technology Management
DelCor Technology Solutions
Silver Spring, MD

Eduardo Leite de Oliveira Nunes, CAE
Senior Director, Transfusion Medicine, Standards,
Bethesda, MD

Kristen M. Philips, IOM, CAE
Account Executive
The Joseph E. Shaner Company
Baltimore, MD

Cecilia Sepp, CAE
Consultant & Writer
CS Association Services
Silver Spring, MD


Patricia Crowley, CAE
Vice President, Governance & Member Rel.
Massachusetts Hospital Association
Burlington, MA

Kimberly Prosper, IOM, CMP, CAE
Specialty Society Relations
Massachusetts Medical Society
Waltham, MA

David F. White, Esq., CAE
Director, Governmental Affairs
Massachusetts Dental Society
Southborough, MA


Jonathan Horsman, CAE
Communications Director
Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association
Saint Paul, MN

Michelle A. Jones, CAE
Assistant Director & Project Manager
Matrix Meetings Inc
Rochester, MN


Melissa Mahoney, CAE
Senior Director, Operations
International Association of Administrative Professionals
Kansas City, MO

Sharica Smallwood Ware, CAE
Chapter Relations Manager
American Public Works Association
Kansas City, MO


April Miller, RCE, CAE
Executive Administrator
Reno / Sparks Association of Realtors Inc
Reno, NV

New Jersey

Michael V. Brennan, CMP, IOM, CAE
Executive Director
Anthony J. Jannetti Inc.
Pitman, NJ

Valerie J.W. Finch, CMA, CAE
Institute of Management Accountants
Montvale, NJ

Karyn Waller, CPA, CAE
Association Executive, Certification Specialist
Kendall Park, NJ

New York

Kristen Phillips, MPA, CAE
Communications Manager & Editor
LeadingAge New York
Latham, NY

Courtney L. White, MLS, CAE
Director, Outreach
American Thoracic Society
New York, NY

North Carolina

Amy Dawn Everett, CAE
Member Services Manager
North Carolina Rural Water Association Inc.
Welcome, NC

Elizabeth Green, OTR/L, CDRS, CAE
Executive Director / CEO
ADED:  The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
Hickory, NC

Brent Allen Hazelett, MPA, CAE
Chief Operating Officer and VP
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Inc
Raleigh, NC

Kirby Jerel Noel, CAE
Senior Account Manager
FirstPoint Management Resources
Raleigh, NC

Linda C. Owens, CAE
IMI Association Executives Inc
Morrisville, NC

Lisa Ward, CAE
Director of Public Afairs
North Carolina Dental Society
Raleigh, NC

Blair Wilburn, IOM, CAE
Director of Communications & Marketing
North Carolina Association of Realtors Inc
Greensboro, NC


Lucianne Ridolfo, CAE
Director of Education & Membership
Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association
Columbus, OH

Dixie J. Russell, CMP, CAE
Managing Director
Offinger Management
Columbus, OH

Kristy L. Spires, CAE
Ohio Education Association
Columbus, OH


Kimberly Wieland, MPH, CAE
Executive Director
Fernley & Fernley Inc
Philadelphia, PA


Betty J. Cartwright, CMP, CAE
Director Meeting and Financial Services
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Memphis, TN

Elizabeth Wasternack, CAE
Senior Project Manager
Parthenon Management Group
Brentwood, TN


Christopher Bugbee, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
OneStar Foundation
Austin, TX

Jody Elrod, CAE
Director of Training & Curriculum Dev.
Associated Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors of Texas
Buda, TX

Kelly George, CAE
Director of Distance Learning
Austin, TX

Esmeralda González, CAE
Professional Development Coordinator
Texas Association of School Business Officials
Austin, TX

Claire Morris Idell, CAE
Texas Area Director
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Austin, TX

Taylor Y. Jackson, CMP, CAE
Director of Business Development
Austin Apartment Association
Austin, TX

Matthew L. Marcial, CMP, MBA, CAE
Senior Director, Events
Meeting Professionals International
Dallas, TX

Frank Mortl III, CAE
Executive Vice President
American Fire Sprinkler Association Inc
Dallas, TX

Diane Tyler, CAE
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program
Austin, TX


Anna Amselle, CPA, MBA, CAE
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Financ
National Recreation and Park Association
Ashburn, VA

Barbara J. Armentrout, CAE
Relationship Director
Marketing General Inc
Alexandria, VA

Ernest J. Barrens, CAE
Director of Chapter Relations, Northeast Region
American Inns of Court Foundation
Alexandria, VA

Howard Berman, CAE
Director of Membership & Administration
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Alexandria, VA

Susanne Connors Bowman, CAE
The Haefer Group Ltd
Merrifield, VA

John F. Boyle, CAE
Asst Vice Pres, Prof. Dev. & Educ.
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
Falls Church, VA

Matthew D. Brusch, MBA, CAE
VP, Communications & Practice Info.
National Investor Relations Institute
Alexandria, VA

Mark Cannon, CAE
Deputy Executive Director, COO/CFO
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International
Alexandria, VA

Andrew Clarke, CAE
Dunn Loring, VA

Alexandra A. Cortez, IOM, CAE
Professional Development Program Manager
Construction Management Association of America
McLean, VA

Meeghan De Cagna, MS, CAE
Vice President, Student Engagement
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Alexandria, VA

L. Eileen Erickson, APR+M, CAE
Director, Comms & Marketing, Assoc Publisher
Society of American Military Engineers
Alexandria, VA

DeeJay R. Garringo, CAE
Sr. Director, Programs & Membership
STAT Association Management & Marketing
Fairfax, VA

Alison E. Heron, CAE
Director, Membership, Division and Units
Council for Exceptional Children
Arlington, VA

Kelly C. Hoff, CAE
Director, Technology & Development
American Thyroid Association
Falls Church, VA

Jennifer Sunshine Jushchuk, PHR, CCP, CAE
Human Resources Manager
NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association
Arlington, VA

Thomas J. Kearney, CPA, CAE
Chief Financial Officer
American Frozen Food Institute
McLean, VA

Kenzie Mahla, IOM, CAE
Director, Governance & Chapter Relations
Construction Management Association of America
McLean, VA

Daniel Marin, CAE
Manager, Operations and Administration
Council of Better Business Bureaus Inc
Arlington, VA

Jennifer S. Moulton, IOM, CAE
Director, Administration
American Wholesale Marketers Association
Fairfax, VA

Alexandra Mouw, CAE
Sr. Consultant, Strategic Web Solutions
Results Direct
Alexandria, VA

Richard T. O'Grady, CAE
Senior Advisor
American Institute of Biological Sciences
McLean, VA

Amber Okes, MPA, CAE
Board Relations & Business Planning Manager
HR Certification Institute
Alexandria, VA

Janay B. Rickwalder, CAE
VP, Membership, Marketing and Comm
National Pest Management Association
Fairfax, VA

Matt Riley, CAE
Senior Director, Professional Development
National Court Reporters Association
Vienna, VA

Lisa M. Stover, CPA, CAE
Chief Financial Officer
HR Certification Institute
Alexandria, VA

Joyce Warner (Neverov), MBA, CAE
Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff
Alexandria, VA

Victoria N. Wenzel-Lamb, MBA, CAE
Dir of Leadership, SNMTS Admin
Society of Nuclear Medicine
Reston, VA


Jeffrey B. Curwen, CAE
Management Consultant
Renton, WA

Jolie Estes, MS, CAE
Owner/Executive Director
Innovative Management Solutions
Everett, WA


Michelle Czosek, CAE
Associate Director
AMPED - Association Management Partners & Executive Directors
Madison, WI