ASAE Announces 97 Professionals Earned CAE Credential This Summer

Six Association Forum members earned their CAE this summer!

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This summer, 97 association executives 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. Among the 97 individuals, six are Association Forum members and recognized below.

“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.

Association Forum has a CAE Study Group to help prepare candidates for the exam. Through webinars, live events, SIGs, and more, Association Forum members have access to continuing education with their membership each year. Become a member today to start earning credit hours towards your CAE or renewal.

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).

Congratulations to Association Forum’s latest CAE members!

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

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

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The mission of Association Forum is to advance the professional practice of association management. Founded in 1916, Association Forum serves 3,000 association professionals whose efforts serve more than 27 million members and generate $10 billion in global annual expenditures. Visit for more information.

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