ASAE Announces Latest Class of CAEs

One hundred thirty-one professionals received the certified association executive (CAE) credential this summer, 16 were from Illinois.

By Written by FORUM Magazine editors.

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Earlier this month, ASAE announced that 131 association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE. They join more than 4,600 industry leaders worldwide who hold the distinction.

The summer 2021 class of CAEs will be honored along with the winter class during the 2021 ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition next month. 

“Earning the CAE demonstrates deep commitment to the association profession and the communities we serve. The competencies measured and knowledge gained through the certification journey enhances careers, benefits organizations, and ultimately, serves the public at large through the work CAEs do every day,” said DJ Johnson, IOM, CAE, chair of the CAE Commission and VP, Membership and Volunteer Engagement for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

The CAE exam is administered twice each year. You can find more about requirements to sit for the exam here. Association Forum has collected answer to frequently asked questions about the exam and also hosts a popular study course. Learn more about becoming a CAE on our website.

Association Forum congratulates all the professionals who earned the CAE credential this summer. Specifically, we’d like to call out the Illinois recipients.

Congratulations to Illinois’ new CAEs!

Diane Alberson, CAE
Director of Educational Development American Association of Clinical Endocrinology
Naperville, IL

Dawn M. Amaskane, CAE
Associate Vice President, Administrative Affairs American Osteopathic Association
Peotone, IL

Barbara Arango, CAE
Executive Director
Naylor Association Solutions
Palatine, IL

Sarah E. Braun, CAE
Director of Component & Intersociety Relations American Society of Anesthesiologists
Kildeer, IL

Trina Refshauge Andresen Coe, CAE
Deputy Executive Director
American Association of Endodontists Chicago, IL

Christopher Hurst, CAE
Project Manager, Membership
Prestressed Concrete Institute
Chicago, IL

Dana Karstensen, CAE
Data Governance Product Manager
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Beecher, IL

Amy Kephart, CAE
Senior Manager, Education
American Epilepsy Society
Fox River Grove, IL

Keri Kramer, CAE
Chief Operations Officer
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Chicago, IL

John McConvill, CAE
Controller
Prestressed Concrete Institute
Des Plaines, IL

Jennifer Maxine McNelly, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
American Society of Safety Professionals
Des Plaines, IL

Jacqueline Meracle, CAE
Professional Convention Management Association Chicago, IL Barbara O’Connor, CAE
Managing Director
Million Dollar Round Table
Chicago, IL

JenaShay G. Russell, CAE
Director of Regions
SmithBucklin
Mokena, IL

Shawn Sanford, CAE
Manager, Member Engagement
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Chicago, IL

Karen M. Williams, CAE
International Prof. Dev. Administrator
Society of Actuaries
Pingree Grove, IL

Joseph Larry Wurzburger, CAE
Sr. Director, Product Development & Innovation
Society of Actuaries
Mount Prospect, IL

Written by FORUM Magazine editors.

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