AH Announces Its 2017 Certified Association Executives

Posted by AH on Feb 8, 2017 1:30:35 PM

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – February 8, 2017 –AH proudly announces the recent Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation of two of its staff members; Heather Blush, CAE and Karyn Lockshine, CAE. The certification is given by the American Society of Account Executives (ASAE) and is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Blush and Lockshine join more than 4,200 association professionals worldwide who hold this certification.

“We value education and regularly offer our staff educational opportunities to both enhance and advance their professional development,” said AH President and CEO Bob Waller, Jr., CAE. “This certification helps drive professional self-confidence, opens doors, creates connections and offers widespread value and recognition for certificants. We are extremely proud that Heather and Karyn now join this exclusive group.”

The Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management. The CAE program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of three years’ experience in nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and non-profit management.

AH encourages staff development and professional growth by offering nearly 5,000 hours of continuing education opportunities a year and is the most credentialed association management company in the world.

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About AH
AH is a professional services firm that specializes in helping non-profit organizations achieve their mission, create value and advance their causes, industries and professions. The Mt. Laurel – based company is composed of four main divisions within AH; a full-service association management company (AMC); a marketing and communications agency; a meetings & events management team; and a division that focuses on other custom solutions such as strategic planning, website builds and database integrations, accounting, recruitment, public affairs and lobbying, certification management, and growing non-dues revenue. AH maintains AMC Institute Charter Accreditation status. The AMC Institute Accreditation program is based on an ANSI Standard. As named by the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA), AH is a Platinum Certified Customer Service Organization. For more information, visit www.AHredchair.com, connect with AH on Facebook on youtube.com and follow @AHredchair on Twitter.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership 
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 28,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 7,500 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 www.asaecenter.org.

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