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ERA Associate Executive Director Earns Prestigious CAE Credential


Ellen Thorp Honored By ASAE as Member of Winter 2016 Class

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

The Winter 2016 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide in December. They will be honored, along with the summer class of CAEs, during the 2016 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 13-16. A full listing of the Winter 2016 class is at the end of the release.

“Congratulations to the 141 newly-certified association executives! They have achieved the highest level of professional competency in the area of association management,” said James T. Penrod, CAE, FASLA, chair of the CAE Commission and Executive Director at the American Association of Veterinary State Boards. “The knowledge and skills they have obtained will help advance their organizations.”

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 May 6, 2016. The application deadline is February 26. For more details about the CAE exam, visit

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


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