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Certified Association Executive

Your path to a career in associations

The Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation is the most prestigious professional designation for individuals in association management. It is the recognized career path among association leaders and the mark of distinction throughout the profession. The CAE designation elevates professional standards, enhances individual performance, and identifies and recognizes association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to managing an association in today’s challenging, fast-paced environment. Expand your knowledge. Heighten professional recognition. Accelerate your career. Become a CAE this year!

CAE Resources

Online Overview ASAE’s online video info session is an excellent introduction to the CAE.  In the video, Lori Furtado, CAE, Senior Director of Credentialing with ASAE, explains the purpose and value of the designation, eligibility requirements, the examination, and more.  Access this free 10-minute overview. Important CAE Dates The Spring 2020 CAE examination will be held May 1, 2020 (Application deadline of February 21, 2020). If you are planning to take the exam, or are interested in participating in a study group, contact the CSAE office. Find Out More About the CAE Program Visit the ASAE web site information about earning and maintaining your CAE

On-Line CAE Prep Course

The CAE prep course from the Michigan Society of Association Executives and provided through CSAE helps you prepare to become CAE’s through online learning, CAE Study Guides,reading outlines, mock exams, and more. CSAE members receive the SAE Member rate. Download the brochure. Learn more.

Go Further with CAE

Learn how CSAE members enhanced their credibility with board leaders, members, and colleagues by earning their CAE designation. Read the article from the Spring 2014 issue of the Executive Memo.

Colorado Certified Association Executives

Updated 12/19/19

Tyrone Adams, RCE, CAE
Samuel W. Albrecht, CAE
Jeffrey W. Arnold, MAM, CAE
Beau Ballinger, MBA, CAE
Jeannie Bernard, CAE
Timothy E. Blum, CAE
Richard G. Bowman, CAE
Rebecca Campbell, CAE
Shannon S. Carter, EdD, CAE
Craig A. Cheatham, MBA, CAE
Cheryl L. DeBaise, IOM, CAE
Holly Duckworth, CMP, CAE
Nancy J. Erickson, MBA, CAE
Lola M. Fehr, RN, MS, FAAN, CAE
Allison Gault, MBA, CAE
Kimberly A. Gill, CAE
Abner Gonsalves, CAE
Nikole Good, CAE
Heidi May Gordon, CAE
Brian S. Green, CAE
Wendy Grillo, CAE
Joe Grimes, CAE
Susan Marie Hanf, MBA, CAE
Jennifer Harris, CAE
Edward J. Hendrickx, CAE
Roberta G. Herman, CAE
Gregory Hill, CAE
Dean Holzkamp, CAE

Ann Renee Hutchison, CAE
Tim W. Jackson, CMP, CAE
Shannon Johnson, CAE
Kyle Fariss Jordan, CMP, CAE
David L. Kanagy, CAE
Betty Knecht, CAE
Mark P. Koepsell, CAE
James J. Krack, CAE
Ronald Kruzel, MA, CAE
Henry C. Kyle III, MPA, CAE
Laura C. Landwirth, CAE
Lisa Michele Lawrie-Munro, CAE
Catherine A. Leslie, CAE
Thad M. Lurie, CIP, MSEd., CAE
Julie B. Massaro, CAE
C. Diane Matt, CAE
David L. May, CCE, CAE
Noel Maye, CAE
Ann Marie Mehan Crosse, CMP, CAE
Dot Miller, CAE
Marc S. Mores, CIC,CRM, CAE
Sara Dolibois Nakon, CAE
Carl O. Norberg, CAE
Anne O’Neill, CAE
Melanie J. Penoyar-Perez, CAE
Caitlyn Peel Pollihan, IOM, CAE
Grant David Price, MBA, CAE

Elizabeth Price, MBA, CAE
Jaclyn Reeves-Pepin, MBS, CAE
Marilen Reimer, CAE
Sara Reynolds, MPA, CAE
Sonia Q. Riggs, CAE
Curtis Riskey, IOM, CAE
Edward C. Rochette, CAE
Lori A. Ropa, CAE
Jon R. Runge, CAE
Lauren M. Schadle, CAE
Gary Schmidt, CAE
Dorothy J. Shadrick, MBA, CAE
Donte Paul Shannon, CAE
Leslie Shivers, CAE
Thomas A. Spiess, CAE
Christa K. Stratton, MBA, CAE
William J. Teutsch, FASAHP, CAE
Joan Tezak, CMP, CAE
David Thorp, CAE
Ellen Thorp, CAE
Susan Marie Urbanczyk, CAE
Spenser Villwock, LEED AP, MNM, CAE
Denise Wagner, MBA, CAE
Sean R. Walters, CAE
Anna Weaver-Hayes, CAE
Robert E. Weibel, CAE
Marilee G. Yorchak, MBA, CAE

CAE: 2019 and Beyond
Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, CPF, Chair, CAE Commission 2018-19 shares some CAE updates for 2019.