More Industry Practitioners Earn Professional Designations


PPAI Professional Development designations signify that an industry practitioner has invested in his or her skills and career. Highly respected and recognized credentials in the promotional products industry, they establish a recipient’s professional credibility to colleagues, clients, employers and peers. Thirty-three industry members achieved a new level of certification in December and January, many of them sitting for their exams while attending The PPAI Expo.

The new designees are:

Betsy Andrade, CAS, Andrade Promotions
Susan Arenson, CAS, Brown & Bigelow, Inc.
Robert Bauman, MAS, Fanfare Promotions, Inc.
Colin Briggs, CAS, Saige Consulting Ltd.
Roger Burnett, CAS, CE Competitive Edge LLC
Steve Condon, CAS, AIA/Branded Merchandise Group
John Conti, CAS, AIA/Manatee Productions Inc
Cathy Cummings, CAS, AIA Corporation
Michelle Dalton, CAS, AIA Corporation
Pamela Demmer, CAS, The Vernon Company
Matt Eysoldt, CAS, Eysoldt Marketing Group, Inc.
Lauren Fox, CAS, EME Promotional Products Event
Maggie Guglielmo, CAS, Flags, Specialties, Etc.
Deb Heppner, CAS, Heppner Marketing
Debbie Jansen, CAS, DJ’S Print and Promo
Rebel Jerin, CAS, Quikey Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Sue Justin, CAS, Your Name Here Specialties
Walter Kurt, CAS, Three K Consultants, Inc.
Pooja Lala, CAS, Orange County Printing
Megan Ludlow, CAS, SnugZ USA
Jacque Martin, MAS, Brown & Bigelow, Inc.
Jim Owen, CAS, Swag Promo LLC
Ann Parker, MAS, Bankers Advertising Company
Sarah Parsons, CAS, iClick
Rick Rayl, CAS, Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc.
Craig Reese, CAS, Jack Nadel
Rhonda Reilly, CAS, Hampden Corporation
Ron Salim, MAS, Madison Graphics
Traci Simonis, CAS, Maple Ridge Farms, Inc.
Lee Strom, CAS, SanMar
Troy Trembly, MAS, Gill Studios, Inc.
Bob Vibe, CAS, AIA/Ad Pro
Beverly Walter, CAS, Brown & Bigelow, Inc.

The Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificate program and the Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS), Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) and advanced Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) designations are achieved through a combination of active employment in the industry, education, industry contributions and the successful demonstration of expertise. To learn more about certification and PPAI’s professional education opportunities, click here.

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