In July, 16 industry professionals earned their Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) and Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certifications. They join an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the promotional products industry and to continuing their education.

PPAI certifications are awarded to professionals in the promotional products industry who have met rigorous educational requirements and demonstrate exemplary commitment to their profession. Professionals who have earned their certification provide the highest standard of conduct and integrity. Highly respected and recognized credentials in the promotional products industry, these designations establish a recipient’s professional credibility to colleagues, clients, employers and peers.

The new designees are:

Casey Conroy, MAS, Geiger
Lisa Greyhill, MAS, Greyhill Promoitons
David Ladyga, MAS, HALO Branded Solutions
Andrea Sands, MAS, Geiger
Allen R. Whitman, MAS, Crestline
Robert Anthony Williams, MAS, Your Brand Unleashed
Rachel Varela, MAS, Geiger
Deborah Bourassa, CAS, Gemline
Sina Haghi, CAS, MTC Promo, Inc.
Paula Hallonquist, CAS, Robyn Promotions And Printing
Scott Harriman, CAS, Geiger
Sandra Harssar, CAS, Bright Ideas
Carl Robert (Bob) Larson, CAS, Carl Larson Marketing
Pamela Morris, CAS, Geiger
Gerald Pinkley, CAS, Cap America
Madison E. Sawyer, CAS, Geiger

New designees are formally recognized with an array of custom promotional items generously donated by PPAI certification sponsor companies Bruce Fox, Castelli North America, Inc. and RiteLine.

PPAI’s CAS, MAS and MAS+ designations are achieved through a combination of active employment in the industry, education, industry contributions and the successful demonstration of expertise. The CAS and MAS certifications require continuing education and recertification to remain in good standing. Learn more about the PPAI Certification Program and PPAI’s professional development opportunities on PPAI’s website.