In February, 17 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 an 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:

Scott Bates, MAS
Alisa Coleman, MAS
Crystal Coolong, MAS
David R. Lever, MAS
Heather O'Neill, MAS
Holly Ringle, MAS
Jessica Baker, CAS
Jordan Cutliffe, CAS
Teresa Dente, CAS
Olushei Fakunle, CAS
Alexander Furman, CAS
Deborah Lalonde, CAS
Suzanne Mitchell, CAS
Seanna Morris, CAS
Jaimee Mottwiler, CAS
Alexander R. Paschal, CAS
Kristine Powell, CAS
Daniel Tan, CAS

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.