At The PPAI Expo 2016, 19 industry professionals earned their Certified Advertising Professional (CAS) and Master Advertising Professional (MAS) industry certifications and joined 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:

Nancy Gosewisch, MAS, Browse 25

Walter Kurt, MAS, Three K Consultants, Inc.

Terri Phelps, MAS, Phelps AdSpecialties, LLC

Tammy Cernuska, CAS, Cotton Candy, Inc.

Dan Diamon, CAS, Hill Creek Marketing

Clara Gonzalez, CAS, Mid-America Merchandising

Anna Henley, CAS, SPOT Prints

Kurt Hoge, CAS, Reno Type

Tracy Last, CAS, Last Logos, Inc.

Les Love, CAS, ESKIMO JOES Promotional Products Group

Michael MacNutt, CAS, Valley Graphics Ltd.

Laura D. Munari, CAS, Wyoming Trophy & Engraving

Mary B. Newby, CAS, RMN Marketing

Maryann Pelletier, CAS, Great West Promotions, Inc.

Sarah Sether, CAS, One 2 One Marketing, Inc.

Michelle Sherwin, CAS, Brown & Bigelow

Andy Tucker, CAS, Andrew Thompson Company

Aubrey Weaver, CAS, DistributorCentral

Nicky Whisonant, CAS, Beehive Specialty

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

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 also 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.