In August, 26 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:
Heather Cote, CAS
Carrie D. Howle, CAS
Lewis E. Stowe III, CAS
Chris Gagne, CAS
Beverly Hemond, CAS
Courtney Hoffmann, CAS
Dennis J. Klum, CAS
Sue Kinch, CAS
Jim Petrucci, CAS
Kasey Plourde, CAS
George R. Moreau, CAS
Scott Smith, CAS
Jon Assam, MAS
Carolyn Bither, MAS
Gary Chan, MAS
Jessica De Mello, MAS
Kimberly Dionne, MAS
Celeste Gravel, MAS
Kimberly Haseltine, MAS
Sue Kinch, MAS
Stacy Midkiff, MAS
John Peddy, MAS
Dana Porter, MAS
Amy Rioux, MAS
Lisa Scott, MAS
Steven Stanley, MAS
Kenny Ved, MAS

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.