30 Industry Pros Earn MAS, CAS Certifications In September

In September, 30 industry professionals invested in their professional development and earned their Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) and Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certifications. Some climbed multiple rungs of the ladder over the past two months, earning both certifications. They join an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the promotional products industry and to continuing their education. In response to disruptions brought to the industry by COVID-19, PPAI assisted many industry professionals on their professional development journeys in April through June by waiving the Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificate and CAS and MAS certification application fees for Association members and reduced pricing for Associates by 50 percent.

These professionals have met rigorous educational requirements and demonstrate an exemplary commitment to their field. Industry practitioners 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.

Michelle Campbell, MAS, SureWay Printing & Graphics
Julie Elliott, MAS, Geiger
Sandy Maynard, MAS, BDA
Darrell McChesney, MAS, Team Iowa
Laura Munari, MAS, RMRPPA
Marley Niesz, MAS, Corporate Communications
Kim Smith, MAS, Quick Point
Terri Sparkman, MAS, SAGE
Carolyn Strempel, MAS, Custom Concepts
Christine Stroble, MAS, Quick Point
Joelle Tedford, MAS, Lion Circle
MK Watson, MAS, Imprint USA, LLC
Amy Brockelmeyer, CAS, Perfect Promotions
Ryan Cady, CAS, Nation Imprint
Emily Davidson, CAS, Gold Bond
Ashley Gonzales, CAS, Roth Event-full Design
Nancy Gordon, CAS, Creative Specialty Promotions
Roy Gordon, CAS, Creative Specialty Promotions
Scott Gordon, CAS, Creative Specialty Promotions
Sara Harrington, CAS, ROBYN
Jason Mayfield, CAS, BDA
Ken McDowall, CAS, Proforma
Dawn Modlin, CAS, BDA
Maribel Pagan, CAS, Alliance Promo
Shawna Plumb, CAS, HALO Branded Solutions
Jessica Stehr, CAS, Botanical PaperWorks
Loren Taylor, CAS, BDA
Amber Teolis, CAS, Trimark
Shuchita Ukidave, CAS, Genumark
Samantha Weissbach, CAS, SnugZ USA

New designees are formally recognized with an array of custom promotional items generously donated by PPAI certification sponsor companies Gempire, 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.

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