In January, 32 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:

Brad Bartlett, MAS
Rhonda Blum, MAS
Kevin Boilard, MAS
Catherine A. Field, MAS
Ryan Hanchey, MAS
Larry Manshel, MAS
Kevin McGrory, MAS
Amme Nielsen, MAS
Chris Pearson, MAS
Kurt Tempelmeyer, MAS
Joseph Turcotte, MAS
Wayne Vaughan, MAS
Sandy Acosta, CAS
Mercedes Bernier, CAS
Nikki Bond, CAS
Lisa Davis, CAS
Gary Dials, CAS
Susie Goobie, CAS
Eric Granata, CAS
David Hurst, CAS
Jessica Levy, CAS
Leanne R. MacDonald, CAS
Chad Martineau, CAS
Allison C. McAdams, CAS
Vera Muzzillo, CAS
Anastasia Paradis, CAS
Alexandra Parkes, CAS
Holly Ringle, CAS
David Shander, CAS
Kaitlin Titus, CAS
Kevin Walsh, CAS
Michelle Windover, 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.