In December, 33 industry professionals earned their Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) and Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) and 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:

Wendy Fahle, MAS+
Sarabeth M. Anderson, MAS
Gina Beggs, MAS
Allison Bendis, MAS
Deanna F. Buchanan, MAS
Mary Crosetto, MAS
John R. B. Cudahy, MAS
Jim Gordon, MAS
Joline Janosco-Rider, MAS
Ira Neaman, MAS
Alexis Rochell Santana, MAS
Michael W. Spranger, MAS
Chelsea Fishman, CAS
Jeffrey L. Franklin II, CAS
Sarah Hadley, CAS
Jordan S. Haines, CAS
Jeff Hall, CAS
Benjamin Keene, CAS
David R. Lever, CAS
Brandy Maquis, CAS
Brian Patrick Moran, CAS
Melissa O'Leary, CAS
Jim O'Neill, CAS
Christopher Pearson, CAS
Nicole Savage, CAS
Kelly Sutton, CAS
Kurt Tempelmeyer, CAS
Kelly Tran, CAS
Sarah Walton, CAS
Jules Wanie, 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.