Last month, 65 industry professionals took advantage of steps PPAI is taking to expand certification opportunities during the pandemic and earned their Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) and Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certifications. In response to disruptions brought to the industry by COVID-19, beginning April 1 and running through June 30, PPAI has waived the Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificate and CAS and MAS certification application fees for Association members and reduced pricing for Associates by 50 percent.

PPAI certifications are awarded to an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the promotional products industry and to continuing their education. 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.

The new designees are:

Pat Anderson, MAS, SAGE
Justin Antrim, MAS, InForms
Sandra Bandel, MAS, PromoShop
Dottie Bessette, MAS, Geiger
Steve Bocher, MAS, Catch Fire Marketing
Michele Chapie, MAS, Creative Specialties
Jacque Cook, MAS, SAGE
Jason Corsetti, MAS, Moderne Glass Co.
John Davis, MAS, Geiger
Lisa Davis, MAS, Brand Savvy
Jamie Fleming, MAS, Fun Factory
Susie Goobie, MAS, Innovatex Solutions
Sandra Harssar, MAS, Bright Ideas
Karen Major, MAS, All the Right Tools
Allison McLain, MAS, Brand Fuel
Patti Morisset, MAS, Kaye Smith
Christopher F. Myers, MAS, M3 Graphics
Jared Peeler, MAS, Midsouth Digitizing
Dawn Marie Perkins, MAS, iPROMOTEu/Spotlight Print and Promo
Adam Saxon, MAS, Image Masters
Tom Scholz, MAS, Kool Stuff
Nicole Van Vleck, MAS, The Vernon Company
Monica Whitfield, MBA, MAS, Divine Edge Marketing Solution
Michelle Windover, MAS, Innovatex Solutions
Joe'l Bastien, CAS, alphabroder
Adam Campbell, CAS, North Georgia Promotions
Adriana Castano, CAS, Geiger
Brian Deissroth, CAS, Vantage Apparel
Jim Drakakis, CAS, Brand Alliance
Robert Farber, CAS, Taylor Communications
James Field, CAS, Armory Print Works
Darlene Fredell, CAS, Insignia Sport, Inc.
Martin Frings, CAS, American Solutions for Business
Sheryl Frykholm , CAS, PK Promotions
Kelly Glessner, CAS, East Coast Swag
Kathleen Guidice, CAS, Robertson Marketing Group
Abigail Hendrix, CAS, Goldstar
Kevin J. Hill, CAS, Mosaic
Alllyson Kosko, CAS, AIA Corporation
Nancy Krail, CAS, Document Solutions
Sara Levinson, CAS, Cray Cray Promos
Kristine Locke, CAS, HDS Marketing
Shannon Loredo, CAS, Business Branders
Allison McLain, CAS, Brand Fuel
Anita Mowery, CAS, TK Promotions
Misty Mushynsky, CAS, Creative Promotional Marketing
Christopher F. Myers, CAS, M3 Graphics
Tina Niess, CAS, Rapit Printing
Weldon Phillips, CAS, Document Solutions
Holly Polston, CAS, Garment Graphics
Morgan Poole, CAS, Abadoo Promotion
Jonathan Rebmann, CAS, HDS Marketing
Michele Reed, CAS, Summit Group
Amanda Reid, CAS, Islandwide Giftware
Amy Roller, CAS, HALO Branded Solutions
Stephanie Sage, CAS, Victorinox Swiss Army
Bob Schwei, CAS, iPROMOTEu
Nicole Stachowicz, CAS, AIA Corporation
Marcus Sweeney, CAS, Hit Promotional Products
Pamela Swystun-Jones, CAS, Rise Promotions
Keleigh Sykes, CAS, Vantage Apparel
Craig Wallace, CAS, Sweda Company
Sara Webb, CAS, Intandem Promotions
Magon Works, CAS, OmniSource

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.