In October, 26 industry professionals invested in their professional development and earned their Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS), Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) and Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) certifications. Some redoubled their efforts to earn both certifications during the month. They join an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the industry and to continuing their education. Each has met rigorous educational requirements, demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their field and established their professional credibility to colleagues, clients and peers.

Ann Baiden, MAS+, Innovatex Solutions
Roy Connors, MAS, Smithbucklin
Valerie Hayman Sklar, MAS, Corporate Specialties
Lindsay Jones, MAS, Rise Promotions
Jean Leisses, MAS, HALO Branded Solutions
Chauncey Miller, MAS, Rainbow Promotions
Kim Myers, MAS, alphabroder
Sue Seminara, MAS, Geiger
Vicky Spranger, MAS, Promotional Edge
Kathleen Austin-Nassi, CAS, Promos and Beyond
Nadia Cornelio, CAS, The Print House
Christa Davidson, CAS, Logomark
David Ferguson, CAS, ROBYN
Kathy Kennedy, CAS, Pica Marketing
Jessica Lever, CAS, Webbmason Marketing
Christina Maag, CAS, Hoopla
Laura Malloy, CAS, Firebrand Global Marketing
Skyler Matthews, CAS, BDA
Kristen Murphy, CAS, Proforma
Isaac Presburger, CAS, Preslow
Karin Risten, CAS, Firebrand Global Marketing
Neil Rogers, CAS, AIA/Rogers Mkgt
Victoria Schmitz, CAS, Goldstar
Katie Singletary, CAS, ROBYN
Kyle Smith, CAS, Kyle Smith Design
Henrietta Williams, CAS, Eminent Creations

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.