In November and December, 37 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 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:

Betsy Andrade, MAS, Andrade Promotions
Dino Bangiorno, MAS, HALO Branded Solutions
Dawn Byrnes, MAS, Geiger
Brittany David, MAS, SnugZ USA
Lisa DeJong, MAS, CE Competitive Edge
Patricia Gallant, MAS, Geiger
Deborah A. Mann, MAS, Dmannding Results, Inc.
Leo Nieter, MAS, Geiger
Patricia Paiton-Small, MAS, Geiger
Rhonda Reilly, MAS, Pilot Pen Corporation of America
Cheryl Roberts, MAS, NW Digital Works
Perry Wehrle, MAS, Straub Marketing
Tameka J. Alston, CAS, Pinpoint Promotions
Gloria Arita, CAS, Geiger
Amanda Bryant, CAS, Geiger
Karly J. Bunkowske, CAS, Geiger
Wanda Castonguay, CAS, Geiger
Christopher M. Clark, CAS, Identifyyourself
Dominic Demers, CAS, My Green Bag!
Jason Dix, CAS, Geiger
Mark D. Godsey, CAS, Gold Bond, Inc.
Jim Hagan, CAS, Sweda Company, LLC
Nikki Hamlin, CAS, Geiger
Jessica A. Harvey, CAS, Geiger
Tim Hennessy Jr., CAS, Concepts & Associates, Inc.
Eileen Lucky, CAS, Picnic Time Family of Brands
Bill Mahre, CAS, ADG Promotional Products
Holly Miller, CAS, Geiger
Andrew Parker, CAS, Geiger
Ann Marie D. Payne, CAS, Geiger
Sonia Clover Miller, CAS, Geiger
Aileen St. Onge, CAS, Geiger
Chris R. Reynolds, CAS, Purpose Marketing Group
Alexis Rochell Santana, CAS, Gold Bond, Inc.
Steven Stanley, CAS, ePromos Promotional Products, Inc.
Eric Manuel Torres, CAS, Merch Mania
Nicole R. Wiczynski, CAS, Geiger

New designees are formally recognized with an array of custom promotional items generously donated by PPAI certification sponsor companies Bruce Fox and Castelli North America, Inc.

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.