Nine industry professionals earned their Master Advertising Professional (MAS) or Certified Advertising Professional (CAS) industry certifications in fourth quarter 2016, joining 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:

Ann Baiden, MAS, Innovatex Solutions, Inc.

Dennis Oglesby, MAS, RR Donnelley

Danita Smith, MAS, Third Day Creations

Jessica De Mello, CAS, Jessica De Mello c/o ESP

Michael Garrison, CAS, Gold Bond, Inc.

Norman Hullinger, CAS, alphabroder

Dawn Madden, CAS, Direct Focus Marketing

Danny Rosin, CAS, Brand Fuel, Inc.

Perry Wehrle, CAS, PAW Marketing

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.