In November, 13 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:

Michele Chapie, CAS
Keith Erwin, CAS
Kellie Mayberry, CAS
Vicky Spranger, CAS
Gloria Arita, MAS
Sandra Grandmaison, MAS
Erin Hutchinson, MAS
Carol Kelleher, MAS
Sanjay Kotia, MAS
Holly Miller, MAS
Michael Moken, MAS
Dawn Olds, MAS
Kaettie Wenger, MAS

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.