PPAI Presents 30 CAS, MAS Certifications In March; Waives Fees During Health Crisis

In March, 30 industry professionals earned their Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) and Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certifications. PPAI is also taking steps to expand certification opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruptions it has brought to the industry. 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.

Those who earn their PPAI certifications join an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the promotional products industry and to continuing their education. Certifications are awarded to professionals in the promotional products industry who have met rigorous educational requirements and demonstrate an 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:

Sandy Acosta, MAS, Geiger
Laura Chanin, MAS, Geiger
Joanne L. Hadfield, MAS, Geiger
Jordan Haines, MAS, Coinforce
Tim Howe, MAS, Spectrum Designs
Jennifer Howell, MAS, Geiger
Carolyn Ippoliti, MAS, Geiger
Craig Kelley, MAS, Prestige Promotions
Shawn LaFave, MAS, North Georgia Promotions
Ken Manship, MAS, UN Promotional Solutions, Inc.
Carmen D. Murphey, MAS, SAGE
Pamela J. Peterson, MAS, Geiger
Aileen St. Onge, MAS, Geiger
Samantha Stewart, MAS, Geiger
Cathy Wright, MAS, Commercial Solutions
Jackie Yount, MAS, HALO Branded Solutions
Cristina P. Antunez, CAS, Hirsch Gift, Inc.
Steve Brown, CAS, Ads On Magnets
Amber Carter, CAS, Geiger
Tammy Cressey, CAS, Geiger
Kimberly Fulford, CAS, AIA Corporation
Evan K. Gall, CAS, DPI
Sheana Hirsch, CAS, Evans Manufacturing
Rachel Ann Howard, CAS, Forte Advertising
Leonard Jones, CAS, Geiger
Deanna Pelletier, CAS, Geiger
Joyce Ponton, CAS, HALO Branded Solutions
Rachel Santoro, CAS, Geiger
Seth Thompson, CAS, Geiger
Tonja J. Zander, CAS,Capco Sportswear

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.

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