This fall, 12 industry professionals earned Certified Advertising Professional (CAS) and Master Advertising Professional (MAS) industry certifications, 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:

Jamie Watson, MAS, Certified Marketing Consultants

Lesli Covell, CAS, Proforma

Jennifer Crowder, CAS, GR Promotions

Joseph Eckert, CAS, Rapit Printing, Inc.

Ryan Lester, CAS, Sign Zone, Inc.

Melinda Marr, CAS, Hotline Products

Peter H. Minot, CAS, Southwest Solutions

Amy Rabideau, CAS, Summit Group

Cydney Reuter, CAS, EPROMOS

Connie Root, CAS, COMTECH

Chris Stumpf, CAS, Doulos Threads

Debra West, CAS, Express Impressions

New designees are formally recognized with an array of custom promotional items. These items are generously donated by PPAI certification sponsor companies Bruce Fox and Hirsch Gift.

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 also 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.