Our success depends on your success . . .
Associations Plus is a full service association management company
with big ideas and a simple plan: to provide your association with
affordable, creative, professional management solutions that exceed
Associations Plus manages a diverse group of clients that range from
national to regional associations. We tailor our services to meet
your needs, from strategic planning, to conference management, publication
design and coordination, to full service management. You choose the
services you need to move your association forward.
KATIE E. KOON AND LEIGH FAIRCLOTH EARN
CERTIFIED ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE CREDENTIAL
Columbia, SC, 2009 – The American Society of Association Executives has announced that Katie E. Koon, Account Executive of Associations Plus, Inc. and Leigh Faircloth, President of Associations Plus, Inc. has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Less than five percent of all association professionals have earned the CAE.
To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of three years experience in nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 75 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management. More than 3500 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential, which was first awarded in 1961.
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in 50 countries around the world. The Center for Association Leadership is the premier provider of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association profession. Together ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association community. For more information about ASAE & The Center, please visit www.asaecenter.org.