Three Raybourn Group International employees passed the rigorous Certified Association Executive (CAE) professional exam in January.
Founded in 1960, the CAE Program is a recognized mark of excellence in the field of association management. It has continuously evolved to reflect the broad skill set required to successfully manage contemporary trade associations, professional societies, and special interest groups of all types, including those with state, national, and international members and affiliates.
Awarded by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the CAE designation elevates professional standards, enhances performance, and identifies professionals who demonstrate essential knowledge for the practice of association management.
Candidates admitted to the CAE program must have five years of experience in association management, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience, and at least 100 hours of broad-based continuing association management education over the last five years.
Selected candidates often spend 12 months or more preparing for the four-hour exam, which is comprised of 200 detailed questions and management scenarios.
The most recent Raybourn Group International (RGI) employees to earn the CAE designation include:
- RACHEL DAEGER
Assistant Executive Director, Society for Nutrition Education & Behavior
- LINDSEY KNIGHT
Director of Membership, Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors
- SHELLY PFENNINGER
Director of Communication, Vacation Rental Managers Association
Out of 31 employees, RGI employs 13 who are certified association executives or CAEs.