Last month, 21 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:
Amy K. Bolin, CAS, Proforma TaCaBu
Mary Crosetto, CAS, 1338 Tryon
Regina Ebner, CAS, Geiger
Sandra Grandmaison, CAS, Geiger
Barry Kahan, CAS, Halo Branded Solutions
Sanjay Kotia, CAS, Sweda USA
Shawn H. LaFave, CAS, North Georgia Promotions
Kristin Laux, CAS, Geiger
Heidi Reimer-Epp, CAS, Botanical PaperWorks
Sheri Ridgeway, CAS, Geiger
Paul Schumacher, CAS, Ad Quest Promotions, Inc.
Betsy Shuster Folga, CAS, Geiger
Robert Williams , CAS, Your Brand Unleashed
Christopher Babiash, MAS, M.A. Apparel & Promotions
Julie Callahan, MAS, alphabroder
Jason Dix, MAS, Geiger
Michael McFadden, MAS, Geiger
Paul Menezes, MAS, SunGraphix
Stacy Rivet, MAS, Geiger
Sharkie Tarakjian, MAS, Promo Link
Michelle Williams, MAS, Geiger

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.