In May, 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.

New designees are formally recognized with an array of custom promotional items generously donated by PPAI certification sponsor companies Bruce Fox and Castelli North America, Inc.

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.

Congratulations to these new designees:

Robert Angelides, CAS, Geiger
Kelly Barclay, MAS, Geiger
Jamie Catarnichi, MAS, Geiger
Rebecca Cayer, MAS, Geiger
Vicky Cooper, MAS, Geiger
Kristin Flaherty, MAS, Geiger
Armand Girard, CAS, Central Florida Promo
Lisa Greyhill, CAS, Greyhill Promotions
Caitlin Haley, CAS, Geiger
Nikki Hamlin, MAS, Geiger
Cameron Hunt, CAS, Raining Rose
Ken Huynh, MAS, Continental Marketing Services
Brendan McGinley-Tara, CAS, Geiger
Kelly Miller-Craft, MAS, Geiger
Joshua Nickerson, CAS, Geiger
Ashley Novak, CAS, 1338 Tryon
Anna Pittman, MAS, Geiger
Andrea Sands, CAS, Geiger
Brandi Vachon, MAS, Geiger
Cindy Wooten, MAS, Universal Creative Concepts
Sharon Zylla, CAS, Geiger