In June and July, nine industry professionals earned their Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) designations. 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:
Jeff Bedekovich, CAS, Geiger
Tim Howe, CAS, Spectrum Designs Foundation
Dawn Olds, CAS, HALO Branded Solutions
Tomas Peniche, CAS, Consutura
Ruby Phillips, CAS, Geiger
Anna Pittman, CAS, Geiger
Todd Rothenberg, CAS, Primex Innovations, Inc.
Cyndi B. Tatum, CAS, P3 Professional Promotional Products
Cindy Wooten, CAS, Universal Midwest, Inc. DBA Universal Creative Concepts

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, Master Advertising Specialist (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.