In March, eight industry professionals earned their Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) and Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) 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:

Valerie Borkowski, MAS, Boost Promotional Branding
Sarah Couturier, MAS, Geiger
Tracey Despres, MAS, Geiger
Jeanie Brown, CAS, Quality Resource Group, Inc.
Sandra Schnitzler, CAS, PromoShop, Inc.
Rachel Varela, CAS, Geiger
Brittany Wiseman, CAS, Geiger
Mike Yager, CAS, Spotlight Sport & Corporate Wear Ltd.

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.