In August, 11 industry professionals joined an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the promotional products industry and to continuing their education by earning their CAS (Certified Advertising Professional) and MAS (Master Advertising Professional) industry certifications.

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:

Mary Jo Tomasini, MAS,    Competitive Edge

Stevie Clark, CAS, SNUGZ USA

Jason Corsetti, CAS, Moderne Glass Co., Inc.

Susan Cunningham, CAS, HALO Branded Solutions

Vicki Lam, CAS, Promo Victory, Inc.

Nou Lee, CAS, AIA Corporation

Ryan Mockler, CAS, Geiger

Sydra Newell, CAS, SNUGZ USA

Leslie Roark, CAS, PromoPros

Kristin Stevens, CAS, Geiger

Bill Szydlowski, CAS, The Vernon Company

New designees are formally recognized with an array of custom promotional items. These items are generously donated by PPAI certification sponsor companies Bruce Fox and Hirsch Gift.

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 also 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.