CANDIDATES PASS INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS
A total of 44 industry professionals passed the Master Advertising Specialist and Certified Advertising Specialist (MAS/CAS) certification examinations administered by Irving, Texas-based Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) at January’s PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.
“Earning a professional certification is an avenue being traveled by more and more people in the industry,” noted Steve Slagle, PPAI’s president and CEO. “Making the commitment to pursue a MAS or CAS certification is a benchmark of the effort individuals are willing to make to ensure their future business success and the overall professionalism of the industry.”
The MAS certification requires the equivalent of 170 hours from a structured curriculum, five years of experience in the promotional products industry and a passing score on the certification exam. The certification was given to: Jeff Anderson, KB Team Promotions/iPROMOTEu, Fairview, Ore.; David Bywater, Tru Art Advertising Calendars, Iowa City, Iowa; Patrick Dori, Spirit Sales Promotions, Hackensack, N.J.; Susan Friedline, Geiger, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Carol Goebelt, Goodhope Bags, Stow, Ohio; Dennis Houston, Geiger, Omaha, Neb.; Carol Kantor, Business Builders, Cupertino, Calif.; Rebecca Kollmann, Adventures in Advertising, Neenah, Wis.; Joe Meininger, Lee Wayne Corporation, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Stephen Ropfogel, Goldman Promotions, Glendale, Calif.; Tim Sheridan, Bluemack, Northbrook, Ill.; Randy Spring, Cedric Spring & Associates, Saint Charles, Ill.; Anthony Stover, Promotional Marketing magazine, Philadelphia; Patricia Turney, Augusta Marketing Products, Houston and Bill Wright, Geiger, Scottsdale, Ariz.
The CAS certification requires the equivalent of 70 hours from a structured curriculum, three years of experience in the promotional products industry and a passing score on the certification exam. Those that received CAS certification included: John Andersen, Admore, Macomb, Mich.; Nicole Arriola, Corporate Promotions, Atlanta; Susan Chang, B & E Enterprises, Taipei, Taiwan; Karen Cohen, All-In-One, San Diego, Calif.; Keny Coonce, L.W. Barrett Company, Denver; Ken Glaeser, By Invitation Only/dba Bing Promotional Products, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Anne Dillard Glenn, Dated Events, Atlanta; Bert Hansen, Hansen Advertising, Willmar, Minn.; Hillary Feder, Hillary’s Personalized Gifts, Hopkins, Minn.; Laura Harry, BIC Graphic USA, Cincinnati; Gary Hilton, Tangible Advertising, Wichita, Kan.; Vilia Johnson, Geiger, Seattle, Wash.; Katie Kessler, HSA Enterprises, Miami; Harmalene Kurz, FRI Resources, St. Louis; Stacey McConnell, Adventures in Advertising, Neenah, Wis.; Kendra McDougal, SJM Agency, McLean, Va.; Scott McKenzie, Creative Concepts, Edmonton, Alberta; Louise Michaud, Geiger, Lewiston, Maine; Scott Miller, Best Impressions/Geiger, Pawtucket, R.I.; Mark Moody, Black Knight Press, Memphis, Tenn.; Troy Nelson, Nelson Specialties, Grand Forks, N.D.; Nicole Pitre, Magic Promotions, Houma, La.; John Prusa, PRUSA Marketing, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Ron Salim, Madison Graphics, Lakewood, Ohio; Lisa Schulz, Geiger, Lewiston, Maine; Brad Shuman, Pro Specialties Group, San Diego, Calif.; Tara Villanueva, Geiger, Monrovia, Calif.; Phyllis Watson, Impressions Advertising Specialties, Minden, La., and Dave Williams, Southtrac, Suwanee, Ga.