For Immediate Release
Contact: David Bass
Richmond (Feb. 16, 2015) — The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) is pleased to announce that Government Affairs Director Emily Walker, CAE, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential.
The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. At the VSCPA, Walker oversees and provides strategic direction for VSCPA government relations programs, including VSCPA legislative and regulatory activities, grassroots initiatives, the VSCPA Political Action Committee (VSCPA PAC), peer review and ethics programs.
To be designated as a CAE, an applicant must have a minimum of three years’ experience in nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management. More than 4,000 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential. The CAE program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 9,300 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With the support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.
The VSCPA is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing the success of CPAs. Founded in 1909, the VSCPA has 11,000 members who work in public accounting, industry, government and education. For general information, please visit the Press Room on the VSCPA website at www.vscpa.com, email [email protected] or call (804) 612-9440. To search for a CPA in your geographic region, visit www.vscpa.com/FindaCPA.
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