NAES Staff News

Linda A. Glad, CAE, Earns Certified Meeting Planner (CMP®) Credential
The Convention Industry Council has announced that Linda A. Glad, CAE, Director of Operations at the National Association of Episcopal Schools, has earned her Certified Meeting Planner (CMP®) credential. The CMP is the foremost certification in the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry, and recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry’s highest standards of professionalism. Established in 1985, over 13,000 individuals in 35 countries and territories currently have earned the designation.

To apply for CMP certification, individuals must have a minimum of three years of meeting planning experience, score a minimum of 90 out of 150 points on the application that measures the range of a candidate’s experience, and pass the rigorous CMP examination. Recertification every five years is required and involves additional professional development and experience.

Founded in 1949 as the Convention Liaison Council, the Convention Industry Council facilitates the exchange of information within the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry. It has grown to include 34 member organizations representing more than 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties. CIC offers many tools and programs designed to support the industry and meet its challenges; facilitate the exchange of information and ideas; and educate the public on its profound economic impact. For more information, visit the CIC website.

David J. Schnabel Earns Certified Association Executive (CAE™) Credential
The American Society of Association Executives has announced that David J. Schnabel, Communications & Events Coordinator at the National Association of Episcopal Schools, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE™) credential. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Less than five percent of all association professionals have earned the CAE.

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of three years experience in nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 75 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. Approximately 3,500 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential, which was first awarded in 1961.

The American Society of Association Executives is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies, and voluntary organization across the United State and in 50 countries around the world. ASAE, along with the Center for Association Leadership, provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association community. For more information visit the ASAE & The Center website.

Violet A. Valentin on Extended Pregnancy Leave
Violet Valentin, NAES’ administrative assistant, is on pregnancy leave for the remainder of this school year and the beginning of next year. While she is away, current NAES staff members have assumed her various duties and will be delighted to assist you when you call, e-mail, or contact the office to update your database record, order a publication, or make a general inquiry. Please keep Violet, her husband Luis, daughters Emily and Cora, and the new babies in your prayers. We wish Violet and her entire family and family-to-be all the best in the days ahead and look forward to welcoming her back  later this year.