In February, 23 industry professionals earned their Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) and Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) 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:

Jill Adams, MAS, The Creative J- Geiger
Scott Cappell, MAS, Sorrento Mesa Printing
Christine Carrion, MAS, Geiger
Heather Comerford, MAS, 1338Tryon, Inc.
Karen Deister, MAS, Geiger
Marilyn Edwards, MAS, Geiger
Dustin Freeman, MAS, Geiger
Paula Frykholm, MAS, Logotology
Max Grover, MAS, Geiger
Andrew Haffey, MAS, Creative Specialties Co. Inc.
Erika Leary, MAS, Geiger
Marilyn Denisse Meléndez, MAS, United Forms & Graphics
Ryan Mockler, MAS, Geiger
James Sledge, MAS, Geiger
Rachel Valdez, MAS, The Creative J- Geiger
Tabatha White, MAS, Geiger
Paula Wygonik, MAS, CE Competitive Edge
Scott Cappell, CAS, Sorrento Mesa Printing
Cassandra Duclos, CAS, Geiger
Steve Leachman, CAS, Express Press
Sally O'Donnell, CAS, Valley Graphics LTD
Kelsey Rosenbloom, CAS, PSG-gieger
Nancy Shaffer, CAS, Digital Dunamis

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.