In March, 33 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:

Jeffrey Bedekovich, MAS, Geiger
Terice Berry, MAS, Proforma TaCaBu
Carroll Hanley Goggin, MAS, DBG Promotions
Alan Groudle, MAS, Geiger
Abrey Holt, MAS, Geiger
Diane Melanson, MAS, Geiger
Shari Mitchell, MAS, Geiger
Toya Mitchell, MAS, Lord & Mitchell, Inc.
Susie Tiller, MAS, Geiger
Julie Vickers, MAS, Geiger
Lisa D. Waggoner, MAS, Raining Rose
Karla Weindel, MAS, Geiger
Carolyn Bither, CAS, Geiger
Lindsay Alcorn, CAS, BrandAlliance, Inc.
Tricia Bell, CAS, Geiger
Scott Cappel, CAS, Sorrento Mesa Printing
Jamie Catarnichi, CAS, Geiger
Kim Dionne, CAS, Geiger
Whitney Ferguson, CAS, Sign-Zone, LLC / Showdown Displays
Kaitlynne Gibson, CAS, Geiger
Rita Gleason, CAS, Geiger
Dylan Harrington, CAS, Geiger
Jennifer Haupt, CAS, Geiger
Tiffany Jones, CAS, Geiger
Michael McFadden, CAS, Geiger
Toya Mitchell, CAS, Lord & Mitchell, Inc.
Crystal M. Paradis, CAS, Geiger
Amy Rioux, CAS, Geiger
Kelly St. Pierre, CAS, Geiger
Kathleen Stanfill, CAS, Congratulations!
Sharkie Tarakjian, CAS, Promo Link
Joseph Turcotte, CAS, Geiger
Cathy Wright, CAS, Commercial Solutions

New designees are formally recognized with an assortment 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.