CONTACT:  Missy McWhorter, Board Chair




Washington, DC, July 1, 2022 – ASAE has announced that Cindy Holzheimer, IOM, CAE, President/CEO of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.  The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.


To be designed as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have experience with 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 4,600 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential.  The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).


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ASAE is a membership organization of more than 44,000 association executives and industry partners.  Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology.  With support of the ASAE Research Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.  Visit ASAE at