Lori Scozzafava Designated Certified Association Executive (CAE)
Publish Date: 2/9/2005
Lori Scozzafava, SWANA's Deputy Executive Director, recently earned the Certified Association Executive Credential (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Less than five percent of all association professionals have achieved this distinction.
The CAE Credential is widely recognized as an indication of demonstrated skill in leadership, activity in community affairs and expertise in association management.
To earn the CAE Credential, an applicant must obtain a minimum number of years of required experience in nonprofit management, complete multiple hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management that tests fundamental knowledge of all areas of the association management profession, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. Approximately 3,000 association professionals currently hold the CAE Credential.
Scozzafava was appointed SWANA's Deputy Executive Director in the fall of 2004 after serving as Director of Technical Programs since 1999.
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is the leading authority in association management, and the professional society for those who work in the association industry. Its 22,000 members manage trade associations, professional societies, and nonprofit organizations, as well as companies that support the association community. For more information on ASAE, visit www. asaenet.org.
For over 40 years, SWANA, The Solid Waste Association of North America, has been the leading professional association in the solid waste management field. SWANA's mission is "to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste." SWANA serves over 7,000 members and thousands more industry professionals with technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.