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.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For close to 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.