Cristina Bowerman, VP communications and member services with the Construction Suppliers Association, earned the Certified Association Executive credential.
The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.
For the past nine years, Bowerman has managed communication and marketing efforts for associations in the building material industry. She began freelance work with the Tyrone, Georgia-based Construction Suppliers Association in 2010, accepting the position of VP in 2011. Prior to joining CSA, Bowerman worked with the Florida Building Material Association.
To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of three years experience in 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 4,000 association professional currently hold the CAE credential.