Larry BuzeckyAEM Vice President, AEM Business Intelligence and Vice President, HAI Chief Administrative Officer Larry Buzecky recently earned the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE) from ASAE.

The Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance and identify association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management. Founded in 1960, the CAE Program stands as a mark of excellence and has evolved to reflect what it takes to manage an association in today's challenging climate.

“As I’ve told a number of my colleagues, I wish I had pursued the CAE years ago – I’ve learned about areas within my organization that otherwise I never would have been exposed to in a more foundational, academic way,” said Buzecky.

Buzecky joined AEM in 2000, back when the association was Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (CIMA), as the organization’s Web Services Manager. He also served as the Director of Safety Materials, Director of Strategic Content and Vice President of Business Intelligence. In his current role as Vice President, AEM Business Intelligence and Vice President, HAI Chief Administrative Officer, Buzecky oversees AEM’s Market Share Statistics and Business Intelligence areas, while also working with the association’s market data processor, Hargrove & Associates, in a cybersecurity policy compliance role.

Prior to joining AEM and working for a number of years as a writer, content manager and project manager, Buzecky graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and English from the University of Wisconsin. In addition, he earned his Master’s degree in English from Northwestern University.

More than 4,600 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential, and the CAE program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Since it was established more than 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. For more information, visit

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