Sara Mooney

AEM Senior Vice President, Strategy, Membership Services & Marketing Sara Truesdale Mooney recently earned the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE) from ASAE.

To be designated as a CAE, an association executive must possess a minimum of five years of experience and a strong record of professional development within nonprofit organization management, pass a stringent examination in association management, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. Mooney is the first AEM executive to earn the credential.

“Earning the CAE designation was a great opportunity for me to demonstrate the wide range of knowledge essential in today’s challenging environment,” said Mooney. “More importantly, it’s about applying that knowledge here at AEM to benefit the association and our members.”

More than 4,400 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 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. Fore more information, visit

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