Zimmer Renews Certified Association Executive Designation

Wed February 11, 2004 - Northeast Edition

John R. Zimmer, president and CEO of Keystone Chapter, Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. (ABC), was recently renewed as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) through 2006.

To become certified, applicants must:

• have obtained career experience for the required length of time within the field of non-profit/association management;

• have obtained multiple hours of continuing professional development; and

• have successfully completed a comprehensive examination, which tests fundamental knowledge of all areas of the association management profession.

To maintain certification, CAEs must accumulate 40 professional credits over successive three-year periods to demonstrate their continued involvement in association management, continuing education, and professional activities.

More than 3,100 association executives have earned the CAE designation. Among association professionals, “CAE” indicates skillful leadership, activity in community affairs, and expertise in association management.

The American Society of Association Executives, Washington, D.C., is an individual membership society made up of more than 25,000 association executives and suppliers. Its members manage leading trade associations and professional societies across the country, and also represent suppliers of products and services to the association community.

Keystone Chapter, Associated Builders & Contractors Inc., operating out of Rapho Business Park, Manheim, PA, represents more than 700 construction-related firms locally and is part of a national federation with 1,700 members in Pennsylvania and 23,000 members in 81 chapters.

ABC’s members are involved in commercial, industrial, and institutional free enterprise construction throughout south central Pennsylvania.

For more information, call 717/653-8106.