PPAG’s O’Hara earns CAE credential

The American Society of Association Executives announced recently that Lorna O’Hara of Princeton Public Affairs Group has earned the Certified Association Executive designation.

The CAE, according to ASAE, is the top professional certificate in the association industry.

O’Hara leads Princeton Association Management Professionals for PPAG and has more than 20 years of experience in association management within various organizations in and around Trenton and Washington, D.C.

“Lorna’s ‘get the job done right’ approach brings a real focus to her team. We’re looking forward to her expanding our association management practice at PPAG,” said Dale Florio of PPAG.

“I’m proud of this accomplishment and, more importantly, I look forward to implementing best practices, promoting growth and garnering respect for the industries I work with and represent,” O’Hara said.

To be designated as a CAE, an applicant must have a minimum of three years’ experience with nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass an exam in association management and pledge to uphold a code of ethics.

To maintain the designation, individuals must undergo ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.