Tuesday, August 25, 2020 02:32 PM

AMPED's Michael Battaglia Earns Certified Association Executive Credential

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that Michael Battaglia, an executive director at AMPED Association Management, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation.  The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

As the Executive Director of NIBA-The Belting Association (NIBA) and the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA), Battaglia has over 12 years’ experience in non-profit management, leading associations in strategic planning, governance, marketing and communications, membership development, financial management and more.

“I’m very pleased to join the CAE community and advance my knowledge of association management,” said Battaglia. “This credential will help me deliver high-quality experiences for our boards and volunteer leaders and I appreciate the support of AMPED in seeking professional development opportunities.”

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, 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 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 4,500 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential. The CAE program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 35,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations.  Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world.  With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.  For more information about ASAE, visit asaecenter.org.

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AMPED Association Management (www.manageassociations.com) is a full-service association management company with offices in Middleton, WI; Metro Washington, DC; Glenwood Springs, CO; and Sacramento, CA. AMPED uses the knowledge gained from working with multiple organizations to help associations achieve their highest potential. AMPED provides association leadership, strategic planning, meeting planning and management, member communications, financial management, and public relations services to a variety of national and global trade and professional associations.

AMPED is proud of its team of 40 full- and part-time staff, which includes CAE (Certified Association Executive), CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) and FASAE (Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives) designates.

Of the more than 500 association management companies worldwide, AMPED is one of only 80 firms that have achieved the prestigious AMC Institute accreditation, demonstrating the highest level of professionalism and responsibility, while consistently meeting and exceeding all industry standards.

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