Washington, D.C. (Feb. 1, 2017)—The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) announced that Courtney Schoenborn, first vice president, political programs at the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Approximately 4,300 association professionals hold the CAE credential.
“ICBA is proud to count Courtney among its professional staff and congratulates her on this notable achievement,” said ICBA’s Chief of Staff and Senior Executive Vice President Terry Jorde. “As a CAE, Courtney joins an exclusive group of professionals who are uniquely equipped to address today’s association business challenges. Her leadership and dedication to the community bank industry are to be commended.”
To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of five years’ experience in nonprofit organization management, complete at least 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.
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 9,300 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.
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for nearly 6,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services.