Center CEO Earns Certified Association Executive Credential

Washington, DC, January 26, 2015 – ASAE has announced that Glen O’Gilvie, CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. 

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 4,000 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

"I am delighted to accomplish such a prestigious credential," said Glen O'Gilvie, CAE. "The qualifying criteria, comprehensive scope of required knowledge and rigorous four-hour exam underscores the importance of being well prepared to lead associations."

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. 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

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About the Center for Nonprofit Advancement
For 35 years the Center for Nonprofit Advancement has strengthened the capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, supporting more than 13,000 and directly engaging nearly 1,000 organizations (our members), the Center assists area nonprofits to achieve their missions through training and technical assistance programs, networking, advocacy and group buying power.