Yvonne C. McGhee Renews Certified Association Executive Designation
Thursday, July 9, 2015
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that Yvonne C. McGhee, executive director of The Virginia Bar Association, was recently renewed as a Certified Association Executive (CAE).
The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Less than 5 percent of all association professionals have earned the CAE designation. McGhee passed the CAE exam in 2013, and this is her second renewal.
To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of three years of experience in nonprofit organization management, complete at least 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass an examination in association management, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics.
To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake a minimum of 40 hours of ongoing professional development featuring classes or volunteer activities in association and nonprofit management. More than 4,100 association professionals hold the CAE credential. The CAE program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
About The Virginia Bar Association
The Virginia Bar Association, the first statewide organization for lawyers in Virginia, is the largest voluntary bar association in the commonwealth, with 5,700 members. Its mission is to be the independent voice of the Virginia lawyer, advancing the highest ideals of the profession through advocacy and volunteer service. The VBA provides many avenues to assist members in the legal profession, ranging from educational programming, community service opportunities, and member benefits.
About the ASAE
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 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.