Three AAVSB Staff Members Earn CAE Credential

Three AAVSB® Staff Members Earn CAE Credential

Washington, DC (February 18, 2020) - The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that the following staff members from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) have earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation:

Daphne Tabbytite, MBA, Deputy Executive Director
Chrissy Bagby, PMP, Senior Director of Marketing & Technology
Sarah Easter, Project Manager

In addition to the above, James T. Penrod, FASLA, Executive Director, also holds the CAE designation and serves as a chair of a CAE committee for ASAE.

The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have 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 4,400 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

About ASAE:
ASAE is celebrating 100 years of making society smarter, better and safer. The Centennial anniversary represents ASAE's role as a leader and supporter of progress and innovation in the association industry. ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the support of the ASAE Research 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. Visit ASAE at

About the AAVSB:
The AAVSB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance the regulatory process for veterinary medicine. The membership of the AAVSB consists of 62 jurisdictions representing all of the United States and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and nine Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan.