June 24, 2014—The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that Tammy Seldon, Executive Director of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Less than five percent of all association professionals have earned the CAE.
To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of three years experience in 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. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for the Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Tammy has 22 years of experience in association management, business development, and international business. She began her career in the giant screen industry in January 2004 as GSCA’s Conference and Membership Director and was promoted to Executive Director in 2010. Tammy was previously the Human Resources Director with CARFAX, Inc. Tammy has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from George Mason University and a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management in Fairfax, Virginia. She is also a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP).
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. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.
The core purpose of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA®) is to advance the business of producing and presenting educational giant screen and immersive cinema experiences globally. GSCA's membership includes more than 260 organizations in nearly 30 countries. Member organizations include giant screen filmmakers, distributors, theaters, suppliers, manufacturers, and students from around the world. For more information about GSCA, visit www.giantscreencinema.com, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/giantscreencinema, and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gsca.