Gene Terry Earns Certified Association Executive Credential

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Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG) is proud to announce Gene Terry has earned his designation as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The CAE is the foremost certification of the association management industry. Less than five percent of all association professionals have earned the credential.

The CAE designation is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management. Earning and maintain the CAE is a three-part process. Candidates must first submit an application satisfying professional experience and continuing education requirements. The next step is to sit for and pass the CAE exam. To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development activities in association and nonprofit management. Gene joins 3,900 other association professionals worldwide who have been certified in the credential’s 50-year history.

Gene started with TMG in 2008 and currently serves as the executive director for two of TMG’s client partners – the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) and the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). In addition, he serves as an associate division director, with oversight of TMG’s New Jersey office.

Gene began his career in the nonprofit sector as a communications director with the American Lung Association. He moved on to the public relations department at Hahnemann University Hospital, and then returned to his nonprofit roots in various communications and fundraising roles at the American Cancer Society and the March of Dimes.

Gene will be honored along with other newly minted CAEs during ASAE’s 2013 Annual Meeting, in Atlanta, GA, August 4-7.

About the American Society of Association Executives

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


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