BOC President & CEO Appointed to Certified Association Executive Commission

Claudia Zacharias will serve on Certified Association Executive Commission, which awards the highest professional credential in the association industry.

Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, president of DME accrediting organization the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), has been appointed to serve on the Certified Association Executive (CAE) Commission.

The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry, and to earn it executives must meet educational, experiential and specialized professional development requirements. They also must a rigorous examination in association management and pledge to uphold a code of ethics.

The CAE Commission awards the Certified Association Executive credential and sets the policy and standards related to the CAE Program. In addition to being the governing body for the CAE, the CAE Commission is an independent certifying body of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

“The invitation to serve on the Commission was incredibly humbling,” Zacharias said. “I am honored to contribute my perspective from the intersection of credentialing and association management.”

Zacharias earned her CAE credential in 2008. In her new role as a Commissioner on the Commission, she will serve on the Competency Based Task Force, a committee that focuses on shifting the CAE credential to a competency-based format. 

“We are excited to have Claudia join us as a member of the overseeing Commission for the Certified Association Executive credential,” said CAE Commission Chair Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, CPF. “Her leadership and background in credentialing and certification will provide an essential perspective as we continue to build the future of the association industry's credential.”

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