The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that Jan Stieger, Executive Director of DBA International has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

“The CAE credential is the hallmark for a committed association professional,” said Bryan Faliero, board president for DBA International. “Jan demonstrates these leadership characteristics on a daily basis. We are honored to recognize her for the high standards, motivation and commitment she upholds.”

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of three years’ 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. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

In addition to the CAE designation, Stieger earned a Certified Receivables Compliance Professional designation with DBA International in 2013. DBA International created its “gold standard” certification program in 2012 to promote a comprehensive national standard of industry best practices. It stresses responsible consumer protection, increased transparency and improved educational and operational standards within the industry.

DBA International is the nonprofit trade association that represents the interests of public and private companies that purchase performing and nonperforming receivables on the secondary market. Founded in 1997 by a small group of companies to provide a forum to advance best practices within the industry, today DBA has grown to represent more than 550 companies. DBA provides its members with networking, educational, and legislative advocacy opportunities through an annual conference, an executive summit, regional seminars, state and regional committees, newsletters, webinars, teleconferences, and other media. DBA maintains a code of ethics and a national certification program that promote uniform industry standards of best practice which member companies must comply with in order to maintain membership. DBA is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

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