Three ASN employees honored for professional development excellence in the practice of association management at ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville, TN

Rockville, MD—August 25, 2022 – The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is pleased to congratulate three staff members recognized during the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville, TN, August 20-23 for earning their Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. This includes Griff Courtney, CAE, Director of Engagement and Business Development, Amy Gavin, CAE, Director of Digital Strategy, and Felicia Price, CAE, CMP-HC, DES, Vice President, Meetings. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Courtney, Gavin, and Price were honored for this achievement along with the 2020, 2021, and 2022 classes of CAEs, during the Awards Luncheon and Closing Keynote, Tuesday, August 23.

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have experience with nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours is 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.

“We are thrilled to share this news with our members and celebrate these accomplishments alongside other ASN Staff members attending the ASAE annual meeting in Nashville,” said ASN Chief Executive Officer, John Courtney, PhD. “20% of ASN Staff are now CAEs! At ASN, we are committed to supporting our staff’s professional development. Not only is it a personal triumph, but also a testament to our current and future growth. Congratulations Griff, Amy, and Felicia on this hard-earned achievement!”

More than 4,700 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). To learn more about ASAE and the CAE process, visit

About the American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
ASN is the preeminent professional organization for nutrition research scientists and clinicians around the world. Founded in 1928, the society brings together the top nutrition researchers, medical practitioners, policy makers and industry leaders to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition. ASN publishes four peer-reviewed journals and provides education and professional development opportunities to advance nutrition research, practice, and education. Visit ASN at

About ASAE
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 44,000 association executives and industry partners. 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