The American Society for Nutrition’s Director of Knowledge Initiatives, Michelle Crispino, Honored for Professional Development Excellence in the Practice of Association Management

Rockville, MD (August 15, 2023) – The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is pleased to congratulate Michelle Crispino, CAE, DES who was recognized during the 2023 American Society for Association Executives’ (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, GA last week. Ms. Crispino earned a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation, the highest professional credential in the association industry.

To receive this certification, an applicant must be experienced in nonprofit management, complete a minimum of 100 hours in specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics.

Ms. Crispino has been instrumental in the design and execution of ASN’s annual meeting, NUTRITION, and a myriad of virtual educational events. She administers the Society’s accreditation programs that provide continuing education credits for physicians, dietitians, and other professionals. Most recently, Ms. Crispino developed and launched DiscoverNUTRITION, ASN’s new portal for online learning.

“We are proud to have Michelle as a valuable member of the ASN staff team,” said ASN Chief Executive Officer John Courtney, PhD. “Her dedication and tireless efforts to advance our mission are inspiring.”

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
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is the preeminent professional organization for 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 the science, education, and practice of nutrition, reaching more than 55 million people annually. ASN publishes four peer-reviewed journals and provides education and professional development opportunities year-round. Since 2018, the American Society of Nutrition has presented NUTRITION, the leading global annual meeting for nutrition professionals. Visit us at

About American Society for Association Executives
The American Society for Association Executives (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