Rick Bawcum earns CAE Credential

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Rick Bawcum earns CAE Credential

For Immediate Release 12:00 EDT

August 22, 2020


Washington, DC— August 22, 2020— ASAE has announced that Richard (Rick) Bawcum, CEO of CIMATRI has earned the Certified Association Executive (“CAE”) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have experience with nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, 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. More than 4,500 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

“I am proud to be a part of the association and nonprofit industry. Earning my CAE was an amazing learning experience. The power of associations lies in their focus on mission and purpose. I look forward to continuing to make a difference alongside the many organizations and individuals that positively impact our personal and professional lives through associations and nonprofits” says Rick Bawcum.


 CIMATRI is a strategic technology consulting firm focused exclusively on associations and nonprofits.  For more than five (5) years, CIMATRI professionals have been delivering game-changing digital solutions to associations and non-profits.  CIMATRI is an active supporter of ASAE and its programs, including the Technology Professionals Advisory Council. Visit CIMATRI at CIMATRI.com

About ASAE:

ASAE is celebrating 100 years of making society smarter, better, and safer. The Centennial anniversary represents ASAE’s role as a leader and supporter of progress and innovation in the association industry. ASAE is a membership organization of more than 50,000 association executive and industry partners representing over 7,000 organizations. 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 asaecenter.org.

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