“I’ve been very fortunate to spend the majority of my career working for trade associations that are designed to support and serve others,” said Gorman. “It’s especially gratifying to earn this accreditation while serving the needs of credit unions, which put the members they serve and the communities they support at the top of their decision trees. I believe in the power of trade associations and what they can do to mobilize, lift up, and grow the industries or individuals they serve, and I’m grateful in the support I’ve received from my peers and colleagues toward earning this certification.”
“We’re delighted that Jon has received his CAE designation,” said Caroline Willard, Cornerstone president and CEO. “We now have three CAEs on our leadership team, and considering the high bar of training and testing required to earn the CAE, his accomplishment reflects our ongoing commitment to providing industry expertise and service to our members.”
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.
To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management. More than 4,200 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
About Cornerstone Credit Union League
The Cornerstone Credit Union League is the nation’s largest regional credit union trade association, serving more than 500 credit unions in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Cornerstone exists to advance the success of credit unions in the region through legislative and grassroots advocacy; regulatory and compliance support; training, educational, and networking opportunities; essential communications related to the news and information affecting the credit union industry; and other products and services that establish Cornerstone as the essential partner for credit unions.
ASAE is a membership organization of 39,000 association executives and industry partners representing 9,300 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies, and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE 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. For more information about ASAE, please visit asaecenter.org.