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Sibel Clifford Earns Certified Association Executive Credential

Washington, DC – Association Management Strategies, Inc. (AMS), a leading Washington, DC based association management company, is pleased to announce that Account Executive Sibel Clifford has received the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)’s Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, the highest professional credential in the association industry.

Ms. Clifford joined AMS in February 2016. She currently serves as Executive Director for ABWM Foundation and Membership and Operations Director for International Claim Association (ICA). Ms. Clifford has over 20 years of experience in international nonprofit organization management. She is a strong association leader with proven successes in strategic management, operations, membership, and volunteer management.

Before joining the AMS, Ms. Clifford worked as a Communications Manager for the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) in Paris. and at Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) in Istanbul, as the Deputy Secretary General.

The CAE Program elevates professional standards, enhances individual performance, and designates those who acquired and have demonstrated the knowledge essential to the practice of association management. To be designated as a CAE, an applicant must have 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. CAE is the only professional designation for the association management profession and has been achieved by over 4,700 association industry leaders worldwide. Read ASAE’s press release and see the full list of professionals who recently earned the CAE credential here: 

“AMS is committed to supporting the development of our staff, as exemplified by Ms. Clifford’s recent achievement of the CAE designation,” said John Flatley, AMS President. “By focusing on continual improvement, we ensure the best quality of service for our clients over time. We could not be prouder of Ms. Clifford and the work she put into achieving her certification.” Ms. Clifford is the latest recipient of the CAE designation within AMS; she joins Melissa Forburger, K. Malaika Walton, and Stephanie Dernek, all of whom previously earned the credential.