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1,242 Industry Professionals Now Awarded with Education Certifications

Seven new grads certified; 30,000 enrolled in ASI's free Online Learning Center

TREVOSE, PA – August 28, 2014 The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced seven more industry professionals were recently certified through the ASI Education Certification Program, bringing the total to 1,242, with more than 30,000 enrolled in ASI’s free Online Learning Center.

Participation in the ASI Education Certification Program costs nothing for ASI members and is user-friendly, with all courses automatically tracked electronically via ASI’s proprietary digital campus. ASI’s extensive educational programs support the needs of everyone from newcomers to proven industry veterans.

The ASI Certification Program offers two certification levels: BASI™ (Bachelor of Advertising Specialty Information) and MASI™ (Master of Advertising Specialty Information).

The latest BASI graduates are:

  • Jacquie Michel, Cary Francis Group (asi/158924)
  • Sam Rolfe, Cary Francis Group (asi/158924)
  • Garrett Duffy, ParsonsKellogg (asi/339615)
  • Jennie Hudgins, Innerworkings Inc. (asi/168860)
  • Allie Richter, G & G Outfitters Inc. (asi/199904)
  • Lynda Schmitz, The Shamrock Companies (asi/324237)
  • Nick Worthington, Stitch Designers (asi/741145)

"To receive recognition and get ahead, all professionals, regardless of their chosen field, need to keep advancing their knowledge and improving themselves," said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. "By obtaining their MASI or BASI through ASI, the newly-certified pros in the promotional products industry are taking a giant step forward in their career path."

ASI annually invests $1.3 million to educate its members. During the 2014 ASI Show® season, a total of 5,406 attended classes, making ASI the largest educator in the industry. Click here for a complete overview of ASI Education.

With a full spectrum of education, information and research programs, ASI has everything it takes to help ad specialty professionals learn the business and remain competitive. ASI offers an unmatched portfolio of educational opportunities, incomparable publications and insightful research reports.

For more information on ASI Education, contact Melinda Ligos, ASI’s editor-in-chief and senior vice president of professional development, at (215) 953-3434 or

About ASI
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) is the largest media, marketing and education organization serving the promotional products industry, with a network of over 25,000 distributors and suppliers throughout North America. ASI leads the industry in technology solutions, providing cloud-based e-commerce, enterprise resource planning software (ERP) and customer relationship management software (CRM). ESP Web® is the industry’s leading tool for sourcing hundreds of thousands of products. A family-owned business since 1962, ASI also provides online research, marketing, advertising opportunities, trade shows, education, award-winning magazines, newsletters, custom websites and catalogs to help members sell, market and promote their brands. Visit ASI at and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.

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