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1,536 Industry Professionals Now Awarded with Education Certifications

 Twenty-four new grads certified; 40,000 enrolled in the free  ASI University

TREVOSE, PA – April 12, 2016 –The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced 24 more industry professionals were recently certified through the ASI Education Certification Program, bringing the total to 1,536, with more than 40,000 enrolled in the free ASI University.

The ASI Education Certification Program is free for ASI members and user friendly, with all 500 courses automatically tracked electronically via ASI’s digital campus. The extensive educational program supports the needs of everyone, from newcomers to proven industry veterans, with sales, marketing, social media, business-building and technology courses offered online and in person at ASI shows and events, presented by experts in their field.

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:

  • Candace McCullers, Advertise America Inc. (asi/109770)
  • Mark Grosse, Design CreationZ, LLC (asi/179788)
  • Josephine Addison, Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail (asi/372002)
  • Thomas Ahn, Westminster Printing & Promotions (asi/359158)
  • Keisha Bird, Signs North Coast (asi/590001)
  • Charles Campbell, Allegra (asi/372010)
  • Janet Cannata, Proforma (asi/300094)
  • Mike Graham, MG Promotional Products (asi/470733)
  • Gordon Greco, On The Rocks Promotions (asi/287601)
  • Jordan Kress, Woods Printing Company (asi/363513)
  • Margarita Loret de Mola, Ibiley Uniforms (asi/229596)
  • Tatiana Molotkova, Score Promotions (asi/321353)
  • Kathryn Morelli, Pro-Mo’s (asi/299738)
  • Cathy Parker, Central Valley Business Forms (asi/160330)
  • Stefanie Pesantes, Eyevertising LLC (asi/57371)
  • Darren Smith, Wake Forest Awards & Engraving Inc. (asi/354106)
  • Chris Uriarte, Laura’s Gifts (asi/250032)
  • Shari Verrone, Stackable Sensations, LLC (asi/332999)
  • Della Voris, Proforma Vision Marketing (asi/491499)
  • Cody Yerian, Crosstown Promotional, LLC (asi/171961)

The latest MASI graduates are:

  • Craig Keller, Express Graphics Digital Printing Co. (asi/190992)
  • Catherine Caprino, Positive Promotions (asi/297370)
  • Belinda Duhaney, Signs North Coast (asi/590001)
  • Vicki Wilder, Zweigle Advertising Inc. (asi/366300)

“It takes time, effort and determination to earn an ASI education certification, and everyone on this list deserves congratulations for investing in their future and in the betterment of the promotional products industry,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI.

ASI annually invests $1.3 million to educate its members. During the 2015 ASI Show® season, a total of 5,295 attended classes, making ASI the largest educator in the industry. Click here for a complete overview of ASI Education, which is just one of many exclusive benefits offered to ASI members. Click here to review member-only discounts offered by affiliate partners through ASI’s Business Savings Program.

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, award-winning publications and insightful research reports.

For more information on ASI Education, contact Nicole Rollender, ASI’s executive director of professional development and editor of Wearables, at nrollender@asicentral.com.

About ASI
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI®) serves a network of 25,000 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $22 billion promotional products industry. ASI’s flagship product, the technology platform ESP®, manages the industry’s entire supply and marketing chain. ASI also produces award-winning digital and print content, live events and educational programs that enable companies in 61 countries to be more efficient, productive and profitable. ASI’s Counselor® magazine provides the most authoritative business content in the industry, and the ASI Certification Program features 500+ live and online education courses for over 40,000 professionals. The company, family owned and operated since 1962, is proud to have been consistently ranked among the “Best Places to Work” in Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA. For more info: www.asicentral.com.

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