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1,348 Industry Professionals Now Awarded with Education Certifications 

Nineteen new grads certified; 30,000 enrolled in ASI’s free Online Learning Center

TREVOSE, PA – March 12, 2015 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced 19 more industry professionals were recently certified through the ASI Education Certification Program, bringing the total to 1,348, 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:
  • Michael Azzarello, Westminster Printing & Promotions (asi/359158)
  • Robert Bascombe, Ad-Pro (asi/107766)
  • Judi Brown, Getting Personal Imprinting LLC (asi/205008)
  • Nate Brown, Ghost Guru (asi/164578)
  • Jesse Dunbar, Royal Promotions Inc. (asi/313991)
  • Reid Fryhover, College Hill Custom Threads (asi/164578)
  • Jennifer Gangwish, College Hill Custom Threads (asi/164578)
  • Eric Granata, Robyn Promotions (asi/309656)
  • Ryan Hearley, Albany Envelope LLC (asi/116011)
  • Cheryl Hokanson, Millennium Marketing Solutions Inc. (asi/379074)
  • Richard Hunter, M & M Promotions LLC (asi/258046)
  • Craig Keller, Express Graphics Digital Printing Co. (asi/190992)
  • Marita McGreal, Ortho Incentives (asi/286313)
  • Denys Miller, Catalyst Innovations Inc. (asi/159086)

“Taking the time out from a busy life and career to get an education certification sends a clear signal to the industry and to clients that these professionals are dedicated and knowledgeable, making them the ideal person to do business with,” said ASI CEO Timothy M. Andrews.
The latest MASI graduates are:
  • Jennie Hudgins, Innerworkings Inc. (asi/168860)
  • Chad Haberstroh, M & M Promotions LLC (asi/258046)
  • Ned Hylton, Artcraft Promotional Concepts (asi/125050)
  • Michelle Sherman-Cheng, On3Tek, Inc. (asi/287739)
  • Jacqueline Vomberg, Cary Francis Group (asi/158924)

“Taking the time out from a busy life and career to get an education certification sends a clear signal to the industry and to clients that these professionals are dedicated and knowledgeable, making them the ideal person to do business with,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI.

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. To date, 2,048 people have attended education sessions at the 2015 ASI shows. 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 VP of professional development, at (215) 953-3434 or mligos@asicentral.com.

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 www.asicentral.com and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.

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