1,398 Industry Professionals Now Awarded with Education Certifications

Twenty-seven new grads certified; 40,000 enrolled in ASI’s free Online Learning Center

TREVOSE, PA – September 23, 2015 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced 27 more industry professionals were recently certified through the ASI Education Certification Program, bringing the total to 1,398, with more than 40,000 enrolled in ASI's free Online Learning Center.

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:

  • Dennis Allman, The Vernon Company (asi/351700)
  • Leah Beack, ePromos Promotional Products Inc. (asi/188515)
  • Ryan Cook, Mo’ Money Associates (asi/275350)
  • Cherry Ann Cordner, Celebrate (asi/159671)
  • Cory Dewett, Plan House Printing & Signs (asi/296327)
  • Kyle Erdman, College Hill Custom Threads (asi/164578)
  • Katharine Evans, Craftwell Canada Inc. (asi/169543)
  • Robert E. Johnson, New Orleans Promotions LLC (asi/283150)
  • Jean Kalinsky, Award Excellence Marketing (asi/128184)
  • Debra Kepler, First Impressions (asi/267061)
  • Nicholas Lee, College Hill Custom Threads (asi/164578)
  • Amy Lewis, Allegra Marketing, Print & Mail (asi/372002)
  • Jennifer London, Allegra Network LLC (asi/372000)
  • Danielle Lum, NK Promotions (asi/394942)
  • Susan McCormick, Team Creative Connections (asi/341187)
  • Javier Melendez, Proforma (asi/300094)
  • Valerie Piette, First Impressions (asi/267061)
  • Amanda Potter, A & P Master Images (asi/702505)
  • Howard Potter, A & P Master Images (asi/702505)
  • William Powell, P3 Apparel (asi/288516)
  • Jake Priebe, St. Camillus Printing & Graphics (asi/316335)
  • Ty Sutton, Goldden Corporation (asi/581777)
  • Amanda Vories, Carpe Diem Sales & Marketing (asi/158580)

The latest MASI graduates are:

  • Hap Christensen, InkHead Promotional Products (asi/231159)
  • Laurie DePino, DeSIGNED by DePINO (asi/179754)
  • Jennifer Gangwish, College Hill Custom Threads (asi/164578)
  • Bernard Thorn, Brand Marketing Trends & Pictorials (asi/145068)

“Education is critical for any serious-minded person determined to up their game, make more money and succeed in our rapidly changing business world, and there’s no better way for industry professionals to accomplish that than by obtaining their MASI or BASI through ASI,” 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.

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 Melinda Ligos, ASI’s editor-in-chief and senior VP 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 opportunitiestrade showseducationaward-winning magazines, newsletters, custom websites and catalogs to help members sell, market and promote their brands. Learn more at and on Google+FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube and the CEO’s blog.