Technology management consultant earns highest credential in association industry
ASAE has announced that Alex Cooper, PMP, of DelCor Technology Solutions has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.
“We are inspired by Alex’s achievements this past year—first becoming a certified project management professional and now earning the CAE,” said DelCor CEO Loretta Monterastelli DeLuca, FASAE. “His commitment to the industry, particularly as a young professional, is impressive.”
For a decade, Mr. Cooper worked in membership, marketing, and communications at professional and trade associations including the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, the International Association of Forensic Nurses, the Restaurant Association of Maryland, and the Back Bay Association. He joined DelCor as a technology management consultant in 2017, leveraging his varied association management experience to aid DelCor clients in the selection, implementation, and management of specialized software such as association management systems (AMS).
“Being a leader in the association world requires an eclectic skill set and the ability to see things from many different perspectives. The CAE has given me more tools to see trends and anticipate disruptions in an ever-changing world,” said Cooper. “I’ve been able to immediately apply critical knowledge and insights from my CAE studies to help association clients achieve their missions through better use of technology.”
In addition to ASAE, Mr. Cooper is a member of PMI, the Project Management Institute, which administers the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. He earned a B.A. degree in English from Suffolk University in Boston.
DelCor Technology Solutions, Inc., is an award-winning, independent technology consulting firm and ASAE Alliance Partner with operations in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Chicago. A leader in advancing association technology management, DelCor’s IT Maturity Model (ITMM) for Associations & Nonprofits inspired the ASAE Foundation’s landmark 2016 study, Tech Success for Associations. Informed by the ITMM and 200 years of direct experience as association executives, DelCorians are driven to help organizations fulfill their missions, visions, and business goals. Since its founding in 1984, DelCor has helped more than 800 associations and nonprofits around the nation and world achieve progress through technology strategic consulting, hosting, and managed services.
The Certified Association Executive (CAE) Program serves to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate those who have acquired and have demonstrated knowledge essential to the practice of association management. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. For more information, visit www.whatiscae.org.
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ASAE is a membership organization of more than 40,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,200 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.