J. Michael Reitelbach and Gail S. Phillips, president and senior vice president of association management, respectively, for Organization Management Group Inc., have earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) re-certification through the American Society for Association Executives.
According to ASAE’s Center for Association Leadership, the CAE program is “designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment.”
The program is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies.
Renewing certificants are required to have completed at least 40 hours of association management-related professional development, or a minimum of 30 hours of association management development plus 10 hours of qualifying leadership, authorship, and teaching activities contributing to the profession of association management.
About 4,000 association-management industry leaders around the world have attained the prestigious CAE credential. OMG encourages all of its executives to earn professional designations in their fields.
Reitelbach, who founded OMG in 1999, has over 35 years of association management experience, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Old Dominion University. He also holds the Graduate, Institute for Organization Management (IOM) designation as well as the National Association of REALTORS®’ REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE) designation. Reitelbach serves as executive vice president of the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association.
Phillips, with more than 30 years of association management experience, has a Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University and serves on the Virginia Society of Association Executives Board of Directors. She has completed numerous certificate programs in association management, marketing, code of ethics, professional standards and association structures. Phillips is executive director of the National Association of Residential Property Managers.