Francesca Radabaugh Earns Certified Association Executive Credential

The highest professional credential in the association industry
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - July 20, 2021 - PRLog -- Delray Beach, FL – The American Society of Association Executives™ (ASAE) has announced that VP of Operations and Director of Association Management of Paragon Events, Inc., Francesca Radabaugh, has earned the Certified Association Executive® (CAE) designation. CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

"I am so elated to have earned my CAE credential," said Francesca Radabaugh. "This achievement represents the practical skills and knowledge I have acquired while expanding Paragon Events' Association Management Department during the past 15 years. It is humbling to be a part of the distinguished group of association professionals who have achieved this milestone."

To be designated as a CAE, individuals must have experience with nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management. Francesca is part of more than 4,700 association professionals who currently hold this credential. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

"We are extremely proud of Francesca's achievement, leadership, and continued growth," said President and CEO of Paragon Events, Renee Radabaugh. "Her extensive knowledge in association management and dedication to providing the best service to our clients has led her to earn this prestigious credential."

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About Paragon Events

Paragon Events is a full-service meeting, association management, and marketing firm headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, operating both nationally and internationally. Our portfolio of clients is comprised of corporate, government, technology, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations. In addition to a high-end social clientele, we lead our team of experts to work closely together to achieve our clients' goals with accuracy, efficiency, and passion. We are proud to be recognized as a certified WBENC Women's Business Enterprise, the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S., and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs.

About ASAE

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the support of the ASAE Research 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. Visit ASAE at

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