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Megan Williams, Deputy Director, Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.  The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

To be designated as a CAE, an applicant must have a minimum of three years 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.  More than 4200 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential.  The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Williams has worked for the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association for nearly 21 years.  She graduated from Virginia Tech in 1992 with a BA in Communications Studies.  She is an active member of the Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE), the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

She lives in Richmond with her husband Ellis and two daughters, Callie and Anna.

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 35,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 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