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ARTBA Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black earns Certified Association Executive designation

WASHINGTON, DC — American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black, Ph.D., has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAETM) credential. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

To obtain the designation, an applicant must have at least five years of experience with nonprofit association 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 4,400 association professionals currently hold the CAE designation.  The CAE program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Dr. Black joined ARTBA in August 2000.  She is responsible for development of more than 100 studies examining national and state transportation funding and investment patterns, including ARTBA’s landmark economic profile of the transportation construction industry, state bridge condition profiles and annual modal forecast.  Her additional roles include serving as deputy managing director of ARTBA’s Contractors Division and managing the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center.  She is executive director of the Council of University Transportation Centers and manages ARTBA’s Research & Education Division.

Dr. Black completed her Ph.D. in economics at The George Washington University and holds a master’s in International Economics and Latin American Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  She is a magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University with majors in international relations, Latin American Studies and Spanish.  She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key Honors Societies, and a recipient of the Syracuse Remembrance Scholarship.


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