ENA Chief Executive Officer Nancy MacRae Earns CAE Designation

February 12, 2024 American Society of Association Executives Emergency Nurses Association

MacRae has led ENA since 2016 as part of her more-than-three-decade career

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Feb. 12, 2024) – The American Society of Association Executives recently announced that ENA Chief Executive Officer Nancy MacRae earned the Certified Association Executive designation, the association industry’s highest professional credential.

To receive the CAE designation, the recipient 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. MacRae joins more than 4,500 association professionals who currently hold their CAE, which is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies.

“As a firm believer in continued professional development and growth, I am committed to growing ENA’s impact to advance excellence in emergency nursing, and the CAE designation reflects that commitment to growth as an association executive and leader,” said MacRae.

Prior to joining ENA in 2016, MacRae served as senior vice president of governance and operations with the American College of Chest Physicians and in progressive leadership roles with the American Medical Association as part of her 30-plus-year career. MacRae received her master’s in health services administration from the College of St. Francis.


About the American Society of Association Executives

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 www.asaecenter.org

The Emergency Nurses Association is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With 50,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines and guides emergency health care public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.

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