TCIA President & CEO Mark Garvin Earns Certified Association Executive Credential

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is proud to announce that Mark Garvin, TCIA President and CEO, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE™) credential. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry and less than five percent of all association professionals have earned the CAE.


To be designated as a CAE, an applicant must have a minimum of three years' experience in 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.


The CAE program serves to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate those who have acquired and can demonstrate knowledge essential to the practice of association management. Nationally, approximately 3,900 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential. The CAE program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).


Founded in 1938, the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is a public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture. It has more than 2,000 member companies who recognize stringent safety and performance standards and who are required to carry liability insurance. TCIA also has the nation's only Accreditation program that helps consumers find tree care companies that have been inspected and accredited based on: adherence to industry standards for quality and safety; maintenance of trained, professional staff; and dedication to ethics and quality in business practices. For more, visit or

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