American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) The American Society of Association Executives is a national organization serving the needs of association professionals through its extensive education and certification programs, publications, research and information, public policy and public relations activities, and member services. Today, ASAE estimates more than 100,000 associations exist in the United States alone.
CAE Certification (CAE) The Certified Association Executive program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate those who demonstrate knowledge essential to the practice of association management.
Foodservice Management Professional (FMP) The Foodservice Management Professional (FMP) credential distinguishes restaurant and foodservice managers as having achieved the knowledge, experience, leadership and professionalism the industry most desires. It also provides unit-level managers with a competitive advantage and supplies upper management with a tool to recruit, retain, and reward choice employees who will remain dedicated to and satisfied in the industry.
International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA) The International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA), is a network of national associations, international chains, hotel operators, restaurateurs and supplier companies in more than 150 countries, representing over 750,000 establishments. Its mission is to protect, promote and inform the hospitality industry, which comprises over 300,000 hotels and 8 million restaurants worldwide, employs 60 million people and contributes $950 billion annually to the global economy.
National Restaurant Association (NRA) Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Association's mission is to represent, educate and promote a rapidly growing industry that is comprised of 878,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing 12 million people.
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) enhances the restaurant industry’s service to the public through education, community engagement, and promotion of career opportunities. The restaurant and foodservice industry is comprised of 945,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 13 million employees, making it one of the nation’s largest employers. The NRAEF is focused on working with the Association to lead America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence and participation by providing the valuable tools and resources needed to educate our current and incoming employees. For more information on the NRAEF, visit www.nraef.org. For more information about the National Restaurant Association, visit www.restaurant.org.