RVDA Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs Brett Richardson has earned recertification as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
Richardson joined RVDA in 2004 after representing association clients for five years while in private practice, primarily focusing on regulatory and legislative issues. He previously served as staff attorney with the National Automobile Dealers Association.
Among association professionals, CAE is an indication of demonstrated skill in leadership and expertise in association management. To earn the CAE credential, an applicant must have a minimum of three years’ experience in nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 75 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. More than 4,400 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential, which was first awarded in 1961.
ASAE is the leading authority in association management, and the professional society for those who work in the association industry.
Richardson is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Oklahoma, and the District of Columbia and earned his MBA from George Mason University.