Nancye Bailey earns Certified Association Executive credential

February 16, 2021

ASAE has announced that Nancye Bailey, President of NDB Association & Event Management, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

To be certified as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant 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 certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management. More than 4,500 association professionals hold the CAE credential. The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).


About Nancye Bailey

Ms. Bailey graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Public Relations. More than 22 years ago she founded the South Carolina based event management firm, Carolina Event Consultants (CEC) providing professional event planning for a host of local, regional, and national organizations. In 2014, Ms. Bailey added association management to the list of services offered through her company and eventually rebranded CEC to become NDB Association & Event Management (NDBM) which specializes in working with small and medium associations and nonprofit organizations to provide outsourced services including association management and event planning as well as a host of other business services. Visit NDB Management at

About ASAE

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 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 professional and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. Visit ASAE at