Katie Hellebush Earns Association Executive Credential

Washington, DC - ASAE has announced that Katie Hellebush, President, Hellebush Consulting, LLC, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.  The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry.

To be designated as a CAE, an applicant must have a minimum of three years 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.  More than 4200 association professionals currently hold the CAE credential.  The CAE Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Katie Hellebush founded Hellebush Consulting, LLC in February 2017 to provide innovative solutions for association management and government affairs for profit and not-for-profit organizations across industry sectors.  

She is an active member of the Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) and American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).  She serves VSAE as Chair of the Membership Committee.  

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 35,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations.  Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world.  With support of the ASAE 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.  For more information about ASAE, visit asaecenter.org. 

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Hellebush Consulting, LLC to Provide Innovative Solutions for Association Management and Government Relations

Richmond, Virginia -- Katie Hellebush is pleased to announce Hellebush Consulting, LLC to provide innovative solutions for association management and government affairs for profit and not-for-profit organizations across industry sectors. 

Over the last ten years, Katie Hellebush has worked with associations across industry lines and in varied capacities.  From hospitality to agriculture to healthcare to chambers of commerce, Katie has developed a passion for working with associations and has taken on the challenge of developing skills and learning the tools necessary to accomplish the task.  She has worked with financial, membership, and communications systems as well as social media and web platforms; Katie continues to learn new technology to support ever changing client needs.

Katie is an active member of the Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) and American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).  She serves VSAE as the Vice Chair for Membership and participates on the VSAE Education and Membership Committees.   She is pursuing her Certified Association Executive (CAE).

Previously as Vice President of Government Affairs at Alliance Group, Katie focused on association management and government relations.  Specifically, Katie served as the Executive Director of the Virginia Grain Producers Association, Director of the Virginia Wine Council and Legislative Consultant to the National Association of Social Workers – Virginia.   

Prior to joining Alliance Group, Katie served as the Director of Government Relations for the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association (now Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association) and Government Relations Assistant for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

Outside her work Katie is an active member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and board member of the Southampton Citizens Association. Katie enjoys spending time in her garden, running, cooking and exploring all things Richmond.   A graduate of the University of Richmond and a native of North Carolina, Katie has made her home Richmond, Virginia.