MaryBeth Kurland, CAE

“"Having worked more than 19 years with associations of all different types, I’ve learned that people are seeking professional development for themselves, but they also want to feel a sense of belonging to something bigger."”

Before becoming chief executive officer of the Commission in November 2016, MaryBeth Kurland, CAE, served as the Commission’s chief operations officer. She has been with the Commission in several capacities since 2010. As COO, Kurland was responsible for the Commission’s ongoing operations for certification services and other related programs, products and services. She was also responsible for the direct supervision of the Commission staff, and served as staff lead for the development and launch of the Commission’s signature conference, the CCMC New World Symposium™.

Kurland brings extensive experience to her new position, having served as executive director of various organizations including the Association of Medical Media, Office Business Center Association International and the League of Professional System Administrators.

In addition, she served as chapter services manager at the Risk & Insurance Management Society in New York City, and Mid-West Regional Executive for the Risk Management Association in Philadelphia.

Kurland earned her CAE in 2008 and was recognized as Association TRENDS Young & Aspiring Association Professional in 2011. She holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Delaware and is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, the American Society of Association Executives, and the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives.

"Having worked more than 19 years with associations of all different types, I’ve learned that people are seeking professional development for themselves, but they also want to feel a sense of belonging to something bigger,” Kurland says. “CCMC is not a membership organization; we’re a certification body, and in that capacity I think we bring much to the table in terms of common purpose and community. Our tradition and common history make CCMC stand out and underscores the opportunity to build awareness and professional pride in the practice of case management."