Celeste M. Powers, CAE

Celeste M. Powers, CAE

Celeste Powers, CAE, serves as an account executive and president of the Pet Industry Distributors Association. She has been in the nonprofit and association management industry for 30 years, with over 20 years in executive director roles. She is a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management at the University of Delaware and is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), earning ASAE’s Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 1999.

Celeste brings extensive experience in building strong volunteer/staff teams, increasing the bottom line with improved member services and benefits, and developing business and strategic plans to optimize an organization’s effectiveness.

Celeste is a volunteer for the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) of Wayne, Pennsylvania, whose mission is to help women and girls successfully navigate life’s transitions and inspire others to do the same. For two years she served as chair of WRC’s Leadership Luncheon Committee and as a member of its board.

Celeste is a graduate of Gettysburg College, where she earned a B.A. in political science.

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