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Bellevue University’s Liz Pettinger Earns CSAM Strategic Account Management Credential

Liz Pettinger, Director, Key Account Managements and Operations at Bellevue University, recently earned the Certified Strategic Account Manager (CSAM ) credential.

The CSAM credential is issued by the Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA). The CSAM represents the highest mark of professional development achievement for strategic and key account managers, and provides graduates with the skill set, mindset and behaviors to build lasting, mutual growth with strategic customers.

Pettinger completed nine training units of course work focused on effectively managing the Strategic Account Management process. Successful candidates also produce a business case that highlights a successful customer engagement.

Pettinger leads Bellevue University’s Key Account Management team, which partners with more than 115 corporate and organizational clients to help them offer education benefits to their company’s employees. 

According to Bellevue University Vice President Jim Nekuda, “Liz and her team add exponential value to our partners’ operations by helping them attract, retain and grow their teams through education. The relationships she builds and manages positively impact our partners’ cultures and their bottom lines.”

Pettinger has worked at Bellevue University for nearly 14 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Marketing at Mercyhurst University and her MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Pettinger received the Bellevue University President’s Award in 2020.

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (