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CAI Announces 2018 President and Bord of Trustees

1/18/2018  -  Falls Church, VA

​​Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading authority in community association governance, education, and management, welcomes John Hammersmith, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, as its 2018 president.

Hammersmith, chief executive officer of Hammersmith Management Inc., in Denver, Colo., began his term as CAI's president on Jan. 1. He leads the Institute's 15-member Board of Trustees, composed of distinguished community association industry leaders, and CAI's three Membership Representation Groups (MRGs) that work on behalf of CAI's primary member groups: homeowners, community managers, and business partners. Cat Carmichael, CMCA, PCAM, senior vice president and director of HOA and property management banking for Pacific Premier Bank in Irvine, Calif., is serving as president-elect.

“Community associations increasingly are being called on to play a significant role in the way we live, learn, work, and play," says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI's chief executive officer. “The dedicated men and women who volunteer their time and expertise as CAI leaders are instrumental to our organization and industry's overall success."

“Realizing and understanding the influence of today's community association leaders, community managers, and business partners will help us all seize new opportunities while navigating the challenges of change," says Hammersmith. “In 2018, we will continue to explore CAI's impact on the global stage. And with CAI's sustained membership growth and 63 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, and the Middle East, we will maintain our tradition as the premier organization for education, networking, and cutting-edge information services for community associations."

2018 Board of Trustees

 John Hammersmith, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

   Cat Carmichael, CMCA, PCAM

immediate past President
   Gregory G. Smith, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Pamela D. Bailey, CMCA, AMS, PCAM                     Ursula K. Burgess, Esq.
Kara Cermak, CMCA, AMS, PCAM                           James H. Dodson IV, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM
Vanessa Torre, LSM, PCAM                                        Lincoln W. Hobbs, Esq.
Joel W. Meskin, Esq., CIRMS                                      Janet L. Newcomb
Vishnu Sharma, CPA, CFE                                           Judith Silva
Jessica Towles, CMCA, AMS, PCAM                         Cylinda Walker, AMS, PCAM


2018 Membership Representation Groups

2018 Business Partners Council

Joel W. Meskin, Esq., CIRMS

Vishnu Sharma, CPA, CFE

Ursula K. Burgess, Esq.                                                Gayle L. Cagianut, CPA
Dan Denekamp                                                             Terri Hamilton, CMCA
Cyndi Koester, CMCA, AMS, PCAM                          Stewart Masterson, CMCA
Peter B. Miller, RS                                                        Robert Nordlund, RS
Joseph Russo                                                                 Judyann Lee, Esq.

2018 Community Association Managers Council

Pamela D. Bailey, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

James H. Dodson IV, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM

Kara Cermak, CMCA, AMS, PCAM                           Kimberly Corcoran, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Stephen C. Doran, CMCA, AMS, PCAM                    Denise R. Haas, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Julia Holland, CMCA, AMS, PCAM                           Jeffrey N. Kutzer, CMCA, PCAM
Nicholas J. Mazzarella, CMCA, LSM, PCAM            Brian P. Murphy, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Jessica Towles, CMCA, AMS, PCAM                         Cylinda Walker, AMS, PCAM
Aimee B. Winegar, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM

2018 Homeowner Leaders Council

Janet L. Newcomb

Judith Silva

John Connors                                                               Judith Hanson
Pat A. King                                                                   Patrick Morrisey, CMCA


About Community Associations Institute
Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in 342,000 community associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With nearly 36,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 63 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in several other countries including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.

A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @CAISocial.

Phone: 703-970-9235