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
PRESIDENT John Hammersmith, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
President-elecT 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
CHAIR Joel W. Meskin, Esq., CIRMS
CHAIR-ELECTVishnu 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
CHAIR Pamela D. Bailey, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
CHAIR-ELECTJames 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
CHAIRJanet L. Newcomb
CHAIR-ELECT 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 www.caionline.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @CAISocial.
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