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218 Professionals Earn CAI Designations

8/22/2007  -  Alexandria, VA
More than 200 community managers and 15 reserve specialists are among the 218 individuals awarded professional designations by Community Associations Institute (CAI) during the first half of 2007—continuing evidence that professionals in the community association marketplace understand the importance of CAI designations.

The following were awarded during the six-month period:

  • 179 Association Management Specialists (AMS)
  • 23 Professional Community Association Managers (PCAM)
  • 15 Reserve Specialists (RS)
  • 1 Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist (CIRMS)

 

In addition, seven attorneys were admitted to the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), bringing that group's active membership to 100. The new members are Andrew Elmore, Fairfax, VA; Lynn Krupnik, Scottsdale, AZ; Jamie Platt Lyons, Atlanta, GA; P. Thomas Murray, Indianapolis, IN; James Slaughter, Greensboro, NC; Wilbert Washington, Fairfax, VA; and Alan Young, Stroudsburg, PA.

The AMS is the second tier in the hierarchy of professional certification and designations for community association managers. The first tier is the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential, administered by CAI's affiliate organization, the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM). The PCAM is the third and highest credential for professional managers.

The RS designation recognizes education, expertise and experience in an increasingly important component of community association operations—reserve studies.

"We applaud these dedicated individuals for their commitment to education and professional development," says CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, who holds a Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the Association Society of Association Executives. "CAI designations provide direct marketplace value in terms of increased salaries and job opportunities for the individuals who earn them. They also elevate the professionalism of the industry at large, and that's essential given the demanding, multi-dimensional nature of community association management."

CAI's designation programs were established in the 1990s and early 2000s to elevate the level of professionalism in the community association marketplace, a dynamic segment of the U.S. housing market that now encompasses more than 60 million Americans in an estimated 300,000 association-governed communities.

CAI's designation programs have elevated the professional stature of those who earn designations, and that has made CAI designations increasingly visible and valuable in the marketplace.

"Because they must be earned, CAI designations are important personal achievements that carry intrinsic and practical value," says Ann-Marie Johnson, CAI's director of credentialing programs and deputy executive director of NBC-CAM. "For the AMS, LSM and PCAM designations, professionals must demonstrate that they have mastered the course material, and not everyone makes the grade. Those who succeed and earn a designation deserve not only personal recognition, but also professional respect."

More than 3,600 managers have earned the AMS designation since it was established in 1990, while almost 1,600 managers have earned their PCAMs. About 140 professionals have received the RS designation, and 47 professionals have received the CIRMS designation. Information on designations and CCAL membership can be accessed online.

The following professionals earned designations between January 1 and July 1, 2007:

Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM)

  • Stephanie Benham, Fort Worth, TX
  • Jason Steele Blackman, Nashville, TN
  • Ron Ellison, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Laurie Gral, Burbank, CA
  • George Gral, Burbank, CA
  • Tammy Hatter, Dallas, TX
  • Jim Heck, Dallas, TX
  • Kate Hines, Fripp Island, SC
  • Bonnie Jackson, Carrollton, TX
  • Mark Niedzwiedzki, Hollywood, FL
  • Sean Phelan, Nashville, TN
  • Carol Porter, San Antonio, TX
  • John Reyelt, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • L. Thomas Richards, Lexington, KY
  • Dodie Slama, Dallas, TX
  • Leanne Smith, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Jim Stilwell, Lake Kiowa, TX
  • Carolyn Thacker, San Antonio, TX
  • Amy Tores, Dallas, TX
  • Sandra Vela, San Antonio, TX
  • John Watanabe, Manchester, VT
  • Susan Womack, San Antonio, TX
  • Margaret Wozniak, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Association Management Specialist (AMS)

  • Victoria Adkins, Las Vegas, NV
  • Andrea Ammendola, Encinitas, CA
  • Andy Andrews, Sandstone, MN
  • Linda Arquilla, Dallas, TX
  • Mike Arrington, Tucson, AZ
  • James Bailey, Daniel Island, SC
  • John Beaman, Sumner, WA
  • Karen Becker, Broomfield, CO
  • Robert Begley, Vero Beach, FL
  • George Bereska, Baltimore, MD
  • John Blackburn, Fairfax, VA
  • Ed Bonacic, Sterling, VA
  • Corina Booth, Minneapolis, MN
  • JoAnn Borden, Fridley, MN
  • Christy Borden, Villa Rica, GA
  • Dawn Brower, East Windsor, NJ
  • Cynthia Brown, Indianapolis, IN
  • Maureen Burns, Ashburn, VA
  • Michell Butera, Houston, TX
  • Joseph Cady, Glen Allen, VA
  • Anita Campbell, Broad Axe, PA
  • Jonathan Cannon, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Kevin Carlos, Middletown, RI
  • Heather Carpenter, Encinitas, CA
  • Sue Carpenter, Orlando, FL
  • Dean Caruso, Washington, DC
  • Gina Combs, Newport News, VA
  • Dawn-Lynn Crawford, Raleigh, NC
  • Sandi Crnko, Lewis Center, OH
  • Meghann D'Andrea, Broad Axe, PA
  • Richard DeBlois, Monroe Township, NJ
  • Debra Deloney, Alexandria, VA
  • William Donohue, Santa Fe, NM
  • Sandra Driscoll, Pompano Beach, FL
  • Evelyn Dufford, Puyallup, WA
  • Garon Duncan, Broomfield, CO
  • Deborah Durham, Rockville, MD
  • Tony Easton, Encinitas, CA
  • Bernie Eggener, Indianapolis, IN
  • Janet Ek, Sun City, AZ
  • Lisa Evans, Schaumburg, IL
  • Spencer Ferguson, Greensboro, NC
  • Kerry Fien, Wareham, MA
  • Cynthia Freda, Palm Harbor, FL
  • Thomas Frutchey, Gaviota, CA
  • Joseph Gagliano, Williamsburg, VA
  • Margaret Gagnon, Alexandria, VA
  • Crystal Garcia, Frederick, MD
  • Richard Gatewood, Fairfax, VA
  • Dale Gifford, West Jordan, UT
  • Deborah Giggi, Atlanta, GA
  • Kathleen Goleman, Edison, NJ
  • Robert Gotschall, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Marc Greenberg, Owings Mills, MD
  • Deborah Griffiths, Bermuda Dunes, CA
  • Laura Groebe, Palos Heights, IL
  • Denise Haas, Castle Rock, CO
  • Leah Handewith, Seattle, WA
  • Airielle Hansford, Alexandria, VA
  • Joyce Harlow, Zionsville, IN
  • Deborah Harrell, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Lawrence Healy, Arvada, CO
  • Eva Hecox, San Antonio, TX
  • Jaron Herriman, Boston, MA
  • Don Higdon, Peoria, AZ
  • Chris Hodge, San Diego, CA
  • Alison Hood, Ewa Beach, HI
  • Erica Horndasch, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • David Houston, Washington, UT
  • Sara Huff, Austin, TX
  • Dennis Hughes, Arlington Heights, IL
  • Susan Hughes, North Brunswick, NJ
  • Stanley Jacobs, Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Melinda Johnson, Golden Valley, MN
  • Suzette Johnson, Chicago, IL
  • Brian Jones, Saint Petersburg, FL
  • April Keating, Naples, FL
  • Jason Keller, Croton Falls, NY
  • Maryann Keogh, Glen Allen, VA
  • Heather Kerwin, Fort Collins, CO
  • Patricia Kessler, Sun City West, AZ
  • Lynn Kiley, Fairfax, VA
  • Patricia Kilgallon, Yarmouth Port, MA
  • Larry Kirby, New Orleans, LA
  • Laura Kniffin, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Stacey Koehl, North Brunswick, NJ
  • Brian Krason, Boston, MA
  • Louise Krinsky, Oakhurst, NJ
  • Linda Landry, Port Charlotte, FL
  • Hilary Lape, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Lisa Lichter-Lundskow, Anthem, AZ
  • Ben Little, Kihei, HI
  • P.L. Loiselle, Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Michael Macphail, Fort Worth, TX
  • Meredith Malloy, Land O Lakes, FL
  • Adora Manalo, Chicago, IL
  • Kevin Marcus, Chicago, IL
  • Laura Martyniuk, Schaumburg, IL
  • Satkuna Mathur, Fairfax, VA
  • Laura Matijak, Boynton Beach, FL
  • Joy Maxfield, Fort Worth, TX
  • Thomas Mazzei, Woodbridge, VA
  • Cynthia Miles, Buffalo Grove, IL
  • James Miller, Houston, TX
  • Nathan Mitchell, Magnolia, TX
  • Kathryn Morgan, Gunnison, CO
  • DeAnna Morrow, Puyallup, WA
  • Glen Myers, Bensalem, PA
  • Lynne Nagore, Tucson, AZ
  • Julius Nagy, Canoga Park, CA
  • Ron Neville, Edwards, CO
  • Christopher Nicosia, Howell, NJ
  • Jill Olson, Fridley, MN
  • Yakov "Jacob" Ort, Lakewood, NJ
  • Ann Osuna, Houston, TX
  • Shayna O'Toole, Seattle, WA
  • Patricia Owens, Destin, FL
  • Linda Parker, Tucson, AZ
  • Christopher Parrish, Raleigh, NC
  • Mary Parsons, Greenwood Village, CO
  • Eugene Patillo, San Antonio, TX
  • Veronica Paton, Silver Spring, MD
  • Cindy Pedersen, Fridley, MN
  • Liisa Pelton, Ewa Beach, HI
  • Lori Perrigo, Schaumburg, IL
  • Ray Pessagno, Washington, DC
  • Steve Pigman, N. Ft. Myers, FL
  • Cynthia Pirrera, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
  • Phyllis Ann Pryor, Purcellville, VA
  • Jessica Pszonka, Seattle, WA
  • Jack Quinn, Dover, NJ
  • Tracy Reed, Hudson, OH
  • Tina Reeves, Fripp Island, SC
  • Ben Rhodes, Fort Mill, SC
  • Mark Richardson, Thornton, CO
  • Peggy Ripko, Greenwood Village, CO
  • Shirley Rohan, Houston, TX
  • Donna Roxbury, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
  • Michael Rutkowski, Chicago, IL
  • Linda Sanders, Saint Charles, MO
  • Allan Schwartz, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Patricia Simpson, Denver, CO
  • Linda Simukka, McCall, ID
  • Samantha Sissman, Arlington, VA
  • Erin Smith, Silver Spring, MD
  • Kristin Smith, Pepperell, MA
  • Cindy Smith, Thompsonville, MI
  • Star Smith, Raleigh, NC
  • Donald Smith, Virginia Beach, VA
  • John Sullivan, Wailuku, HI
  • Glen Suzuki, Honolulu, HI
  • Jennifer Taylor, Chicago, IL
  • Clinton Thelander, Salinas, CA
  • Shauna Thomas, Plano, TX
  • Jennifer Thompson, Roseville, CA
  • Robert Titus, Naples, FL
  • Anastasios Tricas, Pine City, MN
  • Jeffrey Ulm, Holiday, FL
  • Jay Vandall, Estero, FL
  • Robert VanGraafeiland, Louisburg, NC
  • Ed Varno, Lake Sherwood, MO
  • Catherine-Louise Wade, Raleigh, NC
  • Dawn Walters, San Diego, CA
  • Sherry Watson, Gilbert, AZ
  • Jerry Watson, Charleston, SC
  • Mordy Weimer, Owings Mills, MD
  • Rachel Anne Wexler, Golden Valley, MN
  • Robb White, Federal Way, WA
  • Robert Whitehead, Vero Beach, FL
  • Mary Wilken, Charlotte, NC
  • Kelly Williams, Camarillo, CA
  • Marsha Wilson, Bradley, CA
  • Jerry Wotowey, Loveland, CO
  • John Michael Wray, Panama City, FL
  • Surina Wright, Houston, TX
  • Joseph Wright, Silver Spring, MD
  • Sydney Young, N. Las Vegas, NV
  • Victoria Ziegler, Reno, NV
  • Mary Zimko, Flemington, NJ

 

Reserve Specialist (RS)

  • Robert Blankenship, Calabasas, CA
  • Kelvin Garmon, Norcross, GA
  • Douglas Greene, Richmond, VA
  • Ahmed Hann, Calabasas, CA
  • Helen Hwang, Calabasas, CA
  • Anthony Krupka, Milwaukee, WI
  • Durdica Matkovic, Norcross, GA
  • Michael Morey, Norcross, GA
  • Paul Mueller, Milwaukee, WI
  • Steve Ray, Norcross, GA
  • Homer Sansom, Saint George, UT
  • Sean Schutten, Milwaukee, WI
  • Matthew Swain, Calabasas, CA
  • Arthur Wickerham, Gahanna, OH
  • Pauliana Wong-Paulino, Honolulu, HI

 

Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist (CIRMS)

  • Joseph Waldron, Nashville, TN

 


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