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Bart Park, Ron Perl Join NBC-CAM Board

1/15/2010  -  Alexandria, VA

Two respected industry leaders—Bart Park III, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, of Capital Consultants Management in Arizona and Ron Perl of the New Jersey law firm Hill Wallack—have been appointed to the 2010 governing board of the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM).

The nine-member Board of Commissioners will be chaired by returning board member Robert Felix, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, RS, of Rossmar Graham in Phoenix, Ariz.  A combination of industry professionals and community association homeowners, the board will guide the organization as it closes in on awarding its 10,000th Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA) credential.

The CMCA credential is the national standard of fundamental knowledge for community association managers.  The program offers major benefits and assurance to homeowners, community associations, legislatures and regulatory agencies.

Felix, Park and Perl will be joined on the board by:

  • Dennis Abbott, vice chair, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, of Abbott Enterprises, Inc., Charlotte, NC.
  • Joe Bunting, secretary/treasurer, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM, of Kiawah Island Community Association, Kiawah Island, SC.
  • John Hammersmith, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Hammersmith Management, Inc., Greenwood Village, CO.
  • Sheryl Rosander, Esq. , Coronado, CA.
  • Beverly Scenna, Palm Harbor, FL.
  • Jill Van Zeebroeck, CMCA, PCAM, Paramount Management Group, Inc., Camarillo, CA.

Felix, who also operates the Felix Reserve Group, has been involved in nearly every aspect of residential and commercial development and common-interest communities.  He is a nationally recognized educator, speaker and author in the field of community associations and the development of residential and commercial projects.

“I look forward to serving as chair of NBC-CAM’s Board of Commissioners,” said Felix. “I believe the strengths of the CMCA program come from the thousands of community managers who earn the CMCA and seek a common thread of knowledge, communication and professionalism.”

More than 60 million Americans live in an estimated 300,000 community and condominium associations and cooperatives.  Many of these associations reply on professionals to manage associations operations, many of which have multi-million dollar budgets. Community associations have estimated annual operating revenue of $40 billion.  It is critical that community associations hire professionals who have demonstrated they have the fundamental knowledge necessary to manage associations effectively.

“I am excited to be working with such a dedicated and talented group of commissioners,” said NBC-CAM Executive Director, Dawn Bauman. “Serving on the board is a significant commitment of time and energy, and I am confident that our commissioners will represent the strength of our CMCA program and professionals.”

The board sets the policies and programs of NBC-CAM and is responsible for all aspects of the CMCA program—establishment of criteria for certification and recertification, development and enforcement of disciplinary policies and procedures, interaction with governmental regulatory bodies and public communications about the certification program.

NBC-CAM is the first and only national organization created solely to certify association managers and to help consumers identify managers who have demonstrated fundamental competency and knowledge in the community management profession. It was founded as an independent entity by Community Associations Institute (CAI) in 1995. Since then, more than 9,500 professionals have earned the CMCA certification.

More information is available at www.nbccam.org.

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NBC-CAM contact:  Alexis Fragale, afragale@nbccam.org, (703) 797-6277


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