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CAI Awards 200-Plus Designations in Six Months

1/16/2007  -  Alexandria, VA
More than 200 community managers and a dozen reserve specialists are among the 232 individuals awarded professional designations by Community Associations Institute (CAI) during the second half of 2006—further evidence that professionals in the community association marketplace understand the value of CAI designations.


The following were awarded during the six-month period:

  • 172 Association Management Specialists (AMS)
  • 45 Professional Community Association Managers (PCAM)
  • 12 Reserve Specialists (RS)
  • 3 Large-Scale Managers (LSM)

In addition, four attorneys were admitted to the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), bringing that group's membership to 94. The new members are Joseph Cusimano, Cleveland, OH; Helio De La Torre, Coral Gables, FL; Charles Perkins, N. Chelmford, MA; and Kelly Richardson, Pasadena, CA.

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 LSM designation demonstrates a specialized knowledge in the management and operations of large community associations.

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 23.1 million housing units in an estimated 286,000 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 via testing 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 3,450 managers have earned the AMS designation since it was established in 1990, while 1,551 managers have earned their PCAMs and 35 have obtained the LSM. About 115 professionals have received the RS designation. Information on designations and CCAL membership can be accessed at

The following professionals earned designations between July 1 and December 31, 2006:

Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM)

  • Deborah Bowers, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Dallas, TX
  • Patricia Boyce, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Highlands, NJ
  • Phyllis Coar, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Toms River, NJ
  • Cindy Collins, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, San Diego, CA
  • Sacha Copeland, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Seattle, WA
  • Coleen Crawford, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Las Vegas, NV
  • Sue Daigle, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Greenwood Village, CO
  • Sandy Depa, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Alpharetta, GA
  • Mary Jo Edel, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Tempe, AZ
  • Michael Feltenberger, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Silver Spring, MD
  • Gail Fernett, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Gary Gordon, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Denver, CO
  • Joanne Granozio, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Mount Laurel, NJ
  • Shirley Haskew, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Randolph Inman, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Palm Beach, FL
  • Kenneth Joseph, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Paula Karen, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Northglenn, CO
  • Lauren Lee, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Surprise, AZ
  • Traci Lehman, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kathy Louderback, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Fort Collins, CO
  • Christopher Majerle, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Greenbelt, MD
  • David May, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Roswell, GA
  • Julie McCutcheon, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Princeton, NJ
  • Daniel Nakari, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Los Angeles, CA
  • Alma Ohta, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Ewa Beach, HI
  • Alfred Ojejinmi, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, East Brunswick, NJ
  • Royanne Ortiz, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Tucson, AZ
  • Michelle Ott, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Reading, PA
  • Rona Reznick, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Vernon Hills, IL
  • Bruce Shankman, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Chicago, IL
  • Cindy Simpson, AMS, PCAM, Warwick, PA
  • Annette Springle, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Wilmington, NC
  • Jane Strydesky, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Monroe Township, NJ
  • Alan Takumi, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Honolulu, HI
  • Brian Terhark, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Aurora, CO
  • Pamela Tigert, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Las Vegas, NV
  • William David Twiggs, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, McCormick, SC
  • Danita Vaughn, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Camarillo, CA
  • Dianne Vogel, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Las Vegas, NV
  • Mark Walker, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Fairfax, VA
  • Debra Weikel, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, San Diego, CA
  • Donald Westbrook, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Dean Williams, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Donald Yowell, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Greenwood Village, CO
  • Norma Zermeno, AMS, PCAM, Los Angeles, CA

Large-Scale Manager (LSM)

  • Joe Bunting, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM, Kiawah Island, SC
  • Donna Erwin, AMS, LSM, PCAM, Las Vegas, NV
  • James Ott, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, Moscow, PA

Association Management Specialist (AMS)

  • Kristi Alexander, CMCA, AMS, Charlotte, NC
  • Tracey Allen, CMCA, AMS, Highland Park, NJ
  • Christian Anderson, CMCA, AMS, Valparaiso, IN
  • James Anderson, CMCA, AMS, Bend, OR
  • Tim Arel, CMCA, AMS, Bedford, NH
  • Thomas Armstrong, CMCA, AMS, Fort Worth, TX
  • Nancy Arnone, CMCA, AMS, Silver Spring, MD
  • Lisa Arthur, CMCA, AMS, Hopewell Junction, NY
  • Douglas Austin, CMCA, AMS, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Maggie Babetski, CMCA, AMS, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Joseph Baez, CMCA, AMS, Tinley Park, IL
  • Jeff Bailey, CMCA, AMS, Vail, CO
  • Thomas Bailey, CMCA, AMS, Houston, TX
  • Christopher Berg, CMCA, AMS, Bolingbrook, IL
  • Steven Bickley, CMCA, AMS, Plymouth Meeting, PA
  • Karen Blackwood, CMCA, AMS, Eastlake, CO
  • Jo Ann Bodiford, CMCA, AMS, Arlington, TX
  • Irene Borisov, CMCA, AMS, Littleton, CO
  • Kathy Bramhall, CMCA, AMS, Tampa, FL
  • Jennifer Burch, CMCA, AMS, Raleigh, NC
  • Christopher Carr, CMCA, AMS, Addison, TX
  • Edward Carter, CMCA, AMS, Suffolk, VA
  • Jeanette Catellier, CMCA, AMS, Schaumburg, IL
  • Hakki Cinel, CMCA, AMS, Torrington, CT
  • Michelle Clark, CMCA, AMS, Palm Harbor, FL
  • Bruce Clary, CMCA, AMS, Bellevue, WA
  • Sheila Connell, CMCA, AMS, Sarasota, FL
  • William Cullen, CMCA, AMS, Newton, MA
  • Jennifer Darwin, CMCA, AMS, Chantilly, VA
  • Lauren Davis, CMCA, AMS, Riviera Beach, FL
  • Shanna DiLallo, CMCA, AMS, Lakewood, CO
  • Dona Jacqueline Douglas, CMCA, AMS, Ann Arbor, MI
  • David Durgin, CMCA, AMS, Ellijay, GA
  • Melissa Farrah, CMCA, AMS, Las Vegas, NV
  • Kristin Feesl, CMCA, AMS, Punta Gorda, FL
  • Gail Fernett, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Richard Fichter, CMCA, AMS, Lakewood, NJ
  • Sandra Fiore, CMCA, AMS, Westchester, IL
  • Lin Fischer, CMCA, AMS, Milwaukee, WI
  • Michael Flippin, CMCA, AMS, Mount Arlington, NJ
  • My-Le Flores, CMCA, AMS, Waipahu, HI
  • Maria Fotopoulos, CMCA, AMS, Fresno, CA
  • George Gardner, CMCA, AMS, Fairfax, VA
  • Angel Gee, CMCA, AMS, New Albany, OH
  • Jill Geiger, CMCA, AMS, Spring House, PA
  • Bradley Ginn, CMCA, AMS, Huntsville, AL
  • Jeff Girardeau, CMCA, AMS, Plano, TX
  • Lisa Glover, CMCA, AMS, Fairfield, CT
  • Rachel Gold, CMCA, AMS, Charlotte, NC
  • Leann Gonchoroff, CMCA, AMS, Fresno, CA
  • Wayne Grabowska, CMCA, AMS, Milwaukee, WI
  • Tanya Grace, CMCA, AMS, Lakewood, CO
  • Kevin Graham, CMCA, AMS, Truckee, CA
  • George Gral, CMCA, AMS, Burbank, CA
  • Laurie Gral, CMCA, AMS, Burbank, CA
  • Ron Grandchamp, CMCA, AMS, Middletown, RI
  • Marilyn Grasso, CMCA, AMS, Naples, FL
  • William Groebe, CMCA, AMS, Palos Heights, IL
  • Tom Hable, CMCA, AMS, Palatine, IL
  • Donna Hall, CMCA, AMS, Gordonsville, VA
  • Brenda Hendricks, CMCA, AMS, San Jose, CA
  • Bree Higgins, CMCA, AMS, Prospect Heights, IL
  • John Holloway, CMCA, AMS, Huntersville, NC
  • Lisa Holmes, CMCA, AMS, Bellevue, WA
  • David Ingegneri, CMCA, AMS, Haymarket, VA
  • Bonnie Jackson, CMCA, AMS, Carrollton, TX
  • Holly Johnson, CMCA, AMS, Golden Valley, MN
  • Brad Jones, CMCA, AMS, Moscow, PA
  • Kevin Kapp, CMCA, AMS, Silver Spring, MD
  • Kerry Kelley, CMCA, AMS, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Jeff Kidder, CMCA, AMS, Scottsdale, AZ
  • John Kilkenny, CMCA, AMS, Fairfax, VA
  • Brenda Kindt, CMCA, AMS, Highland Village, TX
  • Katherine King, CMCA, AMS, Oakhurst, NJ
  • Debbie Kotke, CMCA, AMS, Miramar Beach, FL
  • Michael Latz, CMCA, AMS, Phoenix, AZ
  • Lisa Lauer, CMCA, AMS, St. Louis Park, MN
  • Laura Lazar, CMCA, AMS, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Candace Lee, CMCA, AMS, South Saint Paul, MN
  • Carmen Lopez, CMCA, AMS, North Bay Village, FL
  • Karen Lopez, CMCA, AMS, Houston, TX
  • Kathy Louderback, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Fort Collins, CO
  • Matthew Lynch, CMCA, AMS, San Antonio, TX
  • David Lynn, CMCA, AMS, Littleton, CO
  • Holly Marek, CMCA, AMS, Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Albi Mateo, CMCA, AMS, Waipahu, HI
  • Chris McDuff, CMCA, AMS, Birmingham, AL
  • Paul McFarlane, CMCA, AMS, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Kristie McKitterick, CMCA, AMS, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Tricia McLaughlin, CMCA, AMS, Bellevue, WA
  • Criss McPherson, CMCA, AMS, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Kimberly Mendoza-Cooke, CMCA, AMS, Englewood, CO
  • Linda Miller, CMCA, AMS, Bonita Springs, FL
  • Mary Miragliotta, CMCA, AMS, Willoughby, OH
  • Tracey Mitchell, CMCA, AMS, Union City, GA
  • Andrea Moore, CMCA, AMS, Silver Spring, MD
  • John Moore, CMCA, AMS, Honolulu, HI
  • John Murden, CMCA, AMS, Chicago, IL
  • Karen Murphy, CMCA, AMS, San Antonio, TX
  • Tammy Murphy, CMCA, AMS, Katy, TX
  • Shelley Murray, CMCA, AMS, Seattle, WA
  • Eniko Nagy, CMCA, AMS, Raleigh, NC
  • Aivars Namikis, CMCA, AMS, Honolulu, HI
  • Ginnye Nance, CMCA, AMS, Dallas, TX
  • Corey Nelson, CMCA, AMS, Maricopa, AZ
  • Jessica Nelson, AMS, Charleston, SC
  • Debbie Newnam, CMCA, AMS, Houston, TX
  • Linda Ney, CMCA, AMS, Arlington Heights, IL
  • Betty Nickels, CMCA, AMS, Chicago, IL
  • Grace Noonan, CMCA, AMS, Charlotte, NC
  • Richard Nordenson, CMCA, AMS, Chadds Ford, PA
  • Kwasi Okyere, CMCA, AMS, Bellevue, WA
  • Robin Owens, CMCA, AMS, Tustin, CA
  • Michael Pavlichek, CMCA, AMS, Livonia, MI
  • Manuel Pedroso, CMCA, AMS, Rockledge, FL
  • Linda Marie Perreault, CMCA, AMS, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Judy Peterson, CMCA, AMS, Saint Louis, MO
  • Julie Peterson, CMCA, AMS, Milwaukee, WI
  • Andrea Pope, CMCA, AMS, Millersville, MD
  • Carol Porter, CMCA, AMS, San Antonio, TX
  • Craig Richter, CMCA, AMS, Honolulu, HI
  • Barbara Riley, CMCA, AMS, Houston, TX
  • Leo Rosenberger, CMCA, AMS, Lancaster, PA
  • Jocelyn Ross, CMCA, AMS, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Patricia Russell, CMCA, AMS, San Antonio, TX
  • Sasha Russo, CMCA, AMS, Bethesda, MD
  • Jodean Sandquist, CMCA, AMS, Red Feather lakes, CO
  • Cheryl Ann Schmitt, CMCA, AMS, Lords Valley, PA
  • Stephen Schwartz, CMCA, AMS, Culver City, CA
  • Mary Seltzer, CMCA, AMS, Woodbridge, VA
  • Beth Shambaugh, CMCA, AMS, Greenwood Village, CO
  • Marlene Shaw, CMCA, AMS, Gulfport, FL
  • Sharon Shefter, CMCA, AMS, Washington, DC
  • Terrie Sims, CMCA, AMS, Dallas, TX
  • Alton Smith, CMCA, AMS, Spring Hill, FL
  • DeAnna Smith, CMCA, AMS, Charlotte, NC
  • Rosa Solis-Brophy, AMS, Plymouth Meeting, PA
  • Bruce Spooner, CMCA, AMS, Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Tina Sprandel, CMCA, AMS, Palos Heights, IL
  • Barbara Stites, CMCA, AMS, Ft Myers, FL
  • Susan Stucki, CMCA, AMS, Saint George, UT
  • Virgil Teca, CMCA, AMS, Boca Raton, FL
  • Carolyn Thacker, CMCA, AMS, San Antonio, TX
  • Joshua Thomas, CMCA, AMS, Aurora, CO
  • Grazina Trepanier, CMCA, AMS, Dallas, TX
  • Reon Valdiserri, CMCA, AMS, Chicago, IL
  • Rana Valentine-Yoksh, CMCA, AMS, Greenwood Village, CO
  • Karen Vaughn, CMCA, AMS, Camarillo, CA
  • Connie Vohden, CMCA, AMS, Honolulu, HI
  • Cylinda Walker, CMCA, AMS, Dallas, TX
  • Julie Walker, CMCA, AMS, Richmond, VA
  • Deborah Warda, CMCA, AMS, Palatine, IL
  • Paul Watson, CMCA, AMS, Jamestown, NC
  • Lourdes Weise, CMCA, AMS, Lees Summit, MO
  • Tricia Wells, CMCA, AMS, Newport News, VA
  • Susan West, CMCA, AMS, Portland, OR
  • Laura White, CMCA, AMS, Franklin, TN
  • Reid Wicker, CMCA, AMS, Honolulu, HI
  • Cecilia Williford, CMCA, AMS, Raleigh, NC
  • Joanne Willoughby, CMCA, AMS, Hollywood, FL
  • Mary Windham, CMCA, AMS, Dallas, TX
  • Ron Winkel, CMCA, AMS, Las Vegas, NV
  • Samantha Winterstine, CMCA, AMS, Chantilly, VA
  • Laurie Wishnoff, CMCA, AMS, Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Susan Womack, CMCA, AMS, San Antonio, TX
  • Victoria Wood, CMCA, AMS, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Margaret Wozniak, CMCA, AMS, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Brandi Wyatt, CMCA, AMS, Plymouth, MN
  • Carrie Zavadil, CMCA, AMS, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Rebecca Zazueta, CMCA, AMS, Englewood, CO
  • Jeffrey Ziegler, CMCA, AMS, Green Valley, AZ
  • Ginny Zinth, CMCA, AMS, Greenwood Village, CO

Reserve Specialist (RS)

  • William Bennett, RS, Annapolis, MD
  • Scott Clements, RS, Chatsworth, CA
  • Carson Horton, RS, Beaverton, OR
  • Horace Jones, RS, Annapolis, MD
  • Rick McKittrick, RS, Annapolis, MD
  • Richard Merkel, RS, Phoenix, AZ
  • Leonard Mule', RS, Annapolis, MD
  • Heather Naples, RS, Annapolis, MD
  • Kyle O'Brian, RS, Westminster, CO
  • James Piper, RS, Annapolis, MD
  • Philip Pointon, RS, Annapolis, MD
  • William Serivens, RS, Annapolis, MD

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