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CAI Elects Sandra Denton President; Ross Feinberg is President-Elect

11/30/2004  -  Alexandria, VA

Sandra K. Denton, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, general manager of Sienna Plantation Residential Association Inc. in Fort Bend County, TX, has been elected president of Community Associations Institute (CAI). Denton takes office March 1, 2005, along with a new president-elect and Board of Trustees.

A 10,500-acre master-planned community, Sienna Plantation features the south's largest water adventure park, a lakeside amphitheater, 6,000-square-foot fitness facility and an 18-hole golf course. More than 2,500 homes have been sold in the community.

Denton has been a member of the CAI Board of Trustees since 2001, has served on several committees and task forces and has led numerous CAI educational sessions. She is the former general manager of First Colony Community Services Association in Sugar Land, TX. Under her leadership, First Colony earned CAI's National Community Association of the Year Award (NCAYA) in 1998 and was inducted into the NCAYA Hall of Fame in 2000. First Colony is a master-planned community southwest of Houston encompassing more than 10,000 acres and more than 12,000 units.

Ross W. Feinberg, Esq., partner in the California-based law firm of Feinberg, Grant, Mayfield, Kaneda & Litt, LLP, was elected president-elect of the 16,000-member institute. Feinberg also serves on the Board of Governors of CAI's College of Community Association Lawyers and has been a member of the CAI Board of Trustees since 2001.

CAI is the only national membership organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. The national organization and its 50-plus chapters represent managers, community association volunteer leaders, management companies and professionals who provide products and services to associations.

Other members elected to the 2005 Board of Trustees are:

  • Pearline Atkinson-Stewart, homeowner, Columbia, MD
  • Robert Browning, PCAM, RS, Browning Reserve Group, Sacramento, CA
  • Paul D. Grucza, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, vice president operations/training and development manager, RTI/Community Management Associates, Inc., AAMC
  • William F. Hession, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, vice president central region, Community Association Banc, Sachse, TX
  • T. Peter Kristian, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, Hilton Head Plantation POA, Hilton Head, SC
  • Jasmine Martirossian, Ph.D., homeowner, Boston, MA
  • Ronald L. Perl, Esq., Hill Wallack, Attorneys at Law, Princeton, NJ
  • Beverly Scenna, homeowner, Palm Harbor, FL
  • Karen Shirvanian, CIRMS, vice president, Kevin Davis Insurance Services, Los Angeles, CA
  • Edward D. Thomas, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, chief executive officer, Property Management People, Frederick, MD
  • Debra A. Warren, CMCA, PCAM, president/chief executive officer, Powar Management, San Rafael, CA
  • Wilbert Washington II, Esq., Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn, PC, Fairfax, VA

"This is a dedicated and incredibly talented group of industry leaders," said CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba. "The opportunities to serve our members and the community association field have never been greater. These leaders have the expertise and depth of understanding to help us provide even greater support to those who manage, govern and support community associations. I look forward to all that we can accomplish in the year ahead."

The size of the CAI Board of Trustees has been reduced from 24 to 14 members as part of a new, more streamlined governance structure. Under the new structure, the board must include representation from each of CAI's three primary member groups: managers and management companies, community association volunteers, and product and service providers.

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