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CAI Recognizes Members, Chapters and CEDs

5/10/2007  -  Alexandria, VA

More than 15 members, eight chapters and three chapter executive directors were recognized for special achievement during Community Association Institute's recent National Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas. Held at Caesars Palace, the conference was the largest event in CAI history, with more than 1,300 people in attendance.

CAI's prestigious President's Award was given to 2006 President-elect Ronald L. Perl, Esq. The recipient of the award is selected annually by the CAI President.

"I was extremely fortunate to have Ron's active involvement and input during my term," says 2006 CAI President Ross W. Feinberg, Esq. "Ron is a man of integrity and dignity who supported me in countless ways during the year, and that's in addition to all he's done for CAI and the industry since joining the Institute more than 20 years ago. I hope we set a standard that future CAI leaders can emulate. The president and president-elect can accomplish far more working together than either can individually."

Other 2006 individual award recipients include:

  • Authors of the Year: Ross W. Feinberg, Esq., Feinberg Grant Mayfield Kaneda & Litt, LLP; Ronald L. Perl, Esq., Hill Wallack, LLP. Feinberg and Perl are co-authors of "Construction Defect Litigation."
  • Award of Excellence in Chapter Leadership: Joseph P. Waldron, CIRMS, Robins Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Award of Excellence in Designations: Members of the Manager Code of Ethics Task Force—Dennis C. Abbott, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Abbott Enterprises, Inc.; Denise Bower, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Community Management, AAMC; David I. Caplan, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Community Association Management, LLC; Craig E. Koss, AMS, PCAM, Kramer-Triad Management Corp.; T. Peter Kristian, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, Hilton Head Plantation POA, Inc.; Kelly A. Moran, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Rampart Properties, Inc.
  • Award of Excellence in Membership: Robin Steinkritz, CMCA, AMS, Heritage Property Management Services, Inc.
  • CAI Rising Star: Steven Shuey, PCAM, Desert Island Condominiums.
  • Chapter Executive Director of the Year: Curt Macysyn, CAE, New Jersey Chapter.
  • Chapter Executive Director Rising Stars: Tony Campisi, Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter; Linda Razzano, CMCA, Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter.
  • Educator of the Year: Marjorie J. Meyer, CMCA, PCAM, Associa.
  • Legislative Action Committee of the Year: Maryland, chaired in 2006 by Edithann Schaffer, Esq., AMS, Elmore & Throop.
  • Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards: Bill Overton, PCAM, Capital Consultants Management Corporation; Debra A. Warren, CMCA, PCAM, RealManage.
  • Recruiter of the Year: Edward D. Thomas, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Property Management People, AAMC.
  • Recruiter Club Hall of Fame: In recognition of those who surpass 50 lifetime recruits—Edward D. Thomas, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Property Management People, AAMC; Robin Steinkritz, CMCA, AMS, Heritage Property Management Services, Inc.
  • Recruiter Club Pinnacle Award: In recognition of those who surpass 500 lifetime recruits—Richard E. Brooks, Esq., Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, P.C.

"We're honored to recognize these dedicated member volunteers and chapter staff for their invaluable contributions to our continued success," says CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, MBA. "It is through their leadership and commitment that CAI continues to meet the high expectations we set for the Institute and our industry."

In addition to individual awards, eight chapters earned achievement and excellence awards:

  • Chapter Management and Development: Dallas/Fort Worth; North Carolina; Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley.
  • Leadership: Dallas/Fort Worth; Greater Houston; Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley; Wisconsin.
  • Membership: Georgia; Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley; Utah.
  • Member Services: Dallas/Fort Worth; Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley; Suncoast; Wisconsin.
  • Public Affairs: Dallas/Ft. Worth; Greater Houston; Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley.
  • Chapter Excellence: Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley. This composite award is given to chapters that score an average of 80 percent or better in each of the five achievement areas.
  • Best Net Growth: New Hampshire (59 percent); Georgia (47 percent); Hudson Valley (45 percent); Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley (32 percent).
  • Best Net Retention: Hudson Valley (90 percent); Western New York (88 percent); Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley (87 percent); Hawaii (84 percent).

"Our chapters are the backbone of our organization, vital to the value of membership and the overall growth of CAI," says Senior Vice President Dawn M. Bauman, CAE, who leads CAI's chapter relations program. "While we recognize a few chapters for their outstanding efforts, we value and appreciate the selfless volunteerism and dedication put forth by all of our chapter executive directors and the member volunteers who support them."

CAI is a national membership association that provides information, tools and resources to the homeowners and professionals who govern and manage community and condominium associations. CAI members include community managers, volunteer homeowner leaders, and businesses and professionals who support common-interest communities. More information is available at

Phone: 703-970-9235