Ronald L. Perl, Esq., Hill Wallack LLP, in Princeton, NJ, will serve as CAI president beginning January 1, while T. Peter Kristian, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, General Manager of Hilton Head Plantation Property Owners' Association, in Hilton Head, SC, becomes president-elect.
New members appointed to the Board of Trustees are:
Perl, Kristian and the following six leaders are returning to the 14-member board:
"I'm honored to serve as president of this premier membership organization, and I'm fortunate to have such talented board members working along side me," says Perl. "We will continue the great strides that have taken place during the past several years. We will also look for new and innovative ways to serve our members and represent the best long-term interests of all community association stakeholders."
CAI conducts annual elections to determine which members will serve on the organization's membership representation groups (MRGs)—the Association of Professional Community Managers (APCM) Board, the Community Association Volunteers Committee (CAVC) and the Business Partners Council (BPC).
Edward D. Thomas, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, was elected to serve as the 2007 APCM Board chair. Newly elected members are:
Bower and Moran were elected to second terms.
Jack McGrath will serve as the 2007 CAVC chair. Newly elected members are:
Bachmann was elected to a second term.
P. Michael Nagle, Esq., was elected to serve as the BPC chair. Newly elected members are:
Cavanaugh, Magnotta and Voorhees were elected to second terms. Nowack serves on the BPC by virtue of being elected the 2007 Dean of the College of Community Association Lawyers.
Full 2007 MRG rosters will be posted online in January at www.caionline.org/governance/NationalVolunteerLeadership/Pages/default.aspx.
CAI's president and president-elect are elected by members of the Board of Trustees. Four at-large members are appointed by a board-selected Nominating Committee and eight members are appointed by CAI's three membership representation groups: four by APCM Board members and two each by the CAVC and BPC. Board members are elected to two-year terms and can serve a maximum of three terms. MRG members also serve two-year terms.
"I'm gratified to be working with such an excellent cadre of industry leaders," said CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba. "Serving on the CAI Board of Trustees and MRGs is a significant commitment of time and energy. And it's an important commitment, not just to CAI as an organization, but to the members they represent. I appreciate their dedication and enthusiasm and look forward to working with them."
CAI is a national membership organization dedicated to helping homeowner and condominium associations meet the expectations of their residents. We accomplish this mission by providing information, tools and resources to homeowners and professionals who govern and manage common-interest communities. Our 28,000-plus members include community managers, volunteer homeowner leaders and businesses and professionals who support associations. More information can be obtained at www.caionline.org or by calling toll-free (888) 224-4321.
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