Community Associations Institute (CAI) begins 2015 under the leadership of
David I. Caplan, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, a long-time member of the Board of Trustees,
former chair of the institute’s Association of Professional Community Managers
(APCM) Board and recipient of several CAI national awards.
President and CEO of Community Association Management LLC, AAMC, in Maryland,
Caplan will serve a one-year term as president of the 33,000-member
international organization. He leads a slate of 22 newly elected or re-elected
members of CAI’s 2015 Board of Trustees and three Membership Representation
Groups (MRGs) that work on behalf of CAI's primary member
constituencies--community management professionals, product and service
providers, and homeowners.
Kelly G. Richardson, a partner with the law firm of Richardson Harman Ober PC
in Pasadena, Calif., will serve as the 2015 president-elect.
"We have always been remarkably fortunate to have so many member volunteers
committed to the success of CAI and the community association model," says CAI
Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, CAE. "CAI has enjoyed a long succession
of national CAI leaders who have left important legacies. I’m sure Dave and
Kelly will leave equally large footprints during the next two years. I look
forward to working with them and members of the board and MRGs."
Caplan has been a CAI member since 1999. In 2005, he was appointed to the
first APCM Board and served as its chair in 2010. CAI created three Membership
Representation Groups—the APCM Board, Business Partners Council and Community
Association Volunteers Committee—in 2005 as part of a new, more inclusive
governance model. In 2008, Caplan was elected to the CAI Board of Trustees by
his APCM Board colleagues. He has served on the board every year since, except
Caplan has earned CAI national awards for chapter leadership and excellence
in designations. In addition to his personal designations, including the
Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) credential, his company earned
CAI’s Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC) credential in 2004. He
has served for many years on CAI’s Designations Ethics Committee and Government
and Public Affairs Committee. He lives in the Baltimore area with his wife,
Mindy, of nearly 27 years, and their three sons, Jason, in law school, and Jared
and Mitchell, both in college.
"CAI has been enormously successful and increasingly influential since its
inception in 1973, but there’s still a lot of work to be done," Caplan says. "We
have created widely respected best practices in community association governance
and management; we have educated tens of thousands of community managers and
homeowner leaders; and we have advocated for the almost 70 million people who
live and work in common-interest communities.
"Education and advocacy remain critical priorities, but we also need to scope
out the future," Caplan adds. "We know today’s emerging issues and trends are
tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities. We need to imagine the future so we can
help all community association stakeholders, including CAI, prepare for what’s
next. That’s going to be a big part of our focus this year."
The 2015 Board of Trustees includes seven new or re-elected members (*elected
to a first term; **re-elected to an additional term):
In addition to Caplan and Richardson, the following members return to the
CAI’s three primary member constituencies are represented by the Association
of Professional Community Managers (APCM) Board, Business Partners Council (BPC)
and Community Association Volunteers Committee (CAVC). MRG representatives are
elected by CAI members in that membership category.
APCM Board (*elected to a first term; **re-elected
to an additional term):
BPC (*elected to a first term; **re-elected to an additional
CAVC (*elected to a first term; **re-elected to an additional
With more than 33,000 members dedicated to building better communities, CAI
works in partnership with 60 chapters to provide information, education and
resources to community associations and the professionals who support them.
CAI’s mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and
responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in communities that are preferred
places to call home. Visit www.caionline.org or call (888)
for more information.
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