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Maryland Association Manager to Lead Community Associations Institute

3/17/1999  -  Alexandria, VA

The Community Associations Institute is pleased to announce the election of Stephen R. Bupp, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®, of Condominium Venture Inc., Greenbelt, Md., as 1999 chair of the Institute. Ellen Hirsch de Haan, J.D., was named chair-elect; Richard S. Ekimoto Esq., vice president; Maryjane Moore, CMCA®, PCAM®, secretary; and Thomas F. Ward, treasurer. All officers began serving a one-year term March 1.

[In a change to CAI's bylaws enacted in January 1999, the chief elected officer is now the Institute's chair; Barbara Byrd Keenan, CAE, chief executive officer, now holds the title of president.]

Steve Bupp is the founder of Condominium Venture Inc., a Greenbelt, Md., management firm specializing in condominium and homeowners associations. An active CAI member since 1975, Bupp was one of the first association managers in the country to earn the Professional Community Association Manager designation. He is a member of the CAI faculty and served as a content expert in the development of CAI manager education courses. Bupp was president-elect of CAI in 1998 and treasurer in 1997. He served on CAI's Board of Trustees from 1986 to 1992 and was a founding member of CAI's Chesapeake Chapter.

Ellen Hirsch de Haan, an attorney with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Clearwater, Fla., is a nationally recognized expert on community association legal issues. She is a contributing editor to Common Ground™, CAI's award-winning bimonthly magazine. Her book, Aging in Place: The Development of Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities, was published by CAI in 1998. Hirsch de Haan is a member of CAI's College of Community Association Lawyers and a CAI trustee since 1992. She was CAI's vice president in 1998, served two terms as CAI secretary and has been active on CAI's Public Policy and Strategic Planning Committees and Public Affairs Council. De Haan is a member of CAI's faculty for national law seminars and manager education. A past president of CAI's Broward County Chapter, Hirsch de Haan now sits on the board of the Suncoast chapter.

Richard S. Ekimoto practices in the fields of community association and real estate law and commercial, construction and civil rights litigation at the law firm of Elisha, Ekimoto & Harada, Honlulu. Ekimoto is a frequent speaker and writer on issues including the Hawaii Condominium Property Act, Federal and State Fair Housing Acts, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Telecommunications Act, employment law and community association governance. He was admitted into CAI's College of Community Association Lawyers in 1996, has served on the faculty for CAI's National Law Seminar and is a member of CAI's Amicus Curiae Team. Ekimoto is the co-author of CAI's Guide for Association Practitioners Report Architectural Control: Design Review and a contributor to Satellite Dishes & Other Antennas: Model Rules and Guidelines for Planned Communities. Former chair of CAI's national Public Affairs Council, Ekimoto is president of the Hawaii Chapter of CAI and a member of CAI's Hawaii Legislative Action Committee.

Maryjane Moore is partner/owner of Levin & Moore Community Association Services, Nashua, N.H., a consulting firm providing transition services, board education, management audits, dispute resolution, employee training, casualty loss reconstruction, reserve analysis and studies, technology consulting, mortgage loan origination and other services to lenders, developers, management companies, individual homeowners and common interest communities. In 1999, Community Association Services entered a new partnership to developed a mixed-use community association in Merrimack, N.H., that will include single-family homes, apartments and commercial/retail buildings. A CAI trustee since 1994, Moore serves on CAI's New Ventures and Value Added Membership Task Forces and begins her second term as CAI secretary this year. A frequent speaker and moderator at CAI conferences, she has chaired CAI's Education and Services Council and served on CAI's Task Forces on Manager Licensing and Project Hope.

Thomas F. Ward has been the president and chief operating officer of Barton Protective Services Inc., Atlanta, since 1992. A longtime member of CAI's board of trustees, Ward has been a director of the Community Associations Institute Research Foundation since 1995 and chaired CAI's Associates Committee in 1998. Ward has been a Gold Sponsor of CAI conferences since 1994; a Presidents Club member since 1994; and a donor to the CAI Research Foundation to fund research, development and scholarship on community associations.

The Community Associations Institute is a nonprofit association created in 1973 to educate and represent the nation's 205,000 community associations—condominium associations, homeowner associations and cooperatives. CAI members include homeowners, associations and the professionals who provide products and services to them.

Phone: 703-970-9235