Edward D. Thomas, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, chief executive officer of Property Management People, Inc., in Frederick, MD, will begin his one-year term as president of Community Associations Institute (CAI) Jan. 1. He will be joined by three new members of the Board of Trustees and 16 newly elected or reelected members of CAI's Membership Representation Groups (MRGs).
Elected by members of the CAI board, Thomas has been involved in community management for more than 25 years and has been a CAI member for nearly as long. See related news release in CAI's online Press Room at www.caionline.org.
P. Michael Nagle, Esq., founding partner of Nagle & Zaller, P.C., in Columbia, MD, will serve as CAI's 2009 president-elect.
The 2009 CAI board will include three newly appointed members:
Thomas, Nagle and the following nine members are returning to the 14-member board:
"It is a great honor to serve as president of CAI—a great organization with such an important mission and purpose," Thomas said. "I look forward to working with the board, other CAI leaders and staff to identify and develop new and better ways to serve CAI members and support community associations across the country."
New MRG members will represent CAI member constituencies on the Association of Professional Community Managers (APCM) Board, Business Partners Council (BPC) and Community Association Volunteers Committee (CAVC). MRG members are selected by a nationwide vote of CAI members in each category of membership.
Denise Bower, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, was elected chair of the 12-member APCM Board. The following members were elected or reelected:
W. Mickel Graham, PCAM, was elected chair of the 12-member BPC. The following members were elected or reelected:
Marilyn Brainard was elected chair of the six-member CAVC. The following members were elected or reelected:
"In these difficult economic times, CAI is very lucky to have such dedicated professionals willing to volunteer their time and energy to help us bring even more value to each individual member and the industry at large," said Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, CAE. "The strength of our education, advocacy and member service is a direct reflection of the talent and commitment of member volunteers—from board and MRG members to our dedicated faculty, legislative advocates and chapter leaders."
CAI is a national membership organization dedicated to helping homeowner and condominium associations meet the expectations of their residents. CAI members include community management professionals, volunteer homeowner leaders, and businesses and professionals who support associations. More information can be obtained at www.caionline.org or by calling (888) 224-4321.
NOTE: Complete board and MRG rosters are posted in the "National Volunteer Leadership" section of the CAI website at www.caionline.org. 2009 rosters will be posted by Monday, Jan, 5. Media and other nonmembers may contact frathbun(at)caionline.org.
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