T. Peter Kristian, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, general manager of Hilton Head Plantation POA in Hilton Head, SC, will begin his one-year term as president of Community Associations Institute (CAI) on January 1. Kristian was elected by members of the CAI Board of Trustees. He has been involved in community management for almost 24 years and a member of CAI since 1988.
Edward D. Thomas, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, chief executive officer of Property Management People, AAMC, in Frederick, MD, will serve as 2008 president-elect.
The 2008 board will include four newly appointed members:
Kristian, Thomas and the following eight members are returning to the 14-member board:
CAI's three Membership Representation Groups (MRGs) will also welcome new members in January. Elections are held annually to fill open seats on each MRG—the Association of Professional Community Managers (APCM) Board, the Community Association Volunteers Committee (CAVC) and the Business Partners Council (BPC).
Kathryn Danella, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, was elected chair of the 12-member 2008 APCM Board. The following members were elected or reelected:
Prudence Bachmann was elected chair of the six-member CAVC. The following members were elected or reelected:
Robert Barlow, AMS, PCAM, CIRMS, was elected chair of the 12-member BPC. The following members were elected or reelected:
CAI's president and president-elect are elected by members of the Board of Trustees. Four at-large trustees are appointed by a board-selected nominating committee and eight members are appointed by MRGs—four by the APCM Board and two each by the CAVC and the BPC. Board and MRG members are elected to two-year terms and can serve a maximum of three terms.
"The CAI staff is very fortunate to work with leaders who are so dedicated to their industry and the Institute," said Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, CAE. "Much like community association board members, it says a lot about those who are willing to step up and volunteer their time and talents. Serving on the CAI Board or an MRG is a major commitment, and I know these leaders take their responsibilities seriously. I look forward to a productive and successful year."
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 2008 Board and MRG rosters are posted in the Members Only section of the CAI website. Media and other nonmembers may contact frathbun(at)caionline.org.
MEDIA CONTACT: Blaine TobinPhone: 703-970-9235