New Chapter Leaders Take Office at CAI

Jan 9, 2013


King of Prussia, PA.: Robert A. Travis, CIRMS, CPIA, Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Community Association Underwriters of America, in Newtown, Pennsylvania, took office January 1 as the new President of the Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter of Community Associations Institute.

Travis, along with other members of the chapter’s leadership, were elected by the chapter Board of Directors at the December 12 Board Meeting. Travis has been involved in community association insurance and risk management for 27 years and has been an active volunteer with CAI for nearly as long. Travis served as president of the former Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of CAI in 1994 and has served on CAI’s National Board of Directors as well as their Business Partners Council.  He has been a member of CAI’s National Faculty for 17 years.

 “I look forward to working with the chapter leadership, board members, staff and dozens of chapter volunteers as we continue to bring information, resources and critical educational services to homeowners as well as community association managers. Our goal is to build better communities, and help residents of community associations to protect the value of their most important asset, their home,” Travis said.

Brian A. Friel, CIC, CIRMS, will serve as the chapter’s President-elect for 2013. Friel is a partner with Smith Insurance Associates in Spring House, PA. Mary Ann Mulfino, CMCA, Executive Director of Wentworth Property Management Corp. in Valley Forge, is the chapter vice president. Mitchell Frumkin, PE, RS, president of Kipcon, Inc. in North Brunswick, NJ, will serve as Treasurer and Kevin McGrath, PCAM, president of Benjamin Cobrin & Co. in Narberth, PA will serve as Secretary.

In addition to the above officers, three new members were elected to the chapter board of directors. Jennifer Brick is with Herrick Feinstein, LLC, a law firm with offices in New York City and New Jersey. Michael Pascarella is a realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Center City, Philadelphia. Carol Richard, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, is a regional director with Mid-Atlantic Management Corp., AAMC, in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

CAI is a 32,000 member organization dedicated to building better communities. Working in partnership with 60 state and regional chapters—including the Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter—CAI provides information, education and resources to associations and the professionals who support them. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship, ideals reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home. CAI’s Pocono Mountains Regional Council hosts educational programs on issues affecting community associations in the Poconos. For more information, call 877-608-9777 or visit www.cai-padelval.org.

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