CAI Announces Newest Credentialed Professionals

Jul 20, 2015

Community Associations Institute (CAI) awarded 266 career-enhancing designations-including 53 Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) credentials-between January 1 and June 30, 2015. Almost 2,700 managers have earned a PCAM designation, the most prestigious and respected credential for community association managers.

The following designations also were awarded during the six-month period:
  • Association Management Specialist (AMS) 192
  • Reserve Specialist (RS) 14
  • Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist (CIRMS) - 2
  • Large-Scale Manager (LSM) - 5
Educated Business Partner

In addition to designations, 127 members have now earned CAI's Educated Business Partner distinction. Recipients must take Business Partner Essentials, a two-part, online course about CAI, community associations and the industry at large. The course is available to all CAI Business Partner members, including accountants, attorneys, bankers, insurance professionals, landscapers, painters, reserve specialists and software providers. For more information on this designation, as well as a full list of business partners who have earned this designation, visit our national website.

The number of AMS recipients now exceeds 7,300, while the number of CIRMS recipients has passed the 100 threshold. Three hundred professionals have earned the RS designation, while almost 100 community managers hold the specialized LSM credential.

"Individuals who earn CAI designations deserve recognition and respect," says CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, CAE. "They've taken the time to elevate their professionalism so they can provide the very best support, service and guidance to their community association clients. That's increasingly important for the almost 70 million Americans who now make their homes in common-interest communities."

The AMS is the second tier of professional certification and designations for community association managers. The first tier is the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential, administered by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board. The LSM is a specialized designation that can be earned only after the manager has a PCAM.

The RS designation recognizes a high level of competency in the conduct of reserve studies. The CIRMS designation recognizes a demonstrated expertise within the risk management profession.
CAI's designation programs were established in the 1990s and early 2000s to elevate the level of professionalism in the community association marketplace, a dynamic segment of the U.S. housing market that now encompasses more than 65 million Americans in close to 330,000 association-governed communities.

Information on designations can be accessed at Professionals with CAI designations are listed in the online Directory of Professional Credentials at

The following professional members of the Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter earned CAI designations between January 1 and June 30, 2015:

Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM)
John J. Boselli, Murrells Inlet, SC

Association Management Specialist (AMS)
Cindy Andress, Upper Gwynedd, PA
Theresa Campbell, Exton, PA
Kelly Ann Donnelly, Philadelphia, PA
Mark F. Kuhn, West Chester, PA
Victoria Mitten, Mount Laurel, NJ
Alan S. Tate, Mount Laurel, NJ
Cathy L. Wargo, Bushkill, PA

Educated Business Partner
The following CAI members have earned the EBP distinction since the Business Partner Essentials course was created in late 2011.
Mike Almonrode, King of Prussia, PA
Steve Gothard, King of Prussia, PA
Carolyn Gowins, King of Prussia, PA
Kyle Jablonski, King of Prussia, PA
Vladimir Khais, King of Prussia, PA
Dawn Kirby, King of Prussia, PA
Joseph Malone, Cherry Hill, NJ
Kimberly Moran, King of Prussia, PA
Jennifer Nevins, Wall Township, NJ
Ofelia Sabala, King of Prussia, PA
Galina Shumakov, King of Prussia, PA
Maria Elena Solis, Furlong, PA
Gabriel Vitale, Jackson, NJ

For more information about CAI's Educated Business Partner program and to become an Educated Business Partner, please click here.  

CAI wishes to extend warm congratulations and sincere thanks to these dedicated individuals who are advancing the professionalism of the community association industry.  


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