Seven Bay Area Managers Earn California Certification

San Francisco – Seven community association managers from the Bay
Area have earned the “Certified Community Association Manager”
(CCAM®) designation from the California Association of Community
Managers (CACM). The CCAM certification is the only
California-specific designation awarded to professionals working in
the community association management field in California. New CCAMs
have successfully completed CACM’s educational curriculum program
which focuses strictly on California law and best practices in the
world of community association management.

The Bay Area professionals who earned the CCAM designation during the
first quarter of 2013 were Heather Peters and Suzette Beck with
RealManage in Novato; Todd Greisen with Contra Loma Estates in
Antioch; Bob Burton with Common Interest Management Services in San
Mateo; Evette Pope with Merit Property Management in Pleasanton;
Giovanna Borgna with Collins Management Co. in Hercules; and Jeff
Karimi with Community Association Management in Pleasanton.

“The CCAM designation focuses strictly on California law and best
practices as they concern community management in our state,” said
Karen Conlon, president and CEO of CACM. “The laws governing
homeowners associations in California are incredibly complex and
demand a great deal of the professionals operating here. National
designations that focus on laws in other states have little bearing on
what we do in California, which is why our educational curriculum is
focused solely on the ethical operation and management of homeowners
associations in California.”

About CACM
Based in Laguna Hills, Calif., CACM is the only community association
management organization in the nation to offer a California-only
educational program leading to the designation of “Certified
Community Association Manager” (CCAM®) for industry professionals.
CACM’s membership is comprised of more than 3,000 California-based
professionals from the community association management industry.
California is home to more than 46,000 associations, making it a
multi-billion dollar industry for the state. For more information on
CACM, please visit

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