Twelve Bay Area Professionals Earn Statewide Certification

SAN FRANCISCO – Twelve community association managers from the Bay Area have received the “Certified Community Association Manager” (CCAM®) designation from the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). The CCAM is the only California-specific certification awarded to professionals working in the community association management field in California.

The management professionals who earned the CCAM designation for the first quarter of 2014 were Douglas Alves, an independent community manager from Concord, Aaron Atnip with Hill & Co. Property Management Inc. in San Francisco, Taylor Benson, an independent manager from San Francisco, Juanita Cabriales from Crow Canyon Country Club Estates in San Ramon, Pamela Carter with Association Management Co. LLC in Pleasanton, Tad Dodson with CondoSF LLC in San Francisco, Ryan Figley with Action Property Management/The Infinity Owners Association in San Francisco,  Christina Forrest-Painter with PML Management Corp. in San Mateo,  Gina Gorman with Action Property Management in San Francisco,  Clora Leraul with Collins Management Co. in Hercules,  Patrick Magee with RealManage in Novato and  Betty Morris with Eugene Burger Management Corp. in Novato.

“As HOA management continues to grow in complexity each year with more than 1,200 California laws now governing the industry, manager certification has never been more critical,” said Karen Conlon, president and CEO of CACM. “Managers who have earned the Certified Community Association Manager designation offer HOA boards and homeowners the latest education and training with regard to HOA management. CCAMs have completed nearly 40 hours of class training approved by the DRE, including 16 hours specializing in California law. They are also required to stay current with mandatory re-certification every three years.”

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®) and Master of Community Association Management (MCAM®) for industry professionals. CACM’s membership is comprised of nearly 3,000 California-based professionals from the community association management industry. California is home to more than 48,500 associations. For more information on CACM, please visit

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