Panama City Beach, Florida (PRWEB) July 25, 2007
Mike Griffin, Director of CAM Operations for Royal American Hospitality, recently joined the elite group of community association managers who have earned the professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation from the Community Association Institute (CAI). Griffin is one of more than 1200 managers nationwide who have earned the highest level of professional recognition in the community association field.; only the ninth in the Panhandle of Florida.
Mr. Griffin has been with Royal American Hospitality since May of 2005 and oversees the CAM operations for the companies' portfolio of Homeowners Associations. Royal American Hospitality is the largest property and rental management company in Panama City Beach with 14 properties currently under management and several more slated for opening in late 2007 and first quarter of 2008 to include the Laketown Wharf Resort.
CAI is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive competent community associations. Some 50 million Americans live in the nations estimated 250,000 association governed communities.
To earn the PCAM designation, managers must have five years of community association management experience and complete more than 100 hours of course work. In addition, PCAM designees must fulfill continuing education and service requirements and adhere to a code of ethics.
Professional managers provide administrative, operational and managerial counsel to community association boards. They typically are responsible for managing budgets and contractors, directing association personnel and overseeing compliance with association covenants and restrictions.
CAI and its 55 state, regional and local chapters work on behalf of the professionals and volunteers engaged in the management and governance of homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives and other planned communities. CAI's 16,000 members include community association volunteer leaders, managers, management companies and businesses that provide products and services to these communities.