PCM’s Sandra Barnes, Wendy Bucknum Earn Prestigious “Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM)” Designation

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Community association institute recognizes pair with highest industry honor.

We at PCM are proud of Sandra and Wendy for this tremendous professional achievement. Both serve their respective communities with the highest levels of expertise, professionalism and passion.

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) is pleased to announce that Sandra Barnes and Wendy Bucknum have both earned the prestigious national “Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM)” designation from the Community Associations Institute (CAI).

This designation is the culmination of the pair’s extensive experience in community association management and completion of a rigorous professional education program that culminated in a case study of a property in Southern California.

“We at PCM are proud of Sandra and Wendy for this tremendous professional achievement,” said Donny Disbro, CEO of PCM. “Both serve their respective communities with the highest levels of expertise, professionalism and passion.”

A seven-year PCM employee, Sandra Barnes is General Manager for the University Community Association in Irvine, California. Along with earning various professional designations, Sandra earned her Master degree in Business Administration in 2007. Sandra, a member of CAI since 2010, also serves as treasurer on the Board of Directors for the association in which she lives.

A 20-year PCM employee, Wendy Bucknum serves as Public Affairs Manager for Laguna Woods Village in Laguna Woods, California. Wendy has been a CAI member since 2005, serving as the Orange County chapter president in 2009. She earned the organization’s national Governmental Affairs Award in 2011, the same year she earned Advocate of the Year honors by the South Orange County Regional Chamber of Commerce for her work on regional issues. Wendy currently serves as the Chamber’s Board Chair and is a member of the Mission Viejo Community Services Commission.

Only 2,300 individuals nationwide have earned the designation of Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM), the highest professional recognition for those who specialize in the field of community association management. In California, 277 active members currently hold the designation, 64 in Orange County. PCM currently employs eight individuals who have earned the PCAM honor, among the highest in the industry.

About PCM of California, Inc.

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM), an Associa company, specializes in the management of Common Interest Developments of homeowner associations for family-oriented master-planned developments, resort-style master-planned communities, active-adult master-planned communities, condominium associations and boutique communities throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada.

With headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif., PCM and its companies employ a staff of more than 1,500 people. With offices throughout southern California and southern Nevada, PCM is recognized by the Multi Housing Council as one of the county’s largest managers of common interest developments. Management services by PCM are backed by state-of-the art Internet technology and comprehensive financial and management systems. For additional information, please contact PCM at 800.369.7260 or at http://www.pcminternet.com .

About Associa

Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is North America’s largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to http://www.associaonline.com and http://www.associacares.com. Find us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/associa), follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/associa) and LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/33264) .

About CAI

Community Associations Institute (CAI), an international organization dedicated to building better communities, provides education and resources to community association homeowner leaders, professional managers, association management companies and other businesses and professionals who provide products and services to community associations.

With more than 31,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 60 chapters 60, including a chapter in South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

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