About CAI

Who We Are

CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With more than 41,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 60 chapters, 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. CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations. More…

CAI is pleased to present the 2018 Annual Report video, detailing some stellar highlights:

  • Membership surpassed 40,000 members
  • CAI Exchange averaged 200 discussions per week
  • Education is thriving, with more than 10,000 course attendees in 2018
  • CAI awarded the 3,000th Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) credential
  • The Government & Public Affairs team monitored more than 1,000 pieces of community association-related legislation

Watch the video to see all of the 2018 highlights and learn what CAI has in store for 2019.

Chapter Mission

The Southeast Chapter of CAI serves Broward, Dade and Monroe Counties.

Our mission is to provide education and networking opportunities to Board Members, Community Association Managers and Business Partners to enable the successful operation of community associations.

Join Community Associations Institute

Click on the subtitles below to learn more about the membership types and to begin the joining process.

Homeowners, Board Members & Community Leaders

Learn about innovations in other communities, access time and money-saving tools and take advantage of opportunities to share information and knowledge with your peers.

Community Managers

CAI provides the opportunity to learn from your peers, share your own expertise and access tools, resources and information that can make you a more effective and respected manager.

Business Partners

Gain direct access to thousands of potential customers. Membership provides opportunities to enhance current client relationships and information to help you succeed in the growing community association marketplace. Business Partner members include attorneys, accountants, insurance professionals, reserve providers, bankers/lenders, builder/developers, realtors, software providers, landscapers, roofers and many others.

Other Memberships

Learn About our Multi-Chapter, Student, Public Official and National Corporate memberships. Membership dues total includes a mandatory advocacy support fee and an optional donation to the Foundation for Community Association Research.

Management Companies

Learn from your peers, expand your client base and access tools, resources and information that can make you a more effective and respected manager and corporate executive. Extend to all of your managers the opportunity to be a member of CAI and reap all the benefits. Membership for managers in your company is not included with a Management Company membership. An individual Manager membership must be purchased.

Our Officers & Directors

Vishnu Sharma, CPA

President, Accountant

Kathy Naughton, CMCA, AMS

Vice-President, Banking

Steve Mason, PCAM

President-Elect, Manager

Andrew Dyke

Treasurer, Accounting

Rebecca Prieto

Secretary, Banking

Luis Alicea

Director, Banker

Michael Bender, Esq.

Director, Attorney

Marcie Gershoni

Director, Broadband

James "Jimmy" Gonzalez, LCAM, EBP

Director, Collections

Howard Perl, Esq.

Director, Attorney

Eddy Pereira, Jr., PCAM

Director, Manager

Our Committees

Broward Committee

  • Lisa Elkan
  • Jimmy Gonzalez
  • Kathy Naughton

Election Committee

  • Russell M. Robbins, Esq.

Events & Education

  • Eddy Pereira, Jr. M.A., PCAM
  • Marcie Gershoni

Florida Legislative Alliance

  • Michael Bender, Esq.
  • Lisa Magill, Esq.
  • Mary Macfie

Golf Committee

  • Steve G. Mason, PCAM

Magazine Committee

  • Howard Perl, Esq.
  • Vishnu Sharma, CPA

Membership Committee

  • Russell M. Robbins, Esq.
  • Marcie Gershoni

Miami-Dade Committee

  • Eddy Pereira, Jr., PCAM
  • Rebecca Prieto (co-chair)

Scholarship Committee

  • Michael Bender, Esq.
  • Sally Mevers, CPIA
  • Vishnu Sharma, CPA

Trade Show Committee

  • Howard Perl, Esq.
  • James Gonzalez, LCAM
  • Sally Mevers
  • Luis Alicea