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Ask The CEO: David Zepponi
Featured in Associations Now
April 1, 2016

David Zepponi, CACM's president and CEO, explains how CACM is working to better serve members and the community management industy.


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California Association of Community Managers Announces New President, Chief Executive Officer
Featured in Yahoo Finance
January 15, 2015

David Zepponi, David Zepponi has been named president and chief executive officer for the California Association of Community Managers.


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California Association of Community Managers Awards First Masters Certification
Featured in The Registry
November 13, 2014

Darren Shaw, general manager for the Villages Golf & Country Club in San Jose, Calif., was recognized as the first manager to earn the Master of Community Association Management (MCAM®) certification from CACM. CACM’s new MCAM certification program was unveiled in 2012 for senior-level community managers who demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience in professional management in the state of California.

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HOAs Seek Shelter in Professional Management
Featured in RealtorMag, the Official Magazine of the National Association of Realtors
August 2014

Fallout from the recession and the increasing complexity of property management are prompting HOAs and common-interest developments (CIDs) to rethink self-management and look beyond their members for professional management services. Karen Conlon, CACM’s President & CEO, and Melinda Young, CCAM, Chair of CACM’s Board of Directors, offer insight into this nationwide trend.

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Community Manager Association Talks Bills, Basics

Featured on TheFolsomTelegraph.com
July 16, 2014

Karen Conlon, CACM’s President & CEO, discusses HOA basics, CACM’s certification programs, and the impact legislation has on the industry. She also reiterates the importance of working with a professional community manager, who can help guide volunteer boards of directors in carrying out their duties.

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KFBK Real Estate Show
Featured on KFBK Radio
April 27, 2014

Karen Conlon, CACM’s President & CEO, makes another appearance on the KFBK Radio Show to update listeners on the progress of the Community Champions statewide PR campaign. She also discusses how CACM has positioned itself to help legislators and homeowners implement reasonable solutions to HOA issues, and provides advice on what buyers should ask for when purchasing property in an HOA community.

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KFBK Real Estate Show
Featured on KFBK Radio
April 13, 2014


Karen Conlon, CACM’s President & CEO, returns to the KFBK Real Estate show to discuss the new Community Champions statewide PR campaign. In addition, she discusses the importance of state-specific certification, explains how CACM certified managers are professionally trained to manage effectively and assist the board in making wise decisions, and answers listeners’ HOA questions.

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Oh, What a World It Would Be

Featured in the San Diego Daily Transcript
April 3, 2014

CACM President & CEO Karen Conlon urges the homeowners and community association managers of California’s HOAs to consider how to implement conservation strategies into their communities.

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Community Managers Group Launches Awareness Campaign
Featured in the Roseville & Granite Bay Press Tribune
April 1, 2014

News of CACM's statewide consumer awareness campaign is spreading! This press release was also featured in:

  • The Loomis News
  • El Dorado Hills Telegraph
  • The Lincoln News Messenger
  • The Placer Herald
  • The Folsom Telegraph


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Public Affairs Programming with Walt Shaw
Featured on CBS Radio (Sacramento)
March 16, 2014

Karen Conlon, CACM’s President & CEO, explains the important role HOAs play in California and the education and expertise necessary to become a community association manager.

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Concerning San Diego

Featured on KyXy Radio
March 16, 2014

CACM President & CEO Karen Conlon discusses the important role community managers play in California’s communities, including how the public can learn more about the profession.

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KPRi Radio Spot
Featured on KPRI Radio
March 15, 2014

CACM is featured in a radio spot on KPRi radio in San Diego that highlights community manager champions and the importance of California-specific certification.

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KFBK Real Estate Show

Featured on KFBK Radio
November 17, 2013

CACM President & CEO Karen Conlon was a guest on KFBK News Radio's Real Estate Show. Conlon and show host Terry Knight address the many laws and issues that impact HOA communities in California.

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Getting a Charge Out of Your Home
owners Association
Featured in Sustainable Industries
October 29, 2013

CA aims to have 1.5 million electric vehicles by 2025, and new legislation is creating new challenges for HOAs by requiring them to permit the installation of individually owned charging stations. CACM President & CEO Karen Conlon weighs in on how this legislation can be difficult to implement in an HOA.

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