Committees/Councils

For nearly a half century, the Property Management Association has been the leading source of practical education in the national capital area property management industry. The Association's tremendous record of accomplishment is largely attributed to the outstanding efforts of committees. Committees represent the lifeblood of PMA, performing the work of the organization and/or directing its performance. Committee service offers unique benefits and skills that improve the quality of service Members provide to their companies, their clients and the residents and tenants who live and work at their properties.

PMA 2014 Committees

Program and Seminar Committee

Chair: Toni Harris (The Time Group)
Co-Chair: Careese Warren (Southern Management Corporation)

Responsibilities: Plans PMA monthly meeting topics, formats and speakers. Presents PMA's mini-seminars, half-day seminars, roundtables and other educational programming. Members also are responsible for developing and updating contract guideline documents.

Opportunities: Committee members can track trends, determine needs and interact with industry leaders who PMA selects to deliver meeting keynote addresses. Committee members also are responsible for investigating and recommending alternative formats for meetings, speakers and programs. Recognize and proactively respond to the educational needs of the industry. Implement multi-tiered educational training that addresses the needs of entry-level, mid-level and senior-level staff. Improve operational skills in areas such as maintenance, marketing and cost control.

Meetings: The Program and Seminar Committee usually meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 2pm in the PMA office. 
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PMEXPO Committee

Co-Chairs: Jami Castillo (Park Rug) and Zakiya Kainu (Southern Management Corporation)

Responsibilities: Plan, manage and promote PMEXPO. Oversee exhibitor training, auctions and special events. Determine the efficacy of a unique partnering marketing program between exhibitors and PMA. Determine the most significant operational needs of the industry and develop strategies to meet them.

Opportunities: Obtain event planning, marketing and promotional skills.

Meetings: The PMEXPO Committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at Rollins Congressional Club in Rockville, MD, at 1pm.
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Membership Committee

Co-Chairs: Miguel Espinoza (Ross Management Services) and Amanda Ingle (API - Associates Plumbing, Inc.)

Responsibilities: Develops and implements PMA's annual membership recruitment effort, reviews applications, and implements retention programs. The Committee also is responsible for organizing and presenting PMA Member Orientations.

Opportunities: Learn how to develop and implement marketing programs. Learn how to develop and implement direct mail marketing efforts. Learn how to develop and implement performance incentive programs. Learn presentation skills.

Meetings: The Membership Committee usually meets the second Friday of the month.
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Community Service Committee

Co-Chairs: Carrie Ehart (Raine & Son) and Lewis Shapiro (ePIPE)

Responsibilities: The Committee's mission is to capitalize on PMA members' management expertise to improve the quality of space where people live and/or work and to provide mediums for members to serve their community.

Opportunities: Obtain marketing, motivation and public relations skills. Obtain a tremendous sense of personal satisfaction from helping those who are less fortunate than yourself.

Meetings: The Community Service Committee usually meets the first Wednesday of the month at Rollins Congressional Club in Rockville, MD, at 1:00pm.
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Associate Membership Council

Chair: Ken Klimpl (Brook Furniture Rental)
Chair-Elect: Dani Bressler (Toepfer Construction Company)
Vice Chair: Joe Scheffres (Scheffres Laundry Service)

Responsibilities: The Associate Membership Council's mission is to promote and represent the interest of Associate Members in support of PMA's mission statement and provide Associate Members with resources for professional development.

Opportunities: Make invaluable networking contacts that can lead to increased business. Expand your sales and presentation skills. Learn how to capitalize on opportunities in the property management industry.

Meetings: The Associate Council meets monthly.
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Spring Break Committee

Co-Chairs: Mike Scheffres (Scheffres Laundry Service) and A. J. Glascock (LCOR)

Responsibilities: The Committee plans and oversees PMA's annual golf/tennis/volleyball outing.

Opportunities: Obtain event planning skills, and develop and implement marketing programs.

Meetings: The Spring Break Committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at 1pm at Rollins Congressional Club.
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Holiday Ball Committee

Co-Chairs: Armani Mahoozi (Lux Floors) and Becky Hodnett (Southern Management Corporation)

Responsibilities: Plans and conducts the industry's most spectacular and enjoyable holiday gala.

Opportunities: Obtain event planning skills, develop and implement marketing programs and develop and implement fundraising programs.

Meetings: The Holiday Ball Committee meets monthly.
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August Social Committee

Co-Chairs: Alla Shtipelman (Ross Management Services) and Larry Edmonds (Owl Pest Prevention)

Responsibilities: Determine the theme and coordinate activities and sponsorships for this outstanding networking event.

Opportunities: Obtain event planning skills, develop and implement marketing programs and develop and implement fundraising programs.

Meetings: The August Social Committee meets monthly starting in February.  
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Marketing Council

Chair: Kimberly Cueva (Polinger Shannon & Luchs)
Co-Chair: Susie Goldberg Rike (Southern Management Corporation)

Responsibilities: Develop the program for the annual leasing and marketing summit. Create networking opportunities for marketing professionals to exchange ideas, discuss common challenges and improve individual and corporate performance. Develop programs and educational offerings that provide practical marketing education. Oversee the annual Marketing and Advertising Excellence Awards program.

Opportunities: Improve marketing skills. Expand creative capabilities. Access a network of savvy, seasoned professionals that can serve as a resource for new idea generation and to resolve common problems. Enhance event management capabilities.

Meetings: The Marketing Council meets quarterly. 
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Operations Council

Chair: Ann Sullivan (DARO Management Services)
Co-Chair: Rick Lowman (Southern Management Corporation)

Responsibilities: Develop the program for the annual maintenance summit. Create networking opportunities for operations professionals to exchange ideas, discuss common challenges and improve individual and corporate performance. Develop programs and educational offerings that provide practical education. Oversee an annual awards program that recognizes outstanding performance.

Meetings: The Operations Council meets on the second Thursday of the month at the Bozzuto Management office at 1pm.
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Affordable Housing Council

Chair: Kristin Larimore (Humphrey Management)
Co-Chair: Traci Lutz (Edgewood Management)

Responsibilities: The Council’s mission is to provide a forum to discuss issues and common problems with the management and operation of low-income housing tax credit properties and other types of affordable housing. The Council manages the annual HCCP training course and offers specialized training tracks that address the nuances of managing different affordable housing programs.

Meetings: The Affordable Housing Council meets quarterly.
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Human Resources Council

Chair: Stacy Cohen (Axent Realty Group)

Responsibilities: The Human Resources Council plans roundtable meetins and seminars on topics relevant to human resources and oversees the AOBA-PMA Wage and Benefit Survey.

Opportunities: Learn best HR practices used at property management firms in the national capital area; network with HR professionals employed in property management.

The Human Resources Council meets quarterly.
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PACE Awards Committee

Co-Chairs: Susie Goldberg Rike (Southern Management Corporation) and Jesse Martinez (Polinger Shannon & Luchs)

Responsibilities: The Pace Awards Committee is responsible for the PACE Awards Program.

Opportunities: Develop organizational, marketing and event planning skills while planning, promoting and organizing a PMA awards program.

The PACE Awards Committee meets the first Thursday of the month in the PMA office.
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Future PMA Leaders

Careese Warren (Southern Management Corporation)
Alla Shtipelman (ROSS Management Services)