As CAMICB continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary, we reached out to CMCAs who’ve held the credential for 25, or more, years. Many CMCAs graciously offered to share their experiences, highlights, career paths and advice with us.
John Schick, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, is a Management Executive with Hawaiiana Management Company, Ltd. in Honolulu. He was a member of the Beta Test Group for the original CMCA examination. Prior to entering the field of professional community association management, John spent 20 years in the United States Air Force and then two decades in motion picture exhibition and theatre building – clearly many talents and interests!
Now with 29 years of community association work in his vast professional repertoire, John finds what he likes most about this profession is assisting home owners and helping them understand the system and how it works, including training board members and helping them make the best decisions to benefit their properties.
He also enjoys the networking offered at industry-related events. Accepting his PCAM designation at a CAI convention in Ft. Lauderdale in a room full of CAI members was a highlight of his community association management career.
John offers important advice for new managers entering the field, “This is a unique industry. Call on all the life experiences you’ve had to help you come up with solutions. Do not assume you know or understand it all. And, be sure to ask your co-workers questions; someone has certainly been there before you.”