James Magid Named Vice Chair; Board Elects Two New Members
Falls Church, Virginia – January 30, 2023 –The Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) announced its 2023 Board of Commissioners welcoming Greg Smith, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, to the role of Chair and Jim Magid, CMCA, PCAM, to serve as Vice Chair.
Greg has been a commissioner on the CAMICB Board since 2019. He has additionally served CAMICB as a member of the CAMICB Standards of Professional Conduct Committee and the CMCA Exam Development Oversight Panel.
“I’m honored and thrilled to serve as Chair of the Board of Commissioners,” said Greg Smith. “Now that we have a new exam blueprint, following the detailed Job Analysis study, our focus in my two-year term is to bring this updated exam to fruition. The new blueprint truly reflects the current practice of community association management – both domestically and internationally – and I’m really excited to carry out the necessary steps to update the exam content, ultimately getting the updated exam into the field in 2024.”
“Greg brings an extensive knowledge of the community association industry as incoming chair of CAMICB,” said outgoing Board Chair Sandy Denton, CMCA, LSM, PCAM. “He’s very thoughtful and forward thinking in his approach to leading and I’m certain he’ll serve the Board well.”
“I’m looking forward to working with my fellow Commissioners on a thoughtful succession plan for our Board members,” said Vice Chair, James Magid, CMCA, PCAM. “It’s important that we both maximize the talents and experience of current Commissioners as well as focusing our recruiting efforts for new Commissioners to ensure we have specific expertise or backgrounds that complement or bolster the current composition of the Board.”
Greg Smith has more than 20 years of community management experience and has served in several positions, including portfolio manager, vice president, and president. Greg has been a valued member of Associa, the industry’s largest community management company, since 2010. He currently serves as Director of Leadership Development where he is responsible for the training and development of Associa’s branch leaders, community managers, and board members across North America. Greg is a former CAI President and a current faculty member and has spoken at numerous CAI Annual Conferences and Chapter events.
Two new members of the Board of Commissioners, each elected to a three-year term, begin their term this month:
Yasmeen Nurmohamed, RCM, CMCA, AMS
Yasmeen Nurmohamed is currently the President of Royale Grande Property Management Ltd., an ACMO 2000 and ISO 9001:2015 certified boutique condominium management company in Toronto where she oversees the management of more than 6,000 units. A passionate educator, Yasmeen was an instructor for the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario from 2005 to 2022. She taught Physical Building Management and Condominium Administration and Human Resources courses at Humber and Mohawk Colleges. She developed the new Building Operations and Maintenance course for the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario and currently teaches the course online at Humber College. Yasmeen has written numerous articles for various condominium publications and is a founding Director, Past President, and current Treasurer of CAI Canada.
Wendy Taylor, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM
Wendy Taylor has more than 30 years of community association management experience, including service as an independent consultant to communities, developers, and attorneys on various issues. Before Wendy transitioned to her consulting role in January of 2023, she served as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at South Riding Proprietary, a homeowners association with over 6,500 homes all managed under the master association, located in South Riding, Virginia. Wendy led a management team of 16 staff and multiple contractors in that role. She annually developed and managed an operating budget of over $9 million while maintaining assessments at the lowest in the market and fully funding $12 million in reserves and capital funds. Wendy takes great pride in her time serving as a steward of the association’s natural resources and a visionary for future projects while building community through events and effective communication.
“I’m excited to rejoin the CAMICB Board this year,” said Wendy, who previously served on the CAMICB Board of Commissioners from 2012 to 2018. “The organization has grown so much over the years, and I’ve remained passionate about this credentialing body. I look forward to bringing my enthusiasm and past experience as a commissioner to the Board. I’m particularly interested in exploring new approaches to providing and expanding our services to CMCA credential holders and exam candidates.”
Board of Commissioners
CAMICB is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners. Eight commissioners are community association managers or industry stakeholders. One public interest member represents the interests of the constituencies served by the community association management profession. In addition to Smith, Magid, Taylor and Nurmohamed, other CAMICB Commissioners include:
Rob Felix, CMCA, PCAM, RS (Secretary/Treasurer)
M. Katherine Bushey, Esq.
Noelle Hicks, Esq.
Michael Hurley, Sr.
Michael Traidman (Homeowner)
Established in 1996, the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) is an independent board that sets the standards for community association managers worldwide. CAMICB (formerly NBC-CAM) administers the Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA) examination, a rigorous test that measures managers’ knowledge of community management best practices. Passing the CMCA examination and maintaining the standards of the CMCA certification is proof that a manager is knowledgeable, ethical and professional. CMCA-certified managers have the skills to safeguard the assets of homeowners’ associations, giving homeowners peace of mind and protecting home values.
The CMCA credential is the only international certification for managers that is accredited by the US-based National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the globally recognized ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). This dual accreditation underscores the strength and integrity of the CMCA credential and is a mark of quality. For more information, go to www.camicb.org.