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HOAresources.com provides information and tools for condominium and homeowners associations leaders. The site is powered by Community Associations Institute (CAI).

Since 1973, CAI has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in 346,000 homeowners associations (HOAs, POAs), condominiums, and housing cooperatives in the United States and millions of communities worldwide.

With more than 41,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 64 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as with housing leaders in several other countries, including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy.

Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Site Contributors

Dawn Bauman, Senior Vice President of Government & Public Affairs. As CAI’s lead advocate for federal and state legislative and regulatory affairs, Dawn works with volunteer leaders throughout the country serving on CAI legislative action and government affairs committees to advocate for strong and sensible public policy for America’s community associations. Dawn has been with CAI since 1996 and has dedicated her career to the practice of non-profit management and advocacy.

Amada Merritt, Digital Marketer and Social Media Strategist. Amada manages all of CAI’s social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Previously, she worked as a marketing specialist for a veterinary clinic in Virginia where she managed all of the clinic’s social media efforts. Amada resides in Woodbridge, Va., with her boyfriend and daughter.

Laura Otto, Senior Editor. Laura is editor of CAI’s award-winning Community Manager. A seasoned journalist, Laura previously worked for a creative, advocacy agency in Washington, D.C., where she wrote and edited content for a variety of public health clients. Prior to that, Laura served as a senior writer and editor for the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Laura is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia. She currently resides in Alexandria, Va., with her husband and two small children.

Amy Repke, Vice President, Communications & Marketing. Amy brings more than 15 years of experience to CAI. Amy’s communications career began in local television news and, most recently, she worked as a producer for USA Today Live and Fox News Channel’s Special Report in Washington, D.C. Amy has been nominated for four Washington Regional Emmy awards for writing and producing. Amy is a graduate of Old Dominion University and received a master’s degree in Strategic Public Communications from American University.

Tom Skiba, CEO. As a senior association executive, Tom has more than 30 years of experience working with nonprofit and governmental organizations of all sizes. Since arriving at CAI in 2002, Tom has led a comprehensive transformation of the organization, including a redesign of the membership structure, rebranding of all publications, documents, and other public materials, restructuring of the organizations governance, and selection and implementation of an entirely new association management system and web presence. Prior to his role as CEO, Tom spent 17 years working for the internationally-recognized management consulting firm KPMG Consulting Inc.

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