Awards and Honors

CAI Illinois: Awards and Honors

The CAI-IL Excellence Awards Program recognizes individuals for their outstanding achievements in the community association industry. Award winners and nominees illustrate high standards of management, certification, training and commitment to excellence.

CAI National honor for outstanding Chapter achievements in best practices and innovative programs.

Date
National Achievement Awards Category
2016In recognition of overall Excellence in Public Affairs, Membership, Chapter Management & Development, Member Services and Leadership.
2015In recognition of outstanding achievement in Leadership programming.ILAC Fundraiser
2015In recognition of outstanding achievement in Leadership programming.Downtown Program Committee
2014In recognition of outstanding achievement in Leadership programming.PCAM Mentoring Program
2014In recognition of overall Excellence in Public Affairs, Membership, Chapter Management & Development, Member Services and Leadership.
2013In recognition of outstanding achievements in Chapter Management & Development programming.Finance Policies and Financial Strength.
2012In Recognition of Outstanding achievement in Membership programming.Community Association Manager Membership Drive
2012In recognition of outstanding achievement in Leadership programming.Excellence Awards & Winter Gala
2011In recognition of outstanding achievement in Member Services programming.Conference & Exposition
2011In recognition of outstanding achievement in Public Affairs Programming.Legal Forum
2011In recognition of outstanding achievement in Membership programming.Member Networking Events
2004In recognition of outstanding achievement in Member Services programming.E-Newsletter
2003In recognition of outstanding achievement in Member Services programming.Common Interest Magazine
2001In recognition of outstanding achievement in Membership programming.Membership

CAI will also thank volunteers for their hard work, dedication and service by presenting individuals with several of the following awards:

Honoring those Chapter members that have had a profound influence on the development of the Chapter. Given to one or more individuals per year at the Excellence Awards & Winter Gala.

YearAward Winner(s)
2016Anthony Dister, Carrie Surratt, CMCA, AMS
2015Pat Costello, Esq., Cindy Fitts, CIRMS
2014Kerry Bartell, Jessica Towles, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
2012Jeanette Catellier, CMCA, AMS, PCAM , Tom Engblom, CMCA, AMS, PCAM , Lou Lutz, CMCA, AMS, PCAM , Sheila Malchiodi, Carol Marcou, CMCA, AMS, PCAM , Steve Silberman, CPA
2011Michele Gehrke, Erica Horndasch , CMCA, AMS
2010William C. DeMille, PCAM  Andrea Sorgani
2009Peter Santangelo, Karen Skoric, CPA
2008Mark W. Burke, PCAM , Christine Friend, Timothy J. Haviland, CMCA , Diana Larson, AMS, PCAM
2007  Linda J. Schiff, CMCA, CTP
2006Boyd Briscoe, Jennifer Eilert, Mindy Maggio
2004Richard Daly, Allan Goldberg, Kathy Sicher, Keith Weber
2003David M. Bendoff, Wayne Callham, Lynda Erickson, Raymond D. Faucher, CMCA, PCAM, Kara Gould, CMCA, AMS , Michael S. Kurtzon, Louis G. Lutz, CMCA, AMS, PCAM , Chuck McCrimmon, Adrienne Melnichek, Morris Oldham, Jordan I. Shifrin, Andrea Sorgani
2002Lillian Blankenburg, CMCA, CPM , Steven P. Bloomberg, William C. DeMille, PCAM , Marshall N. Dickler, Vincent Innocenti, PCAM, Francis Jara, PCAM ,Michael C. Kim, Chris Nyborg, CPA  Carol Paul, PCAM , Mark D. Pearlstein, Esq., Michael C. Majewski, Yvonne Raetzke, John Saletta, Clifford J. Treese, Barbara D. Wick, CPCU, ARM, AIS

Awarded to newer committee members who have proven to be an asset to CAI – Illinois through their volunteerism. Awarded annually at the Excellence Awards and Winter Gala.

Year  Award Winner(s)
2016Randy Grimes, Lea Marcou, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Charles Perry, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, George Toubekis, Jack Thew, DCAL
2015Jennifer Bratzel, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Rose Jurczewski, CMCA, AMS, Amanda Paton, Cathy Ryan, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Siobhan Zawojski
2014Carlo Caprio, CMCA , Kimberly Fivelson, CMCA, AMS , Megan Hart Gohsman, Toni Ivanov, Jerry McNamara
2013Joshua Bowman, CMCA , Patrick Costello, Esq., Liz Foley, CMCA, AMS, PCAM , Kristofer Kasten, Esq., Rachel Kegley, CMCA, AMS
2012Jaime Candos, Lindsey Daehnke, Randy Levine, Rich Music, Carrie Surratt, CMCA, AMS ,Todd Walter, Steve White
2011Tami Demitrowicz, Cindy Fitts, Sheila Malchiodi, Cyndi Rempert, Kinga Skowronek, Matt Sloan, James Trader
2010Joe Cairo, Selvie Jaos, CMCA, AMS, PCAM , Greg Lason, Gina Tierhold, Sara Denny Zink
2009  Jamie Falconer CMCA, AMS, PCAM , Michele Gehrke, Julie Guidry, Hans Hermann, Grace McCafferty, Michele Pawelek
2008  Jeanette Catellier, CMCA, AMS, PCAM , Gabriella Comstock, Esq.,  Cindy Grinchuk, William Knee, Carol A. Marcou, CMCA, AMS, PCAM , Suzy Martin, Cheryl Murphy, Gayle Simon, Mary Theile, Gina Tierhold
2007 Stacey Adams, Jim Cherep, Anthony Dister, Craig Finck, CMCA, Diana Larson, AMS,PCAM , Pamela Mullen, Brook Silvestri, CMCA , Timothy Snowden, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
2006Frank Coleman, CMCA , Tom Engblom, CMCA, AMS, PCAM , Erica Horndasch, CMAC, AMS, Dan Kissee, Robert Kowall, Dawn Moody, Matt Nichols, Denny Poer, Vlatka Puljic, Bruce Shankman, CMCA, AMS, PCAM , Tom Wykle
2005 Al Bayer, Michaelene Conrad, CMCA , Tim Haviland, CMCA , Michael Mroz, John Schaller, Cathy Snyder, Cate Sullivan, Kathy Vranek
2004  Stacey Adams, Theresa Brick, Joel Davis, Mike Dobson, Jessica Fortich, Ellen Henderson, Diana Larson, Kim Merrigan, Mike Rogan, Shannon Schwarzwalder
2003   Mark Bohnhoff, Roni Dziedzic, June Edlund, Jessica Ernst, CMCA, AMS , Don Feeley, Sherm Fields, Christine Friend, Harley Halleck, Jennifer Ranieri, CMCA, AMS , Pete Santangelo, CMCA , Brook Silvestri
2002  Karen Filecia, Jay W. Joy, Mark Stelter
2001Cathy Blake, CMCA, PCAM , Boyd Briscoe, Matt Dziedzic, Aleka Ernst, John Haniotes, Tim Snowden, CMCA, AMS  
2000  Joe Cantore, Jeff Engvall,  Mindy Maggio, CMCA , Carol Metzen, David Paisley, CMCA, AMS, PCAM , Chris Pesek, Karen Riggio 
1999  Ken Cook, Jennifer Eilert, Madeline Franklin, Bob Graf,  Doug Gould, Steve Kuyawa, Bob Tronsen, Dan Wells, Allan Werth  
1998  Mark Burke, PCAM , Jim Callham, Mark Gehl, Maggie Hunckler, Kevin Hull, Rob Kogen, Lou Lutz, PCAM , Beth Manion, Matt Moodhe, Bill Palm, Jan Rzepka, Maria Sheehan, Andrea Sorgani, Gayle Sweers, Keith Weber          

Outstanding Community Association Volunteer Leader

The Outstanding Community Association Volunteer Leader Award recognizes a CAI members who demonstrates outstanding contributions to CAI, the association they serve, and to their surrounding community.  This individual is committed to, and clearly understands their role and fiduciary responsibility as a community volunteer. Nominations due September 1, 2017 and awards are presented November 17, 2017.

Volunteer Leader Award Form

 

Extraordinary Acts of Service Awards:

Honoring long term dedication and extraordinary contribution to the Illinois Chapter. Awarded occasionally when a candidate is selected.

Award Winner(s)Category
Patricia A. Bialek, CMCA, AMS, PCAMCommunity Association Manager of the Year, 2014
Boyd Briscoe Barbara D. Wick Award
Wayne CallhamOutstanding Services as a Board Member for CAI-IL
Kara Cermak, CMCA, AMS, PCAMDistinguished Service for Extra Efforts Made Assisting Chapter Office
William C. DeMille, PCAMBarbara D. Wick Award
Marshall Dickler, Esq.Barbara D. Wick Award
Mike DobsonOutstanding Services as a Board Member for CAI-IL
Timothy J. HavilandSpecial Recognition & Distinguished Service
Cindy HuddlestonRecruiter of the Year, 2006
Vincent Innocenti, AMS, PCAMBarbara D. Wick Award
Diana Larson, AMS, PCAMBarbara D. Wick Award
Lou Lutz, CMCA, AMS, PCAMBarbara D. Wick Award
Jerry McNamaraCommunity Association Volunteer Leader of the Year, 2015
Chris Nyborg, CPABarbara D. Wick Award
Mark Pearlstein, Esq.Barbara D. Wick Award
Mark Pearlstein, Esq. Recognition for Efforts Made with ILAC & Manager Licensing
Judy Rowe, CMCA, AMS, PCAMCommunity Association Manager of the Year, 2015
 Linda J. Schiff, CMCABarbara D. Wick Award
Barbara D. Wick, CIRMSBarbara D. Wick Award