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The Stars were out for the 2014 CAI-NJ Awards Dinner

MERCERVILLE, NJ — The New Jersey chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI-NJ) honored the stars of 2013 at its Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Ariana’s Grand in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The annual event, attended by a record 230 CAI-NJ members and guests, included a cocktail hour with light hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner, awards ceremony and accompanying entertainment once again by pianist Eddie Pirrera.

The following were recognized for their dedication to CAI-NJ and received awards:

Outgoing President’s Recognition
Nina Stanton – Clearbrook Condominium Association

Outgoing Directors’ Recognition
Robert Barlow, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, CIRMS – ADP Barlow Insurance
Michael Karpoff, Esq., CCAL – Hill Wallack LLP
Jack McGrath, R – The Grande at Colts Neck Condominium Association

President’s Award
Caroline Record, Esq., CCAL – Hill Wallack LLP

Hall of Fame Award
Elaine Warga-Murray, CMCA, AMS, PCAM – Regency Management Group, LLC, AAMC

Friend of the Chapter Award
Senator Jeff Van Drew – New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District

The Jerome M. Fien Distinguished Service Award
James Magid, CMCA, LSM, PCAM – FirstService Residential, AAMC

The Candice Bladt Community Manager of the Year Award
Robert J. Marino, CMCA, AMS – Signature Property Group, AAMC

Recruiter of the Year Award
Jeffrey Logan – Taylor Management Company, AAMC, AMO

Business Partner of the Year Award
Amco Pest Services, Inc.

Committee Chair of the Year Award
Alfred O. Ojejinmi, CPM, FRICS, AMS, PCAM – Presbeuo Group, Inc.
Chair, 2013 Managers Committee

Committee of the Year Award
Legislative Action Committee

James Magid, CMCA, LSM, PCAM – Chair Thomas C. Martin, Esq.
Jean Bestafka – Vice Chair Tim Martin
Louis J. Curtis, MBA, CMCA, AMS, PCAM Glen A. Masullo, CMCA, PCAM
A.Christopher Florio, Esq. Paul Matacera
Jules C. Frankel, CPA Karen J. Mesler, CMCA, PCAM
George Gretrex, Esq. Steven Mlenak, Esq.
Bruce Gunther Ronald L. Perl, Esq., CCAL
Sue Howe, CMCA, AMS, PCAM Michael Pesce, PCAM
Paul A. Leodori, Esq. Caroline Record, Esq., CCAL
Deana Luchs Audrey Wisotsky, Esq.
Douglas Martin  

Board Liaisons: Jack McGrath, R & Mary Faith Nugiel, CPM, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Author of the Year Award
Arlene Stern – 1530 Owners Corporation
Edward Guttenplan, CPA, MBA – Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C.

Speaker of the Year
Paul Santoriello, PCAM – Taylor Management Company, AAMC, AMO
CAI-NJ would like to congratulate all the award winners for their continued dedication and support of the Chapter.

For additional information on the CAI-NJ networking events, please contact Robin Micallef at CAI-NJ at (609) 588-0030 or events@cainj.org.

About CAI-NJ

CAI-NJ is the New Jersey chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), a national non-profit organization, dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations and helping them promote harmony, community and responsible leadership. CAI-NJ is the second-largest chapter (of 61 chapters) in the United States and internationally, and provides continuous education and resources to help our more than 1,600 members, including 1,000 community association volunteer leaders, stay abreast of current community association issues and events in the State of New Jersey. For more information about CAI-NJ, please visit www.cainj.org.