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HRW, Inc.’s Marisa Highsmith Earns PCAM Honor

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HRW, Inc., an Associa company, congratulates community manager Marisa Highsmith who recently earned the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation from the Community Associations Institute (CAI).

“Marisa has worked hard to obtain the highest achievement in community association management,” said HRW President and CEO Cathy Wade. “We are proud of her relentless dedication to continuing education and professional development.”

The PCAM designation is the highest professional recognition available nationwide to managers who specialize in community association management. Earning the PCAM designation is recommended for experienced managers who want to demonstrate advanced skills and knowledge, and who wish to be recognized among the best and most experienced managers in the nation.

To earn the PCAM designation, a community manager must have at least five years direct community association management experience, successfully pass their CMCA (Certified Manager of Community Associations) examination, pass six related courses through CAI and complete an extensive case study, among numerous other items.

Highsmith joined HRW after relocating from Wilmington, North Carolina. She has a strong background in apartment and homeowners association management as well as customer service. Highsmith has served as HRW’s Associa Cares committee chair in the past, which has allowed her to combine work and one of her personal passions, assisting those afflicted by disaster. She attended both Cape Fear Community College and East Carolina University where she majored in child development.

HRW, Inc., AAMC, provides community association management and developer services to Raleigh and the greater surrounding areas. Since 1982, its sole focus has been to deliver performance that enriches communities and enhances the lives of the people it serves. To learn more visit or find them on Facebook by visiting

Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is North America’s largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to and Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest, and watch us on YouTube.

Carol Piering, 214-716-3848

Source: Associa