Associa Chicagoland's Annette Byrd Voted CAI President-Elect

CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa Chicagoland Vice President Annette Byrd has been selected as the 2015 president-elect for the Illinois Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI). She will serve as president in 2016 for a one year term. The nomination and election was determined by the CAI board members.

"We're proud of Annette and believe she is the perfect choice for this appointment," says Associa Chicagoland President & CEO Don Kekstadt. "Her dedication to this industry has been recognized by her peers and she will most definitely be valuable asset to CAI for years to come."

Byrd began her career in the community management industry more than 21 years ago and has been a professional portfolio manager of common interest communities for the past 16 years. In her role as Associa Chicagoland vice president she is directly responsible for community association manager (CAM) support and supervision. Byrd refined and spearheads the CAM mentoring program to develop assistant community managers into licensed, designated CAM's.

Byrd is an Illinois licensed Community Association Manager and holds the designation of Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®), which is the highest designation a manager can obtain through CAI. Providing quality education to board members, she volunteers for the Dedicated Community Association Leader (DCAL) Program through CAI-Illinois and writes articles for industry publications like Common Interest Magazine.

Associa Chicagoland, AAMC provides community association management and developer services to the greater Chicago area and surrounding suburbs. Since 1976, its sole focus has been to deliver performance that enriches communities and enhances the lives of the people it serves. AAMC is the highest designation awarded to management firms from CAI. To learn more, visit or on Facebook at

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