Team wraps up WMCCAI Expo with SFMC 20th year celebration toast!

By: Jillian Ellis, Team SFMC — SFMC recently attended the Washington Metro Chapter Community Association Institute (CAI) Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, DC. The event featured 200 Exhibitors and 15 educational sessions.

After  the expo, SFMC joined fellow CAI members to host an after-expo party at High Velocity Restaurant. George Ellis, Founding Principal Owner, gave a heartfelt toast to celebrate SFMC’s 20 years of service with a special “SFMC Sangria.”

CAI is also celebrating an anniversary this year — 40 years! SFMC is proud to be member of CAI. The after-expo party was a an event with great food, drinks, prizes and packed with people! A lucky winner took home a 40″ TV!

Team SFMC looks forward to the next CAI event in May — the 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition. We will be recognizing Larry Gilbert, SFMC,  who will be receiving his Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation!



Paul Orlando Awarded CAI’s Educator of the Year Award

Paul_Small PicCommunity Association Institute (CAI) is an international organization dedicated to building better communities.  CAI provides information, education and resources to all community association stakeholders, including community managers and homeowner leaders.  As part of their education efforts, CAI’s Professional Management Development Program (PMDP) provides the most comprehensive, expert education courses for community managers seeking to increase their skills, knowledge and job opportunities.

Paul Orlando, Vice President of Management for SFMC, Inc., has been a member of CAI’s National Faculty since 2009.  At the 2015 CAI National Conference, Mr. Orlando’s dedication and service was honored by CAI as he was presented with the Educator of the Year award.  Paul travels all over the country teaching PMDP’s M-100, The Essentials of Community Association Management, to industry professionals and homeowner leadership.  SFMC is extremely proud of Paul’s accomplishment and we are thankful for all of his efforts to advance education within the industry and beyond.  Congratulations, Paul!

Paul has over 35 years of experience in association management, both as a portfolio manager and as an on-site manager for large scale communities. He is an active participant in CAI activities including service on the Virginia Legislative Action Committee since 2003 and Government & Public Affairs Committee since 2009.  Paul’s Washington Metro Chapter awards include Virginia Public Advocate, Educator of the Year, Recruiter of the Year, Chapter Appreciation and induction into the Chapter Hall of Fame in 2011. Paul was also recognized twice by the Virginia Common Interest Community Board for his participation in drafting regulations for management companies and their employees. Paul was recently appointed by the Governor of Virginia and currently serves on the Virginia Common Interest Community Board.