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Business Partner Professional Designations

Business professionals are truly partners to the community associations they support with expertise, products and services. CAI helps individual professionals distinguish themselves in the competitive community association marketplace:



College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)

Since 1993, CAI has recognized excellence in the practice of community association law through the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). CCAL Fellows distinguish themselves by advancing community association law for the betterment of the communities they serve.

 College fellows in NC:

  • Hope Carmichael, Jordan, Price, Wall, Gray & Jones, Raleigh
  • Tim Sellers, Sellers, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons P.A., Charlotte
  •  Jim Slaughter, Law Firm Carolinas, Greensboro


Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist (CIRMS™) 
Community board members are looking for qualified professionals to help them protect their most valuable investments.

      CIRMS Designees in NC:

  • Andrew Bateman, CMCA, CIRMS, TriSure
  • Dawn Becker-Durnin, CIRMS, PeopleFirst Property & Casualty    
  • Joel Meskin, McGowan Program Administrators


"Educated Business Partner" distinction  
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CAI Business Partners are indispensable to the community associations they support with their guidance, products and services. CAI education helps these businesses and professionals differentiate themselves in the competitive community association marketplace.

     Educated Business Partner professionals in NC:  

  • Andrew Bateman, CMCA, CIRMS, TriSure, Raleigh
  • Claude Dawson, IICRC Certified, AFTERDISASTER-Metrolina, Charlotte

  • Kelly Doherty Mucci, Popular Association Bank, Wilmington

  • Garrett Dysart, Southern Outdoor Restoration, Raleigh

  • Tyler Graybeal, Southern Outdoor Restoration, Raleigh

  • Cynthia A. Jones, Sellers, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons, Charlotte

  • Galya Mann, DoodyCalls of Wake County, Raleigh

  • Ian McGeady, RS, Association Reserves, Charlotte

  • Andrew Onofrio, Onofrio Construction, Inc., Raleigh

  • Grayson Palmer, Community Management Insurance Group, Wilmington

  • Carson Woodell, Southern Outdoor Restoration, Raleigh

Reserve Specialist (RS)
The RS designation is awarded to qualified reserve specialists who, through years of specialized experience, can help ensure that community associations prepare their reserve budget as accurately as possible.

     RS designees in NC:

  • Andrew Crook, Giles Flythe Engineers
  • Jim Dodson, Miller-Dodson Associates  
  • Jeff Dow, Reserve Advisors
  • Russ Fernandes, Becht Engineering BT
  • Christopher Flythe, Giles Flythe Engineers
  • Kevin Giles, Giles Flythe Engineers
  • Robert Giles, Giles lythe Engineers
  • Doug Greene, DMA Reserves 
  • Tyler Hall, Giles Flythe Engineers
  • Alex Liu, Reserve Professionals
  • Ian McGeady, Association Reserves- NC
  • Zach Shepherd, Giles Flythe Engineers
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