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Associa Desert Resort Management Employees Recognized At 2023 CAI-Coachella Valley Chapter awards Ceremony

PALM DESERT, Calif. — March 8, 2023 — Associa Desert Resort Management (DRM)a leading provider of community management services throughout the Coachella Valley and Big Bear Mountain areas, is pleased to spotlight eight team members recognized for their contributions in 10 different award categories at the annual Community Associations Institute – Coachella Valley Chapter awards ceremony. The Chapter honored more than 150 volunteers and the outgoing 2022 leadership team while welcoming its new incoming 2023 chapter directors.

DRM employees Kristin Berryhill-Hood, CCAM®, and Jayme Fakehany, CMCA®, AMS®, were recognized for their outstanding contributions in multiple categories. In addition, Sam Rodriguez, PCAM®, was named Recruiter of the year, which also earned him a $1,000 travel voucher. DRM employees taking home awards at the “Rat Pack” themed gala included:

  • Sharon Badham, PCAM® – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Kristin Berryhill-Hood, CCAM® – Leadership Award / Awards Committee
  • Kristin Berryhill-Hood, CCAM® – Above and Beyond Award / Business Partner Committee
  • Julie Mogolis, CMCA®, AMS® – Above and Beyond Award / Golf Committee
  • Sierra Carr, PCAM® – Portfolio Manager of the Year
  • Cynthia Duffy, CCAM® – Above and Beyond Award / Communications and PR Committee
  • Jayme Fakehany, CMCA®, AMS® – Above and Beyond Award / Wine Tasting "Corks for CLAC" Committee
  • Jayme Fakehany, CMCA®, AMS® – Above and Beyond Award / Volunteer Committee
  • Gretchen Redewill CMCA®, AMS® – Above and Beyond Award / Oktoberfest Committee
  • Sam Rodriguez, PCAM® – Recruiter of the Year ($1,000 travel voucher)

“These awards recognize the most dedicated and knowledgeable members of the community management industry,” said Paula Tapia, CCAM®, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®, Associa Desert Management executive vice president. “We are extremely proud of our team members’ contributions and are delighted to help celebrate their success.”

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