Tina Zurrica, a 15-year Cardinal employee, recently received the prestigious Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation. She was honored at the CAI-OC Annual PCAM Reception held to celebrate both the newest and past recipients of the PCAM designation. The reception was held at McCormick & Schmick's in Irvine. Ms. Zurrica was supported by a full contingent of Cardinal staff at the reception held to honor and congratulate recipients on their outstanding accomplishment. Ms. Zurrica has been a member of the Cardinal staff since 1997. As the on-site manager for a historical high-rise building in downtown Long Beach, she is responsible for the daily operations of the building, from general janitorial to complex, extended projects. The building also contains commercial properties owned by the association. To be awarded the PCAM designation, Ms. Zurrica successfully attended and passed the required courses in CAI’s Professional Management Development Program (PMDP) and with at least five years’ management experience, was able to attend the Case Study as the final step in her achievement. The Case Study requires the applicant to spend two days at a host community and learn the details of the community through interviews with its management staff and business partners, including legal counsel and insurance agent, as well as perform an extensive visual inspection of the property. At the conclusion of the Case Study, applicants are given ten essay questions that require extensive research and documentation to answer. Applicants are given 30 days to complete this comprehensive document. Her PCAM designation illustrates Ms. Zurrica’s commitment to the industry and continuing education as well as dedication to Cardinal’s client Directors. We are extremely proud of her. As of this writing, Ms. Zurrica is one of only 2,100 PCAMs in the United States and one of only 361 PCAMs in California. We are honored to welcome Ms. Zurrica to this elite group of professionals.