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resident Jeremy M. Tucker,
resident-elect Bruce H. Easmunt,
ice President Sarah Elise Gerstein,
ecretary Crishana L. Loritsch,
reasurer Rafael A. Martinez,
Immediate Past President Donna G. Newman, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Executive Director Matt Rankin, CAE (ex officio)
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, Elizabeth Schultz,
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Communications Council Ruth Katz, E
Education Council Donald Plank,
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Member Services Council Orlando Ramirez
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ust like that, a year has elapsed, and with that, my term as President
has come to an end. This will be my last President’s message, and I
wanted to acknowledge, with gratitude, a number of people whose
hard work led to another successful year for the Chapter.
hile serving as the President has been a great experience, it has
taught me that WMCCAI’s heartbeat is its committees. These committees
are comprised of energetic and invested volunteers who create, design,
and execute the events, programs, scholarships, marketing, and periodi-
cals that WMCCAI offers every year. Heading up these committees are
the committee and council chairs. Many are first-time chairs, taking on
this responsibility at my request, and sometimes plea, with passion. I
wanted to recognize each of the chairs and offer my thanks for agreeing
to serve and doing so with excellence.
Conference & Expo – William Cornelius and Jennifer Bennett
D.C. Legislative/LAC – Jane Rogers
Education – Debra Johnson and Kevin Kernan
Golf – Jim Pates and Elizabeth Rudolph
Maryland Legislative – Mitch Farrah
Outreach – David Jensen and Lenard Goldbaum
Membership – Joe Inzerillo and Jarold Martin
Quorum Editorial – Susan Truskey and Nicole Williams
Chapter Events – Toni Partin and June Chulkov
Virginia Legislative – Ronda DeSplinter and William Marr, Jr.
Communications Council – Ruth Katz
Education Council – Donald Plank
Member Services Council – Orlando Ramirez
I would be remiss if I did not commend the performance of the Chap-
ter staff over this last year. These individuals’ commitment to excellence
continues to amaze me. They are the professionals behind the scenes
who ensure that Chapter functions and programs are executed. I have
enjoyed getting to know the Chapter staff on a personal level, and will
miss having the opportunity to work so closely with them. They have
made the Chapter better this year, and my term as President easier.
Looking forward, I am excited for what is to come for the Chapter, in-
cluding the roll out of the new Chapter website and the renovation of the
Chapter’s office. It has been my great pleasure to serve as President of
WMCCAI this past year, and with that comes the future.
from the president
By Jeremy M. Tucker, ESQ.
Jeremy Tucker is a community association lawyer and
shareholder with Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered. He
represents community associations and condominiums in
a wide range of matters, including general counsel and lit-
igation. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin-Madison, Tucker went on to
Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University School of
Law where he earned his Juris Doctor. Jeremy is admitted
to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.