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Brenda Teter Brenda K. Teter, director of communications for the California Association of Community Managers (CACM), has been appointed to the board of directors for the Orange County Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Teter will serve as vice president of finance in charge of the chapter’s budget, financial administration, sponsorship funds and overall financial viability. Established in 1970, IABC advances the careers of communication professionals in more than 90 countries around the world. The organization serves approximately 15,000 members in 100 chapters by providing opportunities for professional development, volunteer leadership and networking. “We’re delighted to have Brenda on the team and are excited to be working with and learning from her,” said Sarah Willis, president of the IABC Orange County chapter board of directors. “Brenda’s background and experience will be a valuable addition to our board and will help the IABC Orange County chapter move closer to our goal of becoming an indispensable source for professional communicators.” Teter has served as CACM’s director of communications for the past 16 years, where she oversees member communications, marketing and new business development for the organization. CACM is a statewide professional association for community managers and association practitioners. Prior to joining CACM, Teter was operations manager for GEICO’s 20 offices in Germany and then director of marketing for GEICO’s real estate development and sales division in California where she was responsible for a $3.5 million marketing budget. Teter plans to bring her real estate development, insurance, lending and financial skills to her new role with IABC, in addition to her longtime interests in mentoring and new business development. A dedicated member of IABC for 15 years, Teter has attended many of the organization’s world conferences, regional forums and local chapter events over the years. Teter earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Missouri State University. The San Clemente, Calif., resident enjoys advocating for marine life in her spare time and currently serves as a volunteer with Family Assistance Ministries of San Clemente. She previously served on the board of directors for the San Clemente Downtown Business Association and also volunteered at Laura’s House, working on numerous fashion shows, silent auctions and other fundraising events for the women’s shelter. About CACM Based in Laguna Hills, Calif., the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) is the only community association management organization in the nation to offer a California-only educational program leading to the designation of Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM®) for industry professionals. CACM also offers the Master of Community Association Management (MCAM®) certification which is the highest professional recognition for community managers in California. CACM’s membership is comprised of more than 3,000 California-based professionals from the community association management industry. California is home to more than 48,500 associations. For more information on CACM, please visit www.cacm.org. # # #
July 25, 2014

 
Kimberly Bernatz Senior Vice President and Director of Wealth Management at First American Trust, Kimberly Bernatz is one of four new members of the board of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. ... Read More
December 18, 2014
Kunal Hinduja Founder and CEO of wireless leader ARQ, Kunal Hinduja has been selected as member of the newly formed Corporate Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. Hinduja is one of the first three me... Read More
December 17, 2014
Shawn Dewane was re-elected to the Board of Directors for Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) and for the Orange County Water District (OCWD). Having represented Mesa Water's Division 5 serving East Costa Mesa, Dew... Read More
December 12, 2014
Ethan Temianka a 2014 "40 Under 40" honoree, will serve as Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) Board Vice President through 2016. Elected to Mesa Water's Board in 2012, Temianka represents the District's Division 3, ... Read More
December 12, 2014
Stephanie Bernardy Stephanie Bernardy of Corona del Mar recently has joined the volunteer Board of Directors of nonprofit KidWorks of Santa Ana. Bernardy is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Previews Internationa... Read More
December 10, 2014
Robert Adel Prominent business litigation attorney Robert E. Adel has joined Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C., a leading transactional and litigation law firm based in Irvine. Adel most recently was a shareholder... Read More
December 02, 2014
APRIL McMILLIAN, MSES, CPSWQ, QSD/P Fuscoe Engineering has promoted April McMillian to Stormwater Project Manager in its Irvine office. April's duties include water quality technical reports, CEQA/EIR work, Best Management Practices (B... Read More
December 02, 2014
Dennis Pettigrew Dennis Pettigrew has been named Executive Creative Director at INK, a full-service advertising and marketing agency, www.inkagency.com. Pettigrew will oversee brand identity, campaign creative, web d... Read More
November 28, 2014
Kevin Schiller Accomplished hotel sales and marketing professional Kevin Schiller has been named Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Los Angeles at Starwood Hotels. His duties include directing sales and marketin... Read More
November 25, 2014
Tracy Manning was promoted to Assistant Operations Manager at Mesa Water District where she has worked since 1994. Tracy now oversees all District operations -- including water production, quality, and distributio... Read More
November 25, 2014
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