Meeting needs. Finding solutions. Demonstrating heart. That’s what CCMC is all about! So it comes as no surprise that four CCMC managers have been recognized by the Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM) at the Guiding Excellence in Management (GEM) Awards ceremony. Designed to highlight the individual efforts of CAAM®-certified community managers, GEM Award finalists and winners represent the high standards of both their company and the communities they serve. “We are delighted to announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, the coveted On-site Manager of the Year GEM has been awarded to one of our team members,” explains division president Delores Ferguson. “Congratulations to Kevin Pollock for this prestigious and well-deserved honor.” Additionally, CCMC has three finalist including Craig Pustejovsky, Dawn Fowler and Cathy LaTona.
On-Site Manager of the Year
Kevin Pollock joined CCMC in 2004 and currently serves as the CCMC community manager for Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kevin has been instrumental in developing a one-of-a-kind wireless security system, completely owned by the association and expandable for the future. His innovative approach used existing poles in select locations to provide the necessary coverage. Although the project cost more than $2M, Kevin and his team were successful in gaining the full support of the association’s board.
Craig Pustejovsky was a finalist in the Humanitarian category. Craig joined CCMC in 2014 and currently serves as the community manager for Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona. Over the past year, Craig has worked closely with his board to establish strong community partnerships in the area. His innovative approach to this objective included working with a local military base to invite servicemen and women to community events and experiences at no charge and, perhaps, allow them to discover a place to call “home” once their military service is complete.
Dawn Fowler was our also a finalist in the Humanitarian category. Dawn joined CCMC in 2014 and currently serves as a portfolio manager in Scottsdale. While attending a neighborhood event, Dawn learned of a resident’s role in organizing an annual picnic for the local Air Force base. This led Dawn to suggest that the picnic be hosted by her community. As a result, the base and the association joined together and discovered the common ground between them.
Cathy LaTona was our finalist for Manager of the Year. Cathy joined CCMC in 2010 and currently serves as manager for Fulton Ranch in Chandler. She has worked tirelessly to refurbish, revitalize and restore her community. She has addressed a long list of deferred maintenance issues, initiated regular homeowner communications and reestablished a collaborative working relationship with residents.
“We are extremely proud to have our managers recognized in this way,” says Delores. “Our GEM recipients represent CCMC’s commitment to excellence and our dedication to creating experience that connect people.”