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About 2022-11-04T14:48:30+00:00

Why CAM?

CAM’s staff has over 50 years of combined experience in association management of non-profit organizations in the areas of construction, higher education, healthcare, technology, tourism, and sustainability. Our core competencies include membership retention and recruitment; strategic marketing & sales; certification and accreditation; publications; conference and meeting planning; new program development; financial management; and other services.

We invite you to meet the team of professionals that will work with your organization!

Anna Kosova, CAE

Principal

Anna graduated with a master’s degree in business administration from the University of West Florida and earned a Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives. Anna communicates closely with clients on all matters of importance, including identification of emerging challenges and seeking opportunities for growth and advancement, and makes informed recommendations.

She oversees marketing and business development, event planning, membership recruitment and retention, and general operations. She develops long-lasting relationships with current & prospective members, sponsors and exhibitors, and strategic partners. Anna also oversees financial management, including preparation of budget and financial statements and assessing the current position of the association compared to the budget at any given moment.

Ray Bert

Vice President, Account Executive & Director of Accreditation

Ray holds a bachelor’s degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with majors in both mechanical engineering and English. He has over 20 years of association experience including the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education, in addition to his time with the Associated Air Balance Council, the AABC Commissioning Group, and the Energy Management Association.

Some of Ray’s core competencies include strategic planning to determine Board goals and implementation of Board-approved programs, clear and detailed communications with both certified members and others in the industry, and certification and accreditation matters.

Ray had oversight of clients’ successful pushes for ANSI accreditation and Department of Energy /Better Buildings recognition of their certification programs, including communication and implementation of new policies and Continuing Education requirements to members. As Director of Accreditation, he is responsible for ongoing maintenance of ANSI accreditation, including exam maintenance. Over his career, he has participated in all stages of development of four psychometrically validated certification exams for three different clients.

Sam Schwarz

Account Executive and Marketing & Social Media Director

Sam has a bachelor’s degree from Bard College. Sam has successfully used her divergent thinking to develop and implement association growth, as well as streamline clients’ operations and communications. She works closely with Board leadership to identify and execute strategic goals, as well as provide day-to-day Board support. She has been directly responsible for significantly improving overall organization revenue and surpassing new member target expectations.

Sam leads advocacy efforts, effectively changing written laws 18 times in municipal ordinances and twice in federal acts, resulting in a prestigious “Power of (A)dvocacy Award” from ASAE. She also manages social media, and has a proven record of success implementing creative campaigns such as pop quizzes to boost followers for young accounts.

Colleen McCain

Associate Account Executive

Colleen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in tourism & events management from George Mason University. She began her career in Hawaii’s tourism industry at a non-profit and transitioned into a sales management position at a conference hotel in Virginia. She has 5 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, specializing in sales and client management. Working closely with clients has provided her with a customer focused mindset which allows her to deliver outstanding experiences.

She supports the marketing, business development, member acquisition and retention initiatives to grow organizations. She’s able to rise to any occasion with her optimism and hard work.

Valerie Shuford

Membership & Certification Specialist

Valerie has over twenty years of experience as an Association Management Professional, including membership management, certification management, event coordination, and project management. She has a proven ability to work within established timelines and multi-task on projects. In her role as the Membership & Certification Specialist, she leads the membership renewal process, and handles member inquiries. She manages the membership and certification database and takes the lead on providing accurate records for the certification renewal processes, coordinating with accounting to ensure accurate invoicing, making all needed database updates, and tracking renewal numbers. Valerie takes primary responsibility for answering questions related to new applicants for membership and certification, processing applications, guiding them through the approval and examination process.

Terra Sheppard

Meeting and Marketing Coordinator 

Terra graduated from Frostburg State University with a degree in Mass Communications. In addition to event planning and email marketing, Terra has customer service and relationship management experience. As part of her role at CAM, she coordinates meetings and handles event emails to ensure all clients have a positive event experience. As a highly motivated individual, Terra is determined to provide customers with the best possible service.

Duffy Austin

Editor, Publications Manager & Technology Expert

Duffy has nearly 10 years of experience in editing and publication for both print and the web. His experience includes writing and editing for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and TAB Journal, where he worked with subject matter experts in a variety of fields to produce dozens of articles focused on scientific, medical, and engineering developments in the military community and testing, adjusting, and balancing, respectively. He’s quick to learn and master new principles and has a keen attention to detail. Duffy is also responsible for management of e-newsletters and updating clients’ websites powered by WordPress.

During unprecedented COVID-19 times, Duffy successfully took the lead on the technology solutions (Zoom and Digitell, Inc.) and virtualized the cancelled conferences of clients into a series of live and on-demand webinars.

Simran S Maurya

Digital Marketing & Webinar Coordinator

Simran has completed her Bachelor, MBA and MS in the field of Marketing. She comes with an experience in the field of Digital Marketing where she handled international and national clients, their social media platforms, negotiations, email marketing and customer relations with different clients.

At CAM, she handles digital marketing and webinars, while managing the communication to promote the social media channels for the clients, campaign creation and overall deployment. She ensures all the requirements needed for a webinar to be successful are ready and in place. She handles any situation with enthusiasm and loves learning new things.

Mustafa Ansari

Accountant

Mustafa is a postgraduate of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University with a M.A in Economics, with over 3 years of accounting and finance background in national and international organizations. He has the ability to coordinate multiple projects while maintaining high integrity and tenacity. Mustafa is highly motivated accounting professional who enjoys preparing financial reports, reconciliations, trouble shooting and learning accounting software. Mustafa brings monthly and annual billing, invoicing, and auditing and vendor reconciliations experience to CAM.

Independent Financial Support Services

CAM strongly believes in segregation of duties to provide additional oversight and prevent fraudulent activities. For this reason, we have hired Sikich LLP to oversee our accounting department and perform monthly general ledger reconciliation and monthly financial statements.

Ralitza Kamenova, Principal, Outsourced Accounting, will be our primary point of contact at Sikich. She has over 15 years of experience in providing any and all of the internal accounting department functions to an array of nonprofit clients.

She has been involved in the review and setup of improved accounting processes and preparation of accounting manuals, assistance in the preparation for audits and tax returns, and the preparation and review of monthly/quarterly financial statements and compilations. She is currently providing training and support as our QuickBooks Pro advisor. She has a Master’s in Business Strategy from the Norwegian School of Management and is a member of ASAE.

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