Maria NeSmith earns AMS designation, continues education in career development
LAS VEGAS – In a constant effort to continue her education, Maria NeSmith, community manager with Community Management Group, recently earned her Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation, a national certification for community management and general practices of community management professionals.
Since NeSmith has already earned a Supervising Community Manager’s License, which is the top-rated requirement to practice community management inNevada, obtaining the AMS designation was purely optional. However, additional certifications are proof of a manager’s commitment to the profession and the communities they serve.
“Boards are tasked with a lot of responsibility. It’s my goal to provide as much support as possible,” NeSmith said. “By continuing my professional education as a licensed community manager, I am able to broaden my knowledge and be a valuable resource.”
The AMS designation is the second level in the Community Associations Institute career development track for community association managers. To earn AMS designation, community managers enroll in a professional management development program course, which studies the essentials of community association management. After completion of the course and the application, students complete an exam.
The completion of her AMS designation comes on the heels of another success, as NeSmith also recently attained her Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) certification, which provides advanced training in finances, ethics and customer service.
“It goes to show our community managers take their careers seriously, and it’s comforting for homeowners to know they have true professionals working for their best interests,” said Courtney Murphy, president and supervising community manager for Community Management Group. “Continuing education also makes me certain our community managers are as up to date on their career field as possible.”
Established by longtime Las Vegan Courtney Murphy in 2009, Community Management Group is a Nevada-based community association management company serving assorted planned unit developments in the Las Vegas Valley.
Providing top customer service in all facets of its work, CMG works with homeowners, HOA board members and vendors to assist in decisions to maintain communities’ property values and ensure the preservation of associations’ financial health. The company’s services – handled by a team of certified managers – balance fiscal responsibility, cutting edge technology (which is unique in the field), homeowner education and a positive atmosphere for all its clients, from single family and business parks to condominiums and master planned communities.