About us

Community Associations Institute is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. The Keystone Chapter is the critical component to building better communities in Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and Northern Delaware. The Keystone Chapter strengthens our members by providing education, information, and advocacy that are central to managing and governing responsible, exceptional community associations.

History

The chapter was incorporated in August of 1975 as the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of CAI. The organization served the community association industry in Southeastern Pennsylvania and portions of Southern New Jersey until its merger with the Western Pennsylvania chapter in 1998 and the Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter in 2002. The name of the chapter was changed numerous times to reflect the growing geographic territory of the chapter. The Keystone Chapter now serves the community associations industry throughout the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware.

The 501c(6) non-profit trade association is a chapter of Community Associations Institute. CAI was founded in 1973 as a multi-disciplinary non-profit alliance serving all stakeholders in community associations. CAI provides education and resources to America's 300,000+ residential condominium, cooperative, and homeowner associations, and to the professionals and suppliers who serve them.

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Awards & Recognition

Robert H. Wise President's Award Winners

The chapter is governed by a board of directors comprised of community association managers, volunteer board members and homeowners, and professional business partners.

The chapter has adopted a Code of Conduct that applies to all members and all functions hosted by the chapter.  

The chapter has adopted a Whistleblower Policy that encourages staff and volunteers to come forward with credible information on alleged illegal practices or serious violations of adopted policies of the Organization; Specifies that the Organization will protect the person from retaliation; and Identifies where such information can be reported.

Staff

Tony_CampisiTony Campisi, Executive Director

Tony had no idea what a community association was when he joined CAI in December of 2003 as Executive Director of the chapter, and the association has grown significantly under his tenure. Prior to CAI, Tony was General Manager of MidLantic Business Alliance and worked for the Pennsylvania State Treasurer. Tony spent 25 years as an elected political party leader in Pennsylvania and held numerous volunteer roles with various state and national campaigns. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, mostly to Italy, cooking, mostly Italian, and keeping the deer out of his vegetable garden. Tony lives in Delaware County, in the house he grew up in, with his spouse Raymond, and their two cats Binx and Boo.

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Denise_LawlorDenise Lawlor, Chapter Administrator 

Raised by an Air Force mother, Denise spent a lot of her life moving from one place to the other. Denise went to kindergarten in Japan and high school in Spain and has lived in twelve states. Denise is married to her wife, Joanne, and they have two (as of now) dogs who are her whole world. Denise has many hobbies, including travel, cooking, reading, gardening and going to the beach. She and Joanne recently bought a home and are in the process of installing a pool. Ah, the life! This is the first time Denise has worked for a non-profit. She finds it to be an eye-opening experience and couldn’t have asked for a better crew to work with.

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Michael_ShawMichael Shaw, Manager, Communications & Programs

Michael came to work for Community Associations Institute the same year the Phillies last won the World Series. Originally from Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Michael has also resided in Delaware and currently lives in South Jersey - all three states represented by the chapter. He and his wife Ashley live in a pink Victorian in enchanting Pitman, NJ with their two dogs - Eleanor Roosevelt and Bogart - and their two cats - Gatsby and Voodoo. In his free time, Michael is an amateur photographer, freelance logo and graphic designer, and aspiring writer. He's currently working on several novels including a supernatural suspense story set in a fictional Poconos community association that could definitely benefit from CAI membership!

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Picture1Gabby Grimes, Manager, Membership & Marketing

Gabby is the newest member of team CAI, joining in January 2020, but she's already familiar with the organization, having been a member and committee leader. In 2018, Gabby won our Rising Star Award and in 2019, she was part of the Team CAI Covenant House Sleep Out Team, who helped raise $33,000 for that worthy cause and were named CAI's Excellence Award winner in the Excellence in Community Service category. Gabby is a musician and enjoys piano, guitar, and singing. In her free time, she enjoys going to the movies and having game nights with her husband Brandon, family, and friends. 

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Contact Us 

Keystone Chapter Community Associations Institute 
Spring Mill Campus
1100 E Hector Street, Suite 460
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Phone: 610-783-1315   |   Toll-Free: 877-608-9777
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