San Diego Chapter #18
2013 Committee Descriptions and Chairpersons
AMO Committee: Increase the awareness of the benefits of the AMO® designation.
Promote the AMO® designation.
Chairperson: Scott Cook, CPM®, 858-751-6324.
ARM Committee: Promote the ARM® designation in the industry and throughout the
community through educational programs and community involvement.
Chairperson: Abigail Rex, ARM®, 858-454-8857
Awards & Installation Committee: Help plan a successful Awards & Installation luncheon or
Dinner in November. Solicit sponsors for wine, centerpieces, attendees gifts, bar, entertainment.
Chairperson: Keith Swimkosky, ARM®, 619-262-0649.
Candidate Guidance Committee: Provide guidance and assistance to candidates and
applicants for candidacy as well as familiarize them with IREM.
Chairperson: Dirk Needham, CPM®, 760-603-1000.
Education/Scholarship Committee: Offer a comprehensive educational program for the
Chapter's membership and the general public. Distribute two annual $600 Scholarships (in
March or April) to worthy Chapter candidates and to a minority for IREM courses. Distribute the
IREM Library to college institutions or worthy real estate-related organizations.
Chairperson: Cheryl Wallace, 619-442-9200.
Forecast Breakfast Committee: Solicit sponsors, identify speakers, identify “theme” for
registration brochure, increase attendance, and promote event.
Chairpersons: Mark Tackabery, CPM®, 858-350-2721 & Becky Millat, 619-277-6778
Friends of IREM: Solicits potential vendors to participate in Friends program. Follows up with
interested parties. Helps with the Tips and Traps luncheon program. The Committee will also
monitor the quality of the program.
Chairpersons: Julie Myers, 800-537-4098 & Bob Rogers,
Golf Tournament Committee: Hold a successful “Charity Golf Tournament” annually.
Chairpersons: Michael Hull, CPM®, 858-622-0852 & Pam Dutra, 800-
Income & Expense Committee: Help solicit submissions to the Income & Expense program.
Answer questions from members and help with filling out the forms.
Chairperson: Gary Kline, CPM®, 619-814-1683
Legislative/HUD Committee: Emphasize political awareness and member participation
in governmental affairs. To act as liaison with IREM National and HUD relative to
current positions and requirements related to Housing and Equal Opportunity.
Chairpersons: Jeff Hickox, CPM®, 858-268-5004.
Member Participation: Promote volunteerism to the general membership. Get the members
involved in the chapter by attending events and serving on committees.
Chairperson: Tim Jones, 619-954-0461
Membership Development/Diversity Committee: Promote the Institute and the CPM®
designation in order to recruit new members. To broaden the exposure of IREM and local
chapter activities to area residents of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Chairperson: Charlet Sanga, 858-292-6613
Membership Interviews/Records Committee: Coordinate with IREM National to
interview applicants for candidacy, reporting back to IREM National within 60 days.
Conduct all membership interviews including documentation and paperwork through
Chairperson: Dirk Needham, CPM®, 760-603-1000.
Newsletter Committee: Attend monthly luncheons and write synopsis/recap of speaker’s
presentation for the newsletter.
Nicole Baker, Executive Director, 858-715-4736.
Programs/Seminars Committee: Provide a forum for the professional advancement of
the membership. Offer opportunities for socialization and professional networking
among the membership. Update our membership about changes in the property
management industry trends. Schedule programs in cooperation with related real
estate trade associations. Present nine monthly meetings/programs of interest for our
members and guests. Present On-the-Go Lunch & Learn Seminars and Nuts & Bolts
Chairpersons: Rich Farmer, CPM® 760-992-3350
Public Relations/Marketing Committee: The primary responsibility of the Public Relations
Committee is to make the community more aware of IREM and the CPM®, AMO®, and ARM®
designations through marketing efforts.
Chairperson: Leslie Cusworth 619-238-8885 & Jessica Kalloch 619-804-7157
REstart Committee: The REstart Program serves several purposes. Primarily, it
provides a home and a job for women who may have had to leave everything in order to
escape a violent relationship. With the training these families receive, they will be able
to start a new career and also provide a home for their families. In addition, single
parents can work at home and yet still be with their children, if they choose.
The program also benefits our members who are in the multi-family management
business by providing them with motivated and committed job candidates who are
trained, mentored over a three month period by our own ARM members, and ready to
be placed on-site on a small to medium sized apartment building.
Chairpersons: Cheryl Wallace, 619-442-9200.
Toastmasters: The Chapter’s own Toastmasters Club for chapter members. Toastmasters will
show you how to listen effectively, think on your feet and speak confidently. You will learn
valuable leadership skills. Be a success—at home or on the job. Meets twice a month at H.G.
Chairpersons: Kerry Webster-Humphreys, CPM®, 858-535-9383
& Ellen Hegarty, 760-744-1050.
University/Student Outreach Committee: The goal of this committee is to encourage
students to consider a career in property management and to try to get the IREM curriculum in
the classroom at the college level.
Chairperson: Renee Savage, CPM®, 858-454-8857.
Technology Committee: Provide assistance to the Chapter Office with computer problems,
analyze software and hardware needs.
Chairperson: Kayla Roeder, ARM®, 760-690-3949.
Young Professionals Committee: Promote IREM and its educational courses to new
individuals to the business, as well as younger individuals. Help plan events that create a fun
environment for both of these groups to network, socialize and be a part of something
Chairpersons: Bill Ramacciotti, CPM®,