Manchester, Vermont October 1, 2007 Paul T. Carroccio, President and CEO of TPW Management, recently joined the skilled group of community association managers who have earned the Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation from Community Associations Institute (CAI). Carroccio is one of more than 2,500 managers nationwide who have earned this level of professional recognition in the community association field.The President and CEO of TPW Management, Inc., Carroccio now joins Paul W. Carroccio, Vice President and COO, and Dan Riley, TPW Southern Vermont Portfolio Manager, in obtaining the AMS designation. TPW Management also has 8 employees with the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation. The company manages over 20 community associations statewide, with offices in Burlington, Manchester, Stratton, Okemo and Killington.CAI is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. Some 50 million Americans live in the nations estimated 250,000 association-governed communities.To earn the AMS designation, managers must have at least two years of experience in community association management and complete advanced course work. In addition, they must have already earned the basic industry certification for managers the CMCA credential.Professional managers provide administrative, operational and managerial counsel to community association boards. They typically are responsible for managing budgets and contractors, directing association personnel and overseeing compliance with association covenants and restrictions.CAI and its 55 state, regional and local chapters work on behalf of the professionals and volunteers engaged in the management and governance of homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives and other planned communities. CAIs 16,000 members include community association volunteer leaders, managers, management companies and businesses that provide products and services to these communities.More information is available at http://www.caionline.org(link is external) and at http://www.tpwmanagement.com(link is external).