Kim Gonzalez and Pam Hilliard were Acknowledged for their Excellence in the Community Management Industry from The Arizona Association of Community Managers

TEMPE, AZ, October 18, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM), an Arizona based organization committed to raising the level of community care, announced that five AAM team members were nominated for the esteemed G.E.M. Awards (Guiding Excellence in Management), two of which received an award.

The G.E.M. Awards are a prestigious set of industry specific accolades given to recognize and honor the individual efforts of Community Managers and additional association management professionals that have gone above and beyond their normal daily duties to their association clients and respective companies.

G.E.M. Award categories include, Manager of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, Rising G.E.M., Perseverance, CAASP – Excellence in Service and Instructor of the Year. AAM Community Managers Rahul Bhatt, Jennifer Thomasson and Dave Wisnosky were nominees for the 2017 Manager of the Year Award.

AAM On-Site Community Manger, Kim Gonzalez, earned the Rising G.E.M. award. This category was designed to acknowledge Community Managers that have less than two years of community manager experience. Nominees for this award repeatedly display excellence in all that they do, regularly exceed expectations of the communities in which they serve and possess an unwavering passion for the HOA industry.

AAM Regional Vice President of Tempe/Tucson Operations, Pam Hilliard, received the Instructor of the Year award. This category was created to recognize an individual who exhibits a strong commitment to, and involvement with, AACM and its Education Program. The nominees for this award maintain an engaging and respectful relationship with students, which they demonstrate through their extensive knowledge of the subject matter.

“The level of dedication and commitment to excellence displayed by our Community Managers and Regional Leadership is truly unsurpassed and we are incredibly proud of all of our 2017 G.E.M. Awards recipients and nominees,” said Amanda Shaw, President of AAM. “We couldn’t be more honored to have such an astounding team of Community Managers and Regional Leadership working for AAM and delivering peace of mind to our communities, Board members and homeowners.”

Founded in 1990, Associated Asset Management (AAM) is a professional Community Association Management Company, dedicated to delivering total peace of mind. Over the last 27 years, AAM has grown to be one of the foremost providers of professional community association service in the United States. AAM specializes in the forward planning and management of master planned, single family, condominium, active adult, urban high-rise and mid-rise communities, as well as providing consulting services for accounting, marketing and operational organizations. With over 580 employees in 12 regional offices, AAM combines association management, accounting, compliance, developer services and customer care under one roof, creating a cohesive and coordinated environment needed to provide exceptional community association management. For more information, visit

Founded in 2003, The Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting a positive understanding of community associations and to the contribution of professional management services in the development, establishment and maintenance of high-quality, well-managed neighborhoods. Created by management groups looking to positively impact their profession, AACM now includes more than 50 of the leading community management companies in Arizona as well as more than 200 affiliate partners who provide a variety of services to Arizona communities. Representing management companies that serve more than 1 million Arizona households, AACM is the leading information resource for legislators and community managers regarding homeowners association and management issues. For more information, visit

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