Board of Directors
ACTHA is governed by a Board of Directors that is elected to service by the membership. The role of the board is to govern, establish policy and make strategic decisions to accomplish ACTHA’s mission and serve the best interests of the organization. The board oversees an Executive Director who employs a professional staff to carry out the board’s directives.
President - Diane Pagoulatos (Whispering Lake Townhome Association in Lake Bluff)
Vice-President - Ron Sirotzki (Spring Lake Farms HOA in Lake in the Hills)
Treasurer - Jeanette Butler (Cambridge at Heatherstone Condo Association)
Secretary - Marcia Caruso (RealManage Illinois)
Parliamentarian - Jacqueline Fanter (Wedgewood Commons II C/O Property Matters Inc)
Director - Betsy Gearon (Courtyards of Orland Park HOA)
Director - Joe Fong (Westgate Terrace Community Association in Chicago)
Director - Tom Skweres (ACM Community Management)
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Size and Terms
The ACTHA Board of Directors may range from five to 9 members who are elected by the active voting membership. Newly-elected board members are formally ratified during ACTHA’s Annual Meeting in April. Each director serves a three-year term and may serve consecutive additional terms. The Executive Director serves as an ex-officio director with no voting rights. The ACTHA Board meets at least five times per year.
Eligibility, Nomination & Election
There are currently four openings on the 2019 ACTHA Board of Directors.
Association and Commercial members volunteer to serve on several committees within the organization:
Membership Committee – Provides guidance and direction for membership benefits, programs, policies, and retention and recruitment efforts; and explores ideas to ensure that ACTHA membership is a valued experience
Education Committee – Develops a comprehensive strategy for delivering timely and relevant educational opportunities in accordance with ACTHA’s mission. Programs are offered in a variety of formats conducive to learning by subject matter experts. Topics are wide-ranging to represent the needs of all members
Events Committee – Creates rich in-person educational and networking experiences that are memorable and fulfill ACTHA’s mission. Provide an environment for attendees to build and enhance relationships with commercial members; continually evaluate and implement new formats for attendees to positively engage
Communications Committee – Serves as “the voice” of the organization, developing a messaging strategy of content and frequency to the ACTHA audience; also includes engagement via ACTHA social media
Legislative Committee – Provides input to ACTHA’s lobbyist regarding pending legislation that impacts the association and assists with effectively communicating legislative issues to association members as needed
Finance Committee – Ensure a stable financial future for the association by providing a consistent process to continually evaluate ACTHA’s financial performance. Includes review and analysis of quarterly financial reports, ACTHA’s annual audit, investment policies and the budget development process
In addition, task forces and other ad-hoc groups may be created as needed to address specific ACTHA initiatives.
Volunteers play an active role in ACTHA:
The Appointment Process
Volunteers must be active association or commercial members in good standing. To volunteer on an ACTHA committee, you must complete the “Call for Volunteers” form. All committee appointments are approved by the ACTHA Board of Directors, and are valid for a 1-year renewable term which runs from May 1 – April 30.