The Western New York Chapter of the Community Association Institute (WNY-CAI) was founded by George Grasser and Ruth DeRoo and received its designation in 1979.   

Our Services
The chapter administers a variety of programs and services, such as professional development p​rogra​​mming, community association board member education, networking opportunities, educational publications and other services to meet the needs of our members.

Governance Structure

The WNY-CAI is governed and its policies are executed by a Board of Directors (see attachment). All officers are members of the Board of Directors. The Chapter has engaged a part time paid Executive Director as an independent contractor to manage the day-to-day operations.

2020/2021 Board of Directors 

Bonnie Gionta
USI Insurance
777 Canal View Blvd, Suite 100
Rochester NY 14623

Patrick Socker
M&T Bank
3 City Center
180 S. Clinton Ave, Suite 600
Rochester NY 14604

Jean Kough

QuailHollow HOA
6053 Quaker Hollow Rd Apt 4
Orchard Park, NY  14127-1870

Corey Auerbach, Esq.
Barclay Damon, LLP

Daniel Grabowski
Fairwood Management
4804 Transit Rd.
Depew NY 14043

Robert Marvin
Realty Performance Group
1800 Hudson Avenue, Suite 100
Rochester NY 14617

Anita Smith
Kenrick Corporation
 3495 Winton Pl D-4
Rochester, NY 14623



CAI WNY will be forming Membership, Sponsorship, and Events committees in 2020. 


Our Membership Committee will assist in recruiting and welcoming new members, as well as reaching out to people whose memberships will be expiring or have expired. 


The Sponsorship Committee will focus on obtaining gold, silver, and bronze level Business Sponsorships, as well as event sponsorships. 

The Events Committee will aid in planning, publicizing, and facilitating our educational workshops and social gatherings.


Committees are vital to the success of our Chapter.  They are a great way to get involved, meet fellow Members, and put your knowledge and experience to great use!  If you are interested in serving, please email our Chapter Executive Director, Kris Fulmer, at : 


We look forward to hearing from you!