President’s Message


Tom Cooper, President

It’s a pleasure to serve our colleagues this year as President of the North Gulf Coast Chapter. I am excited to see where this road takes us, and my goal is to foster growth to the chapter with your help. 

Our Chapter has faced some uphill battles with stability the past few years. I believe that challenges grow strength, and together we can continue building the framework that our Past Presidents have built, but we cannot do it alone; we are in this together. 

With our CED’s assistance and vision, we are planning some exciting things for the Chapter with Association Managers in mind. We want to find creative ways to bridge the gap in attendance between managers, community association leaders, and business partners at our meetings, so that they bring value to all parties. 

Our CED, Summer Ellwood brings passion for the industry to the table, and I urge each of you to support her as she continues to navigate through the world of chapter leadership. We want you, and we need you and we appreciate your commitment to CAI. 

I look forward to listening to you and bringing you ideas to reality, as they say, it takes a community, er, a village! 

Best Wishes,