Staff Bios

Michele Hernandez, CMCA, AMS, – President of Advanced Association Management, Inc., has over thirty five years in the real estate management industry, with the last twenty two in community association management.  Michele’s common interest community portfolios have included master planned communities with mixed use entities of hospital, retail, commercial, condominiums, townhomes and single family property owners associations.

Michele specializes in single family property owner associations, townhome and condominium associations.  She has expertise with developer controlled associations from start up through the transition to homeowner controlled associations.  Through these relationships she founded her company, Advanced Association Management, Inc.  AAM continues to grow due to personalized customer service and professionalism.  Her extensive communication ensures smooth transitions and satisfies the professionally managed communities.

Michele’s dedication to the industry continues through her Community Association Institute’s membership, volunteerism and education for professional designations.  Michele has earned and maintains both the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and the Association Management Specialist (AMS) designations.  As an active, involved member of the local DFW chapter of CAI, she extends her support to its policies and programs for managers and homeowners within the industry.  Michele was the recipient of the “2007 Distinguished Volunteer Award” from Community Association Institute.  She has served as chair of the CAI Programming Committee and served on its Board of Directors from 2009 to 2014.

Michele Drain, CMCA, AMS, – Senior Association Manager of Advanced Association Management, Inc., has over 25 years of experience in property management and has spent over 15 years in the Community Association Management field as a portfolio manager.

Michele’s portfolio has included large master planned communities, gated communities, condominiums, new construction large-scale communities, and townhomes.

Major attributes to the associations are financial guidance, transparency of operations, maintenance planning, committee start up and support, and the ability to provide excellent customer service. During her career Michele Drain has received several Manager of the Year awards and has been recognized for her unparalleled level of service. She has received awards for innovative development and implementation of ideas. Michele Drain was recently nominated for the DFW CAI Manager of the Year.

Michele graduated from Northeastern State University with a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education. Continuing her education in the HOA industry via the Community Association Institute where she earned Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and the Association Management Specialist (AMS) designations. Michele is an active member of the DFW chapter of CAI and currently serves on the Community Affairs Committee. Michele also completed all of her real estate classes and became licensed in 2009.

ANGELICA CLARKSON – Assistant Property Manager | Business Development

As the newest addition to the Advanced Association Management team, Angelica has 15 years of management expertise in Hospitality and Restaurants in the Dallas area, and is excited to bring her passion for exceptional service to your community!

Angelica joins Advanced Association Management from Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty Restaurant in Dallas’ Reunion Tower. Prior to the Assistant General Manager role with Wolfgang Puck, she worked for The Dallas Cowboys as manager of Cowboys Club, Jerry Jones’ private members club in the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters in Frisco, Texas. There, she was responsible for business development and operations management for the first-of-its-kind, 6,000-member club affiliated with the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys.

Angelica graduated from Cornell University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and Business Administration. In addition, she also holds an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, and is a Certified Advanced Sommelier with International Sommelier Guild.