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.

Deborah Ring, PCAM – Professional Community Association Manager has over twenty two years’ experience in the Community Association Management field specializing in early community development and Master Associations.

In addition to having earned her PCAM designation, Deborah has also earned the Community Association Institutes CMCA – Certified Manager of Community Associations and the AMS – Association Management Specialist designations. Deborah also completed the IREM – Institute of Real Estate Management course work in Financial Strategies.

Deborah has extensive experience in managing and overseeing the startups of several Del Webb communities in the State of Texas as well as numerous large Master Planned Communities.

She has been instrumental in implementing strong “Lifestyle” components in many Master Planned Communities around the DFW market as well as in Houston, San Antonio and Austin.  A community with an active lifestyle affords homeowners with a variety of unique opportunities to not only play but to learn in their own neighborhood.

Additional career accomplishments include the oversite of a multi-million dollar insurance claim rebuilding three condominium associations and one single family association following Hurricane Ike in the Houston area.