Associa Leadership to Shine at CAI National Conference and Expo

LAS VEGAS, April 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa, North America's leading community association management firm, will be well represented at Community Associations Institute's (CAI) National Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 3-6 at Caesar's Palace. This event is the largest gathering of community association management professionals in the world, with thousands of attendees expected from across the globe.

The conference will be led by Associa's Greg Smith, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, who currently serves as president of CAI. In addition, Associa professionals will be leading sessions and serving on panels throughout the conference.

"CAI is at the forefront of manager and homeowner education," said Andrew Fortin, Associa's senior vice president of external affairs. "We are excited that our team's expertise will be showcased and contribute to the efforts to help grow and improve the industry."

On Thursday, May 4, Associa team members will be featured on panels discussing key issues such as workforce learning and development, cooperating with regional municipalities and governmental entities, and gun owner rights in community associations.

Those appearing on the panels previously mentioned include Debora Costa – Associa Sierra North, Kara Frandsen – Associa Home Office, Debra Warren – Associa Home Office, Wendy Bucknum – Associa PCM, and Nicholas Mazzarella – Associa Community Management Corporation.

Friday will showcase Nicole Washington from Associa's EMB Management on a panel discussing the challenges of hiring and keeping quality talent.

Building and managing successful communities for more than 37 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with more than 10,000 employees operating more than 180 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their visions. To learn more us about our charitable organization Associa Cares, visit or

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