Associa Hawaii's Kristi Hirota-Schmidt Named President of West Oahu Economic Development Association

OAHU, Hawaii, March 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa Hawaii is proud to announce that Senior Vice President of Business Development Kristi Hirota-Schmidt, CMCA®, AMS®, has recently been named president of the West Oahu Economic Development Association (WOEDA).

WOEDA is a private, non-profit organization that was formed by local businesses and community leaders in 2001 to promote West Oahu. Its mission is to be a voice for growth and economic opportunity in West Oahu by engaging in advocacy, education, and networking.

"We're excited for Kristi and know that she will be a significant asset as the leader of this influential organization," says Associa Hawaii CEO Jon McKenna. "The knowledge she has gained in the community through her work here at Associa Hawaii should prove valuable in her new role."

Hirota-Schmidt joined Associa Hawaii's business development division in 2006 and currently oversees sales and marketing for Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai and the Big Island. She is the coordinator of all of Associa Hawaii's advertising and community outreach efforts.

Selected as one of Hawaii's young business leaders in the Pacific Business News "Forty Under 40 2009", Hirota-Schmidt also oversees Associa Hawaii's seminars and events. She serves on the board for the Institute of Real Estate Management and Toastmasters International, is involved with the Rotary Club of West Honolulu and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children. Hirota-Schmidt holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Hawaii.

Associa Hawaii, AAMC®, is committed to providing unsurpassed management and lifestyle services to more than 550 associations on five islands. In 2014, Associa Hawaii was selected as one of Hawaii Business Magazine's Best Places to Work, for the third consecutive year, the only Hawaii association management company to achieve this. To learn more, please visit www.associahawaii.com or find them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AssociaHawaii.

Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the world's largest community association management firm with over 9,000 employees operating more than 170 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. 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 vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.

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