DALLAS, May 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa, the world's largest community management firm, announces Joey Carona as its new president, a role he his taking over from his father and founder of Associa, John Carona. John, recently retired from the Texas Senate, will continue to serve as chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) while Joey will take on the title of president and chief operating officer (COO).
"When I began this company more than 35 years ago, I knew I couldn't do it alone," says John Carona. "In recent years, I have taken the opportunity to step back a bit and invite other leaders to take on more responsibility within the company. Joey grew up with the company, and he has truly proven himself to be an innovator, a natural leader and a crucial part of Associa's story."
Joey Carona most recently served as the executive vice president an now as president will oversee Associa's community management operations, its sales and ancillary services organizations and its maintenance divisions. He holds a seat on Associa's investment committee, serves as president of the company's 501(c)3 charitable organization, Associa Cares, has earned his PCAM® designation from Community Association Institute (CAI) and, most recently, was elected as a board member to the Association of Professional Community Managers (APCM).
In his career Carona spent time living and working in Mexico in a variety of business capacities. He is fluent in Spanish and holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Baylor University in addition to a Master in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.
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, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. 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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Source: Associa Online