Associa's Matt Kraft Appointed Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

DALLAS, Oct. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa, the worldwide leader in community management, proudly announces that Matt Kraft has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing. He moves into this new role after previously serving as senior vice president of corporate development.

"It was natural to combine our sales and marketing teams into one department and with Matt's proven leadership abilities I have confidence that he will exceed expectations in his new expanded role," says Associa President Joey Carona. "Our sales force has seen remarkable improvement under Matt's supervision and he will undoubtedly be an inspiration to the marketing team as well."

Prior to joining Associa, Kraft worked for General Motors Financial, serving as vice president of dealer services training, where he led the origination's training and implementation team. He also worked with Southwest Dealer Services and Centrix Financial, where his focus included program implementation and management, and training and development.

Kraft earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Arizona State University and Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management 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