Three Associa CDI Managers Earn Industry Certification

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Nov. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community Development, Inc. (CDI), an Associa company, is proud to announce that three of its association managers recently attained their Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation. Managers Lou Ross, Karla Strader and Debra Milinkovich each achieved this milestone within the last month.

The CMCA designation is recognized by Community Associations Institute (CAI) and is the only national certification program designed exclusively for managers of homeowner and condominium associations and cooperatives. The CMCA recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the fundamental knowledge required to manage community associations.

"We are so proud of these three managers for their accomplishments. It is a testament to the dedication shown by our leaders in the field who are the face of this company and work directly with HOA boards and community residents," says CDI President Lance Govang. "Unsurpassed service is our goal and Lou, Karla and Debra embrace that standard every day."

Lou Ross is a community manager who has been with Associa CDI for more than three years. She's been in the business for 26 years and currently manages nine communities ranging from single family neighborhoods to townhomes and active adult communities. Ross is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Science in Conservation.

Karla Strader is a community manager in charge of a number of single family, townhome and condominium properties. She has 10 years industry experience and has been with Associa CDI since 2010.

Debra Milinkovich has worked as an Associa CDI community manager for nearly six years and has been in the business for 14 years. She has experience managing condos, townhomes, master planned communities and commercial properties such as office buildings, strip malls and warehouses.

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 or

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