Associa Carolinas Names Frances-Marie Puente Director of Management Services

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa Carolinas is proud to announce Frances-Marie Puente as its director of management services. Puente will be in charge of local community managers and play a major role in business development, talent acquisition, staff trainings and management operations.

"Frances-Marie is coming to us from Associa's Virginia branch and the knowledge and experience she gained there will be essential as she will be an important part of the growth we are projected to experience in 2016," says Associa Carolinas Vice President Melissa Merritt-Darden.

Puente was previously a general manager with the Associa CMC in Virginia and brings with her more than five years' experience in the community management industry. She has earned the Community Associations Institute (CAI) designations of Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and Association Management Specialist (AMS) in addition to becoming a licensed community manager (LCAM) and certified pool and spa operator (CPO). Puente received her bachelor's degree in paralegal studies from Nova Southeastern University.

Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 10,000 employees operating more than 180 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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