Associa Community Group's Alicia Ferriola Attains Industry Recognition

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa Community Group is proud to announce that Community Manager Alicia Ferriola has earned her Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation from the Community Associations Institute (CAI).

The CMCA is the only national certification program designed exclusively for managers of homeowner and condominium associations and cooperatives. It recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the fundamental knowledge required to manage community associations.

"Alicia is one of the hardest working managers I've ever seen. She has risen through the ranks over these past twelve years and has been a star performer at everything she has touched. She has truly blossomed with our company and it is an absolute pleasure to work with Alicia as she is a fantastic member of our Associa Community Group family," says Associa Community Group President Scott Meardon. "Her dedicated work ethic and drive to succeed has not gone unnoticed and this is reflected by the impressive industry designation she has earned."

Ferriola joined Associa Community Group as a high school student in 2004 as a part-time administrator. Dedicated to her craft, she has been promoted through the ranks and is now is a superior community manager recognized industry-wide.

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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