CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa Chicagoland is proud to announce its selection of Derek Wilkinson to serve as vice president of the city office in downtown Chicago. He will be responsible for directing management operations, client relations, training, and business development for the largest of Associa Chicagolands's three offices. The other two are in Plainfield and Schaumburg.
"We're excited to welcome Derek to the Associa family. He is an industry veteran familiar with the area and the needs of our clients," says Associa Chicagoland President Stephanie Skelley. "He has a background in property management and finance which will be perfectly suited for this leadership role at the city office. I also want to congratulate Joseph Schutzius who has been promoted from community manager to regional director and will be working closely with Derek and our city team."
Wilkinson began his property management career in 2001 managing residential apartment portfolios in Normal and Champaign-Urbana for eight years. After moving to the Chicago area, he worked for Lieberman Management Services and then Draper & Kramer, Inc.'s condominium management teams where he enjoyed much success before joining Associa Chicagoland in November. He has earned his Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation from Community Associations Institute (CAI) and is a graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Building and managing successful communities for more than 37 years, Associa is the leader in community management with over 10,000 employees operating more than 180 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. 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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