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Associa's Greg Smith Prepares for 2017 as President of CAI

STOCKTON, Calif., Jan. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa Northern California's Senior Vice President of Management Services Greg Smith has officially begun his duties as president of Community Associations Institute (CAI) for 2017.

CAI is an international membership organization that provides information, education, and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. Smith was president-elect last year and has time to focus on some of the things he'd like to see accomplished in the year ahead.

"Professional networking and deep relationship building has long been a strength of CAI and one of the major benefits of membership," says Smith. "In 2017 we will explore our obligations to each other as practitioners and leaders. How we practice our craft and bring up the next generation, no matter to what class of CAI membership we belong, affects all of us in some way. We need each other to truly succeed."

"As the leading community management firm, Associa is committed to raising the bar on professionalism and education. Greg Smith embodies these values and CAI provides world-class education and training to managers and board members across the country," adds Associa Senior Vice President for External Affairs Andrew Fortin. "We look forward to supporting Greg in his leadership role."

Smith earned his CMCA®, AMS® and PCAM® certifications through CAI and has been active as a committee and board member for more than 12 years. He is currently serving in his sixth year on CAI's national Board of Trustees, served as chair of CAI's Association of Professional Community Managers (APCM) Board of Directors in 2014, and as president-elect in 2016.

Building and managing successful communities for more than 38 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, 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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