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Associa's Greg Smith to Present at Multiple Community Association Management National Conferences

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa is proud to announce Greg Smith, senior vice president of management services for its Northern California branch and Community Associations Institute (CAI) president, will be a featured presenter at both CAI's National Conference and Expo and the Strata Community Australia (SCA) National Conference.

Smith will appear on a panel on Friday, May 5, at the CAI event in Las Vegas, Nev., entitled "What's Happening Around the World -- an Education Session" and will also preside over the general meetings during the annual conference and exposition lasting May 4 and 5. Additionally, Smith will present with CAI's Dawn Bauman on a topic entitled "Building Community – A U.S. Perspective" on Friday, June 16, at the SCA National Conference in Valley, NSW.

"I am humbled and honored to be a presenter at these two prestigious events for community and strata management professionals," said Smith. "Professional networking and deep relationship building are key elements of CAI's core values. Myself and the other presenters will strive to provide world-class education and training to those in attendance."

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.

"As the leading community management firm, Associa is committed to setting the standard on professionalism and education. Greg Smith embodies these values and is the prefect individual to represent both Associa and CAI at these international events," adds Associa Senior Vice President for External Affairs Andrew Fortin.

SCA is the peak industry body for Body Corporate and Community Title Management in Australia and New Zealand. Membership includes body corporate managers, support staff, committee members and suppliers of products and services to the industry. SCA proudly fulfills the dual roles of a professional institute and consumer advocate. SCA has in excess of 3,300 members who help oversee, advise or manage a combined property portfolio with an estimated replacement value of over $1.2 trillion.

CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With more than 34,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 62 chapters, including a chapter in South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.

Delivering unsurpassed association management services to communities since 1979, Associa leads the industry operating more than 180 branch offices across North America. The firm employs 10,000 team members dedicated to serving nearly five million residents who are part of the Associa family. With unrivaled industry expertise, safeguarded finances and trailblazing innovation, Associa provides solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more go to www.associaonline.com.

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