As President of Associa, Joey is involved in all aspects of the company. He supports Associa’s corporate operations as an executive sponsor of many of its strategic initiatives and as a member of its global mergers and acquisitions team. Additionally, he holds a seat on Associa’s Investment Committee, which governs the organization’s short and long-term investment strategy.
Beyond the core business, Joey serves as President of the company’s 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Associa Cares. He was also recently elected to the industry’s national Association of Professional Community Managers (APCM) Board through its trade organization, the Community Associations Institute (CAI). With CAI, he holds credentials as a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®), an Association Management Specialist (AMS®) and a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®).
Born, raised and educated in Texas, Joey also spent time living and working in Mexico in a variety of business capacities. He is fluent in Spanish and holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Baylor University. Further, he earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.
He brings a unique blend of proven successful contributions to the business, combined with the experience of witnessing firsthand its growth and maturity through the decades as eldest son of the company’s Chairman and CEO, John Carona.
Married to his high school sweetheart, Joey is the proud father of four children: two boys and two girls. He and his family live in East Dallas and are active volunteers within their political party and faithful members of their local church.
Favorite Quote: “Those who stay true to these fundamentals and maintain their balance, even in times of great change and disruption, will accumulate the momentum that creates breakthrough momentum.” - Jim Collins
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