Dallas, TX - Associa, North America's largest community association management firm, is proud to announce its President and Chief Executive Officer John Carona as the winner of the 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ award for the Southwest Region in the service businesses category.
Carona was presented his award at a special reception on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. He is one of 18 finalists and 100 nominees from the Southwest Region who are now eligible for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ national program, which will take place at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014.
"It is an honor to win this most prestigious award among some of the most successful business leaders throughout Texas and Oklahoma," says Carona. "35 years ago, Associa was a small start-up community management company. Because of our unsurpassed customer service, continuous improvement, innovation and accountability we have become the nation's leader. We did it together as a family of employees who embody family spirit, loyalty and integrity."
Carona founded Associa in Dallas in 1979. His experience and expertise encompass all aspects of residential real estate, from development and construction of single-family homes, to the leasing, management, and maintenance of multi-family communities. His primary focus with the firm lies in the area of business development and growth. A Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®), Carona also holds the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) designation from the Community Association Institute (CAI) and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Texas.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year™ celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 9,000 employees operating more than 170 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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