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Associa’s Richard Emery Named Vice President of Government Affairs

October 12, 2015

HONOLULU, Hawaii – October 12, 2015 – Richard Emery, the former president and principal broker of Hawaii First, an Associa company, will now be handling the firm’s legislative involvement in Hawaii as its vice president of government affairs. Recently, Hawaii First and its sister company Associa Hawaii unified to become a single entity allowing for this new opportunity for Emery.

“Richard knows just about everything there is to know about the community management industry in Hawaii. His wealth of knowledge and extensive experience are perfectly suited for this new role,” says Associa Senior Vice President of External Affairs Andrew Fortin. “He’ll now be able to focus on strengthening Associa’s relationships with state legislators and ensuring the legal and regulatory framework that cultivates vibrant community associations and a thriving management industry.”

Emery holds the Community Associations Institute (CAI) designation of Reserve Specialist®, one of only a few in the U.S. With expertise in this highly specialized field, he has been in the community management industry in Hawaii since 1997. Emery has been successful in developing relationships with key legislators in Hawaii for almost 20 years and has earned a reputation as the go-to source for any questions or recommendations on legislation affecting community associations in the state.

Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the world’s largest community association management firm 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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