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Associa Gulf Coast Expands Leadership Team

March 24, 2022

St Petersburg, FL— March 23, 2022 — Associa Gulf Coast continues to expand its team of expert leaders with the promotion of three new directors Tara Gjestrum, CMCA®, AMS®, Dianne Skinner, CMCA®, AMS® and Stephanie Burtwell, CMCA®, AMS®,

Associa Gulf Coast promotes Ms. Gjestrum as a director of management services. Ms. Gjestrum joined Associa Gulf Coast in 2013 as a concierge for a luxury condominium client in St. Petersburg, FL. She was later promoted to senior community manager, responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of an association with more than 140 units. Prior to joining the Associa family, she worked as lead concierge for a luxury community in Tampa, FL. She brings strong customer service skills and is highly adept at working cross-functionally with multiple teams and assuming a wide range of responsibilities. Ms. Gjestrum holds both CMCA® and AMS® designations along with being a license Community Association Manager.

Ms. Skinner has been promoted to community director. An accomplished manager with community management experience dating to 2008, she has a successful record of providing management services to a wide range of homeowners’ associations and condominium associations throughout Florida and Virginia. She joined Associa as a member of the Community Management Corporation branch in 2015 before moving to Associa Gulf Coast as a senior community manager in 2017. Ms. Skinner earned her Bachelor of Science degree in management science from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. She also holds both CMCA® and AMS® designations and is a licensed Community Association Manager.

Associa Gulf Coast’s new director of management services, Ms. Burtwell joined the branch in 2011 as an administrative assistant, and later as a portfolio community association manager before her most recent promotion. She has strong experience providing operational support, mentoring community association managers, and developing long-term relationships with client boards. Ms. Burtwell is a graduate of Oakland University. She holds a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) designation from the Community Associations Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) and an Association Management Specialist (AMS®) certification from the Community Associations Institute (CAI).

“When it comes to serving our clients, cultivating a team of expert leaders who have advanced industry knowledge and a passion for relationship building is one of Associa Gulf Coast’s greatest priorities,” stated John Tague, Associa regional vice president. “As our client portfolio expands, we are committed to strategically establishing a team that meets the needs of each of our client associations. Promoting Tara, Dianne and Stephanie is representative of that dedication.”

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