Associa CEO John Carona Wins 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

June 24, 2014

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 or

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