Associa CEO John Carona Named Finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

May 08, 2014

Dallas, TX - Associa,  North America’s largest community association management firm, is proud  to announce its President and Chief Executive Officer, John Carona has  been named a finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 in the  Southwest Region.

EY (formerly Ernst & Young) announced that  Mr. Carona is one of the finalists invited to its annual awards program.  The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and  extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance  and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award  winners will be announced at a special gala on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

“I’m  proud to have been selected as part of a group of inspiring business  leaders in this region,” says Carona, “I started a small company 35  years ago. Through the passion and perseverance of our employees we have  built a company that not only leads the industry, but also is working  to redefine it to meet challenges of the future.”

Carona  founded Associa in Dallas in 1979 and 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.

Now in its 28th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of   The Year™ program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more  than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.   Regional award winners are eligible for consideration 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.

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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