Associa Minnesota Employees Earn Designations and Reach Training Goals

August 05, 2016

BROOKLYN PARK, MN – August 5, 2016 – Associa, the industry’s leading community management company, provides access to nationally recognized programs and training to its team members across the country.  Associa Minnesota is utilizing those resources to the fullest extent and wants to congratulate four CMCA designees and four managers who recently completed an advanced leadership course.

So far in 2016, 11 Associa Minnesota association managers have earned Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designations. The CMCA designation is recognized by Community Associations Institute (CAI) andis the only national certification program designed exclusively for community managers. The four recent recipients are.

CMCA Designees:

  • Kelly Harnitz is a community manager in charge of close to 1,000 units. She joined Associa Minnesota last year and has been in the business for more than six years.
  • Kevin Steiner is a manager of developing communities who began his career with Associa in 2014. He manages more than 650 homes and is a member of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC).
  • Kris Maas is an assistant community manager in her second year with Associa. She helps manage close to 1,200 homes.
  • Frank Cupersmith has been in the industry for 15 years anda community manager for Associa since 2015. He’s a licensed real estate broker managing 1,150 homes.

“I’m proud to see the number of team members we’ve had this year achieve the CMCA designation milestone,” says Associa Minnesota Director of Client Development Jesse Dubuque. “Even more impressive is the number of employees who are voluntarily continuing their education and enhancing their customer service skills with advanced training.” 

The M-203 is a leadership training course that helps managers prepare for CAI’s highest level designation – the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM). Recently passing the M-203 test are:

Passed M-203:

  • Danielle Thompson
  • Irene Montanari 
  • Kevin Steiner             
  • Maureen Porter

Building and managing successful communities for more than 37 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 10,000 employees operating more than 180 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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