Associa Carolinas’ Frances-Marie Puente Earns Top Industry Designation

August 29, 2016

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – August 29, 2016 – Associa Carolinas congratulates Director of Management Services Frances-Marie Puente on earning her Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation through Community Associations Institute (CAI). The PCAM designation is the highest national recognition available to professionals who specialize in community association management.

“Frances-Marie is truly an industry expert and we are proud and honored that she has achieved this milestone,” says Associa Carolinas President Ed Corless. “We are fortunate to have someone with her dedication to a positive work ethic and unsurpassed customer service skills.”

As director of management services, Puente is in charge of local community managers, business development, talent acquisition, staff trainings and management operations. In addition to earing her PCAM, she has earned CAI designations of Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and Association Management Specialist (AMS) in addition to becoming a licensed community manager (LCAM) and certified pool and spa operator (CPO). Puente received her bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies from Nova Southeastern University.

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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