Associa, North America's largest community association management firm, announced its president and CEO John Carona has won the 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Southwest Region in the service business category.
Carona received the award at a reception on 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 national EY Entrepreneur of the Year.
"It is an honor to win this most prestigious award among some of the most successful business leaders throughout Texas and Oklahoma," Carona said. "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 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).
He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Texas.