Associa’s Vanguard Community Management Welcomes Donald Kekstadt as CEO and President
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Associa, North America’s largest community management services firm, welcomes Donald Kekstadt as CEO and President of Vanguard Community Management. Kekstadt’s addition to the Vanguard team strengthens the company’s focus on Chicago area associations and homeowners.
“Christine has been an integral member of the Vanguard team and we are pleased that she will remain with us while her responsibilities grow and expand within Associa”
“Don is a seasoned professional with nearly 30 years of experience in the association management industry,” said Craig Koss, Associa Senior Vice President. “He is committed to and focused on developing a strong working relationship with each community and client.”
Kekstadt’s move to this new role allows former President and CEO Christine Evans to resume her role as Associa Regional Vice President, supporting both senior vice president Craig Koss and Associa Gulf Coast in Florida.
“Christine has been an integral member of the Vanguard team and we are pleased that she will remain with us while her responsibilities grow and expand within Associa,” said Koss.
Kekstadt is a real estate management professional with more than 30 years of experience leading, steering and directing all aspects of residential and multifamily community association operations. He currently serves a board member of the State of Illinois Licensing Board as well as having served six years on the Illinois Chapter for the Community Associations Institute (CAI).
Also still serving as President and CEO of Associa’s L&N Midwest in Chicago, Kekstadt’s role with Vanguard will mirror his responsibilities at L&N. These duties include leading strategies for future business growth, staff leadership development, financial responsibilities, market share growth, client growth and retention, client satisfaction and industry involvement with CAI, ACTHA and the Illinois State License Board.
Vanguard Community Management, AAMC, provides community association management and developer services to the greater Chicago area and surrounding suburbs. Since 1976, its sole focus has been to deliver performance that enriches communities and enhances the lives of the people it serves. AAMC is the highest designation awarded to management firms from CAI. To learn more, visit www.vanguardcommunity.com or find them on Facebook by visiting www.Facebook.com/VanguardCommunity.
Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is North America’s largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com and www.associacares.com.
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