Professional Community Management of California, Inc.LAKE FOREST, Calif., Jan. 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) and Associa announced the promotion of Michelle Thomson to Regional Director of West Coast Associa Services.

In her new role, Thomson will promote Associa Services, which are added-value programs that improve communications and technology, while offering discounted shopping and concierge services to residents in Associa and PCM managed communities.

“Michelle successfully launched Associa Services for PCM, which brings so many benefits to our clients through Associa’s national buying power,” said Donny Disbro, Chief Executive Officer of PCM. “Her enthusiasm has created a great deal of excitement about the many valuable services that enhance the lives and communities of those we serve.”

Thomson most recently served as Vice President of PCM’s Strategic Programs. She developed business strategies and synergies between PCM and vendors for the company’s Field Maintenance and Project Management programs. She also served as the Associa Services Branch Coordinator at PCM, coordinating affinity programs such as Associa Direct Connect, which provides high-technology home entertainment solutions for homeowners, and for Associerge, a virtual concierge/personal assistant that is available as a complimentary service to all of Associa’s residents. This year, Thomson also chaired PCM’s in-house fund-raising efforts to raise $14,500 for Associa Cares and PCM’s Annual United Way Campaign.

“Michelle has continually exceeded all her responsibilities as branch manager and vice president,” said Ron Duprey, Senior Vice President and National Program Director of Associa Direct Connect and Associerge. “She is an integral part of our team and will expand awareness of these very important services to our homeowners and branch offices. This extensive array of services can only be provided by a company with the size and strength of Associa.”

Thomson has been in the property management industry for 28 years and started with PCM as a community manager in 2001. She has earned the prestigious designation of Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM), from the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). Thomson was nominated for Manager of the Year through the Community Association Institute (CAI) and has been nominated seven times for the Vision Award. She is a two-time Vision Award recipient for outstanding managerial skills.

About Professional Community Management of California:
Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM), an Associa company, specializes in the management of Common Interest Developments of homeowner associations for family oriented master-planned developments, resort-style master-planned communities, active-adult master-planned communities, condominium associations and boutique communities throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada.

With headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif., PCM and its companies employ a staff of more than 1,500 people. PCM has offices in serving all of Southern California and Southern Nevada and is recognized by the Multi Housing Council as one of the county’s largest managers of common interest developments. Management services by PCM are backed by state-of-the art Internet technology and comprehensive financial and management systems. For additional information, please contact PCM at 800.369.7260 or at .

About Associa:
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 140 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to and . Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

About Associerge:
Associerge offers exclusive free, concierge services and time saving deals to every Associa homeowner 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Expertly-trained lifestyle concierges offer a wide variety of assistance to help you get it all done so you can focus on the more important aspects of your life. From small tasks to large requests, Associerge will take care of it. Associerge also offers online service for easy, personal access from anywhere in the world.

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