Orange County, CA, September 16, 2013 — FirstService Residential in California, the state’s leading property management company, announces the promotion of Katie Ward, CCAM, to President of FirstService Association Services known as MAS, the company’s  forward planning and budget consulting division. She will also maintain her role as Executive Vice President, Community Management for FirstService Residential.  Ward will take on the oversight of MAS as well as key FirstService Residential service departments.
“Katie has enjoyed a diversified career with the company for more than 17 years. During this time, she has established herself as a proven leader who delivers results,” said Bob Cardoza, President, FirstService Residential in California.  “She has demonstrated professionalism and dedication to her clients and the field of property management and we are delighted for her to assume this new role.”
Previously, Ward held multiple positions including Executive Vice President, Community Management Southern Region; Senior Vice President, Community Management; and Vice President Community Management. Ward received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine and holds the professional designation of Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM®) from the California Association of Community Managers. She also completed a leadership program through the Urban Land Institute.  Ward is an active member of the United Way and is also a volunteer for the Young Leaders Organization, Orange County Leadership Program.
About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential, previously known in California as Merit Property Management, is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, one of the largest markets in the world. As the largest residential property manager in North America, FirstService Residential oversees more than 6,000 properties and 1.5 million residential units across 19 U.S. states and three provinces in Canada. The company has more than 12,000 employees driving local market expertise and managing in excess of $6 billion in budgets. For more information, visit
Sep 15, 2013