INDIANAPOLIS, IN – March 14, 2011 – CHPA is pleased to announce Kimberly Smith, CCHP, of AvenueWest Corporate Housing, AvenueWest Global Franchise and Corporate Housing By Owner as the new President of CHPA. Smith took office on March 1, 2011 and will serve a one-year term as President. Smith has been a member of CHPA since 1999 and an active member of the CHPA Board of Directors for over three years.
“A successful entrepreneur of several businesses, Kimberly brings that same passion and commitment to her Board leadership,” says Mary Ann Passi, CAE, CHPA’s Executive Director. “Kimberly is very committed to strengthening the industry through the Association, supporting and utilizing professional corporate housing member companies to be successful.”
Smith co-founded three Denver-based companies: AvenueWest Corporate Housing, a real estate property management company offering managed corporate housing, AvenueWest Global Franchise, a company that franchises the managed corporate housing concept, and CorporateHousingbyOwner.com, a website connecting short-term furnished and unfurnished rentals with potential renters. Her insight and expertise in the corporate housing industry will prove invaluable to CHPA and assist in their strategic goals throughout her leadership year.