FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release Date: March 8, 2017
Contact: Tiffany Cribbs, Marketing Specialist
Phone: 951-244-6841, ext. 217
Subject: Canyon Lake Property Owners Association Names New General Manager and Staff Restructuring
Canyon Lake, CA – Canyon Lake Property Owners Association (Association) is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Kazakoff (former Director of Operations) as the Association’s new General Manager, effective Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
Kazakoff has more than 35 years experience in construction and facility management, which made him an ideal candidate for the Director of Operations position which he was hired for in October of 2016. Within his experience, he has 20 years experience managing his own construction company and multiple years serving as the Chief Executive Officer of a heavy construction equipment and vehicle auctioneering company. He also served two terms on the Board of Directors for a homeowners association that represents 4,000 residents, 900 single family homes, 360 acres of open space, and multiple recreation facilities.
Spending the majority of his career in senior business management roles, Kazakoff offers the type of vast and broad skill-set the Board of Directors sought for the General Manager position. Board President Bruce Yarbrough says “We are very excited that Eric has accepted the General Manager position, and to be quite candid we think the community will be really impressed with his work ethic and management skills.” He continues, “Eric has a dynamic background and from day one we saw his exceptional leadership skills as he took control of the management of multiple projects.”
In addition to selecting a new General Manager, the Association has also appointed long time employee Lynn Jensen to a newly created Assistant General Manager position. Jensen began working in the Member Services department in 2001, and throughout her years she has worked in almost every department for the Association. She has developed strong leadership skills and has a great working relationship with staff, management, vendors, the membership and the Board of Directors.
Kazakoff says “I’m excited to start this new journey serving as the Association’s General Manager, and knowing I have someone as experienced and qualified as Lynn to help me lead made my decision to take the role even easier.”.
By creating an Assistant General Manager position, the Association is able to divide the daily operational management so that more attention is provided to all areas. While the Assistant General Manager will report directly to the General Manger, Jensen will be responsible for overseeing Communications & Marketing, Member Services, Activities, Planning & Compliance, and Food & Beverage. The General Manager on the other-hand will directly oversee Operations, Human Resources, Accounting, Information Technology and Contracts.
In the subsequent weeks, the Board will be working closely with the pair to ensure that Canyon Lake’s property owners continue to be provided with the best amenities, resources and services possible. Kazakoff will also be focusing on filling the Human Resources Manager and Director of Operations positions.
About Canyon Lake Property Owners Association
The Canyon Lake Property Owners Association (the Association), incorporated in 1968, as a California nonprofit corporation, is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the common areas within Canyon Lake. The purpose of the Association is to promote the recreation, benefit and enjoyment of the homeowners within the community. The Association’s mission is to support the Canyon Lake community with exceptional services and solutions, which make this a premier place in which to live and work. For more information about the Association, visit www.canyonlakepoa.com or call 951-244-6841.
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