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USO announces Bill Sasser as newest member of USO West Regional Board

Bill Sasser. Photo courtesy of USO.
Bill Sasser. Photo courtesy of USO.

The USO, the nonprofit organization founded in 1941 dedicated to strengthening America’s military by annually keeping millions of service members and their families connected to family, home and country, announced the newest member of the USO West Region Board, Bill Sasser. Sasser brings 35 years of community management industry experience to the organization’s West board leadership team.

“We are pleased to welcome Bill Sasser as the newest USO West regional board member,” said USO West President Bob Kurkjian. “As an accomplished business leader, Bill will be an essential asset to the USO Board as we celebrate 80 years of serving our troops and their families throughout the West region.”

Sasser is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Management Trust, one of the largest community association management firms in the nation, serving over 150,000 residential units in California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada. Sasser spearheaded the creation of The Management Trust through a successful roll-up strategy of six separate firms in 2005. Since that time, the company has doubled in size and has completed five additional acquisitions. After its founding, the company implemented its Employee Stock Ownership Plan, making it the only one-hundred percent employee owned community management firm in the nation.

Prior to founding The Management Trust, Sasser was the co-owner and President of Transpacific Management Service. The company was founded in 1966 and, as a division of The Management Trust, currently serves over 275 communities throughout southern California.

Since entering the industry in 1986, Sasser has remained highly active in professional organizations dedicated to advancing the management industry. He is a founding member and former director of the California Association of Community Managers, a statewide organization whose mission is to create a legislative voice for industry standards, promote self regulation, and provide certification through manager education. Sasser has been a featured speaker at numerous industry events, speaking on such topics as the social toll of the great recession, the effects of cultural diversity in community associations, the changing cultural and social landscape and its impact on social capital, the connection between employee engagement and customer engagement, management firm mergers and acquisitions, and creating value in a management firm, among others.

Since 1941, the USO has been the only private, nonprofit organization that serves the men and women in the U.S. military and their families throughout their service – from the moment they join, through their deployments and as they transition back to their communities. To help the USO continue supporting a resilient military, the USO invites the public to join the Force Behind the Forces® to Give More Than Thanks to service members and their families at home and abroad. To learn more about ways to give more than thanks, visit uso.org/campaign/morethanthanks. Follow the USO’s Give More Than Thanks campaign and be part of the conversation using the hashtag #morethanthanks.

This article was released by the USO.