DENVER, CO, Oct. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YES! Communities, one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of manufactured home communities, announced today that Julie Elkins has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. Julie brings over two decades of experience in multifamily real estate and is widely respected across the industry.Julie’s former role as Chief Accounting Officer began three years ago at YES! Communities in 2015. In her tenure as CAO, Julie was instrumental in the company’s restructuring and integrating the recent acquisitions into the company’s portfolio. Prior to YES! Communities Julie held various accounting and finance roles for Aimco and Chateau Communities. Julie is a CPA and graduated from the University of Colorado.Steve Schaub, Chief Executive Officer said, “Julie is a dynamic leader and has a proven success in managing the accounting division here at YES! Communities. Her strong business acumen and financial understanding will be a huge asset in the CFO role. We are excited to build upon the strong management talent at YES! Communities and I am incredibly proud and supportive of her and excited to see her success in this position!” As Chief Financial Officer, Julie will be responsible for driving YES! Communities economic growth and overseeing all financial and accounting functions. She has a deep knowledge of and experience in accounting, treasury, and financial operations. “I am honored to be appointed to the CFO role and look forward to building upon the success that Chris Stopps, our former CFO has put into place. I am excited for the company’s continued growth and being a part of the strong YES! company culture. Our strategic direction is clear and we look forward to building the best communities for our residents,” said Elkins.Chris Stopps, who is an original founder of YES! Communities and served as CFO since 2007, will be retiring and serving in an advisory role through December 31, 2018. “We have been so fortunate to have Chris on our team and build upon the success of our business. We truly appreciate all of her work over the past eleven years and wish her all the best,” said Steve Schaub.About YES! CommunitiesYES! Communities is one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of manufactured home communities, with 213 communities across 18 states containing over 54,500 residential home sites. Based in Denver, YES! has been recognized as the Manufactured Housing Institute’s “Community Operator of the Year” for the last nine consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.yescommunities.com. Vanessa Jasinski
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