As a project manager of Associa, Faith DeSmet assists the Operations and Executive team with completing projects and initiatives for the company. She is also the event planner and coordinates employee events at both the Home Office and the CSSC.
DeSmet serves as director for Associa Cares, the company’s 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to assisting families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters. She heads the local Dallas committee and plans fundraisers across North America, allowing Associa Cares a greater reach to help those in need. In addition to managing the request process from receipt to distributing outgoing donations, she also handles general filings for the organization to ensure compliance with various state and federal laws.
A graduate of Johnson & Wales University, DeSmet worked as a pastry chef for seven years throughout Charleston and Dallas. After working in Dubai as an executive pastry chef for Emirates Airlines, she returned to Dallas where she began her paralegal career at Associa. She then graduated summa cum laude from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies. Over the past two years, DeSmet has been assisting Associa’s Chief Operating Officer and the executive team as a project manager.
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