March 19, 2014

AZ Business Magazine

Schmidt Joins FirstService Residential

FirstService Residential, the leading community management company in Arizona, has named Dana Schmidt as its new Vice President of Human Resources. Schmidt possesses nearly 20 years of strategic and hands-on HR expertise acquired in public, Fortune 100 and privately-owned organizations. Schmidt will be primarily responsible for defining, developing, managing and implementing strategic and operational HR initiatives that align with FirstService Residential’s vision, mission and values.

“FirstService Residential is very excited to welcome Dana Schmidt to our executive team. I am confident that Dana’s extensive HR experience and educational background make him the ideal candidate to lead our Human Resources Department and instill the FirstService Residential core values throughout the Arizona region,” said Jason Proudfit, FirstService Residential Arizona President.

Prior to joining FirstService Residential, Schmidt held a variety of HR leadership roles. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Compensation and Employee Relations for National Bank of Arizona. Throughout his career, his key accountabilities have included strategic HR planning, talent acquisition, leadership and talent development, employment law, benefits, compensation, payroll, rewards and recognition and HR technology.

“I am genuinely excited to be leading the HR function for FirstService Residential Arizona and grateful for the opportunity to build upon the award-winning workplace culture that inspired me to join the team”, said Dana Schmidt, FirstService Residential Arizona Vice President of Human Resources.

Schmidt’s strong commitment to continuing education propelled him to achieve the Senior Professional in HR (SPHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and his Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation from the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals. Schmidt stays connected with his HR community by serving as an active member of the Valley’s Senior HR Executive Council and volunteering his efforts to various non-profit organizations.

FirstService Residential provides full-service community management solutions to a wide range of homeowner and condominium associations including some of Arizona’s most beautiful and recognizable communities. Since 1968, its team has worked hard to serve the homeowners of Arizona, and today, the company is recognized as the leading HOA management company throughout the state. FirstService Residential has been selected as Arizona’s top choice of HOA management companies by Ranking Arizona for eight consecutive years.