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Lea Anne Welsh is the President of AVE, a Korman Communities brand redefining the corporate housing industry, and the Chief Operating Officer of Korman Communities. Welsh has been a leader and tremendous asset to the family-owned real estate company for 25 years.
Welsh launched her Korman Communities career as a leasing assistant in 1992 after graduating from La Salle University. After excelling in the entry level position, Lea Anne grew to sustain various managerial roles at different Korman properties from 1993 to 1999 and was named Regional Director in November of 1999. In 2002, her consistent efforts and dedication led her to becoming the Vice President of KCI and Senior Regional Director, and later that year was named the Vice President of Operations. Welsh joined the executive board in 2004 and went on to successfully launch the AVE brand in 2007. In 2012, Lea Anne was named President of AVE and COO of Korman Communities. In her current role, Welsh continues to spearhead the expansion of Korman and AVE residential communities, and manages and oversees 24 large scale properties.
Throughout Lea Anne’s career, she has been recognized and awarded for her countless accomplishments and unmatched leadership skills. Under Lea Anne’s leadership, AVE received the Gold, Platinum, or Silver Commitment Excellence Award at the annual Cartus Global Network Conference10 times from 2007-2016. Other notable awards by year include – 2016: Oakwood Worldwide’s Supplier of the Year for Highest Service award, Move for Hunger’s Corporate Housing Provider of the Year award, Crown World Mobility’s Sevice Partner of the Year award; 2014: Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals’ Platinum AVA Digital Award and MarCom Gold Award; 2013: Cartus Relocation’s Innovation Award, Association of Market and Communication Professionals’ MarCom Gold Award.