The Florida Self Storage Association (FSSA) has elected three new members and two alternates to its 2013 board of trustees. Dennis Hofmann, senior producer for Wells Fargo Insurance; Danielle Toms, vice president of business development for Mindful Management, a third-party management firm; and Rory Williams of AC Commercial Property Management will serve three-year terms. Chris Potash, vice president of storage operations for Self Storage Zone Management LLC, and Matthew Van Horn, vice president of operations for Cutting Edge Self Storage Management, will be alternates.
For the last three years, Hofmann has been a co-speaker and exhibitor at FSSA conventions. In addition, the Wells Fargo Boca Raton, Fla., office has been a long-time supporter of the association “through hands-on work and financial support,” according to Robert Bret, FSSA executive director.
Toms assisted the association in the planning and execution of the FSSA Educational Conference and Expo in 2011 and 2012 and currently serves on the membership committee. She is also a contributor to the association’s InPrint magazine. Before the election, Toms promised to “bring fresh, new ideas to the table, along with a strong work ethic.”
Williams’ experience includes operating up to 40 self-storage facilities in addition to other commercial property. Also a licensed Florida real estate broker, he provides third-party management throughout the state and serves on several FSSA committees. “His experience in all facets of the self-storage industry makes him a valuable asset to provide support and guidance to the FSSA for the benefit of all its members,” Bret said.
Potash is a past president and former board of trustees member of the New Jersey Self Storage Association and was a board member for the New York Self Storage Association. In addition to presently overseeing self-storage properties in Maryland, Virginia and Florida, he has also been involved in the management and acquisition of facilities in Austrailia and England.
Van Horn has previously served on the FSSA board for many years and volunteered on the finance committee. He has presented numerous seminars to members and contributed articles to InPrint. He is also a licensed real estate agent in Florida.
The FSSA is a nonprofit organization of businesspeople involved in the self-storage industry in Florida. Its members include facility owners, operators, vendors, developers, investors, property managers and suppliers.