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Steve is ultimately responsible for everything that affects your association. His primary role is to keep our properties on the correct path toward proper outcomes and to deliver the leadership, counsel and strategy our clients expect. Strategy is his well-documented strength along with relationship and trust building. He has been personally involved in overseeing or transitioning many of Atlanta’s significant homeowners associations and condominiums properties. Steve has owned and operated management firms in Georgia and California over the last 30 years and is the former CEO of Community One Associates, one of the largest community association management companies in Georgia. He sold Community One Associates to FirstService Residential, a publicly traded company in Toronto.
Lisa focuses on livability, customer service, the customer experience and helping to oversee customer facing staff members. Lisa was formerly the Vice President of the Multifamily Division of Community One Associates. Prior to that, she was a senior manager with Cousins Properties Inc. for 13 years where she oversaw marketing for many of Atlanta’s most significant office and retail buildings. She was also one of Beazer Homes’ top salespeople where she oversaw the operations for two of their largest communities including Atlantic Station.
She is a licensed realtor, accomplished high rise property manager and a graduate of University of North Carolina with a BA in Business and Marketing.
Senior Team Leadership
Scott ManspeakerChief Financial Officer
Scott Manspeaker is a CPA and Beacon Management’s Chief Financial Officer. With extensive experience in multifamily real estate management, development and acquisitions, he is uniquely qualified to provide financial oversight for all corporate and client accounting, consultation and planning. Scott’s responsibilities also include financial analysis, performance, metrics and forward planning for Beacon.
Michael DubasDirector of Management Services
Michael maintains Community Association Management licenses in both Georgia and Florida and is proudly a designee of the Community Association Institute as a CMCA and AMS.
As the Director of Management Services, Michael has direct oversight of our HOA Portfolio and Developer/Declarant Properties. He manages his team to provide exceptional customer service, with the most up to date training on software systems and industry changes and has established a system to track Key Performance indicators for your association to foster healthy financials and a strong sense of community.
Jeff Ellixson High Rise Division Manager
Jeff is responsible for the day to day operations of Beacon Management Services’ High Rise Division. Jeff has been in the property management industry since 2013 and has successfully managed high rise condominiums, single family and town home associations and the numerous layers of master associations with commercial, retail and residential components. Jeff spent the last 20 years being a successful hotelier as a General Manager with Hilton and Marriott branded hotels.
Shari HopkinsDirector of Operations
As Director of Operations, Shari Hopkins is charged with the oversight and efficient execution of major company initiatives, including technology implementation and training, process improvements, and property operations.
Shari joined Beacon Management in 2016 as a Customer Support representative where she excelled in handling various homeowner issues. In every role Shari has had with Beacon Management, it was evident that she enjoyed undertaking new challenges and making a positive impact on operational practices. She has developed a background in working with the leadership team to improve operations, execute strategic company initiatives and elevate overall performance while being a “Super User” for Vantaca, our software platform.
Shari holds her BA in Psychology from Valdosta University. Shari was born in Kingston, Jamaica but has lived in Georgia since 2001. She is heavily involved in community service and event planning in her spare time.
Chris KoozerSr. Accountant
Chris is responsible for all day to day financial operations, billing, receivables, collections, and payables for your Association. Chris worked at Steve’s prior company and is considered one of the best accounting professionals in the industry. Penn State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Chris worked in Corporate Finance and Accounting at UPS for 20 years.
Brian GaySenior Accountant
Brian Gay is an experienced accounting specialist responsible for myriad financial tasks that support our customers. The Beacon accounting team handles the day-to-day financial operation of community associations, including:
Generating monthly financial statements; budget input and analysis; working with the manager to update Vantaca; working with law firms to pursue delinquent assessments; processing payments to vendors; association tax payments; and assisting board members.
Before joining Beacon, Brian’s talent in accounting extends over 20 years for large multinational corporations in California where he worked for Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, and Clorox. He graduated from Los Medanos/John F. Kennedy with a degree and Business Administration and Accounting.
Ivette GomezSenior Closing Manager
Ivette Gomez, senior closing manager, is a 30-year real estate professional in Georgia and her home state of New Jersey. She manages the closing department for Beacon Management handling hundreds of details, transactions and service requests from lenders, attorneys, homeowners and realtors. Ivette oversees the closing process for new construction properties as well as resales for residential and commercial units. Afterwards she ensures the precise transition of new owners and new client information to Vantaca, Beacon’s software platform.
Ivette is well known in the community association industry having spent six years with Steve Weibel’s prior company and seven for another Atlanta management company. She has been honored to have received awards for the employee of the year, best customer service, and recognition for five years of outstanding service.
She also enjoyed a long tenure in the multifamily industry and the Housing Authority of Union City, New Jersey.
Karrie HilliardCollections Manager
Karrie oversees all collections activity and is an integral part of the Beacon Management accounting team. As the Collections Manager, she is responsible for numerous functions including: monitoring accounts on a daily basis; identifying outstanding account receivables; investigating historical data for debts and bills; taking actions in order to encourage timely payments; processing payments and refunds; resolving billing issues; and working with legal institutions to resolve customer disputes.
Karrie has worked in professional property management for over 13 years, five of which was for Steve Weibel’s prior management company. Karrie excelled at customer service and was quickly promoted within several months to Collections Manager. She earned an associate degree from TC3 and is the proud mother of a wonderful little boy.
Mike HorneDirector of Engineering
As Director of Engineering, Mike Horne is responsible for the operational performance of engineering and maintenance throughout Beacon’s portfolio of sited properties. Mr. Horne is a results-driven executive with more than 40 years of experience in facilities management for the hotel industry.
Prior to Beacon, Horne served as the Director of Engineering for both Marriott International and the 73-story Westin Peachtree Plaza. He was named the Chief Engineer of the Southeast Region for Marriott International after opening the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in 1985. Also of note is his time spent leading overseas resort operations focused on recovery and restoration after a natural disaster, as well as implementing sweeping facilities upgrades while maintaining day-to-day business activities.
With Beacon, Horne is responsible for ensuring all mechanical and electrical systems are operating at maximum efficiency and overseeing all preventative maintenance. He is also responsible for annual facilities budgets, as well as recruiting, motivating and supervising engineering teams for our sited properties.