California Apartment Association names new leader in Inland Empire
The California Apartment Association has named Ben J. Benoit as its new vice president of public affairs in the Greater Inland Empire.
Benoit, who began Jan. 3, comes to CAA’s Greater Inland Empire office with a history of service to his community. Benoit has served as a council member for the city of Wildomar and has brought a strong voice to many regional boards.
While Benoit’s duties are wide-reaching, he’ll mainly focus on advocating for the rental housing industry within the halls of local government.
CAA’s Greater Inland Empire office spans the counties of San Bernardino, Riverside and the eastern region of Los Angeles County.
Benoit replaces Matt Buck, who has become vice president of public affairs for CAA’s Orange County division, covering Orange County and the cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill.
“Benoit brings firsthand knowledge of shaping local policy, not only serving on his City Council but leading and participating in many local campaigns,” said Tommy Thompson, senior vice president for CAA in Southern California.
“I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to advocate for the rights of rental property owners, protecting them from onerous over-regulation, while at the same time insisting that members abide by the highest ethical standards, as outlined in the CAA’s Code of Ethics,” Benoit said.
“I’m looking forward to the coming weeks, when I can meet with members of the rental housing industry, public officials and other community leaders,” Benoit continued. “I look forward to building on the relationships I already have, and I’m excited to be a part of such a great organization.”