Title: Executive Director
Phone: (909) 912-1962
Erin King has been in the self-storage industry for over eleven years starting as a Regional Coordinator with Shurgard. She quickly moved her way into a training and recruiting role, responsible for the hiring and training of employees at 26 locations across Southern California. She was later promoted to District Manager responsible for 12 locations in California. Shurgard was a leading real estate investment trust and considered by many as the foremost innovator in self storage design, site selection, operations and management. Shurgard was one of the first US-based companies to expand operations in Europe, where the company still operates under the name: Shurgard. Public Storage acquired Shurgard in mid-2006.
Erin has a broad, hands-on view of the self-storage industry from the behind the counter serving customers to marketing programs targeted at attracting new customers to training store managers and the overall profit and loss responsibility of the locations under her management.
The California Self Storage Association was very fortunate to be able to coax Erin to be its Executive Director, a position she has held since January of 2007. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious. She is an industry recognized encyclopedia of self storage knowledge and serves as Co-Chair to the prestigious Affiliated Associates Council, which represents all state associations at the national Self Storage Organization, the SSA – www.selfstorage.org