TAA Committees

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The Triangle Apartment Association needs you!

We rely on our volunteers to help make our Association a success. With 8 different committees, you're sure to find one that suits your interests. Please read the descriptions carefully to decide where your skills can best be utilized and where your interests lie. Feel free to attend a meeting or two before committing! Download the 2019 interest form below to get started!

Owner/Operators and Supplier Members are encouraged to participate! Once you've decided on a committee (or two) to try, check out the Committee Meeting Calendar to view upcoming meeting dates!

2019 INTEREST FORM


Education Committee

Meetings: Monthly; Date Varies (See Committee Calendar); at 9:30am

The Education Committee meets monthly and provides proactive oversight of TAA's education programs including planning roundtables, providing input on classes, seminars, workshops, and oversees TAA's Leadership of Excellence Program. This committee promotes the TAA Education Scholarship Fund and conducts annual fundraisers.

Email Suzanne Pratt at spratt@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
Paula Kotarakos
Paula Kotarakos
CAM Property Manager Woodlake Reserve (919)361-1132
Co-Chair
Derek Tarrant
Derek Tarrant
Manager of Operations - Carolinas Greystar (919)703-2476
Co-Chair
Kathy Woodard
Kathy Woodard
CAM, CAPS NAAEI Faculty Multifamily Business Development Director 6 & Fix Heating & Cooling (919)736-6661
Co-Chair
GiGi Ghanayem
GiGi Ghanayem
Senior Community Manager Republic Flats (919)294-4064
Secretary

Government Affairs Committee

Meetings: Monthly; Second Thursday at 9am

The Government Affairs Committee meets monthly and monitors municipal, county, state, and national legislation that impacts the rental housing industry. The Committee frequently hosts elected officials and senior municipal staff at their meetings. Members of this committee help identify and set the advocacy agenda for the year, while developing a strong network with industry leaders and policy makers.

Email Dustin Engelken at dengelken@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
Katy Boone
Katy Boone
CAM, CPO Property Manager CrossTimbers Apartments (919)462-0046
Co-Chair
Kelly Goehl
Kelly Goehl
Business Development Manager BluSky Restoration and Roofing (919)380-1401
Co-Chair

Independent Rental Owners Planning Committee

Meetings: Quarterly

The IRO Planning Committee (IRO-PC) meets quarterly to plan the monthly meetings of the independent rental owners or small owners (100 units or less). The Independent Rental Owners meet monthly and focus on helping independent owners better manage their properties through education, networking, and sharing of technical knowledge.

Email Josie Eatmon at jeatmon@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
Dena Daniels
Dena Daniels
VP Rental Homes & Operations TradeMark Property Services, Inc. (919)609-7937
Co-Chair
Tim Masters
Tim Masters
CAPS Owner Integrity Investment Partners, LLC (919)695-1052
Co-Chair

Membership Committee

Meetings: Monthly; Third Thursday at 9am

The Membership Committee meets monthly and is responsible for Recruiting, Rewarding and Retaining the association’s members. This committee plans, promotes and leads an annual Membership Drive campaign, including selecting a theme, establishing goals, and creating teams to participate in community visits. The Membership Committee hosts a Volunteer Appreciation event to reward our active volunteers for all their hard work. The Ambassador Program is run from this committee and serves to focus on new member orientation efforts by serving as “buddies” throughout the year to members who may want guidance on using association benefits.

Email Jennifer Creech at jcreech@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
Natalie Cook-Wooters
Account Manager Redi Carpet (919)405-7189
Co-Chair
Sara Cox
Sara Cox
Regional Property Manager Kettler Management (703)852-5640
Co-Chair
Elizabeth Godwin Riley
Elizabeth Godwin Riley
CAS Regional Manager The Liberty Group (919)890-3829
Co-Chair

Products & Services Committee (PSC)

Meetings: Date Varies (See Committee Calendar)

The Products & Services Committee (PSC) meets monthly (with the exception of the summer months) and is comprised of Supplier Members. This committee shares industry news among peers, promotes important Trade Show related information for vendors/suppliers via online videos and Trade Show 101, and is overall committed to partnering with Owner/Operator Members for joint success. PSC works to find ways to bring both sides of the membership together such as their event: Inside the Multifamily Mind.

Email Jennifer Creech at jcreech@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
Chad Anderson
Chad Anderson
Installation Field Project Manager HD Supply - Facilities Maintenance (919)986-6309
Co-Chair
Chris Fortune
Chris Fortune
CAS Owner Red Rhino Group (919)473-6477
Co-Chair

PR & Community Outreach Committee

Meetings: Monthly; Second Tuesday at 9am

The Public Relations and Community Outreach Committee is responsible for promoting TAA to the general public and creating brand recognition of our Association and industry. The committee spearheads the Association's ongoing outreach and community service projects.

Email Meg Palumbo at mpalumbo@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
Bret Smith
Bret Smith
Operations Manager Full House Marketing (919)417-1357
Co-Chair
Akeshia Thomas
Akeshia Thomas
Business Development SERVPRO of N Raleigh, Wake Forest & N Durham (919)685-2825
Co-Chair

Special Events Committee

Meetings: Monthly; Second Wednesday at 9am

The Special Events Committee meets monthly and fosters networking forums for the TAA membership through the development, planning and execution of various Association events. In 2019, events will include After Work Networking, Trade Show, Family Friendly Carnival, Golf Tournament, and TAA’s 35th Anniversary Celebration.

Email Vicki Franciosi at vfranciosi@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
Becki Hale
Becki Hale
CAM Community Manager The Carolinian (919)630-6969
Co-Chair
Cindy Nitschke
Cindy Nitschke
CAS Business Development Manager-Multifamily Response Team 1 (919)815-6019
Co-Chair

XCEL (New Professional's Network)

Meetings: Monthly; Third Wednesday at 9am

By building tomorrow's leaders through social engagement, professional development, and community service, XCEL strives to unite new professionals in the Multifamily Housing Industry. XCEL's goal is to serve as a medium for continued involvement and growth within the industry.

Contact Alyssa Clair at aclair@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
Heather Arndt
Heather Arndt
CAM Area Manager Capstone Real Estate Investments, LLC (919)489-3112
Co-Chair
Rob Boggs
Rob Boggs
CAM Community Director TriBridge Residential, LLC (919)867-3222
Co-Chair
Carson Woodell
Carson Woodell
CAS Account Manager Southern Outdoor Restoration (919)770-8007
Co-Chair
Bobby High
Bobby High
Business Development Manager Ruppert Landscape, Inc. (919)625-0182
Secretary
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