TAA Committees

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!

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! Click the button below to express your interest in a committee.

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Education Committee

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

The Education Committee 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, Broker NoVex Real Estate Services (310)717-3154
    Co- Chair
  • Stephanie Tripp
    Stephanie Tripp
    CAM, NALP, CAM-SH, CAPS Property Manager Berkshire Ninth Street (919)973-4777

Government Affairs Committee

Meetings: Monthly; Third Wednesday 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 Irene Butler at ibutler@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
  • Scott Marczewski
    Scott Marczewski
    Property Manager Hyde Park Apartments (919)467-0303
  • Amy Timocko
    Amy Timocko
    CAPS Director of Asset Management Caviness & Cates (336)207-2752

Membership Committee

Meetings: Monthly; First Thursday at 9:30am

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 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 making the most of their association benefits. Maximize Your Membership in person events are hosted quarterly.

Email Vicki Franciosi at vfranciosi@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
  • Laura Ryan
    Laura Ryan
    Owner 4 Wellness Flat (919)610-7656
  • Steven Spears
    Steven Spears
    Business Development Director Full House Marketing (919)362-6282

PR & Community Outreach Committee

Meetings: Monthly; Second Tuesday at 9:30am

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 Suzanne Pratt at spratt@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
  • Bliss Chadwell
    Bliss Chadwell
    Branch Manager The Liberty Group (919)890-3829
  • Ashley Davoli
    Ashley Davoli
    CAM, CFC, NC Real Estate Broker, SHRM-CP Vice President Full House Marketing (919)362-6282

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 2023, events will include After Work Networking, Trade Show & After Party, Golf Tournament, and Casino Night.

Email Swell Gutierrez at sgutierrez@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
  • Stephanie Smith
    Stephanie Smith
    Account Executive CORT Furniture (919)899-9162
  • Kim Hayworth
    Kim Hayworth
    CAM, CAPS, ACoM Regional Manager Greystar (919)796-9649

XCEL Committee

Meetings: Monthly; First 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.

This committee plans and hosts the Rise & Grind Series, produces blog posts and vlog posts, and hosts Happy Hour Headshots to provide a headshot opportunity while raising money through donations for a chosen charity. Most recently, the group has raised money for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.

Email Vicki Franciosi at vfranciosi@triangleaptassn.org for more information on this committee.
  • Natasha Pinckney
    Natasha Pinckney
    NALP, CAM Community Manager Candour House
  • Jake Sowell
    Jake Sowell
    Staffing Coordinator The Liberty Group (919)890-3829

Housing Affordability Subcommittee (HASC)

Meetings: Monthly, First Friday at 9:30am

The Housing Affordability Subcommittee (HASC) will provide guidance and recommendations to the Government Affairs Committee on issues related to both Affordable Housing and housing affordability. The group will focus on developing the Association’s responses to pending public policy and regulatory issues that affect housing affordability, as well as working to advance a proactive agenda of measures which seek to address affordability issues.

The HASC is open to all members to join, and there is no requirement to participate in the Government Affairs Committee to get involved. Email Kim Ratliff at kratliff@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
  • Vail Barnes
    Vail Barnes
    Regional Manager Highmark Residential (919)398-3780
  • Rasheemah Davis
    Rasheemah Davis
    Business Developement Blackmon Mooring -BMS CAT (984)308-0208

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Meetings: Monthly; Second Thursday at 9:30am

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee will lead TAA’s DEI initiatives to promote awareness and provide resources and guidance that members can apply within the Association network and the work environment to forward diversity, equity and inclusion in the Triangle multifamily housing space.

Email Josie Eatmon at jeatmon@triangleaptassn.org for more information on this committee.
  • Kelly Hubbell
    Kelly Hubbell
    Executive Director Brownlee Whitlow & Praet, PLLC (919)863-6158
  • Kelli Lea
    Kelli Lea
    CAM, NAAEI Regional Property Manager Greystar (919)703-4036