TAA Committees

Get Involved!

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!

2021 INTEREST FORM

Committee Portals

2021 Ambassador Form

If you're interested in attending a meeting, contact the staff liaison for details about how to attend. Right now, our committee meetings are virtual so we'll send you a calendar invite with the Zoom Meeting information!

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.
Mary Batten
Mary Batten
CAPS Regional Manager Bell Partners, Inc. (336)232-1978
Co-Chair
Tara Gerberich
Tara Gerberich
CAS Regional Sales Manager BG Multifamily (919)573-0556
Co-Chair

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
CAPS, CAM, CPO Property Manager Related Management Companies (919)787-5787
Co-Chair
Stephen A. Kenney
Stephen A. Kenney
Vice Presdent Kenney Properties (919)844-1141
Co-Chair

Independent Rental Owners (IROs)

Meetings: Bi-Monthly

The Independent Rental Owners meet bi-monthly and focus on helping independent owners (100 units or less) better manage their properties through education, networking, and sharing of technical knowledge.

Email Dustin Engelken at dengelken@triangleaptassn.org for more information.

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 Susan Williams at swilliams@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
Chelsea Bell
Chelsea Bell
NALP Training Assistant Grubb Properties (919)495-5571
Co-Chair
Natalie Cook-Wooters
Natalie Cook-Wooters
Account Manager Redi Carpet (919)405-7189
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 Vicki Franciosi at vfranciosi@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
Chris Fortune
Chris Fortune
CAS Owner Red Rhino Group (919)601-5953
Co-Chair
Rachel Young
Rachel Young
CAS Chief Executive Octopus Inky Advertising LLC (336)312-2280
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 Jessica Esposito at jesposito@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
Jessica Lei
Jessica Lei
Property Manager Camden Reunion Park (919)367-9544
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 2021, events will include TAA Night at the Movies (2), Golf Outing, After Work Networking, Trade Show and a year end Networking / Dinner with a charity collection.

Email Vicki Franciosi at vfranciosi@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
Sydney Bryan
Sydney Bryan
CAS Senior Coordinator The Liberty Group (919)890-3829
Co-Chair
Judy Wade
Judy Wade
CAPS, CAM Vice President TradeMark Property Services, Inc. (919)398-1700
Co-Chair

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.

Contact: Josie Eatmon at jeatmon@triangleaptassn.org for more information.
Heather Arndt Crowley
Heather Arndt Crowley
CAM Community Manager Bell Partners, Inc.
Co-Chair
Bobby High
Bobby High
Business Development Manager Ruppert Landscape, Inc. (919)625-0182
Co-Chair
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