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PMA Committee and Council Leadership

PMA is currently soliciting applications for committee and council Chair and Vice-Chair positions as well as nominations for the Board of Directors. Applications are due September 15, 2020. 

Membership Committee

Co-Chair: Amanda Akers (Associates Plumbing, Inc.)
Co-Chair: Autumn Robinson (Avanath Realty)

Responsibilities: Develops and implements PMA's annual membership recruitment efforts, reviews applications and implements retention programs. Organizes and presents PMA Member Orientations.

Opportunities: Learn how to develop and implement marketing programs. Develop your persuasion and presentation skills. Boost your creativity by finding new ways to reach out to potential PMA members.

Meetings: The Membership Committee typically meets the second Friday of the month at Property Management Association (7508 Wisconsin Ave, 4th Floor, Bethesda, MD) at 10 a.m.

 

Amanda Ingle Amanda Akers

Autumn Robinson Autumn Robinson

PACE Awards Committee

Co-Chair: Susie Sanin (Minkoff Company, Inc.)
Co-Chair: Lauren Hall (Legend Management)

Responsibilities: Manages PMA’s Apartment Community Excellence (PACE) Awards, the only program that recognizes excellence in multifamily management for the national capital area.

Opportunities: Develop organizational, marketing and event-planning skills while planning, promoting and organizing a PMA awards program.

Meetings: The PACE Awards Committee typically meets the third Wednesday of the month at Gables Residential (8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 650, McLean, VA), at 10:30 a.m.

 

Susie Sanin

Lauren Hall Lauren Hall

Program and Seminar Committee

Chair: Melissa Mariotti (Greystar Management )

Responsibilities: Identifies meeting topics, finds speakers, and plans and organizes general membership meetings. Develops PMA's seminars, roundtables and other educational programs.

Opportunities: Recognize and proactively respond to the educational needs of the industry. Track trends, determine educational needs and interact with industry leaders.

Meetings: The Program and Seminar Committee typically meets the fourth Thursday of the month at The Flats 8300 (8300 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD) at 10 a.m.

 

Melissa MorvayMelissa Mariotti

PMEXPO Committee

Co-Chair: Felicia Douglas (Residency Bureau)
Co-Chair: Zakiya Kainu (Southern Management Corporation)

Responsibilities: Plans, manages and promotes PMEXPO. Oversees exhibitor training, auctions and special events. Determine the efficacy of a unique partnering marketing program between exhibitors and PMA. Determine the most significant operational needs of the industry and develop strategies to meet them.

Opportunities: Obtain event planning and marketing skills.

Meetings: The PMEXPO Committee typically meets the third Wednesday of the month at The Remy (he Remy (7730 Harkins Road, New Carrollton, MD) at 1:30 p.m.

 

Felicia Douglas Felicia Douglas

Zakiya Kainu Zakiya Kainu

Community Service Committee

Co-Chair: Mika Hicks (Hawkins Electric)
Co-Chair: Linda Silva (Creative Marketing Concepts)

Responsibilities: Capitalizes on PMA members' expertise to improve the quality of space where people live and/or work and provide mediums for members to serve their community.

Opportunities: Obtain marketing, motivation and public relations skills. Obtain a tremendous sense of personal satisfaction from helping those who are less fortunate.

Meetings: The Community Service Committee typically meets the first Wednesday of the month at The Aurora at North Bethesda Center (5401 McGrath Blvd, North Bethesda, MD), at 1:30 p.m.

 

Elisabeth KirkMika Hicks

Linda Silva Linda Silva

Summer Classic Committee

Co-Chair: Joe Scheffres (Scheffres Laundry Service)
Co-Chair: Lauren McInnes (TM Associates Management, Inc.)

Responsibilities: Plans and oversees the industry’s best golf, volleyball and spa outing.

Opportunities: Obtain event-planning skills, and develop and implement marketing programs.

Meetings: The Summer Classic Committee typically meets the second Wednesday of the month at The Aurora at North Bethesda Center (5401 McGrath Blvd, North Bethesda, MD), at 1 p.m.

 

Joe Scheffres Joe Scheffres

Lauren McInnes Lauren McInnes

Fall Fest Committee

Co-Chair: Dustin Creamer (Cinch Kit, LLC)
Co-Chair: Ramona Drieu (Servpro of Rockville-Olney)  

Responsibilities: Determines the theme and coordinates activities and sponsorships for the must-attend PMA event of the fall.

Opportunities: Obtain event-planning skills, develop and implement marketing programs and develop and implement fundraising programs.

Meetings: The August Social Committee typically meets the third Tuesday of the month at The Aurora at North Bethesda Center (5401 McGrath Blvd, North Bethesda, MD), at 11 a.m.

 

Dustin Creamer Dustin Creamer

Ramona Drieu Ramona Drieu

Holiday Ball Committee

Chair: Sharon Tago (Rainbow International Restoration of Oxon Hill)
 

Responsibilities: Plans and conducts the industry's most spectacular and enjoyable holiday gala.

Opportunities: Obtain event-planning skills, develop and implement marketing programs, and develop and implement fundraising programs.

Meetings: The Holiday Ball Committee typically meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at The Remy (7730 Harkins Road, New Carrollton, MD), at 1 p.m.

 

Sharon Tagoe Sharon Tagoe

Associate Membership Council

Chair: Carrie Ehart (Raine & Son, LLC) 301-864-1122/cehart@raineandson.com
Chair-Elect: Debra May (Millennium Marketing Solutions) 301-725-8000/debra@mm4solutions.com
Vice-Chair: John Wagithuku (VMG Resources, LLC) 202-683-9407/johnw@vmgres.com

Responsibilities: Promotes and represents the interest of Associate Members in support of PMA's mission and provides Associate Members with professional development opportunities.

Opportunities: Make invaluable networking contacts that can lead to increased business. Expand your sales and presentation skills. Learn how to capitalize on opportunities in the property management industry.

 

Carrie Ehart Carrie Ehart

Debra May Debra May

John Wagithuku John Wagithuku

Marketing Council

Co-Chair: Susie Goldberg Rike (Southern Management Corporation)
Co-Chair: Holli Beckman (William C. Smith & Co., Inc.)

Responsibilities: Creates networking opportunities for marketing professionals to exchange ideas, discuss common challenges and improve individual and corporate performance. Develops programs and educational offerings that provide practical marketing education. Oversees the annual Marketing and Advertising Excellence Awards program. Oversees the annual Leasing Professional Awards program).

Opportunities: Attend the Marketing Council's events to improve marketing skills, expand creative capabilities, and access a network of savvy, seasoned professionals that can serve as a resource for new idea generation and problem-solving. 

Meetings: NA

 

Susie Goldberg Rike Susie Goldberg Rike

Holli Beckman Holli Beckman

Operations Council

Co-chair: Dani Bressler (Toepfer Construction Co., Inc.)
Co-Chair: Jennifer Casey (The Donaldson Group)

Responsibilities: Develops the program for PMA’s annual Maintenance Summit. Creates networking opportunities for operations professionals to exchange ideas, discuss common challenges and improve individual and corporate performance. Develops programs that provide practical education. Oversees PMA’s Maintenance Professional Awards program that recognizes outstanding performance. Sponsors hands-on demonstrations of new technologies, products and applications that improve operating efficiencies and/or lower costs.

Opportunities: Recognize and proactively respond to the educational needs of building maintenance and operation personnel. Track trends, determine educational needs, expand creative capabilities, stay in touch with the latest resources and new technologies and interact with industry leaders.

Meetings: The Operations Council typically meets the second Thursday of the month at Bozzuto (6406 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, MD), at 1 p.m.

 

Dani Bressler Dani Bressler

Jennifer Casey Jennifer Casey

Human Resources Council

Chair: Andrea Hewitt (Foulger-Pratt)

Responsibilities: Plans roundtable meetings and seminars on topics relevant to human resources and oversees the AOBA-PMA Wage and Benefit Survey.

Opportunities: Learn best HR practices used by property management firms in the national capital area; network with HR professionals employed in property management.

Meetings: NA

 

Andrea Hewitt Andrea Hewitt

Career Path Task Committee

Co-Chair: Bob Turner (Allen & Rocks, Inc.)
Co-Chair: Larry Edmonds (Capitol Pest)

Responsibilities and Opportunities: To source, place and train individuals for careers in property management

Meetings: Typically meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m., at Founding Farmers (12505 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac, MD)

Bob Turner Bob Turner

Larry Edmonds Larry Edmonds

 

PMA Toastmasters Vision Club

President: Elisabeth Kirk (TRC Engineering)
 

Opportunities: PMA's Toastmasters Vision Club helps PMA members develop communication and leadership skills.

Meetings: The Club typically meets every 2nd Tuesday of each month at The Aurora at North Bethesda Center (5401 McGrath Blvd, North Bethesda, MD) and the 4th Tuesday of each month at (2001 Clarendon Apartments, Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA) 12:30 p.m.

Elisabeth Kirk Elisabeth Kirk

If you'd like to participate on a PMA committee or council, email info@pma-dc.org or call 301-657-9200.