Following eight years of service in the military after graduating high school, Toni Harris began her property management career as a part-time recertification specialist for the National Housing Partnership. NHP introduced Toni to property management. With opportunity knocking, Toni climbed a ladder of success propelled by superior performance. She quickly moved from positions of site manager, marketing director and property manager to regional manager. Toni served as a regional manager for Continental Realty, Pennrose Management Company and The Time Group, and later advanced to portfolio director with DARO Realty and then director of property management with Oculus Realty.
Toni has been a member of PMA for more than ten years. She took her PMA membership to another level and volunteered to serve as a member of the Program and Seminar Committee. In 2009, she became the Committee's co-chair. Toni's choice to serve on the Program and Seminar Committee was not accidental. She has always valued education and its key role in professional success. She received the ARM and CPM designations from IREM and BS/BA in marketing and human resource management from Strayer University. Toni also recently earned an MBA in marketing from Strayer University.
As chair of the Program and Seminar Committee, Toni dedicated her talents and time to helping PMA members increase their skill sets and advance in their profession. She was instrumental in developing the PMA Rising Star seminar series that offers practical property management education on topics ranging from reading and understanding financial statements to planning and goal-setting.
In addition to her work on the Program and Seminar Committee, Toni also was the main driving force behind the creation of PMA’s Toastmasters Club.
PMA recognized Toni's contributions to the advancement of property management excellence by naming her the PMA Property Management Professional of the Year in 2012 and with numerous distinguished service awards.