PMA Committee and Councils

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Membership Committee

Responsibilities: Develops and implements PMA's annual membership recruitment efforts, reviews and implements retention programs. Organizes PMA's annual kickoff meeting and member-centered roundtables. The goal is to recruit and retain members while providing a value proposition for their membership.

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 meets virtually on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. until further notice.
Autumn Robinson
Autumn Robinson
ARM Regional Property Manager WinnCompanies
Chair
Terry Treadwell
Terry Treadwell
Vice President Pothole Repair.com (571)449-8010
Vice-chair
Tony Perichino
Tony Perichino
Vice President of Residential Operations ROSS Management Services (301)657-8899
Board Liaison
Kandis Dwyer
Kandis Dwyer
Director of Membership, Sales & Engagement Property Management Association (301)799-7402
Staff Liaison

PACE Awards Committee

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 meets virtually on the second Friday of the month at 11 a.m. until further notice.
Karen M. Geier-Smith
Karen M. Geier-Smith
Residential Process Manager Southern Management Companies, LLC (571)319-1789
Chair
Amy Earp
Amy Earp
Chief Engagement Officer Beyond The Balloons Training & Consulting Services (A Division of eWrit Filings) 240-553-1054
Vice-chair
Peter Larson
Peter Larson
CPM Senior Vice President of Residential Property Manage... Bernstein Management Corporation (202)827-2564
Board Liaison
Sarah A. Patterson
Sarah A. Patterson
CAE Executive Director Property Management Association (301)657-9200
Staff Liaison

Program and Seminar Committee

Responsibilities: Identifies topics and instructors for various educational programs. 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 meets virtually on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. until further notice.
Melissa Mariotti
Melissa Mariotti
ACom, CAPS Director of Property Management Aldon Management Corporation (703)714-1401
Chair
Alla Shtipelman
Alla Shtipelman
Education and Development Director Kay Apartment Communities (301)562-4439
Vice-chair
Peter Larson
Peter Larson
CPM Senior Vice President of Residential Property Manage... Bernstein Management Corporation (202)827-2564
Board Liaison
Sarah A. Patterson
Sarah A. Patterson
CAE Executive Director Property Management Association (301)657-9200
Staff Liaison

PMEXPO Committee

Responsibilities: Plans, manages and promotes PMEXPO. Oversees exhibitor training, auctions and special events. Evaluates unique partnering marketing program between exhibitors and PMA. Determines 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 meets virtually on the second Thursday at 2 p.m. until further notice.
Erica D'Alessandro
Erica D'Alessandro
Director of Business Development Apartment Restorers, LLC (301)560-6414
Chair
Christopher Wilmot
Christopher Wilmot
CAM Regional Manager Gates Hudson (540)359-0660
Vice-chair
Rasheedah Ahmed
Rasheedah Ahmed
VP of Sales and Operations InterSolutions (202)546-9282x1003
Board Liaison
Bianca Young
Bianca Young
Events Manager Property Management Association (301)657-3065
Staff Liaison

Community Service Committee

Responsibilities: Develop meaningful relationships with committee volunteers, member companies and non-profit organizations to maximize efforts impacting committee projects within the local community.

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

Meetings: The Community Service Committee meets virtually on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. until further notice.
Brian McQuaid
Brian McQuaid
Licensed Applicator in MD, DC, VA, AA degree from Montgomery College Commercial Account Executive American Pest (301)674-3386
Chair
Gary Bollinger
Gary Bollinger
PR and Community Outreach Manager Van Metre Companies 724-525-7000
Vice-chair
Lewis Shapiro
Lewis Shapiro
CAPS, ARM, DC Real Estate Broker Managing Member / Owner Shapiro & Company, LLC (202)483-1510
Board Liaison
Kandis Dwyer
Kandis Dwyer
Director of Membership, Sales & Engagement Property Management Association (301)799-7402
Staff Liaison

Summer Escape Golf Committee

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

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

Meetings: The Summer Escape Golf Committee meets virtually on the second Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. until further notice.
Larry E. Edmonds
Larry E. Edmonds
Commercial Account Manager American Pest (240)858-9011
Chair
Debra May
Debra May
Senior Account Executive IRONMARK / Millennium Marketing Solutions (301)725-8000
Vice-chair
Tony Perichino
Tony Perichino
Vice President of Residential Operations ROSS Management Services (301)657-8899
Board Liaison
Bianca Young
Bianca Young
Events Manager Property Management Association (301)657-3065
Staff Liaison

Lobster Bake Committee

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

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

Meetings: The Lobster Bake Committee meets virtually on the third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. until further notice.
Carrie Ehart
Carrie Ehart
Director of Sales & Marketing Raine & Son, LLC (301)864-1122
Chair
Dominique Danielle
Dominique Danielle
VP Marketing & Business Development Cleat Design + Build (703)705-4511
Vice-chair
Lewis Shapiro
Lewis Shapiro
CAPS, ARM, DC Real Estate Broker Managing Member / Owner Shapiro & Company, LLC (202)483-1510
Board Liaison
Bianca Young
Bianca Young
Events Manager Property Management Association (301)657-3065
Staff Liaison

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Committee

Responsibilities: To identify opportunities to build the core values of diversity, equity and inclusion into the Association’s operations and to model those values as we advance the Association’s mission.

Opportunities: PMA’s Board of Directors appointed the DEI Task Committee at their November meeting. Leadership is still determining the DEI Task Committee’s composition and goals.

Meetings: Beginning in March the DEI Task Committee will be meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m.
Toni Harris
Toni Harris
CPM, ARM Managing Partner KAT Professional Development Services (443)204-2834
Chair
Hannah Tillmann
Hannah Tillmann
VP of Sustainability Berkshire Residential Investments (770)587-5160
Vice-chair
Rasheedah Ahmed
Rasheedah Ahmed
VP of Sales and Operations InterSolutions (202)546-9282x1003
Board Liaison
Sarah A. Patterson
Sarah A. Patterson
CAE Executive Director Property Management Association (301)657-9200
Staff Liaison

Associate Membership Council

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.

Meetings: The Associate Membership Council will meet virtually bi-monthly: February, April, June, August, October, December on the second Wednesday at 10a.m.
Dani Bressler
Dani Bressler
EBP, CAS, MBA Director of Business Development Toepfer Construction Co., Inc. (301)336-8600
Chair
Mika Fowler-Hicks
Mika Fowler-Hicks
Director of Business Development Hawkins Electric Service, Inc.
Vice-chair
Sami Satouri
Sami Satouri
RHU, ChHC President Quest Insurance (703)961-8886
Board Liaison
Kandis Dwyer
Kandis Dwyer
Director of Membership, Sales & Engagement Property Management Association (301)799-7402
Staff Liaison

Marketing Council

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 and Leasing Professional Awards programs.

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: The Marketing Council will hold a virtual meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. until further notice. Meetings are intended for Property Management Company Member Marketing professionals only. Event topic, format and target audience will vary from month to month.
Megan Adams
Megan Adams
Director of Marketing Legend Management (703)677-1958
Chair
Alexis Tsonos
Alexis Tsonos
Vice President of Marketing Van Metre Companies (571)243-1793
Vice-chair
Maj-Lene Keech
Maj-Lene Keech
CPM, ARM Senior Director, Real Estate Greystar Management (301)657-3600
Board Liaison
Sarah A. Patterson
Sarah A. Patterson
CAE Executive Director Property Management Association (301)657-9200
Staff Liaison

Facilities & Maintenance Management Council

Responsibilities: 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 Facilities & Maintenance Management Council meets virtually on the second Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. until further notice.
Deb Stipa
Deb Stipa
Business Development Manager Ruppert Landscape (202)579-6156
Chair
Hollis Phifer Jr.
Hollis Phifer Jr.
Maintenance Supervisor & Chief Engineer The Saratoga (202)244-9600
Vice-chair
Maj-Lene Keech
Maj-Lene Keech
CPM, ARM Senior Director, Real Estate Greystar Management (301)657-3600
Board Liaison
Sarah A. Patterson
Sarah A. Patterson
CAE Executive Director Property Management Association (301)657-9200
Staff Liaison

Human Resources Council

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: The HR Council will hold a virtual meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 12 p.m. until further notice. Meetings are intended for Property Management Company Member HR and Recruiting professionals only. Event topic, format and target audience will vary from month to month.
Maj Roembke
Maj Roembke
Director of Culture and Talent Aldon Management Corporation (301)656-5998
Chair
Wency Coleman
Wency Coleman
Vice President of Human Resources Horning (202)659-0700
Vice-chair
Thomas Rucker, CAM, CPM
Thomas Rucker, CAM, CPM
CAM, CPM Managing Director | COO Property Management Berkshire Residential Investments (617)646-2499
Board Liaison
Sarah A. Patterson
Sarah A. Patterson
CAE Executive Director Property Management Association (301)657-9200
Staff Liaison