Professional Awards


The Texas Apartment Association's professional awards recognize the hard work and contributions of industry professionals who work toward growth and development of their apartment associations and the community.

By recognizing the contributions of individuals who exemplify success in their field, TAA hopes to encourage other individuals to strive for excellence and become active participants in their local apartment associations.

Award categories

  • Barbara MacManus Apartment Manager of the Year Award
  • Mary Williams Maintenance Technician of the Year Award
  • Anita Marcino Leasing Professional of the Year Award
  • Rita Kirby Regional Property Manager of the Year Award
  • Independent Rental Owner of the Year Award
  • Association Executive of the Year Award
  • Olin Steele Product/Service Member Award
  • Frank P. Finch Presidential Award
  • Jennette Hunnicutt Distinguished Service Award

2011 award winners

Congratulations to these deserving individuals and to all past recipients of TAA's prestigious industry and volunteer awards.

TAA announced the winners of this year’s prestigious professional awards April 16 at the Installation & Awards Brunch during the 2011 Education Conference & Lone Star Expo in Fort Worth.

Awards were presented for the outstanding Regional Property Manager, Property Manager, Maintenance Professional, Leasing Professional, Independent Owner of the Year and Association Executive of the Year. Also presented was the Olin Steele Award, honoring the exceptional product/service member of the year.

This year’s winners are:

Rita Kirby Regional Property Manager of the Year
Melanie Bailey, CAM, CAPS, NALP
Integrity Asset Management
El Paso Apartment Association

Barbara MacManus Apartment Manager of the Year
Tammy Kister, CAM, NALP, REALTOR®
Camelot Apartments
Big Country Apartment Association

Mary Williams Maintenance Professional of the Year
Mark Bigham, CAMT, CPO
Greystar Real Estate Partners
Apartment Association of Greater Dallas

Anita Marcino Leasing Professional of the Year
Jessica Machristie, CAM, CPO, NALP
Bohannon Development
El Paso Apartment Association

Independent Owner of the Year
Ian Hancock

HM Equity Management, LLC
Houston Apartment Association

Association Executive of the Year
Janette Litz
Apartment Association of the Panhandle

Olin Steele Product/Service Member

Joe Smith
Coinmach
Apartment Association of Tarrant County

 

Contact your local apartment association for more information.