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
  • Association Executive of the Year Award
  • Olin Steele Product/Service Member Award
  • Bob Ross IRO of the Year Award

2015 award winners

TAA announced the winners of this year’s prestigious professional awards April 25 at the Installation & Awards Brunch during the 2015 Education Conference & Lone Star Expo in San Antonio.

Awards were presented for the outstanding Regional Property Manager, Property Manager, Maintenance Professional, Leasing Professional, 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
Brooke Mahoney, CAPS
Greystar Real Estate Partners
Austin Apartment Association 

Barbara MacManus Apartment Manager of the Year
Chad Christian, CAM, CAPS, NALP
Winthrop Property Management
Austin Apartment Association 

Mary Williams Maintenance Professional of the Year
Thomas Baird, CAM, CAMT
Winthrop Property Management
Austin Apartment Association 

Anita Marcino Leasing Professional of the Year
Rachel Rodriguez, NALP
Case & Associates
El Paso Apartment Association 

Bob Ross Independent Owner of the Year
John Boriack, CAM, IROP
Veritas Equity Management
Houston Apartment Association 

Association Executive of the Year
Linda Neeley, CAM
Tyler Apartment Association 

Olin Steele Product/Service Member
Cathy Spinney
Rasa Floors
Heart of Texas Apartment Association

Contact your local apartment association for more information.