Michael Follis, CAS, with Apartments.com became the first supplier partner since 2000 to receive the Texas Apartment Association’s prestigious Frank P. Finch Presidential Award. He is only the second supplier partner to receive this award since its inception in 1991.
- Michael Follis, CAS, received the Texas Apartment Association’s prestigious Frank P. Finch Presidential Award at the April 11 General Opening Session during the association’s annual Education Conference & Lone Star Expo in Houston.
- The award is given to a volunteer selected by the TAA president, who the president feels has made the most impact on the association during the past year.
- The award is named in honor of TAA Past President Frank P. Finch.
- Follis is the second supplier partner to receive the award since its inception in 1991, and the first since 2000.
The Texas Apartment Association’s prestigious Frank P. Finch Presidential Award was presented to Michael Follis, CAS during the General Opening Session April 11 in Houston during the TAA Education Conference & Lone Star Expo. Follis is only the second supplier partner member to receive this award since its inception in 1991.
The Finch Presidential Award is typically given annually to an individual volunteer whose work has had the most impact on TAA during the previous year. TAA President Traci Hall, CPM, chose to honor Follis for his many years of leadership and service to the Texas Apartment Association and the Apartment Associations of Greater Dallas and Tarrant County.
In particular, Follis did double duty as a co-chair of the annual TAA Education Conference & Lone Star Expo while also serving as the chair of TAA’s Product/Service Council. As PSC chair, he was responsible for all the normal duties of leading the council, as well as guiding an amendment to the Standing Rule governing the PSC, approved during the April Board of Directors meeting. He also provided guidance and input as a member of a sponsor focus group working with staff to reimagine the TAA sponsorship program, which will be implemented in 2019-2020.
Follis is a Regional Vice President with Apartments.com. The first supplier partner to receive the Finch Award was Mike Koch, with Camp Construction Services, in 2000.