TAA Announces Finalists for 2024 Professional Awards


The Texas Apartment Association announces the 2024 finalists for its prestigious Professional Awards recognizing deserving individuals for their contributions to the rental housing industry.

More than 130 nominations (record-breaking) were received, and the finalists have been named in each of the nine award categories for the 2024 TAA Professional Awards.

The winners will be recognized at the general opening session at the ONE Conference on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 in San Antonio.

Anita Marcino Leasing/Assistant Manager of the Year
Anastasia Pinones – Asset Living, San Antonio Apartment Association
Callie Millsap – Cavalry Family Housing, Apartment Association of Central TX
Lizzette Contreras, CAMT, NALP, CAM, CAPS – Tropicana Properties, El Paso Apartment Association
Mona Javadian – Hanover Company, Houston Apartment Association
Wynter Gowen – Morgan Group, Houston Apartment Association

Barbara MacManus Apartment Manager of the Year
Ambyr Barron – Live Well Capital, LLC, San Antonio Apartment Association
Charmae Boyles – Asset Living, Austin Apartment Association
Izamar Carbajal – Tropicana Properties, El Paso Apartment Association
Kara Carter, CAM – MRS Woodland Village, Piney Woods Apartment Association
Trey Day –Hanover Company, Houston Apartment Association

Rita Kirby Regional Property Manager of the Year
Alexis Gomez, CAM – Trace Property Management, San Antonio Apartment Association
Diane Totten, CAPS, CPM – Camden Property Trust, Houston Apartment Association
Katherine Motis, CAPS – Greystar, Houston Apartment Association
Martha Reuler, CAPS – American Landmark, Apartment Association of Greater Dallas
Monica Morales, CAPS, CAM – Q10 Property Advisors, Houston Apartment Association

Mary Williams Maintenance Professional of the Year
Brandon Allen – Hanover Company, Houston Apartment Association
James Baker – WinnCompanies, Apartment Association of Central TX
Jason Simpson – Embrey, Permian Basin Apartment Association
Philip Maddalena– Camden Property Trust, Apartment Association of Greater Dallas
Victor Ramos – Abbey Residential, Houston Apartment Association

Bob Ross Independent Rental Owner of the Year
Donald and Jennifer Dawson – Park Place Apartments, Bryan/College Station Apartment Association
Karen Zuckero – TAZRock Asset Management, Houston Apartment Association
Theressa Haymond – Home Sweet Home Rentals, Central Texas Apartment Association

George Allen Association Executive of the Year
Sharon McCauley, Bryan/College Station Apartment Association
Toni Stithem, Victoria Apartment Association

Affordable Housing Community of the Year
Evergreen at Keller, Churchill Residential – Stabilized Housing Built before 2010
Hemley Palms, Tropicana Properties – New Construction
Zilker Studios, Foundation Communities – New Construction

Mike Clark Supplier Partner Company of the Year
AAA Plumbers
The Cweren Law Firm
Dixie Interiors
FSI Construction
Gemstar Construction

Olin Steele Lifetime Achievement Award Finalists
Leah Christian, CAS, WeDoTrash
Iva Creel
Gary Greene, CAS, FSI Construction
Nora Mireles, Rasa Floors
Susan O’Brien-Garner, CAS, OnPoint Promotional Team