20 in their Twenties

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About 20 in their Twenties

The National Apartment Association's 20 in their Twenties celebrates the best and brightest rental housing professionals 29 years or younger at our largest event, Apartmentalize. These industrious career builders have already made great professional achievements and possess the potential to go far. 

With a complimentary registration to Apartmentalize in Atlanta June 7–9, 2023, selected candidates will be recognized throughout the event, in NAA’s units Magazine and on NAA’s event website and social media platforms. As a free, invitation-only breakfast open to conference attendees from around the world, this is a prime time for rising stars to network and showcase their talents.

Applications are currently being accepted for NAA’s 20 in their Twenties, Class of 2023. The deadline for all application submissions is Friday, December 16 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Still have questions, check out the FAQs and Class of 2022 below.

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Program Information

  • NAA membership is required.
  • Must be 29 years or younger on June 9, 2023.
  • Must be employed full time in the rental housing industry.
  • Demonstration of making a meaningful impact at the workplace

  • How does the selection process work?
    Answer: Applications will be reviewed, and candidates will be selected by an NAA Task Force.
  • A maximum of 20 applicants will be selected based on the following:
    o    Quality of Overall Written Application (20%)
    o    Innovative Ideas (25%)
    o    Demonstration of Leadership (25%)
    o    Letter to Self (10%)
    o    Career Goal (10%)
    o    Reference (10%)
  • Applicants selected for the Class of 2023 will be notified via email no later than March 8.
  • Need more information?
    Answer: Reach out to Stefani Hurst.

Meet the Class of 2022

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Brandon Brown
Assistant Property Manager, Fogelman
Member of the Upper State Apartment Association

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Brett Frank
Community Manager, Centerspace
Member of the Apartment Association of Metro Denver

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Christian Galvan
Regional Property Manager, Greystar
Member of the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association

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Cristina Caruso
Operations Specialist, Greystar
Member of the Houston Apartment Association

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Earl Lacey
Customer Marketing Specialist, ResMan, LLC
Member of the Houston Apartment Association

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Hunter Crane
Marketing Coordinator, DTN Management Co.
Member of the Property Management Association of Mid-Michigan

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Janae Rubino
Property Manager, RKW Residential
Member of the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association

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Jessica Fritz
Events Marketing Manager, Zumper
Member of the Atlanta Apartment Association

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Joseph Wisenall
Property Accountant, Lawson Companies
Member of the Virginia Apartment Management Association

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Justine Solorio
Assistant Property Manager, Bella Investment Group
Member of the Arizona Multihousing Association

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Madalyn Garelick
Marketing Manager, Greystar
Member of the Austin Apartment Association

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Morgan Flowers
Development Coordinator, Lawson Companies
Member of the Virginia Apartment Management Association

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Nikki Sarmer
Marketing Technology Manager, Cortland
Member of the Atlanta Apartment Association

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Paige Sauerwein
Fayetteville General Manager, Specialized Real Estate Group
Member of the Arkansas Apartment Association 

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Ruth Nwaturuocha
Director of Asset Management, Brick Town Management
Member of the Apartment Association of Nebraska

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Savannah Taylor
Brand Marketing Manager, RangeWater Real Estate
Member of the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association

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Tabitha Givens
Marketing Coordinator, First Communities Management
Member of the Apartment Association of Greater Columbia

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Vicky King
President, Axela Management
Member of the Connecticut Apartment Association

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Victoria Lantz
Regional Property Manager, Lincoln Property Company
Member of the Apartment Association of Metro Denver

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Whitney Kahrs
Area Manager, CIG Communities
Member of the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association