NAA Hires Director of Conference Education Programming, Promotes Manager of Public Affairs

Contact: Lauren Boston, Staff Writer & Manager of Public Relations, at 703-797-0678

ARLINGTON, Va. / Feb. 5, 2014 – The National Apartment Association (NAA), America’s leading advocate for quality rental housing, hired Clark Ebbert as Director of Conference Education Programming. In this position, Ebbert will be responsible for managing the curriculum design, implementation and execution of education content for NAA’s annual Student Housing Conference & Exposition, Education Conference & Exposition and Multifamily Asset Management Conference. Working in conjunction with the conference chair and the Senior Vice President of Meetings, Communications & Sales, Ebbert is also charged with increasing the breadth, depth and quality of programming to meet the needs of the multifamily housing industry.

Prior to joining NAA, Ebbert most recently served as the Education Program Manager at the American Society of Landscape Architects for four years. 

“We are excited to have Clark as part of the NAA team and look forward to utilizing his years of experience and success in education programming to help NAA take our conferences to the next level,” said Jeremy Figoten, CAE, NAA Senior Vice President of Meetings, Communications & Sales.

NAA also promoted Carole Roper to Director, Public Affairs for NAA’s Government Affairs Department.

In this new position, Roper will be responsible for directing public affairs and communications initiatives for the Government Affairs Department to promote NAA’s advocacy efforts at the federal, state and local levels of government. 

Roper previously served as NAA’s Manager of Public Affairs, a position she held since 2010.

“During her tenure with NAA, Carole has distinguished herself by her commitment to excellence, thoughtful analysis, creativity and professionalism,” said Greg Brown, NAA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. “Moreover, she developed new strategies and tools which have shown tremendous success in promoting NAA’s advocacy efforts and marketing NAA’s Capitol Conference, engaging affiliates and members in those efforts, and spreading the positive message of the apartment industry amongst policymakers.”