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Robert Pinnegar, CAE

Robert Pinnegar, CAE, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Apartment Association (NAA), the leading voice and premier resource for the rental housing industry. 

Pinnegar leads a large network of industry professionals, researchers and local affiliates, spearheading advocacy and public policy efforts, building strategic partnerships and overseeing the development of innovative resources and educational programs.

He brings a unique blend of experience to the organization, with a background in public policy and more than 20 years of experience in the apartment industry. In 2011, he joined NAA as COO, working to strengthen the organization’s relationships with local affiliates and finding new ways for NAA to support its members. 

Prior to joining NAA, Pinnegar served as the Executive Director of the San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA) and previously served as the association’s chief lobbyist. He began his career in public policy working for former U.S. Representative Bill Lowery, California, on legislative campaigns. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences and Public Administration from San Diego University. He is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE).