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NAA Education Institute

NAAEI’s mission is to provide broad-based education, training and recruitment programs that attract, nurture and retain high-quality professionals and develop tomorrow’s apartment industry leaders.

NAA Education Institute

2020 NAAEI Officers

Susan Sherfield   Ronda Puryear   Rick Graf, CPM

NAAEI President
Ronda Puryear, CAM, CPM
Management Services Corporation

  NAAEI Vice President 
Greg Cerbana
Weidner Apartment Homes
Don Brunner
BRG Realty Group




2020 NAAEI Board Members

Patrick Appleby
Winn Management Company
      Kelly Avery
Virginia Tech
     Marcia Bollinger
Lynn Bora
Winn Management Company
  Kendra Bork
Cambridge Management Group, Inc.
  Christopher Burns, CAM, CAPS
Lincoln Property Company
Kris Cook
National Affordable Housing Management Association
  Keri Cooper
Tulsa Apartment Association
  Jeannette Cox 
Oddo Development
Kirk Downey
Liberty Rent
  Patty Evans
  Rick Graf
Kim Hurd
AMP Apartments
  Maureen Lambe
National Apartment Association
  Jeremy Lawson
Andrea Massey
  Mike Mini
Chicagoland Apartment Association
  Amy Montoya
Bella Investment Group
Laura Nelson
Apartment Association of Southern Colorado
  Jonakan O'Steen
Equity Residential
  Robert Pinnegar, CAE
National Apartment Association
Stephanie Puryear Helling
  Terri Ragland
Blue Ridge Companies
  William Ray
CSC ServiceWorks
Jackie Rhone
  Arianna Royster
Borger Management
  Chris Salamanis
Beacon Communities LLC
Susan Sherfield
Mercy Housing
  Steve Sorkin
Restoration Affiliates
  Jennifer Staciokas
Christina Steeg
Simpson Property Company
  Chip Tatum
Apartment Association of Greater Orlando
  Marie Virgilio
Weidner Apartment Homes
Susan Weston
Susan Weston Company
  Katie Wrenn
WRH Realty Services

NAAEI Committee Chairs

Apartment Careers
Jeremy Lawson - Chair
Jamie Preski – Vice Chair
Curriculum Development
Kim Hurd – Chair
Tami Fossum - Vice Chair
Program Administration
Keri Cooper – Chair
Chip Tatum – Vice Chair

NAAEI Fundraising and Donors

The core work of NAAEI - a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization - is our seven credential programs.  Every year, NAAEI takes on new projects to grow the industry's talent pipeline.  Through the generous support of property management companies, supplier partners, NAA affiliates and individuals, the organization has raised over $12,500,000 over the last 12 years. Donor investments are used to:

  • Promote residential property management careers
  • Build and maintain our website, and drive traffic to the site using digital advertising and social media campaigns
  • Identify workforce development partners, such as community colleges, Goodwill, JVS and veterans’ organizations, that can provide maintenance, leasing and management training for the unemployed, underemployed, career changers and veterans
  • Partner with Dale Carnegie, Gallup and Franklin Covey to offer leadership training at all employee levels
  • Develop robust online credential and professional development programs to meet the needs of industry professionals who are unable to attend classroom-based training


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