ARLINGTON, VA|March 7, 2022– The National Apartment Association (NAA) has selected the candidates for the 2022 Diversity Leadership Program (DLP).
Founded in 2020, NAA’s Diversity Leadership Program annually provides 15 individuals of diverse backgrounds an opportunity to grow and learn from leaders in the rental housing industry. Participants, who are considered junior to mid-level (3-7 years in rental housing), gain leadership experience through mentorship and training as part of the yearlong program. The program is a crucial aspect of NAA’s leadership diversification strategy intended to identify, mentor and engage individuals from underrepresented minority groups.
“This year’s Diversity Leadership Program class represents the next generation of leaders in rental housing,” said Bob Pinnegar, NAA President and CEO. “Building off the program’s successes in its first two years, I look forward to working alongside our leaders of tomorrow to find tangible solutions to advance diversity and inclusion throughout our industry. NAA is hopeful that the DLP will cultivate strong, diverse and reflective industry leaders for generations to come.”
The DLP Class of 2022 will meet virtually each month through November. Throughout the year, participants will take part in education sessions, reading discussions and mentor meetups. The program will conclude with a virtual graduation and capstone project presentations, where participants work in small groups to develop and identify a real solution for advancing diversity and inclusion in rental housing.
Members of this year’s class are listed below. Additional details on the program and the Class of 2022 participants can be found here.
Lincoln Property Company
Berger Rental Communities
Element 47 by Windsor
Goodman Real Estate Management
Blue Ridge Communities
BRG Realty Group
The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education, and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of 145 state and local affiliates, NAA encompasses over 91,000 members representing more than 11 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. To learn more, visit www.naahq.org. NAA thanks its strategic partners Lowe’s Pro Supply, Yardi and The Home Depot.