Dallas Executive Rick Graf Named 2020 NAA Chairman-elect
ARLINGTON, VA | Feb. 5, 2020– Dallas real estate executive Rick Graf, CPM, Pinnacle, has begun his term as 2020 National Apartment Association (NAA) Chairman-Elect.
Graf has more than 40 years of real estate management experience and, as President and CEO of Pinnacle, he is responsible for client relations and the overall strategy and the vision of the company. Graf began his career as a porter and has worked his way to the top of the organization.
In addition, Graf has been actively involved as a volunteer at the national level since 1999, serving in a variety of roles. He’s a proponent of industry education and served as Vice President of the NAA Education Institute’s (NAAEI) Board of Directors and Chair of the NAAEI NOW Capital Campaign to raise funds for industry leadership and education programs. Graf also has been involved in NAA conferences and served as the Chair of the Conference Committee.
“Rick is very passionate about the rental housing industry, particularly when it comes to professional education,” NAA President and CEO Robert Pinnegar, CAE said. “He has been an active volunteer at the national level for quite some time. He’s been involved in some major initiatives with NAAEI to determine the future of the industry. He serves a vital role and will be a great resource for Chairman Mike Holmes.”
Also serving as part of NAA’s 2020 leadership are Chairman Mike Holmes, Easlan Management, Greenville, SC; Vice Chair Don Brunner, BRG Apartments, Cincinnati; Treasurer and NAAEI President Ronda Puryear, Management Services Corporation, Charlottesville, VA; Secretary Rick Snyder, R.A. Snyder Properties, San Diego, CA; Immediate Past Chairman Mike Clow, Greystar, Phoenix; and Association Executives Council Michael Mini, Chicagoland Apartment Association, Chicago.
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 more than 150 affiliates, NAA encompasses over 82,000 members representing more than 10 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. NAA thanks its strategic partners Maintenance Supply Headquarters a Lowe’s Company and Yardi. To learn more, visit www.naahq.org.