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NAA Wins PRSA Award

Todd Usher
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ARLINGTON, VA | October 1, 2019 – The National Apartment Association (NAA) was recently recognized by the Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) as the recipient of the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Team Thoth Award.

“NAA has made thought leadership and raising the industry’s profile an organizational priority,” NAA President & CEO Robert Pinnegar, CAE, said. “Today, more than one-third of Americans rent their housing and 39 million people live in an apartment home. The NAA communications team has made great strides in carrying the NAA message forward in just a few short years. We’re happy to see that they’ve been recognized by their peers.”

Becky Sullivan, NAA’s Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, added, “Frank Mauck, Director of Communications and Todd Usher, Manager of Public & Media Relations have done an excellent job of building a public relations program highlighting the important role the rental housing industry plays in our nation’s economy.  Our growth in media placements over the last few years is proof of their proactive effort.”

Named for the Egyptian god of communication, the Thoth (pronounced “tot”) Awards recognize the outstanding strategic public relations programs and components developed and produced in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

PRSA-NCC is the largest and most active PRSA chapter in the nation – with more than 1,200 members and 40-plus events each year. PRSA is the world's largest organization for public relations professionals with nearly 32,000 professional and student members.


About NAA
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 nearly 160 affiliates, NAA encompasses over 82,000 members representing more than 9.7 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 and Yardi. To learn more, visit