NAA Leadership Lyceum
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Leadership Lyceum - Class of 2023

NAA’s Leadership Lyceum provides up to 34 individuals an opportunity to develop as inspired, empowered and informed emerging volunteer leaders in the rental housing industry for all active NAA members. With appointed graduates representing NAA’s 10 regions, this immersive and collaborative program equips active NAA volunteer leaders with the skills, confidence and occasion to network and share experiences on a state, local and national level. Participants will gain a diverse and well-rounded perspective from their 2023 classmates that helps create more inclusive working environments throughout the industry. In addition to earning 8 CECs and participating on a local or national committee, you’ll get the chance to show off your new knowledge and skills at three concurrent sessions held during NAA’s Advocate, Apartmentalize and Assembly of Delegates.

Note: All selected applicants are responsible for their meeting registrations and all travel expenses. Some employers or NAA Affiliates may also sponsor all or part of a regional appointed participant’s registration. NAA is also offering a limited number of exclusive fellowships, including complimentary program participation, so read your application carefully for that prompt.

The call for applications for the Class of 2023 is now closed. 

Program Information

  • Active NAA Membership
  • Employed a minimum of one year in the rental housing industry
  • Military Service Documentation (if applicable)
  • Updated Resume
  • Recent Bio
  • Personal Statement

Registration

NAA’s Leadership Lyceum is tuition-based. The cost to participate is $1,000. This non-refundable fee covers the program and administrative expenses.  All selected candidates are responsible for their meeting registrations and travel expenses to attend the three in-person sessions held during NAA's Advocate, Apartmentalize, and the Assembly of Delegates Meetings.  

  • March 28, 2023: Session 1 - Advocate (Washington, DC) 
  • June 7, 2023: Session 2 - Apartmentalize (Atlanta, GA)
  • November 13, 2023: Session 3 - Assembly of Delegates (San Diego, CA) 

Some employers of NAA Affiliates may also sponsor all or part of a regional appointed participant's registration. NAA is also offering a limited number of exclusive fellowships, including complimentary program participation, so read your application carefully for that prompt.

Fellowships Available

  • Culturally Diverse Leaders (2): Reflects the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religeous beliefs, political beliefs and other ideologies.
  • Emerging Leaders (4): Active member at the national-level for a minimum of one-year; targeting candidates in their 30s or early 40s but not age restricted. 
  • Military Veteran Leader (1): Candidates must have honorably served in a branch of the U.S. military (proof required), be currently employed full-time as an apartment industry professional (non-supplier) and be active in a local or state apartment association.
  • Senior Corporate Leader (1): Corporate member, CEO or COO

Candidate Selection

NAA will select 1 candidate per 450,000 units. Regional breakdown is as follows:

  • Region 1 (PA, DE, MD, DC, WV, VA): 2 Candidates
  • Region 2 (NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME): 1 Candidate
  • Region 3 (MN, WI, MI, IL, IN, OH): 3 Candidates
  • Region 4 (KY, TN, NC, SC, GA): 3 Candidates
  • Region 5 (IA, MO, AR, OK, NE, KS): 1 Candidate
  • Region 6 (TX, NM): 5 Candidates
  • Region 7 (AK, WA, OR, ID, NV, AZ): 2 Candidates
  • Region 8 (MT, ND, SD, WY, UT, CO): 1 Candidate
  • Region 9 (FL, AL, MS, LA): 2 Candidates
  • Region 10 (CA, HI): 1 Candidate

Once the Call for Applications closes, all submitted applications will be shared with their region's Regional Vice President (RVP). The RVP will determine their region's candidate(s) for the Leadership Lyceum program. Fellowship candidates (8) will be determined by NAA and NAAEI officers. 

Timeline

  • September 19, 2022: Applications Open
  • November 18, 2022: Applications Due
  • December 23, 2022: Selected Applicants Notified
  • January 27, 2023: Application Payments Due
  • March 28, 2023: Session 1 - Advocate (Washington, DC) 
  • June 7, 2023: Session 2 - Apartmentalize (Atlanta, GA)
  • November 13, 2023: Session 3 - Assembly of Delegates (San Diego, CA) 

Meet the Class of 2023

Members of Leadership Lyceum, Class of 2023 are the next generation of volunteer leaders for NAA and beyond.

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Faith Baker
Marketing Director
Pioneer Acquisitions
Member of the Chicagoland Apartment Association

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Alicia Banister
Multi-Site Community Director
HG Fenton Company
Member of the California Rental Housing Association

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Kendra Butterfield
Vice President
Elevation Real Estate and Management
Member of the Arkansas Apartment Association

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bry carter

Bry Carter
VP of Sales
The Phoenix Staffing
Member of the Arizona Multihousing Association

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Jules Chenette
Property Manager
Drucker + Falk
Member of the Virginia Apartment Management Association

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debra claytor

Debra Claytor
COO & Managing Partner West Region
American Landmark
Member of the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas

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Mathew Clemons
Assistant Property Manager
General Service Corporation
Member of the Virginia Apartment Management Association

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Cayce Coon
Vice President of Operations - DFW
Madera Residential
Member of the Apartment Association of Tarrant County

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Ariana Dasher
Regional Property Manager
SDK Apartments
Member of the New Jersey Apartment Association

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Dana Duckworth
Sr. DEI & Culture Champion
Zumper
Member of the Virginia Apartment Management Association

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crystal dukes

Crystal Dukes
Director of Education and Training
RealSource Management
Member of the Apartment Association of Greater Columbia

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Katy Duncan
Community Manager
RAM Partners, LLC
Member of the Upper State Apartment Association

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Moneque Edwards
Sales Executive
Intersolutions
Member of the Pennsylvania Apartment Association

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Peggy Ellis
Executive Director
Detroit Metropolitan Apartment Association

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Tammy Esponge
Association Executive
Apartment Association of Greater New Orleans

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Monica Frazier
Executive Property Manager
Village Grene
Member of the Pennsylvania Apartment Association

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Latavia Freeman
Community Manager
Avenue 5 Residential
Member of the Atlanta Apartment Association

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Sunny Giaritta
Culture Ambassador
The NRP Group
Member of the San Antonio Apartment Association

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Stephanie Graves
CEO
Q10 Property Advisors
Member of the Houston Apartment Association

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Brandon Hammond
National Director - Project Coordination
Progress Residential
Member of the Greater Fayetteville Apartment Association

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Gina Fortune-Harmon
Vice President
The Habitat Company
Member of the Chicagoland Apartment Association

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Natasha Howell
Residential Property Manager
Millcreek Apartments
Member of the Southern California Rental Housing Association

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Rachelle Hundley
Assistant Regional Vice President
Highmark Residential
Member of the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando

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Angee Jensen
Senior Resident Manager
CBW Properties
Member of the Idaho Apartment Association

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Kelli Lea
Regional Manager
Greystar
Member of the Triangle Apartment Association

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Tyler Lowe
Managing Member
Green Salix Real Estate, LLC
Member of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association

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Jared Miller
Chief Operating Officer
RedPeak
Member of the Apartment Association of Metro Denver

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Daniel Perea
Chief Operating Officer
Tropicana Properties
Member of the El Paso Apartment Association

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Jennifer Pittman
Regional Property Manager
A-Venture Management
Member of the Greater Fayetteville Apartment Association

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Shane Raby
Regional Manager
Pegasus Residential
Member of the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association

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Lisa Rosenfeld
Vice President
HSL Asset Management
Member of the Arizona Multihousing Association

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Ed Schell
Sales Manager, Property Management
Lowes
Member of the Apartment Association of Metro Denver

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Ishea Shepherd
Senior Property Manager
AMC Delancey Group
Member of the Pennsylvania Apartment Association

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Matthew Spencer
Site Manager
CMG Leasing
Member of the Virginia Apartment Management Association

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Hope Watwood
Regional Manager
Sealy Realty
Member of the Greater Birmingham Apartment Association

Thanks to our Emerging Leaders Champion

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