(Greensboro, N.C.) Feb. 8, 2016 – Maria Barker, Chief Operating Officer for Phillips Management Group, has been named the 2016 president of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association (PTAA) for the third consecutive year. PTAA, the leading multifamily housing organization in the region, provides leadership, advocacy, education and networking to its 100 owner/operator members and 145 vendor partners. PTAA serves 385 apartment communities with more than 58,545 housing units.
“I am excited and honored to continue serving the PTAA for my third year,” said Barker. “PTAA does a fantastic job of representing apartment community owners throughout the region. This position has allowed me to represent and speak for my peers on a local, statewide and national level, and I am looking forward to a productive 2016.”
Barker will serve as PTAA’s ambassador with other state and national apartment associations. She will also continue leading PTAA as it continues to develop its strategic plan, communications and social media efforts.
“Maria has been great for our association, and I’m excited to work with her again in 2016” said Jon Lowder, PTAA executive director. “She’s had a long, distinguished career in the industry, and continues to bring fresh perspective to the association.”
Barker has held numerous senior management positions throughout her career. Before joining Phillips Management Group in 2009, she worked as a national speaker, trainer and industry consultant. She also worked as the director of education at Steven D. Bell & Company. In 2012, Barker won the PTAA Diamond Award for Owner Member Volunteer of the Year.
About Phillips Management Group
Originally founded in 1959, Phillips Management Group currently manages 31 apartment communities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Our professional management teams specialize in making resident satisfaction our number-one concern, and our conveniently located communities offer exceptional value. For more information, visit www.phillipsmanagement.com.
About Piedmont Triad Apartment Association
The Piedmont Triad Apartment Association (PTAA), founded in 1981, is the leading multifamily housing organization serving the Piedmont Triad. PTAA provides leadership and resources to its members in order to create and operate apartment communities Triad residents can trust to meet their housing needs. Originally organized by apartment owners and operators, today PTAA constituencies also include vendor partners, residents and the community-at-large. It is an advocate for the industry in local, regional and national legislative issues. PTAA provides leadership and resources to its members in order to create and operate apartment communities Triad residents can trust to meet their housing needs. In concert with AANC and NAA, its principal programs address industry standards and best practices in providing continuing education and professional development. For more information, visit www.piedmontaa.org.