Established by the Texas Apartment Industry in November 2001, the Texas Apartment Association Education Foundation (TAAEF) was created to ensure that Texas’ growing multifamily housing industry has the pipeline of skilled professionals and trained talent it needs for continued growth and success.

TAAEF educates Texans about career opportunities in the multifamily industry and supports formalized training programs across the state.

2019 – 2020 TAAEF Board of Directors

The Foundation is led by a 15-person Board of Directors composed of current TAA officers, past TAA presidents, members at large, TAA’s Executive Vice President and donor representatives.

  • President
  • Marc Ross
    Bob Ross Realty
  • TAA Officers
  • Mark Hurley
    Highland Commercial Properties
  • Hugh Cobb
    Alpha-Barnes Real Estate Services
  • Clay Hicks, CPM
    The Dinerstein Companies
  • Demetrio Jimenez
    Tropicana Properties
  • TAAEF Past Presidents
  • Kelley Liserio (Immediate past TAAEF President)
    HomeSpring Residential
  • Jerry Winograd
    Judwin Properties



  • TAA Past Presidents
  • Jackie Rhone
    Greystar Real Estate Partners
  • Traci Hall
    AMLI Residential
  • At-Large
  • Ken Bohan
    The Liberty Group
  • Amy Funk
    Camden
  • Billy Griffin
    Camp Construction
  • Ron Shelton
    Amalgamated Management Company
  • Gus Villegas
    GVA Property Management
  • Celine Williams
    Lincoln Property Company


  • TAA Executive Vice President
  • Chris Newton
    Texas Apartment Association
  • Staff
  • Becca Ramati
    TAAEF Vice President