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.

2022 TAAEF Board of Directors

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

  • President
  • Traci Hall
    AMLI Residential
  • Immediate Past President
  • Mike Clark
    Asset Living
  • Past TAAEF President
  • Gary Blumberg
    Brite Real Estate Investors, LLC
  • Member-at-large
  • Leah Christian
    Lowe’s Pro Supply
  • TAA Officer
  • Clay Hicks
    The Dinerstein Companies
  • Past TAA President
  • Mark Hurley
    Highland Commercial Properties
  • TAA Officer
  • Demetrio Jimenez
    Tropicana Properties
  • TAA Officer
  • Kelley Liserio
    Homespring Residential Services
  • Member-at-large
  • Jackie Rhone
  • Member-at-large
  • Christy Rodriguez
    Judwin Properties
  • Member-at-large
  • Charles Stroud
    Liberty Rent
  • Member-at-large
  • Christi Weinstein
    BH Management
  • Member-at-large
  • Richard Whatcott
    Camden Property Trust
  • Past TAA President
  • Scott Wilder
    Lincoln Property Company
  • TAA Officer
  • Renee Zahn
  • TAA Executive Vice President
  • Chris Newton
    Texas Apartment Association
  • Staff
  • Becca Ramati
    TAAEF Vice President

TAAEF Partners

The TAA Education Foundation is proud to partner with associations, businesses, and organizations across the state of Texas to serve the rental housing community, including these.