GDAA Committees & Committee Members

There is no question that the best way to see a return on your investment with GDAA is to get involved, and one of the best ways to get involved is to join one of our committees. Whether your passion is legislative affairs or special events, there is something for everyone!

Typically, each committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at GDAA Headquarters. Unless otherwise noted, committee meetings are open to all members. If you would like to discuss your talents and how they could be best utilized at GDAA or if you would like to sign up to volunteer, please contact the GDAA staff liaison listed under each committee.

Thank you to those who work hard to make The Association great!

  • Membership 9:00 am
  • Events 10:00 am
  • Professional Development 11:00 am
  • Social Media 12:00 pm (via Zoom)
  • Legislative 3:00 pm (via Zoom)

Mark your Calendar!  Email reminders are sent out to committee members a week before the meeting.

Committee List

professional Development

The Education Committee is responsible for organizing educational programs and seminars. 

Co-Chairs: Crystal Hawkey and Kayde Fitzpatrick
Staff Liaison: Jo Wise 

Committee Members:

  • Karla Knox-Gordon
  • Cammy Abel
  • Cassie Swihart
  • Windy Stone
  • Sara Couch

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting and retaining GDAA Members. Welcome and mentor new members and make them feel welcome at events and meetings.

Chair: Kerry Duncan
Staff Liaison: Matthew Kukich

Committee Members:

  • Lisa Berman
  • Jess Reeb
  • Donnie Hall
  • Zachary Gordon
  • Heather Barrow
  • Jeremy Turner
  • Amanda LeFevre
  • Diana Barrett


The Legislative Committee monitors and resolves legislative issues affecting the multi-housing industry on the local, state, and national levels.

Chair: Pat Crowley
Staff Liaison: Jo Wise

Committee Members:

  • Jim Ritterhoff
  • Sham Reddy
  • Marsha Grosmann
  • Carol Prudden
  • Barbara Hargraves
  • Mark Derrick
  • Lloyd Cobble
  • Angel Shade
  • Robert Rettich
  • Larry Lasky

Event Committee

The Event Committee plans and executes special events and General Meetings. Helps with event promotion, set-up, and tear down of meetings and events. Assists in finding sponsors and helping make the event successful. 

Co-Chairs:  Barbara Hargraves and Tammy Trace-Tanner
Staff Liaison: Ally Montgomery

Committee Members:

  • Carol Prudden
  • Kylie McKinnon
  • Jeannine Hammons
  • Amanda Gleim
  • Amanda LeFevre
  • Denise Harrison
  • Jessica Delaney
  • Mary Odeh
  • Jeannine Hammonds
  • Leigh Huey


The Maintenance Education Council is responsible for education programs and workshops for service technicians.

Chair: Jacques Brose
Staff Liaison: Jo Wise

Committee Members:

  • Ben Carpenter
  • Greg Vale
  • Thomas Ellison
  • Chris Justice
  • Tony Tyree
  • Tyler Anderson


The Rent Foundation is a non-profit, charity arm of the GDAA.  Through donations from GDAA Members and Sponsored Events, the Rent Foundation provides one family/resident a month with their rent as well as helps with community disaster relief that affects the rental housing industry.

President: Paula Fleener
Staff Liaison: Jo Wise

Committee Members:

  • Kayde Fitzpatrick 
  • Crystal Hawkey
  • Bryan Woods
  • Caitlin Brenner
  • Madelynn Vandenbrock
  • Ryan Erlewine


The Trade Show Committee is responsible for planning the Annual Trade Show & Education Conference.

Chair: Donnie Hall
Staff Liaison: Jo Wise

Committee Members

  • Tyler Anderson
  • Christie Rogers


The Golf Outing Committee is responsible for planning the Spring Golf Outing.

Chairs: Paula Fleener
Staff Liaison: Jo Wise

Committee Members:

  • Jennifer Holp
  • John Gruen
  • Kayde Fitzpatrick
  • Scott Lloyd
  • Bryan Woods


The Social Media Committee is responsible for all Social Media Outreach.

Chairs:  Anna Sexton
Staff Liaison: Ally Montgomery

Committee Members:

  • Sara Couch
  • Heather Barrow
  • Sarah Woods