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March General Meeting

March General Meeting

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Montgomery County Auditor, Karl Keith, and NAA Federal Legislative Affairs, Jodie Applewhite, at the March General Lunch Meeting!

This is a great chance to learn more about the important work being done in the Montgomery County area and to gain insight into the activities of the National Apartment Association's federal legislative affairs.

Register today to ensure your spot at this informative meeting!


11:45 | Networking & Lunch

12:30 | Meeting

12:45 | Key Note NAA Legislative Speaker and Local Legislators

Meet the Speakers

Karl Keith, Montgomery County Auditor since 2000

Mr. Keith has more than 40 years of experience in government finance and public administration. He began his career as a state examiner for the Ohio Auditor of State.  He subsequently served eight years in the Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office. He was appointed chief deputy auditor in 1991, a position he held for over nine years prior to his appointment as auditor.  

He was named Ohio’s Outstanding County Auditor in 2012. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association in 2016. Karl is a lifetime member of the NAACP and was awarded the Dayton Realtors’ 2020 Fair Housing Award. 

A Certified Cash Manager, Auditor Keith earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ashland College and a master’s degree in political science from Miami University.  He and his wife, Doris, reside in the City of Dayton.

Jodie Applewhite,  Federal Legislative Affairs for the National Apartment Association

As Director, Federal Legislative Affairs for the National Apartment Association (NAA), Jodie helps lead Congressional advocacy efforts on behalf of NAA’s more than 95,000 industry members across the country. Jodie is no stranger to the rental housing industry,  having served in key policy and advocacy roles for both the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas and NAA for more than five years. Her extensive background in housing policy has largely focused on affordable and fair housing, rental assistance and property operations. An alumni of Capitol Hill, she started her career in government affairs in 2013, serving two members of Congress. A native of Texas, Jodie received her B.B.A. in International Business and Spanish from the University of Texas at Arlington. In her spare time, Jodie can be found travelling the world, exploring life underwater while scuba diving.


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