Brandon Cutwright, CAM
Silvestri Real Estate
The GLAA has helped me grow leaps in bounds in my career. I started in the property management industry right out of college in 2010. I have served on 2 committees and the Board of Directors. My involvement has not only increased my knowledge of the apartment industry, but it has also been a major factor in my 3 promotions in the past 5 years. The networking, community outreach, and education opportunities make the GLAA beneficial to any apartment professional.
Martha Dryden, CAPS
With the launch of AU Management in 2013, being a member of the GLAA has been incredibly helpful in working with qualified and reliable vendors, as well as accessing educational opportunities pertinent to our industry. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know other professionals in a variety of levels in the Lexington apartment industry and have found them to be welcoming, open to sharing ideas and very supportive in AU’s new venture which is certainly rare in the development world. I’ve participated in both the Membership and Legislative Committee which allowed to become more involved in the association and learn about important issues facing our industry. I highly recommend the GLAA to anyone in the industry that wishes to improve their business as well as their own personal development.
Robert Jones, CAM
The Avenue at Nicholasville
The GLAA is the best resource for all things apartment industry related. Whether it's using the Career section of the website to view open opportunities or taking advantage of the many training and educational courses to help you stay at the top of your game, the GLAA provides all of the support you need. As a property manager, the membership directory is the best place to find the perfect vendor for any job you need complete. Having the right tools to effectively do your job is extremely important. With the GLAA you have all the resources and support you could ask for.
Shayne Martin, CAPS
Immediate Past President
I have been actively involved in the GLAA for over 30 years. My participation and involvement through committee volunteerism, attendance at educational classes and membership functions has enabled me to grow, learn and advance in my chosen career. In addition, I have worked beside and learned from some of the most talented individuals in the industry, several of whom I now consider close and dear friends. The GLAA has been and continues to be, a big part of my work and personal life.
Rector Hayden Realtors
I originally joined GLAA in 1986. At that time, I had been in property management for 2 years. The education I received from GLAA helped me tremendously. I earned my NALP, CAM and CAPS designation. I took the education back to my company and helped educate others. I was in property management for 25 years. I also learned a lot at the national conference. My owner knew the education I learned from our membership was a key to being successful and always encouraged me to attend. Once our properties sold, I went into real estate about 8 years ago. Knowing the value of GLAA, I have re-joined as a vendor. I am looking forward to getting to know new friends and clients and re-kindle old friendships.
Regina Coleman, CAM
Grand Reserve at Pinnacle
I have been able create long term business relationships and friendships during the 8 years I have been a member of the GLAA. I’ve used volunteer and networking opportunities to work with industry peers to stay knowledgeable of the market trends. I have been able to obtain my CAM certification thanks to the GLAA’s educational opportunities. The GLAA has legislatively rallied for our industries best interests and protected us from costly, needless regulations. I would recommend that any apartment professional that wants to grow their business or industry knowledge join the GLAA and get involved today.
Craig Hardin, CAM
All Trades Services
Leslie McClellan, CAM
I know that I am one of the lucky ones; I was brought into this industry and mentored by some of the very best professionals in the business. As I watched them volunteer, lead, recommend, and participate in the GLAA, I didn’t really “get it.” I only knew that my crazy boss signed us up for all the events our budget would allow. Of course, I was glad to get a break from the daily office routine. When I became involved, I saw passion. I found that the association wasn’t really about JUST the job, the management company, or even the industry- these things all change. It was about the support. Over the years, my network grew larger and my involvement grew deeper, and life kept going. My title, job, management company, everything- it all changed. But the GLAA has been there through it all. The GLAA (now simply called “my friends”) has helped me meet future employers and employees, provided countless opportunities to serve my community, grow in my profession, and continue my education of the industry. I’ve made lifelong friendships with people that, like me, finally “get it!”
Honorary Associate Member
The GLAA is professional, educational, has exciting activities for members along with opportunities to join a variety of committees and make friends you can call family. GLAA is dedicated to always being better stewards of apartment legislature and issues surrounding apartment communities. Our organization assists apartment managements in assisting their residents to enjoy the best quality of life in the Greater Lexington area and our members never fail to mentor each other when a question or renting issues arises. You always know there is someone to call and help you when you need information. I have loved the GLAA since I first became associated in 1997 with Brenda Wells who welcomes all the community to be involved. She always looks ahead for changes for our organization so members experience the best!
The Fountains at Andover
I love my GLAA family and all I have been able to do for them and appreciate all they have done for me. I had no idea of the reach and resources that the GLAA were able to provide to all of its members until I became involved myself and saw the benefits they had to offer. I am still learning so much from the GLAA and look forward to the future in this industry with the GLAA’s guiding support.
Mary Beth Baker, CAS
I have been an active member of GLAA for over 20 years. During this time I've gone from being an inexperienced leasing consultant who did not know anything about the GLAA to an active member serving on the board of directors. As I worked my way up the ladder, first on the property side and then the vendor side, GLAA was there every step of the way. I took advantage of the classes GLAA offers and earned my CAM and CAS designations. I also became faculty with NAA Education Institute. I have served on or chaired every committee and council except for the legislative committee. That's the best part of GLAA...I am not interested in being on that committee, but someone else is. There is something for everyone. I have found my passion in education. I enjoy teaching classes and seminars and I enjoy learning from others by attending classes. GLAA has given me the opportunity to not only grow my business and develop professionally but to also make life long friends. These friends know that I like to laugh and goof around. GLAA has opportunities for that too! I love the events where I can network, meet new people, and hang out with my colleagues and friends.
Micah graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Business with a double major in Marketing & Management. Micah began his career in property management for the apartment industry. In 2012, after spending two years as the Assistant Director for the Greater Lexington Apartment Association, Micah founded Grey Vector, LLC and Market My Apartments, LLC. Micah is been an active member of the Greater Lexington Apartment Association, serving on the Associate Council and Board of Directors. Micah and his wife Johnna Forman live in Lexington where they attend Southland Christian Church. Micah is a small group leader for the student ministry and the Forman’s host a weekly bible study group in their home.
Megan Franken, CAM
Danielle Porche, CAM
PRG Real Estate
David Smith / CPA
Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC
Stephen Marshall , Attorney
Sherrow, Sutherland & Associates, PSC.
John Cole, CPM
Cole and Associates
Donna Seaborn, CAM, CAS
John P. Schrader, Attorney
Sherrow, Sutherland & Associates, PSC.