Ronda Puryear, CAM, CPM, Management Services Corporation, has begun her term as 2023 National Apartment Association (NAA) Chair. She will be the fourth woman to chair NAA’s Board of Directors and was installed at NAA’s annual Assembly of Delegates, held in Norfolk, VA in November.
For more than 30 years, Puryear has served across the rental housing industry and has extensive experience in property management, marketing and development. As President of Residential Management for Management Services Corporation, which has been in business for more than 50 years, she oversees all multifamily operations in the company’s portfolio.
“I couldn’t be more excited to step into this new role at NAA at such a pivotal time for the rental housing industry,” said Puryear. “Following a few particularly challenging years, our industry has the opportunity to build a stronger future. I look forward to collaborating with so many apartment professionals from across the country to make meaningful progress for the rental housing industry.”
Puryear has been involved with NAA for more than 10 years, having served as a Regional Vice President, a member of the Governance Committee and Chair of both the Student Housing and Apartmentalize Committees. Most recently, Puryear served as the 2020 President of the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI).
She also served two terms as Chair of the Virginia Apartment Management Association. Further, Puryear is a member of the Manufactured Housing Enterprises Board of Directors and the Blue Ridge Apartment Association Board of Directors, where she also served two years as Chair. She currently serves as a member of the Virginia Tech Property Management Advisory Board, where she was Chair in 2019 and 2020.
“I’m honored to welcome Ronda as NAA’s 2023 Chair of the Board,” said Bob Pinnegar, NAA President & CEO. “For more than 30 years, Ronda has exemplified the values of selfless service, particularly as she has remains dedicated to mentoring the industry’s next generation of leaders. Ronda’s service across all facets of rental housing prepares her to lead the industry forward and make meaningful progress at such an important time.”
Also serving as part of NAA’s 2023 leadership are Chair-Elect Rick Snyder, R.A. Snyder Properties, San Diego, CA; Vice Chair Alan King, Berkshire Residential Investment, Alpharetta, GA; Treasurer Chris Burns, Lincoln Property Company, Duluth, GA; Secretary Jeannette Cox, Oddo Development, Lenexa, KS; and Immediate Past Chairman Don Brunner, BRG Realty Group, Cincinnati, OH.