We were blown away by the number of entries to our “Win a VIP Trip to NAA 2013” Sweepstakes—we received more than 1,500 entries from property management professionals across the country. With so many enthusiastic and deserving candidates, we decided to select not one, but two winners. So without any further ado, On-Site is happy to announce our two winners: Dorothy Smith of Plano, TX and Patty Holt of McLean, VA. Both ladies will be On-Site’s VIP guests at the National Apartment Association Education Conference & Expo in San Diego.
Dorothy Smith, Assistant VP, Training Director, Univesco
Dorothy serves as assistant vice president, training director for all of Univesco’s 22 communities, comprising 6,000 units. Univesco is based out of Plano, Texas, so Dorothy regularly attends the Texas Apartment Association Education Conference but has never traveled to a national multifamily conference—let alone NAA.
“My boss was trying to figure out a way for me to attend, but I wasn’t sure it would happen. I told him that I was going to enter the On-Site contest and give it a shot,” Dorothy said.
When Dorothy found out that she won, she couldn’t believe it.
“Wow. Is this for real?” Dorothy said. “I’m very much looking forward to learning from nationally renowned speakers and bringing those lessons back to Texas.”
Patty Holt, VP of Property Management, Jefferson Apartment Group
Patty is the vice president of property management for Jefferson Apartment Group, a real estate firm headquartered in McLean, Virginia. As a 17-year multifamily veteran, Patty has gone to NAA in years past, but wasn’t able to attend last year in Boston.
Like Dorothy, Patty was in disbelief when On-Site called her with the news.
“I never win anything. What a fantastic surprise,” said Patty. “Jefferson Apartment Group has seen exponential growth in the last three years and as a result we’ve been so busy and focused on the operational front that I’m excited to get back out to NAA to see what new and exciting things are going on in our industry.”
Dorothy and Patty will each receive round trip airfare to San Diego, three night’s hotel accommodations, a full conference pass to NAA, entrance to the NAA Opening Party and the On-Site sponsored After Party at Float rooftop lounge and a $100 Visa gift card—a total package valued at more than $2,000.
Again, congratulations to our two VIP winners. Stay tuned for photos and updates from San Diego!