GBAA Committees

2024 Committee Chairs

Member participation is vital to the growth of our industry. GBAA committees are the perfect venue to meet with your colleagues and help lead the organization. You can help contribute to our association's objectives as well add to your professional experience by volunteering to serve on a committee.

To apply for a committee volunteer role,
please complete the Committee Sign-up form.

Committee members are the foundation of GBAA. Committee members must pledge their time and effort to ensuring goals are achieved. As a GBAA Committee Member we ask the following:

  • Actively participate in ensuring that the goals for the committee are achieved.
  • That you work with the Committee Chair and other committee members to fulfill the responsibilities as outlined and defined.  
  • That you attend committee meetings, and communicate when you cannot (two absences with no call/email/general communication can result in being removed from the committee).
  • Include Association Executive or GBAA staff liaison in all committee communications.
  • Encourage other members to participate in GBAA social events, education classes, dinners, mixers and special legislative events.

Education Committee

Education for apartment industry professionals is one of the primary initiatives of the GBAA. This committee is responsible for planning and promoting educational seminars and workshops that are instrumental in the success of industry professionals throughout Birmingham. It is this group’s responsibility to determine all in-person education classes for the year, as well as research speakers for the annual Education Conference. The committee maintains the progress of the year's class schedule, as well as work on education initiatives from the strategic plan.
Justin Brown
Justin Brown
Regional Manager Arlington Properties (205)907-6339
Education Committee Chair
Danielle Davis
Danielle Davis
InterSolutions Staffing (659)202-6500
Ryan Daugherty
Ryan Daugherty
Attorney Dentons Sirote PC (205)930-5390

Golf Committee

The Golf Classic Committee is responsible for organizing the Association's annual golf tournament, which is our largest GBAA fundraiser.
Mary Ford
Mary Ford
CAM Property Manager Turtle Lake (205)991-3719
Golf Chair
Bryant Mize
COO Alpha Resource (205)835-2189

Governmental Affairs Committee

The Legislative Committee monitors legislative activity locally, and evaluates GBAA's position on state legislative initiatives. The Legislative Committee helps to promote the association’s legislative/government matters events. They work with association staff to raise awareness of the state and national Political Action Campaigns (PAC), and determine effective fundraising opportunities. The Legislative Committee is encouraged to work with staff on any initiatives as defined in the strategic plan.
Ryan Daugherty
Ryan Daugherty
Attorney Dentons Sirote PC (205)930-5390
Governmental Affairs
Norm Winston
Winston, Winston, Jenkins & Chastain
Governmental Affairs

Maintenance Appreciation Committee

The Maintenance Mania Committee is in charge of the maintenance mania competition that takes place annually. They sign up contestants, solicit sponsorships and coordinate the set up and break down of the event.
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith
CAS, NALP, CAM Renovation Sales Coordinator HD Supply (205)577-3198
Maintenance Appreciation Chair
Chris Talbird
Chris Talbird
Project Manager Ready Fitness

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee, with support from GBAA staff, focuses on membership recruitment and retention strategies. This group evaluates internal and external marketing materials, reviews membership benefits, and leads any membership drives/campaigns. The Business Partner Networking Group works together to build relationships and generate leads and referrals. Both groups are ambassador advocates and work together on initiatives as outlined in the strategic plan.
Hope Watwood
Hope Watwood
Regional Manager Sealy Management Company
Membership Committee Chair
Sheri Davis
Sheri Davis
Asset Living (205)643-2846
Membership Committee Chair
Josette Vance
Josette Vance
Community Manager Asset Living (205)471-5315
Membership Committee Chair

NEXTGEN Committee

The NextGen Committee engages future leaders of the apartment industry through peer networking, education, and association involvement. Open to all GBAA members working within the rental housing industry and are new to or would like to learn more about the multifamily industry. The NextGen Committee will also provide mentoring for new members including Coffee & Connections and Wine/Wind Down Wednesday.
Jessica Forbus
Jessica Forbus
H2 Real Estate (205)977-7767
NEXTGEN Chair
Amanda Lynch
Amanda Lynch
Area Manager Arlington Properties
NEXTGEN Chair
Zach Garove
Grow V Landscapes
NEXTGEN Chair

Philanthropy & Volunteer Committee

This committee assists with the GBAA philanthropic efforts, which include but are not limited to:
- GBAA Gives Back Volunteer Days with local charities
- And events with community partner organizations

The Philanthropy Committee focuses on fundraising in order to help the GBAA's Charity Partners reach more people in need. It also provides hands-on experiences through volunteering time and giving assistance to those in the local community with a goal of bettering their lives. If you want a great experience networking with those in the industry who have a shared passion for helping others, then this is the committee for you!
Amanda Lynch
Amanda Lynch
Area Manager Arlington Properties
Philanthropy Chair
Christy Laird
manager Hawthorne at Wisteria (205)551-2093

Reverse Trade Show Committee

Our Reverse Trade Show is an annual networking event with a twist. The GBAA turns the tables and gives the Service Suppliers the opportunity to market their services and products directly to the management company decision makers! The Reverse Trade Show Committee is responsible for planning the entire event, recruiting management companies to participate and signing up suppliers to attend.
Koty Ray
BG Multifamily (205)470-8788
Reverse Trade Show Chair
Angela Hollingsworth
Area Supervisor Hawthorne Residential Partners

AAA Trade Show Committee

The GBAA Trade Show Committee is unique, as Birmingham is the location of the Alabama Apartment Association Education Conference and Expo. They will work hand in hand with other affiliates to ensure it is the most successful event not only for GBAA, but for AAA. Committee members advise and recommend improvements to the annual Education Conference and Expo held annually in October. They also aid in selecting a theme for the show, marketing to attendees, assist in booth sales, and find the best Speakers and Teachers.
Hope Watwood
Hope Watwood
Regional Manager Sealy Management Company
Chair