SAAA May/June Residence Magazine MAY_JUNE_2018_Magazine - Page 13

April 27, 2018 TAA ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR! Debbie Wiatrek, a Vice President with Capstone Real Estate Services. SAAA is one of 25 local apart- ment associations affiliated with the Texas Apart- ment Association (TAA). TAA has presented this award since 1993 to an outstanding chief executive of one of TAA’s local affiliated apartment associations. Bilby has been SAAA’s Executive Direcctor for almost six years, having previously served as the association’s first Director of Government Relations for more than four years. Prior to joining the SAAA staff Bilby worked in the rental housing industry in Teri Bilby San Antonio Apartment Association both supplier and owner/management roles. In 2017 SAAA increased both membership and the number of rental housing units it represents. The as- sociation also continues to set new records in politi- cal action committee fundraising and participation, Teri Bilby receives Texas Apartment Association award! Teri Bilby, the Executive Director of the San Antonio Apartment Association, received the Texas Apart- ment Association’s Association Executive of the Year Award in San Antonio April 27 during the associa- tion’s annual Education Conference & Lone Star Expo. Bilby was nominated for the award by San Anto- nio Apartment Association (SAAA) 2017 President and in dollars raised to support community service programs. SAAA is a long-time supporter of both the American Red Cross and the 100 Club. The Texas Apartment Association is a trade associa- tion representing rental housing owners, managers and companies that supply services to the rental housing industry. The Austin-based association has more than 11,000 members who own or manage more than 2 million rental housing units in Texas. TAA has 25 local affiliated associations in markets around the state. | May/June 2018 13