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2023 Platinum Awards

2023 Platinum Awards

Friday, March 10, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST)

* Registration open until 3/6/23 at 12:00 AM (EST)

Event Details

AAWNC Platinum Awards is a great way to recognize and reward association members for their hard work and success in our local industry. We welcome all nominations, including self-nominations. All nominations are confidential and only nominations meeting the criteria will be considered.

Theme: Hollywood Glam

  • Attendees are encouraged to dress up for this event!

NAA PAC Raffle

1 ticket/$5

5 tickets/$20

Two gift baskets available: 

  • Basket 1
    • Weekend stay at Hawthorne at Weaverville
    • Yellow Coffee Cup Gift Card
    • $100 Twisted Laurel Gift Card
  • Basket 2
    • Weekend stay at The Patton in Asheville
    • 2 Flex tickets to the Asheville Tourists
    • Asheville Brewing Gift Card
    • $100 Pack’s Tavern Gift Card

Purchase Your Raffle Tickets Here!

Congratulations to the nominees

  • Leasing Consultant of the Year
    • Hannah Olilla - Kensington Place Apartments
    • Bobbie Phillips - The District 
    • Lydia Parks- Aventine Asheville Apartments
    • Ashley Davis - Forest at Biltmore Park
  • Assistant Manager of the Year
    • Alexis O'Buckley -  Ansley Roberts Lake
    • Susie McMurray Rayn - Kensington Place Apartments
    • Carley Wilson - The District 
    • Lindsey Storer - Weirbridge Village
    • Beth Messer - The Northside at Merrimon
  • Community Manager of the Year
    • Kaitlin Lange - Asheville Exchange
      Kristine Faryniak - Enclave Piney Mountain
      Michelle Kingson - Weirbridge Village & Forest at Biltmore Park
      Eliza King - The Retreat at Hunt Hill
      Bethany Lykins - Kensington Place Apartments 
      Britini Quatrone - The Maples of Cullowhee
      Sierra Barnes - Riverstone at Long Shoals
      Kimberly Medearis - Ansley at Roberts Lake
  • Supplier of the Year
    • Alyssa Clair - Loebsack & Brownlee, PLLC
    • James Stiffler - JS Painting 
    • Abby Polak - Real Floors
    • Shane Robinson - High Quality Pressure Washing LLC
  • Community of the Year
    • Enclave Piney Mountain
    • Weirbridge Village
    • The Northside at Merrimon
    • Ansley at Roberts Lake
  • Maintenance Technician of the Year
    • Adam Weeks - Kensington Place Apartments
    • Charles Diamond - Kensington Place Apartments
    • Jesse Eller - Weirbridge Village
  • Maintenance Supervisor of the Year
    • William Weisner - Audubon Place Apartments
    • Nathan Carver - Kensington Place Apartments 
    • Hector Hernandez - The Northside at Merrimon
    • Blake Buchanan - Weirbridge Village and Forest at Biltmore Park
    • Ryan Jones - Asheville Exchange
    • Jamie Smith - Ansley At Roberts Lake
  • Regional of the Year
    • Lauren Walker - BSC Holdings
    • Emily Kirchmeyer - Pegasus Residential
  • Team of the Year (can be a community, supplier, or management company)
    • Kensington Place Apartments
    • The Retreat at Hunt Hill
    • Pegasus Residential
    • Riverstone at Long Shoals

Submit Your Nomination Here

Thank You to our Award Sponsors

Litespeed Construction

Registration is open!
1/7/23 - 1/31/23: $69
2/1/23 - 3/6/23: $75
Register Today!

Guest Emcees: The Shetsy Show

Betsy Kirkpatrick & Shane Raby

Betsy Kirkpatrick has 11+ years’ experience as a multifamily professional. She has risen through the ranks of the apartment industry, beginning her multifamily career as a property manager and then regional trainer with well-known property management companies. Prior to becoming the Managing Director of Strategic Programs for BG Multifamily, Betsy served as a Director of Sales in the Charlotte area, a Regional Sales Manager for multiple markets nationwide with BG and Strategic Accounts Executive.
Betsy is passionate about the multifamily industry, loves participating in apartment industry associations and she works to advocate for the industry and recruit new talent to Multifamily daily. Personally, Betsy has two beautiful daughters, will burst into song at any given moment and is affectionately known as the “ Shenaniganator”.

Shane Raby landed in multi-family in 2015 after twenty years as a retail executive for Macy’s and Tommy Hilfiger. Since joining the industry, Shane has been very active as a volunteer with different Apartment Associations, serving on the Board of Directors, on the NextGen, Annual Bus Tour, and DE&I Committees, on the Education Advisory Council (EAC), as Treasurer on the Education Foundation Board of Directors, and as a volunteer instructor. Shane is originally from Portsmouth, Virginia, and relocated to North Carolina in 2002. As a self-proclaimed foodie, you’ll often find him crisscrossing the city in search of the best craft beer, craft cocktails, and craft coffee. He enjoys running, going to the movies, time with family and friends, and embarrassing his teenage daughter. Shane serves as the AANC NextGen Chair and will complete NAA's Leadership Lyceum in 2023. Shane was also recognized by his former company for his dedication and performance as Manager of the Year. He looks forward to continuing to share his passion for multi-family and industry education, and to making a lasting impact on our future leaders.