2020 AAWNC Platinum Awards Winners

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The 2020 AAWNC Platinum Awards Winners


Regional Manager of the Year Presented by: Noble Pest Solutions

Emily Kirchmeyer, Pegasus Residential          

I have never had a manager that is as supportive as Emily. She is a source of motivation for each member of her team and encourages job growth and development by providing training to prepare us for our next roles within the company.  2020 brought many challenges but with Emily’s leadership, all of her properties thrived and exceeded their goals.  Her positive attitude motivated us to think outside the box and gave us the strength to continue moving forward during difficult times. Emily is a glowing example of our Pegasus culture to the employees she supports, colleagues, and ownership groups.  She is creative, innovative, proactive and a consistent top performer amongst stiff intercompany competition.   

Kelly Noble Presented the Award

Community Manager of the Year Presented by: Brownlee, Whitlow & Praet

Kimberly Medearis, Ansley at Roberts Lake  

Kimberly is the best manager I have ever worked for. She is hard working, caring, and always firm but fair in her decisions. She cares about the residents, the property, and the employees and it shows. Kimberly's dedication to our association shined through by example in attending almost all of AAWNC events in 2020 even during a pandemic. She has been very active in recruiting participation as well in her community by having several office and maintenance team members join in attendance at events.

Patrick Johnson and Samantha Simpson Present the Award

Assistant Community Manager of the Year Presented by: Loebsack & Brownlee

Michelle Willis, Weirbridge Village  

Michelle is one of the friendliest people I have ever met. Michelle helped residents with payment plans and worked to find solutions that were beneficial to both the resident and our client. She consistently closed each month with limited delinquency, with her best month having lower than $100 in delinquent rent. During this time, she also assisted with leasing and managerial duties. She was also instrumental in increasing the property’s social media engagement, by creating, filming, and starring in multiple property videos. She is brilliant, driven, attentive, thoughtful, and organized. She is constantly motivating our team to strive for greatness but also makes sure that we achieve it.

Kastina Adderley, Stephanie Franks and Liz Newkirk Presented the Award

Maintenance Supervisor of the Year Presented by: Emergency Restoration Xperts

Zachary Speaks, Groves at Town Center        

Zach Speaks played a key role during the lease up at Groves at Town Center, without him the property would still be trying to achieve stabilization.  He alone brought online four buildings while assuring all future resident apartments were ready for move in.  Mr. Speak’s ability to troubleshoot and fix maintenance issues is something only seen in the most seasonal supervisors.  Zach met every challenge and has ultimately grown from this experience.

Jason Ipock Presented to Award to Joel Nevarez on behalf of Zachary Speaks

Maintenance Team of the Year Presented by: Real Floors

Weirbridge Village, Pegasus Residential                      

Weirbirdge Village Maintenance Team turned 117 units in 2020 and renovated 35% of those as well. The accomplished 1378 work orders and 32% of those were completed with in less than 8 hours of being reported to the property. They tackled work orders and preventative maintenance despite a pandemic and all the additional cleaning protocols put in place to keep our community safe.

Abby Polak Presented the Award to Blake Buchanan

Leasing Professional of the Year

Mollie Jones, Grove Town Center    

Mrs. Jones comes to work ready to go and willing to go above and beyond for prospects, residents and coworkers. Her diligent attention to detail allows people to gather and collect information regarding our units via social media which allows renters to make educated decisions regarding their future rental choice. She has assisted in the lease up of Groves at Town Center and has begun assist the leasing of units at the newest apartment in Waynesville NC Palisades at Plott Creek. Another positive influence she has had was showing our Residents Services Department that she is willing to be team player – even willing to get her hands dirty when needed.

Supplier Partner of the Year

Abby Polak, Real Floors                                    

Abby is a vender who will go through great lengths to accommodate properties and their crazy demands in a quick and timely fashion. Abby was the ray of sunshine in 2020 staying positive throughout this trying pandemic and the greyness that is cast over our year. If there was a vender that summarizes the values that AAWNC expects from the ideal supplier partner it would be Abby.

Social Media of the Year

Loebsack & Brownlee, PLLC               

L and B had an engagement rate of nearly 192,000 Facebook impressions, 83,000 Instagram impressions and 42,00 Twitter impressions. They use their Social Media platforms to for humor, employee recognition, education and social causes like Hast Tag LB Against DV – a domestic violence campaign: Break the Silence Stop the Violence. On Fridays they post pictures of employees and others wearing purple.

Liz Newkirk Received the Award

Volunteer of the Year of the Year

Bethany Lykins, Kensington Place Apartments

AAWNC Board President Jessica Kiser Presented the Award