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Press Release

Nevada State Apartment Association Kick Off Dinner Installation

Contact: Michael Fazio
January 31, 2013
Phone: (702) 436-7662
Email: [email protected]


(Las Vegas, NV) – On Thursday, January 17, 2013 the Nevada State Apartment Association (NSAA) kicked off the year with its annual installation dinner with special guest Dave Klein, Deputy Fire Marshall for Las Vegas Fire Department and Judge William Kephart from the Clark County District Court at Cili restaurant at the Bali Hai Golf Club. This year’s dinner event was the largest ever in the NSAA history with 206 apartment industry professionals in attendance.

During the meeting, the 2012 Board of Directors were recognized for their achievements and the 2013 Board of Directors was sworn in by special guest Judge William Kephart. The outgoing President, Paula Lane “passed the gavel” to the incoming President Lizza Castro. Lizza is a Regional Asset Manager and Budget Administrator for Prime Residential and she will serve as the 2013 NSAA President. Lizza’s contributions as a member of the Executive Board have positioned her perfectly to assume the role of President this year. Elizabeth Morrissey, a Senior Regional Portfolio Manager with ConAm Management was sworn in as Vice President and President elect 2014. Taylor Verhaalen, a Regional Manager from Stout Management was sworn in as Treasurer and President Elect 2015.

The 2013 NSAA Executive Board Officers and Board of Directors honored include:

Paula Lane of Pinnacle -Past President
Steven Olmos of Silver Lands Inc. -Vendor Executive Officer
Bobby Segura of Quality Towing - Vendor Executive Officer
Susan Bauman of Western Risk Insurance- Director
Liz Culbrik of Fairfield Residential- Director
Donna Gill (Alternate) of Western National Group- Director
Christopher Hinojos of Director
Amy Hjerpe of Pinnacle - Director
Bret Holmes of Advanced Management Group- Director
Teresa Jackson of Foothill Fire Protection- Director
Lucky Merry of Prime Residential (Reno) - Director
Chelsea Mollak of ConAm Management-Director
Eric Newmark of Karsaz Law-Director
Debi O'Keefe of MAXX Properties- Director
Mario Ortiz of Fire N Ice Heating and Air Conditioning- Director
Debra Peterson of For Rent Media Solutions- Director
Janice Richards of Camden Property Trust- Director
Doug Sartain of Certified Fire Protection- Director
Rhonda Sikes of S & H Realty- Director
Daniel Turkin of Gillespie Properties- Director

In addition to the installation of Board Members, we had an update on current fire laws by Dave Klein, Deputy Fire Marshall for Las Vegas Fire Department. He informed us of safety issues regarding smoke detectors, inspections and preventive actions we could take to become safer on our apartment communities.

The Nevada State Apartment Association (NSAA) is a non-profit organization that provides the Nevada multi-housing industry with legislative support, education and community outreach to benefit our membership and the communities we serve. The NSAA is devoted to supporting the diversity, integrity and ever-changing environment of the multi-family industry.

The Nevada State Apartment Association exists to support the multi-housing industry and its professionals with proactive legislative efforts, by promoting career development through education and by offering entertaining social opportunities. The NSAA also strives to promote the highest level of professionalism with established standards and practices throughout every segment of the multi-family industry, including management, marketing, maintenance and suppliers.