The History of the GCAA

The Greater Charlotte Apartment Association

...was founded in 1977 as a trade association for the multifamily rental housing industry. Our members are firms and individuals who develop, own, manage, and provide goods and services to the apartment industry in the Charlotte, NC region. The GCAA focuses its efforts in the following three areas: Education, Legislation & Information.


Past Board Presidents

1977-78 - Russ Marshall                 1993-94 - Dean DeVillers

1978-79 - Ron Johnson                   1994-95 - Bo Proctor

1979-80 - Jim Cobb                          1995-96 - Julie Ryan

1980-81 - John Bagwell                   1996-97 - Brenda Meetze    

1981-82 - Donnie Smith                  1998 - Charlie Henley

1981-82 - Jack White                        1999 - Nancy Freeman

1982-83 - David Douglas                 2000 - Scott Wilkerson

1983-84 - Beth Moore                     2001 - Clay Grubb

1984-85 - P.Q. Henderson               2002 - Lisa Foley

1985-86 - Ned Bishop

1986-87 - Herb Adrian

1987-88 - Ray Jones

1988-89 - Ron Paschal

1989-90 - Jim Simpson

1990-91 - Mary Beth Marshall

1991-92 - Michael Seagle

1992-93 - Jud Little


Past Lex Marsh Award Winners 
1979 - Russ Marshall                    1994 - Frank Collins                              2008 - Mindy McCorkle
1980 - Jim Cobb                            1995 - Dean DeVillers                           2009 - John Porter
1981 - Sid Neely                            1996 - Francis “Bo” Proctor                 2010 - Laura White
1982 - John Bagwell                     1997 - Mike Fincannon                         2011 - Tim Hose
1983 - David Douglas                  1998 - Julie Ryan                                    2012 - Kim Fallon
1984 - Jim Rogers                         1999 - Charlie Henley                           2013 - Marcie Williams
1986 - Beth Moore                       2000 - Brenda Meetze                          2014 - John Huson 
1987 - P.Q. Henderson                2001 - Jim Simpson                               2015 - Lisa Taylor
1988 - Ned Bishop                        2002 - Scott Wilkerson                         2016 - Tami Fossum
1989 - Ray Jones                           2003 - Nancy Freeman                          2017 - Charley Watts
1990 - Debbi Collins                     2004 - Lisa Foley                                    2018 - Jonathan Tee 
1991 - Ron Paschal                       2005 - W. Clay Grubb                            2019 - Lynn Ramsey
1992 - Mary Beth Marshall          2006 - W. T. “Hoppy” Hopkins             2020 - Linda Caudle
1993 - Jud Little                             2007 - Jamie McLawhorn