BLUE RIDGE COMPANIES LEADER ASSUMES BOARD PRESIDENT ROLE FOR REGIONAL APARTMENT ASSOCIATION
For Immediate Release:
BLUE RIDGE COMPANIES LEADER ASSUMES BOARD PRESIDENT
ROLE FOR REGIONAL APARTMENT ASSOCIATION
CHARLOTTE, NC - January 19, 2020 – Deidre Wilson, a Regional Manager with High Point-based Blue Ridge Companies, becomes the 2021 Board President of the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association (GCAA) in a virtual swearing in ceremony to take place on January 28. Wilson is the first woman of color to serve in this role in the GCAA’s 44-year history. At the same time, the association is tackling important issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with the creation of a new Board-level committee.
“I’m very proud to lead the Board of the GCAA during this crucial time in our association’s evolution,” said Wilson. She assumes her role at a pivotal moment for the Charlotte region’s apartment industry as housing affordability reemerges as a pressing issue for decisionmakers and housing providers to solve. “It’s my hope that the GCAA can continue to help this community find creative solutions to the affordable housing crisis.”
Wilson has spent her 25-year career in multifamily in North and South Carolina. She has numerous professional awards and currently co-chairs the DEI committee for Blue Ridge Companies. Wilson is a long-time volunteer with local nonprofits, The Relatives, Urban Ministry Center and Samaritan House.
Her term as Board President will run through December 31, 2021. To read her full profile, visit the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association website at www.greatercaa.org.
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The Greater Charlotte Apartment Association (“GCAA”) was founded in 1977 as a trade association for the multifamily rental housing industry. The GCAA has an 11-county footprint that extends as far north as Iredell and as far south as York, South Carolina. Its members are firms and individuals who develop, own, manage, and provide goods and services to the apartment industry in the Charlotte region. The GCAA promotes the interests of its members through legislative advocacy, education and networking; and supports housing affordability, quality, value and choice throughout the Greater Charlotte community. Visit www.greatercaa.orgfor more information.
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