AANC News,


Our 2023 Education & Legislative Conference this past April was the highest attended conference to date, with slightly under 700 industry professionals present! This is a clear indication that you value our industry and want to be involved. We even had a baby on stage, well Terry Ragland’s daughter had a baby at the hospital, but we all found out about baby Emmett on stage. Congrats to Mom, Dad & Grand-Mom!

A seismic applause for our conference leads – Mindy McCorkle and Amy K Dilisio!!! There were 60 plus volunteers there to make the experience flawless. And a special acknowledgement for AANC Staff - Kristin Goins, Sarah DuBose, Tracy Hankins and Joshua Dick for their heroics during the 3-day event! Also, this event would not have been possible without the valued partnerships from our generous SPONSORS! The WINNING company for sending the most people, and rewarding their employees with the gift of education, career advancement and impacting NC legislation, is Blue Ridge Companies!  Followed by Hawthorne Residential Partners with the second most and Drucker + Falk sent the third highest number of attendees. Congratulations! Please continue to encourage your colleagues and industry friends to get involved at both the state and local level.

On Tuesday of Conference attendees had the honor of witnessing the AANC Board Installation, the induction of the 2023 AANC Hall of Fame recipients, celebrating the 2023 Larry Scholarship Winner as well as the AANC Leadership Lyceum Class of 2023 graduation.

Please join me in a salute for the following:

2023 AANC Hall of Fame Inductees: Maria Barker, Roy Fielding, Jesse Jenkins, Jody Longwill, Cindy Nitschke, Ellie Norton, John Riggs & Lisa Taylor

2023 AANC Larry Cranford Scholarship Recipient: Rachael Modlin

2023 AANC Leadership Lyceum Class: Katy Boone, Sydney Bryan, Julie Howe, Jennifer Ipock, Brenda Leidholdt, Stephanie Loyd, Christi Manos, Rachael Modlin, Elizabeth Anne Richardson, Paul Sidam, Sarah Smith, and Ashley Vetter

In preparation for next year’s conference, please SAVE the DATE now April 29 – May 1, 2024! Our theme is LEAP | Linking Education, Advocacy & Partnership. #AANC2024LEAP

I would also like to point out that this month on June 28 we are offering a webinar on Workforce Development. You will hear from a few of our amazing industry panel of experts – Maria Barker, Phillips Management, Dana Flaherty, BGSF, Mary Gwyn, Apartment Dynamics and moderated by Elizabeth Riley, The Liberty Group and earn 1 CEC. Note, this webinar will be recorded, so you do not have to present for the live session. Learn More & Register Today!

It is with sadness that we must announce our AANC, Executive Director- Joshua Dick for the past 5 years - will be leaving our association. However, we also celebrate his new passion position as Scout Executive of the Transatlantic Council – Boy Scouts of America and will be relocating his family to Brussels, Belgium in August. Please join us in wishing Joshua the very best!


Lisa Taylor l Greystar
AANC President