Irvine, CA, June 01, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The California Apartment Association has named Tommy Thompson executive director of its South Coast Division, bringing to the state’s most respected voice for the multi-family industry a leader with an extensive background in government affairs.
The South Coast Division includes Orange County, Long Beach and Signal Hill and represents owners of more than 100,000 apartment homes.
“The CAA South Coast Board of Directors and I are very pleased to have Tommy serve as our chief staff officer and represent the interests of the apartment industry before the numerous local governmental boards, councils and commissions throughout Orange County,” said Melinda Graham, chairwoman of the South Coast Board of Directors.
Added Tom Bannon, chief executive officer for CAA: “Tommy is no stranger to the nexus between public policy and business, and we are delighted to have a leader who has such a strong, first-hand understanding of local government lead us as we move forward.”
Thompson spent more than six years as director of government affairs for the Building Industry Association of Southern California’s Riverside County Chapter. He also has served as vice president of a property preservation company and spent several years working for the California State Legislature.
“Tommy also brings to CAA South Coast a first-hand understanding of local government,” said Graham, referring to his tenure as president of the Nuview Union School District Board of Trustees during a four-year term starting in 2008.
Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Utah. In his spare time, He is active in the Boy Scouts of America and other community-based organizations, and loves spending time with his family, reading books and gardening.
About the California Apartment Association (CAA)
The California Apartment Association (CAA) is the nation’s largest statewide trade association representing owners, investors, developers, managers and suppliers of apartment communities. Since 1941, CAA has been dedicated to protecting its members’ investments through political advocacy in the halls of state and local government, assisting them to comply with new laws and regulations through knowledge and information and educating members on emerging trends, legal issues, risk management and best business practices.
California’s most successful property management companies, developers, real estate investment trusts, and thousands of individual independent apartment owners belong to CAA. With more than 13,000 members, representing more than 50,000 owners and industry professionals, CAA is the most respected voice of the multi-family industry in the state.
For more information, visit www.caanet.org