A 28-year veteran of the multi-family rental housing industry, Longwill has worked with Burkely Communities for 17 years, and served on the AANC board for 12 years, including the last two years as an officer of the board. In addition, she is a past president of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association, and has achieved the Certified Apartment Portfolio designation from the National Apartment Association.
“We are thrilled with Jody’s new executive role with AANC,” said Sterling Kelly, CEO and Co-Founder of Burkely Communities. “Her industry expertise, strategic vision, and keen understanding of what diverse populations – from college students to older populations – desire from apartment community living makes her ideally suited to lead our state’s eminent trade association.”
“Under Jody’s leadership, the AANC is poised for growth, and will continue to provide an inclusive, cohesive voice for our industry,” commented Ken Szymanski, AANC Executive Director.
“For affordability, flexibility and other lifestyle reasons, apartment style living continues to evolve and thrive in North Carolina,” concluded Longwill, “It’s an especially exciting time to take on such an important leadership role with the AANC.”
About Burkely Communities
Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Burkely Communities is a full-service property development and management firm dedicated to quality construction and superior living experiences. The firm has expertise in apartment communities, student housing, and single-family properties. For additional info, visit www.burkelycommunities.com.
The Apartment Association of North Carolina, Inc. (AANC) is a non-profit statewide trade association dedicated to unifying rental housing professionals through legislative and regulatory advocacy and member services. AANC is affiliated with the National Apartment Association and local apartment associations in 7 major urban areas in the state.