Volunteer Opportunities 

Get plugged in and stay connected by volunteering on an AAGO Committee!

AAGO relies heavily on volunteer leaders from all walks of the apartment industry to execute its annual events and ensure the continued success of the organization. Committee volunteer opportunities provide AAGO members with valuable network channels, meaningful relationships with peers, and insight to the central Florida market. 

All AAGO members are invited to volunteer on the committee (or committees!) that best suits their talents and interests. Typically, the committees listed below meet on a monthly basis at AAGO. Unless otherwise noted, committee meetings are open to all AAGO members. If you would like to discuss your talents and how they could be best utilized at AAGO or if you would like to sign up to volunteer, please contact the AAGO staff liaison listed underneath the committee description!

Friends of the Foundation Committee:

This committee assists with the AAGO Foundation’s philanthropic efforts, which include but are not limited to: Apartment Industry Job Shadow Day, the Summer Party Rock & Bowl Night, Casino Night, events with community partner organizations and the annual Toys for Tots drive.  It focuses on fundraising in order to help the AAGO Foundation Charity Partners reach more people in need. It also provides hand-on experiences through volunteering time and giving assistance to those in the local community with a goal of bettering their lives.  If you want a great experience networking with those in the industry who have a shared passion for helping others then this is the committee for you.

AAGO Staff Liaison: Jeffrey Bey, Jr., Office Coordinator

Email Jeffrey


Membership Committee:

This body seeks to recruit new AAGO members and enhance the association’s reach in the central Florida Market.

 AAGO Staff Liaison:  Monica Ramsey, Vice President of Member Relations

Email Monica


Legislative Committee:

This group of industry professionals monitors legislative developments that impact the apartment market at the local, state and national level. The committee members are also intimately involved with planning the annual Legislative Days trip to Tallahassee and AAGO’s annual Political Action Committee (PAC) Fundraiser.

 AAGO Staff Liaisons:  Lee Steinhauer, Government Affairs & Legal Counsel and Trinity Kutschinki, Public Affairs Manager

Email Lee or Trinity


Special Events Committee:

This dedicated group of volunteers is responsible for helping to plan many of AAGO’s signature events: Maintenance Appreciation, Golden Key Awards, Trade Show, Lease-A-Palooza and the Business Exchange.

AAGO Staff Liaison:  Cynthia Cruz, Events Manager

Email Cynthia


Young Professionals Committee:

This body is comprised of professionals who are 40 years old and under from various facets of the apartment industry. The committee seeks to increase AAGO engagement from young professionals and foster leadership development opportunities for committee members.  

Interim AAGO Staff Liaison: Chip Tatum, Chief Executive Officer

Email Chip


Building Committee:

This select group of volunteers is charged with the responsibility of monitoring AAGO’s Headquarters in Maitland, FL to ensure the building receives timely and effective routine maintenance. Membership on this committee is by invitation only.

AAGO Staff Liaison: Jeffrey Bey, Jr., Office Coordinator

Email Jeffrey


Communications and Branding Committee:  (Invitation Only)

This group of specialized professionals assists with AAGO’s communications and branding efforts. Membership on this committee is by invitation only.

 AAGO Staff Liaison: Monica Ramsey, Vice President of Member Relations

Email Monica


Education Advisory Council:  (Invitation Only)

This council is comprised of senior management and training officials with an extensive background in education in the apartment industry. The council provides AAGO with guidance regarding relevant industry issues and potential educational opportunities that could assist professionals in their career development.

AAGO Staff Liaison: Desiree Starr, Senior Vice President of Program Development 

Email Desiree

Central Florida Developers Council: (Invitation Only)

This council was formed for the purpose of responding to local and state issues directly impacting the development of multi-family housing.  Development of apartment housing is critically needed in order to keep up with the influx of people moving to central Florida.  This group meets on a regular, but not monthly, basis to discuss emerging issues of broad industry concern.

AAGO Staff Liaison: Lee Steinhauer, Government Affairs & Legal Counsel

Email Lee