2013 Broadband Communities Summit
The New 2014 MDU Chairmen & Advisory Panel
Enhanced Multi-Housing Program

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MDU Co-Chairmen

Steve Sadler
Vice President, Strategic Business Services, Post Apartment Homes LP

Steve Sadler has been with Post Properties, a developer and operator of upscale multifamily apartment communities, for over 10 years and brings to his current position 24 years of telecommunications experience. His experience ranges from design, specification, and cost estimation of communications infrastructure systems to the implementation of integrated voice, data, and video networks. He has national responsibility for ancillary services contracts, energy management and procurement, Post’s inhouse utility billing system and strategic oversight of the branded Post Smart structured wiring system.

Mr. Sadler chairs Post’s Green Committee and also works on various local and national apartment association initiatives. He earned a B.S. from Georgia Southern University.


Cheryl Barraco
Director of Telecommunications, Avalon Bay Communities, Inc.

Cheryl Barraco joined AvalonBay Communities in 1997, bringing more than 15 years of sales and marketing management experience to the multifamily industry. At AvalonBay, which develops, acquires and manages high-quality apartment communities in high barrier-to-entry markets, Ms. Barraco is responsible for developing telecommunications strategies and managing successful project execution. She also leads and coordinates ancillary-related projects between third-party service providers, AvalonBay’s construction department and AvalonBay’s property management to ensure a positive customer service experience and seamless deployment of broadband capabilities.

Ms. Barraco holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri St. Louis, where she graduated magna cum laude.

The 2014 Advisory Panel of Property Owners

Scott Casey
Senior Vice President and
Chief Technology Officer
Education Realty Trust

Scott Casey oversees all technology-related aspects of corporate and property initiatives for Education Realty Trust, one of America’s largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing. From 2000 through 2003, he was CIO and senior vice president of Orange Lake Resort & Country Club in Orlando Florida. He began his career at Arthur Andersen in 1990, where he was director of technology. He worked nationally with the firm to develop software initiatives, small business consulting services and new IT policies and procedures.

Letitia Y. Tucker
Director of Ancillary Services
UDR Inc.

Letitia Tucker joined UDR Inc. in January 2011 and is responsible for managing partnership strategies and the growth of ancillary services income. She has more than 17 years of multifamily housing, legal and operations management experience and has facilitated the development, construction and service monitoring of more than $30 billion dollars’ worth of multifamily housing and commercial real estate development. Previously, Ms. Tucker held management positions at Borden Capital Management Partners, Capmark Financial Group Inc. (formerly GMAC Commercial Holdings) and BBVA Compass Bank. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business and finance from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Lori Reeves
Vice President
Forest City Management

As Vice President, CIO for Forest City Residential Group, Ms. Reeves focuses on the adaptive use of technology to streamline business operations, enhance resident services, and optimize revenues. With over twenty-five years of experience in real estate, most of which were spent in information technology, Ms. Reeves has a comprehensive background to oversee Forest City's technology initiatives and strategies.

Michael Hallbrook
AVP of Business Development
Mid-America Apartment Comm.

 

Kathleen Austin
Assistant Vice President
Equity Residential

Kathleen Austin is an Assistant Vice President - Revenue Strategy at Equity Residential, a position she has held since 2007. She leads a team responsible for negotiating, implementing and managing initiatives to increase the company's ancillary revenue. Areas of responsibility include revenue partnerships with cable and telephone companies, renter's insurance, common area laundry services and other service providers.

Barney Pullam
Vice President, Business Process
Waterton Residential

Barney joined Waterton Residential in 2007 bringing to the team over 20 years of experience in the multifamily industry. Throughout his career Barney held numerous operational positions both at the site and corporate level for both private firms as well as publicly traded REITS.

 

Linda Willey
Director, Ancillary Services
Camden Property Trust

Linda Willey serves as Director of Ancillary Services for Camden Property Trust, an S&P 400 company. As of December 31, 2012, Camden owned interest in and operated 192 properties containing 65,005 apartment homes across the United States. Camden was recently named by FORTUNE Magazine for the sixth consecutive year as one the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, ranking 10th.

Karen Seemann
Director Ancillary Income
Essex Property Trust

Ms. Seemann is responsible for developing and creating value through ancillary income programs. Her responsibilities include inhouse collections, negotiation and selection of telecommunications, Internet and other service providers. Ms. Seemann is also responsible for the utility recovery program, renters insurance program and investigating new services and products for possible implementation companywide. Ms. Seemann joined Essex in 1998 as the general manager of Bunker Hill Towers in downtown Los Angeles and has headed up the ancillary income department since 2000. Previously, she was a commercial property manager with PM Realty Group for 15 years, managing office, retail, industrial and medical buildings throughout Southern California.

 

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