2024 Capitol Summit Speakers - National Association of Residential Property Managers

2024 Capitol Summit Speakers

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024  – 9:00 – 10:15 am

General Session – “Purpose Driven Business”

Speaker: Lisa Wise , Founder and CEO – birdSEED

Lisa Wise’s work has always been cause-driven, entrepreneurial and community focused. She also thrives in a hands-on setting and enjoys highly personalized work with interesting people, places and spaces. Since 2009, Nest DC and now the Flock family of companies have been the ideal professional setting for her and the perfect “second act” professionally.

Wise’s career launched in the non-profit sector. She served as the Executive Director of a national environmental non-profit, oversaw operations for a DC-based healthcare coalition and served Planned Parenthood Federation of America for many years as a national political field manager. After a political -based career, why a service-based business? I believe forward-thinking, purpose-driven businesses create real impact and meaningful change in communities. She served four years as Board President of La Clinica del Pueblo and currently serves as the Board Chair for Whitman-Walker Health, a federally qualified health center that is a national leader in affirming community-based health and wellness services to all with a special expertise in LGBTQ and HIV care. She is a Commissioner Mayor on the DC Condo Association Advisory Council for the District of Columbia and an active member of Leadership Greater Washington and Entrepreneur Organization, EO.

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024  – 1:30 – 5:00 pm

General Session – 
*Bradford Fitch – Congressional Management Foundation Presentation
*John Bradford, MPM® RMP® – Pet Screening
— Break —
*HUD Rep – HUD Update
*Kim Godsey – Service Fees/”Junk Fees”

Bradford Fitch, President and CEO, Congressional Management Foundation

Bradford Fitch has spent 37 years in Washington, D.C., as a journalist, congressional aide, consultant, college instructor, Internet entrepreneur, and writer/researcher. He began his career as a radio and television reporter in the 1980s. He began working on Capitol Hill in 1988 where he served for 13 years. He worked in a variety of positions for four Members of Congress, including press secretary, campaign manager, legislative director, and chief of staff.

Fitch left Congress in 2001 to work for the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF). As Deputy Director of CMF, he served as a management consultant for Members of Congress, offering confidential guidance, conducting staff training programs, and writing publications on enhancing the performance of individual congressional offices and the institution. He served as editor of Setting Course: A Congressional Management Guide for the 108th Congress and 109th Congress editions. In 2005 Fitch managed CMF’s Communicating with Congress project, and co-authored the report, How Capitol Hill is Coping with the Surge in Citizen Advocacy. He left CMF in 2006 to form a new company, Knowlegis, in affiliation with Capitol Advantage. Knowlegis is now a part of CQ-Roll Call Group, where Fitch served as a Vice President until 2010, when he returned to CMF.

John Bradford, MPM® RMP®, Founder & CEO – Pet Screening

John R. Bradford III is an experienced entrepreneur and CEO. He is a professional property manager with a demonstrated history of solving business problems for the property management industry and is also involved in state government. He is the founder of two different companies, Park Avenue Properties and PetScreening, which were both started from the ground-up. John is currently serving his 4th term in the NC House of Representatives. He serves in House leadership as a Senior Chairman of the Finance Committee and is the Chairman of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee. John is also a statewide candidate running for North Carolina State Treasurer.

Kim Godsey – VP, Legal & Compliance, Deputy General Counsel –
Second Nature Brands, Inc.

Kimberly Godsey is a seasoned legal professional whose remarkable journey in the legal landscape has earned her an esteemed reputation as both a corporate legal expert and a captivating public speaker. With over a decade of dedicated practice as a licensed attorney, she has honed her expertise in various facets of the law, particularly in corporate legal matters, regulatory review and compliance, and dispute resolution within the landlord/tenant industry.

Over the past 12 years, Kimberly Godsey has not only thrived in her legal career but has also held pivotal roles within the legal departments of major players in the utility and energy management sector. Her multifaceted role has seen her skillfully manage a myriad of responsibilities, including overseeing regulatory compliance, contract management, acquisitions, and litigation. Her wealth of experience in these corporate legal matters, along with her exceptional acumen, has been instrumental in driving business success for her previous employers.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024 – 8:55 – 10:00 am

General Session – “Impacting Local Policies” Panel

*Keith Becker, MPM® RMP® CCRM – Facilitator  -California
*Sue Flucke – Arizona
*Jim Henderson – Washington
*Bess Wozniak, MPM® RMP® – Georgia

Description:  Historically, the lion’s share of legislation penalizing and constraining housing providers has been promoted and passed at the local level – in your cities, counties and at your state house. As one famous saying goes, “All politics is local.”

Keith Becker, MPM
® RMP® CCRM – Director of Property Management, Compliance &, Education, PURE Property Management, LLC

Keith Becker is the Director of Property Management Compliance & Education for PURE Property Management and an Executive Board Member for the California Apartment Association. He is also Legislative Chairperson for CALNARPM, a Past RVP for NARPM®’s Pacific and Pacific Islands Region, Past President of CALNARPM, Past President of the North Coast Rental Housing Association, and an educator with Policy Wonk.

Sue Flucke – Managing Broker/Director of Coaching, West USA Realty

Sue Flucke is the Director of Coaching & Managing Associate Broker for West USA Realty. She is a Director of the Arizona REALTORS® (AAR) and one of the founders of the Arizona West Valley Chapter of NARPM®. She is the 2023 Treasurer and Legislative Chair of the Chapter, and serves on the state Legislative Committee and board of the Arizona Chapter. She currently serves on AAR’s Professional Standards and Legislative & Political Affairs Committees.

She regularly teaches continuing education classes with an emphasis on property management for the state, assists the Arizona State Department of Real Estate in the auditing processes, and still shares a passion for all aspects of the real estate profession after over 30 years.

Jim Henderson – Founder and President, Landlord Solutions

Jim Henderson is a second-generation real estate investor and housing provider. Jim brings more than 23 years of housing industry and policy expertise to negotiating tables in legislative affairs around the state. Jim has owned and operated a private rental housing advocacy business since 2001; his first-hand knowledge and grasp of the systemic housing issues strengthen his effectiveness as a housing provider educator and lobbyist for several private housing organizations at the state and local levels.

As a lobbyist, Jim represents the Washington State members of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). Jim has been an active member of NARPM for more than 20 years, has served in several leadership roles at the local, state, and regional levels, and currently serves on the state chapter and local chapter boards.

Bess Wozniak, MPM® RMP® – Operations Manager, PURE Property Management of Georgia

Bess is the Operations Manager for both the Atlanta and Augusta offices of PURE Property Management of Georgia. She is the 4th generation property manager having changed careers from being an actor/educator in 2010. As a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Cobb Association of REALTORS®, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), and National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®), she believes strongly in education and elevating the property management industry. She has earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designation with IREM® and both the Residential Management Professional (RMP®) and Master Property Manager (MPM®) designations with NARPM®.

Bess has also been an active member of the Cobb Association of REALTORS® Multi-Million Dollar Club since 2015. She has volunteered with NARPM® both nationally and with her local Chapter in Atlanta in multiple capacities for the past eight years.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024 – 3:30 – 5:00 pm

General Session – “How to Recreate A Great Mastermind When You Get Home”

* Matthew Tringali – Facilitator
* Tim Wehner, MPM® RMP®
* Jenni Utz

Facilitator – Matthew Tringali – CEO, BetterWho

Matthew Tringali is a sought-after speaker and consultant in the property management industry. He brings together his love of failure, success and teaching to ensure that he is delivering meaningful value to his audience every time he speaks. He has worked as an EOS Implementer and business consultant with a focus on systems, processes, and labor efficiency. He also coined the term “Remote Team Member” (formerly known as “Virtual Assistant”) and pioneered the first RTM direct-hire model to service the property management industry.


Tim Wehner, MPM® RMP® – Chief Operating Officer, Dodson Companies

Tim Started at Dodson Property Management shortly after college, working in various positions there ultimately becoming the Chief Operating Officer of one of the most effective and fast-growing property management companies in the country. While at Dodson, Tim helped start and grow the residential property management business, a unique small multi-family business line and an HOA management business line. After a brief stint at Evernest property management leading a team that acquired over 30 businesses, Tim is back with the Dodson Companies as their Chief Operating Officer, helping to bring to life their new mission of transforming neighborhoods and communities.

Jenni Utz – CEO, Utz Property Management

Jenni Utz is an entrepreneur who has perfected what it looks like to build multiple streams of income. From owning a real estate brokerage, property management company and remodeling company, Jenni is able to serve her clients in a full-service investor model. Jenni has taken that same philosophy and owns a diverse portfolio of investment properties, ranging from long-term rentals, short-term rentals, property flips and across various states. She now coaches others in the property management sector on how to diversify and create sustainable streams of income.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 – 8:15 – 9:00 am

General Session – “Industry Update”

Speaker: Blake Hegeman, NARPM Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 –  9:00 – 10:00 am

General Session – “How to make the most out of the Day on the Hill”

Speakers: Tyler Craddock, NARPM Vice President of Governament Affairs
Benjamin “Troy” Garrett, NARPM Government Affairs Director


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