Zenith Awards

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Check out this recap from the 2023 Zenith Awards photographers.

2023 Zenith Awards Sponsors

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The Tulsa Apartment Association Zenith Awards were created to recognize outstanding members for their professionalism, hard work, and contributions to the apartment industry. Award winners represent the best of the best in the northeastern Oklahoma area rental housing industry.

The Zenith Awards event is an in-person gala-style event that celebrates all the nominees and where we announce the winner for each Zenith Award. This year the event will be held on Friday, November 17th at the Cox Business Convention Center Grand Hall. The cocktail reception begins at 6pm, dinner at 7pm, and the awards presentation begins at 7:45pm. Following the awards presentation, we host an after-party at the same location. 

A ticket is required for attend the Zenith Awards.  Registration for this event has closed, but you may email the TAA office or call 918-747-6217 to see if we have tickets available for you to purchase for this event.

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With over 1,000 typically in attendance, the Zenith Awards is the perfect opportunity to shine the spotlight on your company. The support of our sponsors allows us to continue to host a memorable and fun experience for TAA members, and ultimately supports the Tulsa Apartment Association and the rental housing industry.

We offer sponsorship opportunities at a variety of levels so there should be an option to fit your budget!



Tickets are required for the Zenith Awards event. Tables come with 10 tickets, provide you with a discount off the individual ticket price, and give your the opportunity to sit with your guests at a table location you select.

Table selection is done in the order that we receive your commitment (registration), and priority is given based on your sponsorship level.

TABLE PRICES (10 tickets)

   $750 : Purchased August 1 - September 30
   $800 : Purchased October 1 - 31
$1,000 : Purchased November 1 - 10



  $80 : Purchased August 1 - September 30
  $85 : Purchased October 1 - 31
$105 : Purchased November 1 - 10

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The opportunity to book a discounted hotel room in our block of hotel rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Tulsa has ended, however you may still be able to book a room at this hotel by contacting the hotel directly. Click here to visit the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Tulsa website.  This hotel is across the street from the Cox Business Convention Center and has a covered sky bridge connecting the hotel to the Cox Business Convention Center.

The Aloft Tulsa Downtown hotel is also located very close to the Cox Business Convention Center.  Click here to visit the Aloft Tulsa Downtown hotel website to check availability.

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There are over 30 different awards to submit nominations for the Zenith Awards. Each award has different requirements and judging criteria. Click here to view the 2023 Zenith Awards Guidelines which includes the full list of awards and includes the requirements and guidelines for submitting a nomination and information on the judging process.

NEW THIS YEAR! The same form will be used for all nominations and the nominator will receive an instant confirmation email after the nomination has been submitted. All nominations must be submitted using this nomination form.

Nominees will be required to submit a video to be used for judging. Click here to view the nominee video guidelines. Nominee videos are due Friday, September 22, 2023 (nominees for Supplier awards have until October 6). If a property management individual nominee is overwhelmed by the idea of creating a video, they can schedule a time to come in to the TAA office and have an interview recorded for them to use for their video submission.  The interview will be recorded in one take, and there will not be any video editing services, however this is a great option for a nominee who is feeling overwhelmed by the fact that they will have to create and submit a video for their nomination.  

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS ($30 per nomination)

  • Property Supervisor
  • Multi-site Maintenance Supervisor
  • Credential Holder
  • Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Leasing Professional
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Lead Service Technician
  • Assistant Service Technician
  • Make Ready/Painter Technician
  • Groundskeeper / Porter
  • Housekeeping Professional

COMMUNITY AWARDS ($55 nomination fee)

  • Community Built Before 1980
  • Community Built 1981 to 1993
  • Community Built 1994 to 2005
  • Community Built 2006 to 2019
  • Community Built 2020 to Present
  • Affordable Community
  • Senior Living Community
  • Community Renovation 

SERVICE TEAM AWARD ($55 nomination fee)

MANAGEMENT COMPANY AWARD ($55 nomination fee)

SUPPLER AWARDS (free nominations)

  • Rookie Supplier Professional of the Year
  • Supplier Support Professional of the Year
  • Supplier Sales Professional of the Year
  • Supplier Company of the Year

Cancellation Policy:

No refunds will be given for cancellations of nominations, sponsorships, tables, or tickets once registration is received.



Zenith Awards Committee Leadership

  • Saundra Krouse

    Saundra Krouse

    Operations Manager, M.A.R.S., Inc.

    Committee Chair

  • Jennifer Watts

    Jennifer Watts

    Property Manager, Park at Mission Hills Apartments

    Committee Co-Chair

  • Cherice Morris

    Cherice Morris


    Membership & Events Director

    Staff Liaison to the Committee

Zenith Awards Committee Members

  • Isabel Acevedo

    Isabel Acevedo

    Property Manager, Highland Crossing Apartments

    Committee Member

  • Andrea Barnett


    Director of Housing Operations, Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa

    Committee Member

  • Megan Crowson

    Megan Crowson

    Senior Community Manager , Villas at Bailey Ranch Apartments

    Committee Member

  • Regina DeSelm

    Regina DeSelm

    Multi-Site Property Manager, Redbud Ranch Apartments

    Committee Member

  • Ralphey Empuerto

    Property Manager, Stoneridge at 36th Apartments

    Committee Member

  • Deeann Field

    Deeann Field

    Regional Sales Executive, Valet Living

    Committee Member

  • Sophia Forrest

    Sophia Forrest

    Certified Apartment Leasing Professional (CALP)

    Assistant Manager, Cedar Glade Apartments

    Committee Member

  • Chasity Frazier

    Chasity Frazier

    Outside Sales, Apartment Replacement Division, Hahn Appliance Warehouse

    Committee Member

  • Cindy Gibson

    Cindy Gibson

    Bailey Lumber & Building Supplies

    Committee Member

  • Nichole Greene

    Nichole Greene

    Property Manager, The Reserve at Elm Apartments

    Committee Member

  • Kisha Horne

    Assistant Regional Director, DREAM Aspen Creek Apartments

    Committee Member

  • Brandon Johnson

    Brandon Johnson

    Sales Representative, Rasa Floors

    Committee Member

  • Del Keith

    Property Manager, The View at Riverside Apartments

    Committee Member

  • Marcus Kelley

    Marcus Kelley

    Account Manager, Redi Carpet, Inc.

    Committee Member

  • Tia Kendall

    Tia Kendall

    Account Manager, Artisent Floors

    Committee Member

  • Amy Knight

    Case & Associates Properties, Inc.

    Committee Member

  • Anita Leggett

    Anita Leggett

    Property Manager, The Heights at Battle Creek

    Committee Member

  • Melissa Oles

    Melissa Oles

    Property Manager, Sunchase Apartments

    Committee Member

  • Tracy Phillips

    Tracy Phillips

    Property Manager, The Greens of Bedford Apartments

    Committee Member

  • Maegan Quesada


    Sales Representative, Rasa Floors

    Committee Member

  • Kim Renfrow

    Customer Relations & Development, Renfrow Construction & Restoration

    Committee Member

  • Rachelle Rodriguez

    Rachelle Rodriguez

    Sales Executive, Rent.

    Committee Member

  • Jandyn Salazar

    MDU Account Manager, Cox Communications

    Committee Member

  • Heather Shipman

    Heather Shipman

    Community Director , NOMA Apartments

    Committee Member

  • Shelly Valentin

    Shelly Valentin


    Property Manager, Darlington Oaks Apartments

    Committee Member