Greater Nashville Apartment Association Names New Leadership

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Greater Nashville Apartment Association Names New Leadership

Former Director of Education and Events Johnson Takes Role of President


Nashville, Tenn. (April 10, 2023) – The board of directors of the Greater Nashville Apartment Association, Middle Tennessee’s leading trade group for operators of multifamily housing, announced today the appointment of Ginny Johnson as association president.

“We’re very pleased Ginny has agreed to take on the role as president of GNAA,” said Board Chair Stephanie Liston. “At a time when Nashville is growing so dramatically, we see multifamily development as a key player in providing housing options for our community and Ginny is the right voice to represent our members and to communicate with our stakeholders in an effective and honest way.”

Johnson has worked for GNAA for the past eight years, joining the association as membership coordinator and being promoted to education and events director in 2017. Johnson was recognized by GNAA with the Chairman’s Award in 2015 for growing the number of units represented by GNAA members to over 100,000. In 2022, she received a second Chairman’s Award for her outstanding achievement in the area of member education.

“With more than 30,000 units under construction in Nashville, GNAA is an important part of our community’s effort to accommodate new residents,” said Johnson. “We’re an important source of data on multifamily housing, but we also provide resources for our members to learn more effective management practices and for policymakers addressing the real housing challenges of our city.”

 In addition to her previous work in training and certification for GNAA members, Johnson was instrumental in developing GNAA’s annual Women’s Conference and involving GNAA in career fairs at local schools to educate young people about job opportunities in the multifamily industry. Johnson has also helped the association provide continuing education for maintenance teams interested in learning about new building technologies and LEAD certification.

Johnson has been married to her husband, John for 23 years and they share two daughters, Katie 21 and Abby 15. 

 About GNAA

The Greater Nashville Apartment Association (GNAA) represents over 150,000 apartment homes managed by 104 management companies in Middle Tennessee as well as 364 supplier member businesses that provide products and services to its members. The GNAA is committed to enhancing professional and ethical business practices in the rental housing industry and within the association. GNAA provides information, education and opportunity to our membership, promotes the interests of rental housing owners and managers through active participation in the local, state and national political process and serves the citizens of the Greater Nashville area through active participation and assistance in the needs of the greater community. For more information visit