AOBA Launches David Hillman Maverick Award

Posted By: Brewster Thackeray (deleted)

This award highlights key characteristics of AOBA’s late member David Hillman, who was noted for his exceptional and innovative commitment to both his industry and community. The winner will be an AOBA member who humbly demonstrates unwavering enthusiasm in identifying, researching, and solving a need; someone who meets challenges head-on, offers creative solutions, and inspires others to follow that person’s example in pursuit of the greater good.

David Hillman

Qualifications: Nominees must be employed by an AOBA member company at the time they are nominated. The winner will be recognized for activities that occurred in, or continued into, the year when nominations were made. The 2020 nomination deadline is September 18.


A successful nominee will reflect most if not all of the elements below:

Initiative:  The nominee identifies a need and responds

Innovation:  The nominee’s volunteer activity is innovative or unique in its approach (e.g. establishing a new program)

Impact:  The nominee is making a significant positive impact

Commitment:  The nominee demonstrates substantial, continuing, and current involvement

Inspiration:  The nominee inspires others to volunteer or contribute

Leadership:  The nominee demonstrates or is developing leadership capacity

Special Qualities:  The nominee’s overall contribution makes that individual particularly worthy of the David Hillman Maverick Award


Persons being nominated for this award will have consistently demonstrated compassion, leadership, and service, including during the current year. The charitable activities / events or service listed on the application should go beyond the nominee’s job description or duties. 


We are seeking nominees who:

  • Are committed to community service

  • Are passionate about the property management industry and their role in it

  • Are seen as dedicated and effective leaders by their colleagues and, if applicable, by their tenants or residents.

  • Are skilled, focused, and ethical in their work

  • Provide a suitable role model or example for their peers


Please click here for the David Hillman Maverick Award application. 


Former Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker introduces the award honoring his late friend David Hillman at AOBA's 2020 Annual Meeting.