David H. Hillman Maverick Award

This award highlights key characteristics of AOBA’s late member David H. Hillman, who was noted for his exceptional and innovative commitment to both his industry and community.

David H. Hillman

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.


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. 

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

Individuals being nominated for this award will have consistently demonstrated compassion, leadership, and service, including during the current year. The charitable activities/events or services 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 his or her 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


Click here for the David H. Hillman Maverick Award application. Please complete all questions and fields that are required. If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Alfaro at


The 2021 nomination deadline for the David H. Hillman Maverick Award is September 17, 2021. 

Inaugural Recipient of the David H. Hillman Maverick Award

Lynda Ellis, President & CEO of Capitol Concierge