Meet Tara Samuels, CAS
Founder & Chief Networking Officer
While math was never Tara’s best subject in school, she knows the formula for networking success which is one-part passion + one-part tenacity. As the Founder & Chief Networking Officer for A.M.P. (Apartment Management Professionals), a niched networking group, her mission is to help apartment management professionals "A.M.P. Up" their network one connection at a time!
Like most in the multifamily industry, Tara got her start by accident. She spent so much time in the leasing office at her first apartment community that the property manager called her and said since you’re in the leasing office all the time, you might as well get paid for it and the rest was history!
She has worked in multifamily for over 20 years. Half of her experience was working and living on-site in various roles. She went over to the “dark side,” as they say, in 2009 and has been an industry supplier ever since. Well, except that time she tried to “escape” but boomeranged right back in!
Tara is a HUGE advocate for apartment associations! Before moving to Georgia, she was an active participant for over 15 years at the Chicagoland Apartment Association (CAA) where she served on countless committees and completed two terms as a board member (once as a property manager and the other as a supplier). The CAA celebrated her tireless contributions by appointing her as the first recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award.
A Chicago native, she recently moved to the Atlanta area after a 5 ½ year, long-distance marriage with her husband, Rob – who’s also in the industry! They are a blended family of five, well…six if you count their miniature schnauzer, Tigger.
Tara loves peanut butter, podcasts, a full-bodied cab, and is one of the last people to still write in a notebook (with a pen) and carry an actual calendar.
ABOUT A. M. P.
Since 2013, A. M. P. (Apartment Management Professionals) has acted as a leading advocate, resource, and community partner for those in the multifamily industry. We're a networking association of apartment communities, apartment owners, managers, suppliers, and professionals dedicated to promoting and advancing the needs of the apartment and multifamily industries.
A. M. P. develops knowledge and leadership in the multifamily industry by engaging broadly diverse membership, embracing effective technology, and advocating for an inclusive association.
Our expert education, peer-to-peer networking, and one-of-a-kind experiences give you the tools you need to grow as a professional and advance your organization.