Capitol Concierge CEO receives inaugural award for exemplifying dedication, leadership, and selflessness
ROCKVILLE, Md., January 21, 2021 – Capitol Concierge is pleased to announce that CEO Lynda Ellis was presented with the inaugural David H. Hillman Maverick Award by the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA), at its Annual Meeting on January 21.
Created in 2020 in memory of AOBA’s late member David H. Hillman, who was noted for his exceptional and innovative commitment to both his industry and community, the award honors an AOBA member who is making a significant positive impact on the property management industry and the local community by consistently demonstrating compassion, leadership, and service, and humbly displaying unwavering enthusiasm in identifying, researching, and solving a need. The award recognizes Ellis’ ability to meet challenges head-on, offer creative solutions, and inspire others to follow her example in pursuit of the greater good.
“It is fitting that Lynda Ellis has been selected to receive the inaugural ‘David H. Hillman Maverick’ Award,” said Peggy Jeffers, EVP, AOBA. “Like David, Lynda is a fearless, innovative leader, guided by a steady, internal compass. She takes risks, takes a stand, and takes action to solve problems for the greater good. Always one to lend a helping hand, sage advice and meaningful support for our industry, Lynda is most deserving of this special award.”
Ellis joined Capitol Concierge in 1998 and later purchased the company in 2007. Known for her passion for service, she has received notoriety for her industry-leading business approach and unique take on the concierge industry. Under her leadership, Capitol has grown to serve well over one million people in some of the world’s most prestigious properties and companies.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to be named the recipient of the David H. Hillman Maverick Award,” says Ellis. “I am very fortunate to work with AOBA’s incredibly supportive members and staff who have encouraged me, who have influenced my vision, who have made me understand our profession’s ability to make a real difference. 2020 certainly has been a challenging year and AOBA’s mission to promote excellence in property management has never been more important. A building is more than just four walls, it’s the heart of where people live, work, and play. It’s a community that provides shelter, security, and a common place where people build careers, celebrate, and comfort one another. I am so proud of the work AOBA and its members have done this past year in advancing the property management industry and helping tenants and residents through this unprecedented time.”
The Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA) is the leading membership organization representing commercial office building and multi-family residential real estate in the Washington, D.C. area. Serving members since its establishment in 1974, AOBA continues to protect and enhance the value of its members investments through effective leadership and advocacy, information exchange, and professional development.