Jim Lapides is Vice President, Strategic Communications, with primary responsibility for the Council’s marketing, media outreach, advertising, branding and digital operations, as well as communications strategy for the NMHC and National Apartment Association (NAA) Joint Legislative Program. Before joining NMHC, he held positions at the American Society of Landscape Architects, National Association of Home Builders and FleishmanHillard. His work has earned awards and recognition from PR News, Webby Awards, Washington Business Journal, ASAE , GD USA and others. He holds a B.A. in English and Communication from Denison University and a Masters in Communications from Johns Hopkins University.