The California Apartment Association has a new senior vice president not unfamiliar to the friendly (or unfriendly) confines of Fresno City Hall.
Greg Terzakis, whose most recent post with the Association was as executive director of the Greater Fresno area, was promoted to Senior Vice President for the California Apartment Association’s Central Valley region.
The region spans from San Joaquin County to Tulare County. While Terzakis has spent considerable time in the Fresno area the past 18 months, as the City has rolled out a cascade of measures aimed directly at residential landlords, he has deep ties to the northern portion of the Association’s new region.
“As someone born and raised in Stockton, and who lives in Fresno, Greg knows the Central Valley,” CAA chief Tom Bannon said. “He has worked closely with local elected officials and understands the unique challenges – as well as amazing opportunities – that the Valley has in front of it.”
Prior to moving to Fresno, Terzakis was an adviser to San Joaquin County Supervisor Carlos Villapudua, and partner at consulting firm Reid and Associates. His first foray into the political realm was as a field representative for Rep. John Doolittle.
The move to create a Central California region was a decision of necessity, as the demands of the Associations two other areas (northern and southern California) are vastly different than the housing issues facing the counties now under Terzakis’ purview.
“The issues we face in the Valley are often different than those in the Bay Area or Southern California, and creating this region demonstrates CAA’s commitment to this part of our state,” Terzakis said in a release.