Our People

COCM is led by veterans of the student housing industry, covering every facet of on-campus student housing:  from operations to development, construction, accounting, finance, and an array of student services.

We believe our site and home office personnel must have strong leadership and support to excel in what they do each day.  That’s why our involvement in every on-campus partnership starts with the board of directors, resulting in a multi-level support structure for site personnel.  The result: remarkable services to our residents, university stakeholders, and owners.

70%

Of our Site Directors were RAs in College

14.4

Average Years Site Directors have Worked in Higher Education

90%

Of our Site Directors Hold Master’s Degrees

A Talent Agency of Student Housing Professionals

The majority of our senior leadership has experience in residential life. This enables them to speak the language, understand the inner workings of the university setting, and offer creative options from varied experiences around the country. They have an unprecedented breadth and depth of experience and insight regarding student housing and the critical services which support it — from marketing and leasing to dining and parking services, as well as financial aid. We believe in having direct involvement — as needed — in every partnership, from our corporate leadership to our site staff.

“My greatest joy at COCM is the people. The collaborative nature of our team makes being a part of COCM so rewarding. Everyone brings such a strong drive and high-level expertise to the job that it pushes me to do my best.”

STEPHANIE LACHINA, FINANCIAL REPORTING ACCOUNTANT

A Team of Professionals

  • Doug Brown

    President

  • Sandy Hill

    Executive Vice President of Operations

  • Will Davenport

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Alton Irwin

    Chief Marketing Officer

  • Greta Wright

    Senior Vice President, Owner Services

  • Tara Wilkinson

    Senior VP of Administration

  • Jeremy Biddy

    Senior VP of Operations

  • Lisa Johnson

    Controller

  • Gray Bekurs

    VP of Business Development

  • Masha Sapper

    VP Business Systems

  • Michelle Smith

    Regional Vice President

  • Corey Reedy

    Regional Vice President

  • Jeremy Thompson

    Regional Vice President

  • Brian Kraft

    Assistant VP of Operations

  • Jeremy Steed

    Operations Director

  • Keisha Cherry

    Director of Human Resources

  • Leigh Anne McGriff

    Director of Creative and Brand Marketing

  • Erik Elordi

    Director of National Conference Services

  • Brittany Pieper

    Site Marketing Coordinator

  • Scott Schatzer

    Talent Recruitment and Wellness Coordinator

  • Abreonia Webster

    Human Resources Coordinator

  • Joe Cantona

    Site Operations Specialist

  • Kern Williams

    Regional Manager

  • Becky Sierp

    Regional Manager

  • Vallyn Merrick

    Regional Manager

  • Jennifer Hornbuckle

    Regional Manager

  • Kelly Francis

    Area Manager

  • Katie Brannan

    Business Analyst

  • Jason Munger

    Business Services Specialist

  • Amanda Cain

    Financial Reporting Manager

  • Daphne Williams

    Financial Reporting Accountant

  • Sara Lynn Rogers

    Financial Reporting Accountant

  • Annie Moore

    Financial Reporting Accountant

  • Stephanie Lachina

    Financial Reporting Accountant

  • Shelby Riddle

    Merchant Card Services Coordinator

  • Tamiko Thompson

    Payables Manager

  • Robin Hatcher

    Payroll Administrator

  • Yvette Carter

    Accounts Payable Coordinator

  • Janis Tillery

    Accounts Payable Coordinator