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.


Of our Site Directors were RAs in College


Average Years Site Directors have Worked in Higher Education


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.”


A Team of Professionals

  • Will Davenport


  • Jeremy Biddy

    Executive Vice President of Operations

  • Alton Irwin

    Chief Marketing Officer

  • Lisa Johnson

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Greta Wright

    SVP of Risk Management & Compliance

  • Masha Sapper

    SVP Business Systems

  • Emily Hill


  • Katie Brannan

    Vice President – Financial Analyst

  • Daphne Williams

    Financial Reporting Manager

  • Gray Bekurs

    VP of Business Development

  • Brian Kraft

    SVP of Operations

  • Vallyn Merrick

    Vice President of Operations

  • Corey Reedy

    Vice President of Operations

  • Jeremy Steed

    Vice President of Facilities

  • Michelle Smith

    SVP of Client Relations

  • Jennifer Alvarez

    Regional Vice President

  • Becky Sierp

    Regional Vice President

  • Jeremy Thompson

    Regional Vice President

  • Kern Williams

    Regional Vice President

  • Kelly Francis

    Regional Vice President

  • Kelly Steinmetz

    Area Manager

  • Keisha Cherry

    Director of Human Resources

  • Joe Cantona

    Site Operations Specialist

  • Rose Williams

    Director of Site Leasing and Marketing

  • Scott Schatzer

    Director of Talent Acquisition and Engagement