Keaton Merrell, co-founder of Legacy Capital Advisors, Phoenix, was recently named Outstanding Chapter President of the Year for the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) at the Chapter Leadership and Legislative Retreat in Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.
As part of the 2014 NAIOP Chapter Merit Awards, Merrell was recognized for his 11 years of service and seven continuous years of active leadership with the Arizona NAIOP chapter, having served as program chair, treasurer, Developing Leader mentor, as well as significantly expanding the chapter’s philanthropic efforts. Through Merrell’s efforts, the chapter rallied the efforts of member firms to feed more than 10,000 homeless in Phoenix throughout the year.
He also was active legislatively to promote economic development and job creation and forged coalitions with like-minded organizations to advance the industry and provide greater industry education.
The Outstanding Leadership by a Chapter President award identifies contributions to the local chapter based on chapter growth during their term, new programs and events and legislative knowledge and involvement, as well as their commitment and capabilities as president. “Keaton’s leadership has taken our philanthropic activities to a higher level as he exemplifies giving back to the community. We greatly appreciate his stellar service on behalf of our trade association and congratulate him for winning this prestigious national award.“ NAIOP Arizona Executive Director Tim Lawless stated.