SSA Promotes Timothy J. Dietz to Chief Operating Officer
- Self Storage Association (SSA) President & CEO Michael T.Scanlon,
Jr., today announced that Sr. VP of Government Relations Timothy J.
Dietz, CAE, has been promoted to the position of chief operating officer
(COO) effective immediately. Scanlon said Dietz will take on additional
executive responsibilities while continuing to manage advocacy duties
for the SSA and its 5,500 members throughout 2015.
who previously announced his intent to retire this September, said the
organizational adjustments will ensure continuity of administrative
coordination during the transition process. Dietz joined the
organization in 2004 and has filled various executive functions, most
recently overseeing lobbying activities nationwide that have
significantly improved the business arena for the 48,000-plus property
real estate sector.
"I have had the opportunity to work with Tim Dietz for many years, and as I look toward retirement this fall, I know for sure that he is prepared to take on additional responsibilities that will take the SSA to the next level," said Scanlon. "As COO, Tim will become more involved in the Association's decision-making process and interactions with the board of directors. He has done great work in managing our communications activities - including the development of SSA Globe magazine into the largest-circulation publication in the self storage industry - and leading our many lobbying successes in states throughout the country."
Prior to joining SSA, Dietz held government relations and communications roles for various nationally-focused organizations, including chief lobbyist for MACTEC, Inc., a Colorado-based environmental remediation government contractor; and management of investor relations for Alexandria, Virginia-based Metrocall, Inc. In 2011 the George Mason University graduate completed his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation through ASAE, the Center for Association Leadership, which is based in Washington, D.C.
"Over the past decade, Mike Scanlon has overseen tremendous progress in the development of the national Self Storage Association (SSA), an organization that represents a still-young yet robust real estate segment," said Dietz. "Under his leadership, this organization has consistently provided improved benefits and important representation for self storage owner/operators. I look forward to working closely with Mike and the entire SSA team as we continue to provide our members with a superb association experience."
Follow Tim Dietz throughout the year on Twitter at @SSA_TDietz and feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Self Storage Association (SSA)
Self Storage Association (SSA) is the only national not-for-profit
trade organization for the industry and the registered lobbying
organization before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies. SSA is
official voice of the $24 billion (revenues) self storage industry that
currently numbers 48,500 self storage facilities nationwide. The SSA
directly represents some 5,500 direct and indirect member companies that
own and operate some 22,000 self storage facilities throughout the
United States. The SSA is affiliated with more than thirty (38) state
and regional associations in the U.S. and several international
associations representing Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin
America and South America. SSA members range from individual facility
owner-operators to multiple-facility companies, to vendors, to large
publicly traded firms and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
was founded in 1975 and is incorporated in the State of Virginia as a
(501-c-6) not-for-profit corporation; headquarters offices are located
in Alexandria, VA. For more information about the national Self Storage
Association, please visit our website at selfstorage.org