Stanley Hammer Honorees

The award was named in memory of Stanley Hammer because of his values, the honorable way in which he conducted his apartment business, and his long-term contribution to the apartment industry.

This most prestigious award is only given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the San Antonio area apartment industry while acting in an honest and ethical manner.

Susan Sheeran, President of Merced Housing, has been named San Antonio Apartment Association’s 2018 Stanley Hammer Honoree, SAAA’s highest honor given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the San Antonio area apartment industry while acting in an honest and ethical manner. This award is not given every year and is only given when there is an exceptional individual within our local housing providers.

Susan has dedicated her career and volunteer life to making life better for low-income families. She has been true to the core values of her organization – Respect, Justice and Mercy. For almost 40 years she has focused in the housing industry. Her career path in San Antonio began at the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, where Susan helped facilitate the development of a community-based non-profit housing development corporation. She moved on to the San Antonio Housing Authority where she worked on acquisitions, finance, development and management of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties. In 1995, when Merced Housing was founded by nine congregations of Catholic women for the purpose of addressing housing justice for the economically poor, Susan was asked to lead the charge. Twenty-four years later, Susan continues to be humble and strive for what is just for those who cannot afford, or afford to maintain, quality housing.

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Past Stanley Hammer Honorees

2017 Arun Verma 2016 Kelley Liserio 2015 Donna Schmidt
2014 Mark Hurley 2013 Steve Ross 2012 Walter Embrey
2011 Mike Hogan 2010 Nancy Payne 2009 Marc Ross
2008 Ginger Miller 2007 Ed Greene 2006 Rachelle Landry
2004 Susan Choice 2003 Annette Hoover 2002 David Fritsche
2001 Steve Colella 2000 Jeanne Wheeler 1998 David Humes
1997 Marc Ross 1996 David Guin 1995 Fran Weiss
1994 Christina Garcia 1993 Lucille Cockrell 1992 Yvonne Weber
1991 Hana Ross 1990 Jill Welborn 1989 Bill Melson
1988 Kwik Wash Laundries 1987 John Hendry III 1986 Don Reneau
1985 Enid White 1984 Larry Van Horn 1983 Bob Ross & Barbara McManus