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Gretchen Jones

Regional Manager

Gretchen Jones manages the Kentucky and Southern Ohio markets for RUME. With nearly twenty years of property management experience, she primarily focuses on unit renovations, resident relations, income growth, and property leadership. She is also responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the communities in her region.

Gretchen has honed the art of problem-solving during her industry tenure, focusing on driving superior results and providing exceptional support to her on-site teams. 

Prior to joining the RUME, Gretchen served as a regional director with Zaragon Inc., overseeing day-to-day operations for its student housing division in Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo. She also worked as a regional manager with Elmington Property Management, overseeing approximately 1300 units in its Kentucky and southern Indiana portfolio.

Gretchen is active in the Lexington and Cincinnati Apartment Associations, a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, and is currently working towards becoming a certified property manager (CPM).


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Laurie Carmona

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Kate Blake

Assistant Director of Ops

Caitlin Slomski

Marketing Manager

Daniel D. Martin

Maintenance Manager

Dan Hove

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Laurie Kitzmiller

Regional Manager

Gretchen Jones

Regional Manager

Sherry Roosa

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Lynn Franzen

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Janine Friedel

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Sara Fields

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Alex Carmona


James Oates

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Kathryn Nelson

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