NORFOLK, VA – April 11, 2022– Lawson is proud to share that two Lawson team members have been selected for the NAA (National Apartment Association) 20 in their Twenties Class of 2022. 

Joe Wisenall, 29, started working at Lawson in December 2020 as a Property Accountant. Prior to his work with Lawson, Wisenall served in the Army National Guard earning the Army Achievement Medal in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. “During my eight years in the military I learned how to lead and communicate, working with people from all types of different backgrounds.”, said Wisenall. “I’m thankful for the opportunities Lawson and the housing industry have given me to prove myself as a leader in a new industry.” 

Joe Wisenall

Morgan Flowers, 25, is a Development Coordinator at Lawson. “In my role I’m pursuing both career goals and personal passions.”, said Flowers. “After college I knew I wanted to work with an organization that created positive change in communities, specifically related to affordable housing. At Lawson I’ve been given a platform to combine my project management skills with my passion for community building.” Flowers earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies with a minor in urban and environmental planning and focus on race relations from the University of Virginia. She began her career at Lawson in April 2020. 

Morgan Flowers

NAA’s 20 in their Twenties celebrates the best and brightest in the rental housing industry. These individuals have made great professional achievements in their career and demonstrated a meaningful impact in their workplace. To be considered for 20 in their Twenties, nominees must create a submission video and provide written responses outlining career achievements, ideas for innovation in the industry, career goals, demonstrations of leadership, a professional bio, and references. 

“We’re incredibly proud of Morgan and Joe.”, said Carl Hardee, Lawson President and CEO. “In the last few years, we’ve seen the fastest growth we’ve experienced in Lawson’s fifty-year history, and it’s provided us with this amazing opportunity to expand our team and invite incredibly talented young professionals like Morgan and Joe into the Lawson family.” 


At Lawson, we understand that what we do – and how we do it – affects the everyday lives of people we care about. Since 1972, we’ve focused on positively impacting the communities we serve, from team members and residents to investors and business partners. We manage and own approximately 5,000 apartment units and continue to grow with nearly 1,200 units in development. Our business model provides vertical integration of development, construction, property management and asset management, which enables our team of experts to add value at every stage for our partners. When you act with integrity, focus on quality and work to find creative solutions, great things are possible. It’s how we’ve done business at Lawson for 50 years. For more information, please visit   


The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education, and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of 149 state and local affiliates, NAA encompasses over 93,000 members representing more than 10.5 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. To learn more, visit