When you think of the Baseball Hall of Fame, great players like Hank Aaron and Joe DiMaggio jump to mind. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has honored hundreds of all-time musical greats like The Beatles, Aretha Franklin and David Bowie.
But there’s another hall of fame you may not have heard of, that we proudly call our own: The RV/Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame and its newest inductee, Christine Lindsey, UMH Vice President of Sales. While not exactly a household name, ask anyone in the manufactured housing industry about Christine Lindsey’s 30+ years of service and you’ll hear accolade after accolade.
Christine has made numerous contributions to UMH and the industry she loves, through hard work, care, and commitment. On the national level, Christine has served as the Chair of the Manufactured Housing Institute National Communities Council and the Manufactured Housing Institute Board of Directors. She was awarded the National Communities Person of the Year at the 2009 National Manufactured Housing Institute 19th Annual National Congress and Expo.
In her role as Vice President of Sales, Lindsey has been instrumental in improving customer satisfaction and brand loyalty, which have led to a remarkable 100% site increase from 2011 to 2016. Additionally, Lindsey has been a charismatic advocate for the role of manufactured housing in solving our country’s affordable housing shortage. She’s even been known to make emergency repairs to homes on occasion.
Christine Lindsey got her start in the manufactured housing industry as a community manager in 1979 with UMH Properties, Inc., gaining firsthand knowledge about the operations and resident relations so critical to the success of any manufactured home community. She was promoted to Tennessee Regional Manager in 1990, then to Regional Vice President in 1993, and most recently to Vice President of Sales in 2003. Christine was honored with prestigious designation of Manufactured Housing Manager – Master, January 1, 2007 by the Land-Lease Community Real Estate Asset Class.
Christine has always been active in the Tennessee Manufactured Housing Association, where she has been on the board of directors since 1994. She has served as State Park Director for three years and was Chapter President from 2000-2007. She was elected to the Executive Board acting as secretary in 2000. She was elected as Vice President in 2008, President from 2011-2013, and then inducted into the Tennessee Hall of Fame in August 2013.
“This Hall of Fame event is truly a major industry affair,” says Darryl Searer, president and COO of the RV/Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame. “It honors the inductees who have attained a major milestone in their lives and careers.