Hettig/Kahn Companies

  • Phone: 713-871-0063   /  

Back to Management

Management   /   Darlene

Darlene Smith GuidryPresident, Hettig Management Corp.


Darlene Smith Guidry, President, has been affiliated with Hettig Management Corp. since 1980.  Ms. Guidry has the overall responsibility for the property management operations and business development activities for the firm.  She was the 2004 President of the Houston Apartment Association.


Ms. Guidry began her career in real estate as an on-site manager in 1971 after leaving Colorado State University.  Since that time, Ms. Guidry has been continually employed in the field of property management and is now regarded as among the best in the industry.  She is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and received the distinguished Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation in 1985.  Ms. Guidry has also been actively involved with the Houston Apartment Association (HAA) since 1980.  She was awarded HAA's Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS) designation in 1986, named the "Woman of the Year" in 1984 and received the Distinguished Achievement Award in 1987.  To add to her accomplishments, Ms. Guidry was awarded the title of HAA's Owner/Management Executive of the Year in 1994, and 2008, the Owner Member of the Year in 1995 and the President’s Award in 2003 and 2011. She has served as a member of the Association's Board of Directors since 1988 and has been Chairman of the Resident Relations Committee since 1983.  In 2011 she was inducted into HAA’s Hall of Fame. She has also served as a member of the Texas Apartment Association's Board of Directors since 1989 and Texas Interfaith Housing’s Board of Directors since 2001.  In addition to chairing and serving on numerous committees, she has given many hours to the instruction of real estate related courses.