Association Executives Committee (AEC)

Now Accepting: 2022 Committee Applications

Submit your NAR Committee application(s) today to be considered for a committee leadership or member position. Submission deadline is May 9. 


Now Accepting: 2021 Magel Award Nominations

Nominations are being accepted through April 21 for the 2021 William R. Magel Award of Excellence. Please email all applications and letters of support in a PDF format to Cynthia Bair,

Application form


AE Institute

Thank you for attending the first virtual 2021 Association Executives Institute. Save the date for AEI 2022, happening March 11-14, in Atlanta, GA.

AEC Leadership Team

Congratulations to the 2021 Association Executives Committee and AEC Advisory Board Chair and Vice Chair Appointees! Meet the 2021 Appointed Leaders!

Statement of Purpose

The AEC serves as a resource for REALTOR® associations by:

  1. Ensuring that there is knowledge and understanding of issues and concerns between the REALTOR® association community and NAR committees and leadership;
  2. Providing a framework that ensures staff and volunteer leaders have the professional development and management resources they need to provide optimal services to their members.

Read the full statement of organization and procedure

2020 AEC Goals:

The AEC's areas of focus for 2020 include:

  1. Review the Core Standards program to determine whether any of the criteria should be modified and whether any changes should be made to the appeal hearing process.
  2. Engage local associations to foster greater inclusion of diversity among association leadership, and to create synergy amongst local chapters of multicultural organizations; and identify tools and resources that associations can use to increase and sustain diversity in their leadership.
  3. Address common REALTOR® association human resources issues and concerns, and identify tools and best practices that can assist REALTOR® association staff in relations with other staff and volunteer members.
  4. Update the AE Competencies and RCE Body of Knowledge document that serves as the foundation for all AEC professional development courses, as well as the RCE designation exam.
  5. Develop and implement resources to enhance NAR’s Global Business Councils Program and to assist local and state associations in their domestic global efforts to stimulate economic development; implement enhancements to the NAR Global Achievement Program to recognize global business excellence.

Read the complete goals

What Are AEC Representatives?

AEC representatives (formerly AEC liaisons) are appointed to serve as representatives from the AEC to NAR committees to ensure two-way communication.
Image of Janet Kane as the 2020 AE Vice Chair

Janet Kane Named 2020 AE Vice Chair

Janet Kane, RCE, CAE, CEO, Metro Tex Association of REALTORS®, has been appointed as the 2020 Association Executives Committee and AE Forum vice chair.

Read Janet's bio