Association Executives Committee (AEC)

Volunteer to Serve on an AEC Work Group

Interested in serving on a 2021 Association Executives Committee work group? Complete the application form by Wednesday, January 13, 2021.  Work groups will meet during the May Legislative Meetings and the November REALTORS® Conference, whether they are virtual or live, in person meetings, and will also meet virtually as needed. 

Submit AEC Volunteer Application


AE Institute

Registration is open for the first virtual 2021 Association Executives Institute, which will be held March 22–24.

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.
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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