Committee/Subcommittee/Forum Name: AEC/Recommendations and Recognition Advisory Board
Liaison: Stephanie Walker, CRS, GRI
Chair: Dave Phillips, RCE, CAE
Vice Chair: Mary Cano, RCE
Recommend the 2016 AEC Vice Chair at the 2015 AE Institute.
The advisory board recommended that Mike Theo, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Wisconsin REALTORS® Association, be the 2016 AEC Vice Chair. This recommendation was approved by 2015 NAR First Vice President Bill Brown.
Recommend key AEC liaisons to 2016 NAR committees at the 2015 Midyear Meeting.
The advisory board recommended AEs to be considered for appointments to key committee liaison positions. With this input, 2016 NAR President Tom Salomone appointed the following 2016 AEC key liaisons:
Consumer Communications (2016) – Karen Becker, RCE, Southeast Minnesota Association (MN)
Conventional Financing and Policy (2016) – Victor Raymos, RCE, St. Augustine and St. Johns County Board (FL)
Data Strategies (2016) – Dan Sale, RCE, CAE, Capital Area Association (IL)
Executive (2016) – Richard Barkett, REALTOR® Association of Greater Ft. Lauderdale (FL)
Finance /State AE (2016-2017) – Karen Gehle, RCE, CAE, Kansas Association (Note: Russell Hokanson, RCE, Seattle-King County Association, WA, is serving as the 2016 local AE key liaison to the Finance Committee)
Professional Standards (2016) – Nancy Dunning, RCE, Cape Coral Association (FL)
RPAC Fundraising (2016) – Travis Kessler, RCE, CAE, Texas Association
State and Local Issues Mobilization (2016) – Carol Platt, Osceola County Association (FL)
Strategic Thinking Advisory (2016) – Tricia Thomas, RCE, Bay East Association (CA)
Recommend AE appointments to the 2016 NAR Board of Directors (1 State AE, 2 Local AEs, 1 Regional MLS AE) at the 2015 Midyear Meeting.
With input from the advisory board, 2016 NAR President Tom Salomone approved the following 2016 AE Board of Directors Appointments:
State AE (1) – Mike Theo, CAE, Wisconsin REALTORS® Association
Local AE (2) – Marc Lebowitz, RCE, CAE, Tucson Association (AZ); Doris Nurenberg, RCE, Las Cruces Association (NM)
Regional MLS AE (1) – Matthew Consalvo, Arizona Regional MLS
Select the 2015 Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society inductees at the 2015 AE Institute (maximum of 6).
The following AEs were named to the Smith Society Class of 2015:
Rob Campau, RCE, CAE, Michigan Association
Ryan T. Conrad, RCE, CAE, Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®, PA
Richard K. Haggerty, Hudson Gateway Association, NY
Carol Hawk, RCE, CAE, REALTORS® Association of Indian River County, FL
Lisa Noon, RCE, CAE, Oklahoma Association
Michael Theo, CAE, Wisconsin REALTORS® Association
Select the 2015 William R. Magel Award of Excellence recipient at the 2015 Midyear Meeting.
The advisory board selected Diane Ruggiero, RCE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KS), as the recipient of the 2015 William R. Magel Award of Excellence.
Select the 2015 AE Community Leadership Award recipient at the 2015 REALTORS® Conference and Expo.
Due to a steady lack of nominations over the past few years, the advisory board agreed to not select a 2015 McDermott Award recipient and to reexamine the award criteria and revisit the award’s purpose. This will take place at the 2015 REALTORS® Conference and Expo.
Select the 2016 William D. North AE Institute Scholarship recipients at the 2015 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.
Select the Judith Lindenau RCE Scholarship recipients at the 2015 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.
Select up to two 2016 AE Leaders of Tomorrow Young Professional Award recipients at the 2015 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.
Identify key NAR committees to which AEC liaisons will be appointed in 2017 at the 2015 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.
Actions to be taken to achieve goals
Solicit nominations and applications from the AEC constituency prior to each National meeting; carefully review all nominations and applications and conduct interviews (when appropriate) to ensure that the most qualified candidates are recommended for these positions.
Qualified association executives are appointed to select positions within the association and selected as recipients for awards/scholarships.