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REVOLUTION - 2016 Leadership Summit

Leadership Summit Program Schedule

August 21-23, 2016

Badge Pick Up & Information Desk

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

301 East North Water Street

Sunday, August 21

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lobby Level

Monday, August 22

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lobby Level

Tuesday, August 23

7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ballroom Promenade

Monday, August 22

9:00 am – 11:00 am
NAR Building Tours
430 North Michigan Avenue
Last tour departs at 10:30 am from the 2nd floor conference room in the NAR building

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
NAR Program & Resources Display Area
Sheraton, Ballroom Promenade, Level 4

11:30 am
Doors open for Seating
Sheraton Hotel Ballroom, Level 4

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch served
Sheraton Hotel Ballroom, Level 4

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Keynote Speaker
George Blankenship, Former executive at Tesla Motors and Apple Computers

George Blankenship brings 30 years of international strategy, retail and real estate experience to his audiences. In his executive capacities at Tesla Motors, Blankenship successively served as Vice President of Design and Store Development, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Ownership Experience, and Vice President of Worldwide Retail. In these roles, he redefined the car-buying experience, and in turn revolutionized the auto industry. Prior to his achievements at Tesla, Blankenship served as the Senior Executive of Real Estate at Apple. Recognized as the architect of Apple’ brand-building retail methodology, he formulated and executed one of the most successful retail growth strategies in history. His international “Smart Growth Hit List” encompassed major cities throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

The New Economic Future
Lawrence Yun, NAR Senior Vice President, Research and Chief Economist and Jessica Lautz, NAR Managing Director, Survey Research and Communications

3:05 pm - 3:35 pm

The Iconoclastic CEO
Dale Stinton, NAR Chief Executive Officer

Opportunities and Risks
Katie Johnson, NAR General Counsel, Senior Vice President

President’s Address
William E. Brown, NAR 2017 President
Bill, a REALTOR® from Alamo, CA is the 2016 President-Elect of the National Association of REALTORS®. He is a second-generation REALTOR® and has been active in organized real estate for more than 35 years. He is the founder of Oakland-based Investment Properties, a division of the family real estate business founded in 1964 by his father William H. Brown, which focuses on the sale of existing apartment buildings to both institutional and private capital investors. Bill has served in numerous positions at the local, state and national levels. At the state level, he served as California Association of REALTORS® President and was honored as REALTOR® of the Year in 2008, and he served on the Executive Committee six times. At the local level, he served as president of the Oakland Association of REALTORS® in 1984 and served on numerous local association committees. Bill and his wife, Heather, are proud parents of their son, Cole.

4:55 pm

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Major Investor Reception
House of Blues
329 North Dearborn Street
Transportation to/from the Sheraton Chicago and InterContinental Hotels will begin at 5:00 pm.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception
House of Blues
329 North Dearborn Street
Transportation to/from the Sheraton Chicago and InterContinental Hotels will begin at 6:00 pm.

Wear your badge and bring a government I.D.; you must be 21 or better to enter. Dress is casual. Bags will be lightly checked.

Tuesday, August 23

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Doors open for breakfast
Sheraton Ballroom and Promenade, Level 4

7:00 am- 12:00 pm
NAR Program & Resources Display Area
Sheraton, Ballroom Promenade, Level 4

8:00 am - 8:25 am
The Volunteer/Staff Partnership
Doug Hinderer, NAR Senior Vice President, Human Resources, AE & Leadership Development

Core Standards 2.0 Panel – Evolution of the Mandate 
Facilitator, Marc Lebowitz, Association Executive, Tucson Association of REALTORS®

Maranda DeSanto, Association Executive, Duluth Area Association of REALTORS® (MN)
Tom Henderson, President-Elect, Duluth Area Association of REALTORS® (MN)
Travis Kessler, Association Executive, Texas Association
Mike Theo, Association Executive, Wisconsin REALTORS® Association
Bill Malkasian, NAR Vice President, Political Strategic Planning

Planning Tools for Core Standards
Donna Garcia, NAR Director, Strategic Association Management Services

Communication Revolution
Elizabeth Mendenhall, NAR 2017 President-Elect and Jennifer Branchini, NAR 2017 Liaison, Member Services

10:10 am - 10:30 am

Political Town Hall: What does it all mean for Real Estate?
Jerry Giovaniello, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Chief Lobbyist; Helen Devlin, NAR Senior Legislative Representative; Bill Brown, NAR 2017 President, Moderator

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Keynote Speaker
David Plouffe, Chief Advisor, Uber; Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2011-2013); Campaign Manager, 2008 Obama for President; and New York Times Best-Selling Author

David is widely referred to as the “architect” of President Obama’s two presidential campaign victories. After serving as the campaign manager in the historic 2008 presidential election, Plouffe served inside the White House as senior advisor to the President and led the effort that reelected President Obama, resulting in Obama being only the sixth President in US history to win 51% of the vote twice. Plouffe currently is the Chief Advisor to Uber and is a member of the Board of Directors, serving as Uber’s Chief Emissary to governments around the world and also serves on the Board of the Barack Obama Foundation. Prior to the Obama campaigns, Plouffe was an award-winning creator of political advertising and managed successful campaigns at all levels throughout the United States.

Helping change the face of politics and business forever, David Plouffe’s key insights into the issues facing our country today and his use of coherent, bold strategy combined with innovative technology—including big data—have revolutionized the way all organizations are run—from the campaign trail to the boardroom to Main Street.

12:00 pm