The 2024 Broker Summit will take place April 18-19 in San Diego, Calif., at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Information on speakers will be available soon.

The 2023 REALTOR® Broker Summit took place in Kansas City, Missouri, April 17-18 and featured esteemed industry professionals and many of the NAR Leadership Team who shared proven insights, takeaways, and the lessons they've learned from their businesses. Meet them below.


2023 REALTOR® Broker Summit Speakers

Oscar Munoz

Oscar Munoz (Keynote Speaker)

Former CEO, United Airlines and Executive Chairman (ret.), United Airlines Board of Directors

Oscar Munoz has served as executive chairman of the board of directors of United Airlines Holdings Inc. since May 2020. He previously served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer from September 2015 until his Executive Chairman appointment. Mr. Munoz has served on the board of directors of United Airlines Holdings Inc. since 2010, and he served on the board of directors of Continental Airlines Inc. from 2004 to 2010. He currently serves on the board of directors for CBRE Group Inc. and Univision Holdings Inc. and sits as an independent trustee on Fidelity’s Equity & High Income Funds Board. Prior to United, Mr. Munoz served as President and Chief Operating Officer of CSX Corporation, a railroad and intermodal transportation services company, from February 2015 to September 2015; as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CSX from 2012 to 2015; and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CSX from 2003 to 2012. He also served on the board of directors of CSX from February 2015 to September 2015.

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Barb Betts

Barb Betts

Broker and CEO, The RECollective®

Barb Betts is a sought-after keynote speaker, seasoned real estate expert, passionate educator, and the CEO of RECollective, a thriving boutique brokerage in Southern California.

Barb has delighted countless stages, including Inman Connect, WomanUP!, and the National Association of REALTORS® Annual Conference. Whether she’s teaching on social media or Real Estate By Relationship®, Barb brings an honest, compassionate, and transparent approach to every single stage.

 As a REALTOR® with over 20 years of experience, Barb has mastered the ever-changing real estate landscape and the balance of running a vibrant brokerage. Through her signature course, Real Estate By Relationship®, Barb educates business builders on the systems, processes, and knowledge necessary to succeed in any market.

Known to wow an audience, impactful, and high energy, Barb can help any audience tap into their greatness and leave feeling empowered with an action plan.

Pete Kopf

Pete Kopf

2023 Vice President of Advocacy, National Association of REALTORS®

A graduate of Miami University and licensed since 1996, Pete is a third-generation practitioner and the principal broker and owner of Kopf Hunter Haas REALTORS® in Cincinnati.

At the national level, Pete served as the 2018 RPAC Participation Council Chair, the 2019 NAR Member Services Liaison, the 2020 REALTOR® Party Director and the 2022 NAR Region 6 (Michigan & Ohio) Regional Vice President.

Pete served as the 2011 President of the Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS® and was the 2017 President of Ohio REALTORS®.

Advocacy and philanthropy are core beliefs that drive Pete through life. One of Pete’s greatest accomplishments has been creating a nonprofit, the Cincinnati Golfers for Charity, with four high school friends. CGC is responsible for raising and donating close to $1,500,000 for local Greater Cincinnati children’s charities.

Pete also has active roles with the Arthritis Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and REALTORS® with Heart.

Katie Johnson Broker Summit Speaker Headshot

Katie Johnson

Chief Legal Officer and Chief Member Experience Officer, National Association of REALTORS®

Katie Johnson is the Chief Legal Officer and Chief Member Experience Officer, National Association of REALTORS®, the nation’s largest trade association representing more than 1.5 million members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.

As the daughter of two REALTORS®, Katie takes great pride in her role at NAR. As General Counsel, she is responsible for assuring that the programs, policies, and activities of NAR are in compliance with the law. She also is responsible for defending the association against legal challenges and initiating litigation to protect and preserve association assets and policies. As NAR’s Chief Member Experience Officer, she leads initiatives to enhance member engagement and satisfaction through delivery of relevant resources and experiences for our commercial, global, association leadership, professional standards, and MLS stakeholders. Katie lives in Chicago with her husband and three children.

Nate Johnson

Nate Johnson

Nate Johnson is the President of Real Estate Solutions Group at Red Key Realty Leaders, a full service residential real estate group with a commitment to helping clients achieve their real estate goals.

In addition to helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals for nearly 24 years, Nate has been speaking to groups around the country, large and small, for over a dozen years. He is passionate about educating his clients so they are prepared to make good real estate decisions and through teaching and training, helping REALTORS® and communities become the best version of themselves.

Nate is a certified instructor for the National Association of REALTORS® and teaches At Home With Diversity® and Smart Growth for the 21st Century classes. Nate has developed courses and speaks and consults with associations on a variety of fair housing issues as well as leadership and professional development. He is also a certified REBAC Instructor and a certified instructor for the Residential Real Estate Council (RRC) and instructs Council of Residential Specialist (CRS) courses for REALTORS® all over the country.

Nate has served in a variety of leadership roles such as President for both St. Louis and Missouri REALTORS®. He is the past Chairman of the Smart Growth Advisory Board and Sustainability Advisory Group for the National Association of REALTORS®.

Anthony LaMacchia

Anthony Lamacchia

Anthony currently manages the companies, trains agents, and strategically plans for the future. Given the size of the Company and its rapid growth, he spends most of his time working with Lamacchia Realty and with his Leadership Team, as their work feeds into all other Lamacchia brands.

Anthony is considered an industry expert, having done hundreds of television appearances on the local news and many speaking engagements at national industry conferences, including the National Association of REALTORS®  Annual Conference, Zillow Conferences, Inman News Summits, RIS Media, and more. He is obsessed and passionate about providing all agents and employees in the Company with top-notch technology, tools, systems, and training to excel in their careers and grow their businesses.

Marki Lemons Ryhal

Marki Lemons Ryhal

One of 100 speakers selected out of over 1,300 speakers to speak at the REALTOR® Conference & Expo nine times (face-to-face and virtually) with high program evaluations and an INMAN Closing Keynote Speaker. Marki Lemons Ryhal is a licensed Managing Broker, REALTOR®, avid volunteer, Major Investor, President's Circle, Federal Political Coordinator, podcast host of Drive with NAR & Social Selling Made Simple, 30 times published author, and 6 times international best-selling author.

Marki Lemons-Ryhal is dedicated to all things real estate. With 30+ years of marketing experience, Marki has taught over 500,000 people (face-to-face and virtually) how to earn up to a 2,682% return on their marketing dollars.

2023 Broker Summit Speaker Carrie Little, Designated Managing Broker, CarMarc Realty Group

Carrie Little

Designated Managing Broker, CarMarc Realty Group

With 28 years of technology and 23 years of real estate experience, Carrie J. Little, a Digital Marketing Strategist, has established herself as a technology expert in the real estate industry. As a national speaker, she has educated thousands of real estate professionals since 2008 on the best technology tools available in the United States. Carrie holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Digital Marketing and Analytics. She is a new adjunct professor for NAR’s new undergraduate program and a Past State Illinois President for Women’s Council of REALTORS®, former local association board member for Mainstreet. She is also the principal owner of CarMarc Realty group in West Chicago, IL.

Carrie’s expertise has been featured in Chicago Agent magazine, Illinois REALTOR® magazine, and REALTOR® magazine various blogs, Smart Girl Media, and she is a featured blogger for the National Association of REALTORS®.

She has a podcast, “The Socially Savvy Agent,” and is the author of “The New Real Estate Agent’s Journal,” found on Amazon. She is the current host of the real estate minute for Mainstreet Association of REALTORS® on WBBM 105.9FM Radio and Coffee with Carrie Live on Instagram every Friday at 9 am CDT.

Kymber Lovett Menkiti

Kymber Lovett-Menkiti

Kymber Lovett-Menkiti is the President of Keller Williams Capital Properties (KWCP), a brokerage with eight offices across the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region. She is also the Regional Director of Keller Williams for the Maryland / D.C. (MDC) Region where she oversees 4,500+ agents across 17 offices. Kymber also served as the 2020 President of the D.C. Association of REALTORS® and was appointed by the Mayor to serve on the District of Columbia Arts Commission. She is also the Board Chair of the Capital Properties Menkiti Group (CPMG Foundation) and Board Member of Crittenton Services and Step Afrika.  

Prior to her roles within KWCP and the Keller Williams MDC Region, Kymber was the President of Sales for The Menkiti Group. During this time, she built a dedicated and passionate team of real estate professionals who assist the clients of The Menkiti Group in meeting their real estate goals. Under Kymber’s leadership, the MG Residential Sales Team assisted over 1,000 first-time homebuyers and brokered the sales of over $1 billion in residential real estate. The MG Residential Sales Team has been recognized internationally as being among the top teams in the nation as measured by sales units and volume. 

As one of the best and brightest young businesspeople in the greater Washington, D.C. region, Kymber was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a 2018 40 Under 40 Honoree, a Real Estate Newsmaker by RISMedia for three consecutive years (2021, 2022, and 2023) and the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2021 District of Columbia REALTOR® of the Year.

Kymber is the National Association of REALTORS® 2023 Broker Relations Liaison. 

Kymber is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and James Madison University and lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and four sons.

Bill Lublin

Bill Lublin

Bill Lublin, CEO of Century 21 Advantage Gold, Pennsylvania's largest Century 21 firm, literally "wrote the book" about technology and social media for REALTORS®(R) as the lead author of two rewrites of e-PRO®, the technology certification of NAR. Bill has spoken at every major real estate event in the US, from NAR to Inman Connect.

A working REALTOR® with a love for technology, Bill was one of the creators of NAR's TechEdge event and is the NAR’s MLS and Data Management liaison. Bill has served as a director for CRMLS and Bright MLS, the two largest MLSs in the U.S., and is a mentor to tech startups at NAR’s REACH program and Moderne Ventures VC. Bill speaks around the world on technology and real estate, aiming to deliver actionable items to his audience.

Bill specializes in making complicated things simple and offering real-world solutions.

Colin Mullane

Colin Mullane

Principal Broker, Full Circle Real Estate

Colin Mullane is a Broker Owner of a small brokerage in Ashland, Oregon. Licensed since 2000, Colin has been a top producer in his market from the outset. He immigrated from Ireland in 1997 and worked for four years in the service industry before getting into real estate.

Colin is a strong believer in the profession of real estate being a cornerstone of the American Dream and has been thankful for the many opportunities it has provided him and his family. Colin is a past President of his local MLS, State President for the Oregon Association of REALTORS®, a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy, and Past Regional Vice President for the National Association of REALTORS®. Balancing a busy career, family life, and his volunteer leadership roles makes for a full schedule, but one he relishes.

A firm believer in ensuring REALTORS® and Brokers are surrounded with the best resources possible to stay relevant and thrive in today’s market. Colin is also a big advocate for the work NAR does on behalf of consumers and real estate professionals everywhere, taking on the most challenging issues so we can all do what we do, running our businesses.

 2023 Broker Summit Speaker Christina Pappas, President, The Keyes Company of South Florida

Christina Pappas

President, The Keyes Company

Christina Pappas is the President of The Keyes Company in South Florida. She is a third-generation real estate broker and a Miami native. Christina started as a REALTOR® with her family’s company, earning Rookie of the Year in 2011. She quickly worked her way to District Sales Manager and, in 2020, was promoted to Vice President, working alongside her father, Keyes CEO Mike Pappas, in carrying out the company’s strategic vision and overseeing its 50-plus offices and 3,500-plus Associates.

She works closely in guiding the development, growth, and capture rate of the firm’s Family of Services – Mortgage, Title, Insurance, and Property Management. Additionally, Christina believes in giving back to her community and industry by serving as the Co-Chair of the executive board of the Young Leaders for United Way Miami-Dade, participating in the Dolphins Challenge Cancer event for over six years, serving on the Property Resource Board of Directors with the National Association of REALTORS® and the Board of Directors for the Broker Public Portal.

Christina has been honored locally and nationally – named as an Influential Business Woman by South Florida Business Journal in 2022 and 40 under 40 award winner in 2021, an RISMedia Newsmaker 2018, 2021, and 2023, Up and Comer, and by RealTrends as an Emerging Leader in 2022 up and comer.

Christina just finished her term as the 2022 Florida REALTORS® President, the youngest elected president in the association’s history.

Linda St. Peter

Linda St. Peter

Principal Broker, ComeHome

Linda St. Peter, CCIM, has been actively engaged in the business since 1988 and is currently the VP of Brokerage at ComeHome. Prior to joining ComeHome, she was responsible for corporate real estate operations and facilities oversight for 53 real estate offices and 21 affiliate offices. She’s been responsible for everything from acquisitions and mergers, expansions and contractions, office redesigns, budgeting capital expenditures to full corporate rebranding.

Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker is a real estate industry leader and former elected official with more than 20 years of sales, management, training, and community service experience. She is passionate about serving others and leading with diversity and inclusion. Michelle is the Broker/Owner of STL Buy & Sell, REALTORS®, a St. Louis, Missouri, independent real estate brokerage. As a sought-after industry instructor, her passion is evident in her courses.

Michelle serves the National Association of REALTORS® on the Board of Directors and as the 2023 REALTOR® Party Community Engagement Liaison. She chaired the National Association of REALTORS® 2021 Diversity Committee. Michelle is a passionate member of the Women's Council of REALTORS® and is a 2019 graduate of their National Leadership Institute. She is a Past President of St. Charles REALTORS® and serves on the St. Louis REALTORS® Board of Directors. She was elected to the Francis Howell School District Board of Education from 2016-2022.

Michelle is a U.S. Navy Veteran. She holds a bachelor's in Business Administration from Columbia College and a master's in Real Estate from REALTOR® University. Always a fan of learning, she has continued her education by earning a slew of professional designations, including CRS, GRI, PMN, CIPS, EPRO, AHWD, SRES, SRS, PSA.

Michelle and her husband, Walter III, have three great kids, Mya, Walter IV & Mason, and a 100-pound Red Doberman lap dog named Mocha.

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun

Lawrence Yun

Chief Economist, National Association of REALTORS®

Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist and oversees the Research group at the National Association of REALTORS®. He supervises and is responsible for a wide range of research activity for the association including NAR's Existing Home Sales statistics, Affordability Index, and Home Buyers and Sellers Profile Report. He regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its 1.4 million REALTORS®.

Dr. Yun creates NAR's forecasts and participates in many economic forecasting panels, among them the Blue Chip Council and the Wall Street Journal Forecasting Survey. He also participates in the Industrial Economists Discussion Group at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. He appears regularly on financial news outlets, is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States, and has testified before Congress. Dr. Yun has also appeared as a guest on CSPAN's Washington Journal.

Dr. Yun received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park.