REALTORS® have selected Bob Goldberg to succeed retiring NAR CEO Dale Stinton, effective August 1. Stinton is retiring in 2017 after 36 years at NAR, 12 as CEO. Goldberg currently serves as NAR senior vice president of Sales & Marketing, Business Development & Strategic Investments, Professional Development and Conventions.
NAR’s leadership team chose Goldberg after an extensive national search. He has been with NAR since 1995 and will be NAR's 12th CEO since the association was founded in 1908.
"Bob’s vision, business acumen, and unique ability to successfully leverage NAR's technology investments will ensure REALTORS® remain at the center of the real estate transaction," said 2017 NAR President William E. Brown, a REALTOR® from Alamo, California. "With extensive knowledge of the association and real estate industry, Bob brings with him a strong track record for future-based thinking and enacting change, which is why the NAR leadership team is extremely confident in his ability to lead the association and membership to continued future success."
In his current SVP role, Goldberg is responsible for brand and strategic marketing and association non-dues revenue, and oversees the largest employee base at NAR, with 69 division personnel. He guides a broad range of association initiatives including business development, strategic planning and partnerships, association product and marketing services and management, member professional development, competitive brand positioning, marketing, advertising and promotions, and group conventions.
In addition to his NAR roles, Goldberg is SVP of administration for REALTOR® University, overseeing graduate school staff, day-to-day operations of the research center, curriculum development and budgets. He is also president and CEO of the REALTORS® Information Network, or RIN, an NAR for-profit and wholly owned subsidiary responsible for overseeing the realtor.com® operating agreement with Move Inc.
Goldberg said he’s "humbled and excited" to take on the role and is "looking forward to working with REALTOR® leaders and staff to advance the association and our members toward long-term success."