Meet the 2021 leaders of the National Association of REALTORS®. These leaders are integral to helping shape the future direction of the organization and the real estate industry.

Leadership Team

NAR's 2021 Leadership Team will guide the association’s strategic direction and policymaking in such areas as legislation, professional standards, and business services.

  • Charlie Oppler, President (Franklin Lakes, NJ)
  • Leslie Rouda Smith, President Elect (Plano, TX)
  • Kenny Parcell, First Vice President (Salem, UT)
  • Nancy Lane, Treasurer (Brandon, MS)
  • Vince Malta, Immediate Past President (San Francisco, CA)
  • Tommy Choi, Vice President of Association Affairs (Chicago, IL)
  • Leigh Brown, Vice President of Advocacy (Concord, NC)
  • Bob Goldberg, Chief Operating Officer (Chicago, IL)

Regional Vice Presidents

RVPs oversee the work of the association and serve as NAR spokespersons; attend their region’s conferences; and chair the regional caucuses held at NAR’s two annual meetings.

  • Donna Cusson, Region 1 (Warren, VT)
  • Margaret Hartman, Region 2 (Buffalo, NY)
  • Bonnie Roberts-Burke, Region 3 (Washington, D.C.)
  • Carl Tackett, Region 4 (Georgetown, KY)
  • Andrew Barbar, Region 5 (Boca Raton, FL)
  • Eugene Szpeinski, Region 6 (Grandville, MI)
  • Michael Oldenettel, Region 7 Springfield, IL)
  • Len Sarvela, Region 8 (Duluth, MN)
  • Doyle Yates, Region 9 (Fayetteville, AR)
  • Vicki Fullerton, Region 10 (The Woodlands, TX)
  • Scott Matthias, Region 11 (Highlands Ranch, CO)
  • Tiffanie Mai-Ganske, Region 12 (Pocatello, ID)
  • Chris Kutzkey, Region 13 (Yreka, CA)

Committee Liaisons

Committee Liaisons serve as a conduit for communication between the Leadership Team and their assigned committees; help committees operate effectively; and help identify future committee leaders.

  • Irene Horowitz, Association Leadership (Rockaway, NJ)
  • Jared Booth, Commercial & Industry Specialties (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Jorge Guerra, Global Real Estate (Coral Gables, FL)
  • Henry Kammandel, Law & Policy (Omaha, NE)
  • Rick Harris, MLS & Data Management (Ashland, OR)
  • Koki Adasi, Member Services (Washington, D.C.)
  • Maura Neill, Public & Federal Issues (Atlanta, GA)
  • Cindy Ariosa, Broker Relations (Lutherville, MD)
  • Kevin Brown, REALTOR® Party Director (Oakland, CA)
  • Asa Fleming, REALTOR® Party Community Engagement (Raleigh, NC)
  • Wes Graham, REALTOR® Party Disbursement (Clovis, NM)
  • Tamara Suminski, REALTOR® Party Fundraising (Manhattan Beach, CA)
  • Bette McTamney, REALTOR® Party Member Involvement (Skippack, PA)

Committee Chairs & Vice Chairs

Each year, the incoming president-elect appoints vice chairs for all of NAR's committees, forums, and advisory boards. Chairs and vice chairs take their positions Dec. 1, with one exception: The AEC-AE Institute Advisory Board chair and vice chair start their terms April 1 each year.

AE Forum

  • Janet Kane, Chair
  • Ryan Conrad, Vice Chair

AE YPN Forum

  • Jessica Coates, Chair
  • Justin Landon, Vice Chair

AEC Recommendations and Recognition Advisory Board

  • Karen Gehle, Chair
  • Rebecca Grossman, Vice Chair

AEC Volunteer Leadership Advisory Board

  • Tracy Huotari, Chair
  • Andrea McKey, Vice Chair

AEC-AE Institute Advisory Board

  • Mike Barnett, Chair
  • Breanna Vanstrom, Vice Chair

AEC-RCE Certification Advisory Board

  • Deb Haines-Kulick, Chair
  • Kim McCoy, Vice Chair

AEC-State AE Forum

  • Teresa McKee, Chair
  • Beth Hansen, Vice Chair

Amicus Brief Advisory Board

  • Max Gurvitch, Chair
  • Lynda Nugent Smith, Vice Chair

Association Executives Committee

  • Janet Kane, Chair
  • Ryan Conrad, Vice Chair

Broker Engagement Committee

  • Donna Smith, Chair
  • Kitty Wallace, Vice Chair

Broker Engagement Council

  • Joey Tucker, Chair
  • Sharon Keating, Vice Chair

Business Issues Policy Committee

  • Ray Wade, Chair
  • Terence Sullivan, Vice Chair

CIPS Advisory Board

  • Maurice Hampton, Chair
  • Yoshinori Takita, Vice Chair

Commercial Committee

  • Matthew Ritchie, Chair
  • Louis Nimkoff, Vice Chair

Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum

  • Moses Hall, Chair
  • Anthony Gambardella, Vice Chair

Commercial Federal Policy Committee

  • Bob Turner, Chair
  • Randy Scheidt, Vice Chair

Commercial Leadership Forum

  • Derek Sprague, Chair
  • Jose Serrano, Vice Chair

Commercial Real Estate Research Advisory Board

  • Dawn Aspaas, Chair
  • Beth Cristina, Vice Chair

Commitment to Excellence Committee

  • Christian Barnes, Chair
  • Mark Shepherd, Vice Chair

Consumer Advocacy Outreach Advisory Board

  • Shannon King, Chair
  • Julie Delorenzo, Vice Chair

Consumer Communications Committee

  • Christine Delvecchio, Chair
  • Justin Knoll, Vice Chair

Conventional Financing and Policy Committee

  • Patricia Sury, Chair
  • Anthony Lamacchia, Vice Chair

Corporate Investor Council

  • Bill Evans, Chair
  • Craig Ragg, Vice Chair

Credentials and Campaign Rules Committee

  • John Smaby, Chair

Data Strategies Committee

  • Thomas Daley, Chair
  • Eugene Pak, Vice Chair

Distinguished Service Award Council

  • Marbury Little, Chair
  • Joseph Funkhouser, Vice Chair

Diversity Committee

  • Michelle Walker, Chair
  • James Cristbrook, Vice Chair

Emerging Business & Technology Forum

  • Rodney Helm, Chair
  • Heather Elias, Vice Chair

Executive Committee

  • Charles Oppler, Chair
  • Leslie Rouda Smith, Vice Chair

Fair Housing Policy Committee

  • Jeffrey Hicks, Chair
  • Jennifer Stevenson, Vice Chair

Federal Financing & Housing Policy Committee

  • Melanie Barker, Chair
  • Paula Johnsen, Vice Chair

Federal Legislative and Political Forum

  • Matt Silver, Chair
  • Ennis Antoine, Vice Chair

Federal Taxation Committee

  • Nick Manis, Chair
  • James Bell, Vice Chair

Federal Technology Policy Committee

  • William Lublin, Chair
  • Gregory Pawlik, Vice Chair

Finance Committee

  • Nancy Lane, Chair
  • J. D. Rinehart, Vice Chair

Global Alliances Advisory Board

  • Allen Chiang, Chair
  • Mario Rubio, Vice Chair

Global Business and Alliances Committee

  • Thai-Hung Nguyen, Chair
  • Baryalai Shalizi, Vice Chair

Global Business Councils Forum

  • Michelle Mills Clement, Chair
  • Erica Solomon, Vice Chair

Housing Opportunity Committee

  • Shelly Duncan, Chair
  • Paul Yorkis, Vice Chair

Idea Exchange Council for Brokers

  • Craig Wilburn, Chair
  • Byron Menke, Vice Chair

Institute Advisory Committee

  • Kenny Parcell, Chair

Insurance Committee

  • Steven Fischer, Chair
  • Mabél Guzmán, Vice Chair

Land Use Property Rights and Environment Committee

  • Georgia Meacham, Chair
  • Craig Foley, Vice Chair

Large Board Forum

  • Deanna Robbins, Chair
  • Barbara Wilson, Vice Chair

Large State Forum

  • Rita Coffey, Chair
  • Heather Ozur, Vice Chair

Leadership Academy Advisory Group

  • Shannon Buss, Chair
  • D. Gary Rogers, Vice Chair

Leading Edge Advisory Board

  • Quincy Clayton, Chair
  • Mary Dykstra, Vice Chair

Legal Action Committee

  • Suzanne Yost, Chair
  • Carolyn Dagosta, Vice Chair

Local Leadership Idea Exchange Council

  • Michelle Billings, Chair
  • Holly Mabery, Vice Chair

Medium Board Forum

  • Ryan Gattermeir, Chair
  • Lorie Layman, Vice Chair

Medium State Forum

  • Stacey Sanders, Chair
  • Amy Bladow, Vice Chair

Meeting and Conference Committee

  • Doug Sager, Chair
  • Beckwith Bolle, Chair

Mega Board Forum

  • DeAnn Golden, Chair
  • Carlos Gutierrez, Vice Chair

Member Communications Committee

  • Dale Chumbley, Chair
  • Kristy Hairston, Vice Chair

Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction Committee

  • David Barber, Chair
  • Gene Fercodini, Vice Chair

MLS Technology and Emerging Issues Advisory Board

  • Greg Zadel, Chair

Multicultural Real Estate Leadership Advisory Group

  • Tonia Debeaux, Chair
  • Axay Parekh, Vice Chair

Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee

  • Jon Coile, Chair
  • Jeffrey Levine, Vice Chair

Multiple Listing Service Forum

  • Colin Johnson, Chair
  • Johnny Mowad, Vice Chair

Past Presidents' Advisory Group

  • John Smaby, Chair

Professional Development Committee

  • Maurice Taylor, Chair
  • Rebecca Ray, Vice Chair

Professional Standards Committee

  • Mark Mansour, Chair
  • William Hanley, Vice Chair

Professional Standards Forum

  • Marion Proffitt, Chair
  • B.J. Harris, Vice Chair

Property Management Forum

  • Amy Hedgecock, Chair
  • Patrick Dalessandro, Vice Chair

PS Interpretations and Procedures Advisory Board

  • Matt Difanis, Chair

Public Policy Coordinating Committee

  • Connie Hettinga, Chair
  • John Anderson, Vice Chair

Real Property Operations Committee

  • Dawn Carpenter, Chair
  • Jared Martin, Vice Chair

Real Property Valuation Committee

  • Mack Strickland, Chair
  • Francois Gregoire, Vice Chair

Real Property Valuation Forum

  • Peter Gallo, Chair
  • Jonathan M Hall, Vice Chair

REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Committee

  • Heather Davis, Chair
  • Gail Hartnett, Vice Chair

REALTOR® Party Trustees for Campaign Services Committee

  • Linda Fercodini, Chair
  • Judy W. Zeigler, Vice Chair

REALTOR® Safety Advisory Committee

  • Kim Zwiener, Chair
  • Janet Judd, Vice Chair

Regulatory Issues Forum

  • Iona Harrison, Chair
  • Judy Covington, Vice Chair

Research Committee

  • Guy Matteo, Chair
  • Erica Ramus, Vice Chair

Reserves Investment Advisory Board

  • Nancy Lane, Chair
  • Morgan Ashurst, Vice Chair

Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum

  • Keith Henley, Chair
  • Matthew Phipps, Vice Chair

Resort and Second Home Real Estate Committee

  • Reah Smith, Chair
  • Susan Savage, Vice Chair

Risk Management Issues Committee

  • Christian Schlueter, Chair
  • James Smith, Vice Chair

RPAC Major Investor Council

  • Krista Clark, Chair
  • Harrison Beacher, Vice Chair

RPAC Participation Council

  • Holli Woodward, Chair
  • Patricia Ohmberger, Vice Chair

RPAC Trustees Federal Disbursement Committee

  • David Kent, Chair
  • Patricia Hill, Vice Chair

RPAC Trustees Fundraising Committee

  • Colin Mullane, Chair
  • David Cox, Vice Chair

Single Family Investment Management Committee

  • Donald Wilkerson, Chair
  • Linda Rheinberger, Vice Chair

Small Board Forum

  • Ryan De Guzman, Chair
  • Micah Volmer, Vice Chair

Small State Forum

  • Timothy Lund, Chair
  • Clare Delgado, Vice Chair

Smart Growth Advisory Board

  • Sara Gerrish, Chair
  • Sarah Ware, Vice Chair

State and Local Issues Mobilization Support Committee

  • Cindi Bulla, Chair
  • Cathy Colvin, Vice Chair

State and Local Issues Policy Committee

  • Stephen Antoni, Chair
  • Cole Cannon, Vice Chair

State Leadership Idea Exchange Council

  • Leon Dickson, Chair
  • Carolyn Cobb, Vice Chair

Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee

  • Jason O'Neil, Chair
  • Rebecca Thomson, Vice Chair

Strategic Thinking Forum

  • Jason O'Neil, Chair

Sustainability Advisory Group

  • Nate Johnson, Chair
  • Todd Shipman, Vice Chair

Young Professionals Network Advisory Board

  • Georgia Stevens, Chair
  • Amanda Lott, Vice Chair


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