MLS and REALTOR® association chief executives and senior staff are among the most important people in real estate, according to Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders: 2011, released in December.
Annually compiled, the list reflects “those who embody leadership, ingenuity, strength, conviction, power, persistence, perseverance and progress—their voices and actions can move the industry toward change,” the news service says.
Mark Allen, CEO, Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® and 10K Research and Marketing
Robert Bemis, CEO, Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc.
Russ Bergeron, CEO, Midwest Real Estate Data LLC
Todd Carpenter, director of digital engagement, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Art Carter, CEO, California Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc.
David Charron, CEO and president, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc.
Merri Jo Cowen, CEO, My Florida Regional MLS; 2011 president, Council of Multiple Listing Services
Gerard N. “Jerry” Giovaniello, chief lobbyist and senior vice president, government affairs, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Bob Hale, president and CEO, Houston Association of REALTORS®
Rebecca Jensen, CEO and chair, UtahRealEstate.com MLS
Mark Lesswing, senior vice president and chief technology officer, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Dale Stinton, CEO, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Lawrence Yun, senior vice president of research, chief economist, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®