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Residential Real Estate Council Leadership

Your business success is our goal. Working to help you down the path to success are many dedicated individuals who serve as volunteer leaders of the Residential Real Estate Council.

These individuals commit time away from their own businesses to help set the direction for the Council and provide you with the tools and resources to thrive in your market.

Learn more about the Council's leadership and how you can get involved.




Board of Directors

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President
Pam Ruggeroli, CRS
Tucson, Arizona

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President-Elect
Tricia Nekota, CRS
Honolulu, Hawaii 

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First Vice President 
Vivian Macias, CRS
Hialeah, Florida

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Immediate Past President
Holli Woodward, CRS
Owasso, Oklahoma

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Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Hornberger
Chicago, Illinois

 

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Outside Director
Bryan Hughes
Kaysville, Utah

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Director
Debra Beagle, CRS
Nashville, Tennessee

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Director
Kurt Thompson, CRS
Leominster, Massachusetts

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Director
Addie Owens, CRS
Mount Dora, Florida

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Director
Tonya Thomsen, CRS
Brookfield, Wisconsin




Regional Vice Presidents

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Corinne Geiger, CRS
Region 1: New England Region
(includes CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

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Bonnie Metviner, CRS
Region 2: NJ/DE, NY, PA, MD/DC, VA

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Lisa Parenteau, CRS
Region 3: KY, NC, SC, TN

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Teresa Pitt, CRS
Region 4: AL, FL, GA

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John Young, CRS
Region 5: MI, OH, IN, IL, WI

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Kim Barnthouse, CRS
Region 6: IA, MN, NE, ND/SD, KS, MO

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Rosemarie Doshier, CRS
Region 7: AR, OK, LA, TX

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Eloise Eriksson Martin, CRS
Region 8: AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT

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Alison Wisnom, CRS
Region 9: AK, ID, MT, OR, WA

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Daniel Bifano, CRS
Region 10: CA, HI




State Presidents

Shelley Watkins, CRS - Alabama
Emma Shibe, CRS - Alaska
Tricia Lehane, CRS - Arizona
Tonya Parks, CRS - Arkansas
Linda Ellen Anderson, CRS - California
Joseph Newman, CRS - Colorado
Angie Uttecht, CRS - The Dakotas
Peter West, CRS - Florida
Regenia Andrews, CRS - Georgia
Raymond Kang, CRS - Hawaii

Marta Paulson, CRS - Idaho
Fran Bixler, CRS - Illinois
Tyler Simmons, CRS - Indiana
Matt Law, CRS - Iowa
Sunni Goentzel, CRS - Kansas
Christine Morgan, CRS - Kentucky
Sharon  Bostwick, CRS - Louisiana
Jessica Olevsky, CRS - Maryland/D.C.
Mary Anne Kennedy - Michigan
Corey Stittsworth, CRS - Minnesota

Liz Smith, CRS - Missouri
John Carlson, CRS - Montana
Kristen Reimers, CRS - Nebraska
Debbie Tuttle, CRS - Nevada
Nora Lynch, CRS - New England Region
Mary Bianchi, CRS - New Jersey/Delaware
Lorri Zumwalt, CRS - New Mexico
Craig Kaplan, CRS - New York
Kristi Ferguson, CRS - North Carolina
Joanne Zettl, CRS - Ohio

Cindy Rodgers, CRS - Oklahoma
John Furrow, CRS - Oregon
Raul Azpiazu, CRS - Pennsylvania
Valarie Frasier, CRS - South Carolina
Ingrid Prather, CRS - Tennessee
James Martin, CRS - Texas
Carlye Webb, CRS - Utah
Sha Williams-Hinnant, CRS - Virginia
Becky Elde, CRS - Washington
Leah Thorp, CRS - Wisconsin




RRC Senior Staff

Jeff Hornberger
Chief Executive Officer
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Keith Tristano
Chief Financial Officer 
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Colleen McMahon
Chief Membership and Volunteer Officer 
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Melissa Burkholder-White
Vice President of Professional Development
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Bob Nitekman
Vice President of Information Technology 
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Kimberly Cure
Director of Communications
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Matt Schroeder
Director of Volunteer Services 
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Urszula Stankiewicz
Director of Finance
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DW Zhang-Raz 
Director of People and Culture
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Committees

Finance Committee

PURPOSE
The Finance Committee develops financial policies for the Council, monitors adherence to those policies, and establishes decision-making and policy development criteria for recommendations have budgetary impacts.

COMPOSITION
The Finance Committee consists of the President, President Elect, First Vice President, Immediate Past President and five at-large members.

TERMS
The four officers serve one-year terms and the Immediate Past President serves as a non-voting member for a one-year term. Five at-large members serve two-year staggered terms.

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Leadership Development Committee

PURPOSE
The Leadership Development Committee is responsible for recommending nominations for President, President Elect and First Vice President of the Council and Board of Directors.  Additionally, this committee approves the recommendations for Regional Vice Presidents and Leadership Development Committee before going to the Board of Directors for final approval.

COMPOSITION
The group consists of the First Vice President, Immediate Past President as Chair and seven at-large members.

TERMS
The two officers serve one-year terms and seven at-large members serve two-year staggered terms.

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Regional Vice Presidents Committee

PURPOSE
Assists the Council with the State/Multi-State Leadership teams and Local Networking Groups within assigned region.

COMPOSITION
All Regional Vice Presidents.

TERMS
Regional Vice Presidents serve one-year terms with the possibility of re-appointment and may serve a maximum of three one-year terms.

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Regional Vice Presidents Selection Subcommittee

PURPOSE
Conducts interviews for Regional Vice President positions and makes recommendations to the Leadership Development Committee.

COMPOSITION
A Chair, Vice Chair, three at-large members and two Past Regional Vice Presidents.

TERMS
All terms are one year in length.

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Awards Committee

PURPOSE
The Awards Committee is responsible for reviewing applications and making recommendations to the Board of Directors for the Council’s annual awards.

COMPOSITION
The group consists of a Chair and six (6) at-large members.

TERMS
The at-large members serve one-year terms via an online forum.

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Code of Conduct Committee

PURPOSE
The Code of Conduct Committee is responsible for interpreting, administering, and enforcing the Volunteer Code of Conduct of the Residential Real Estate Council.

COMPOSITION
The group consists of the Immediate Past President, the CEO and four (4) at-large members.

TERMS
The at-large members serve one-year terms and will meet as needed.

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Election Guidelines Implementation Committee

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Election Campaign Guidelines Implementation Committee is to oversee adherence to Election Campaign Guidelines during the election.

COMPOSITION
The committee is composed of a Chair, Vice Chair and five members at large.

TERMS
Chair and Vice Chair serve one-year terms and five at-large members serve two-year staggered terms.

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Mastermind Divisions

Divisions provide an opportunity for the Council members to exchange best practices and serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors. Divisions each have a chair and a co-chair appointed by the President and President-elect on annual basis to serve a one-year term. Members of the mastermind division will be appointed by the President-elect and First Vice President on annual basis to serve a one-year term. Each division has up to 75 members who will self-nominate or nominate another Council member for consideration. A member may only serve on one mastermind division at any given time. Each division meets at least twice a year during Midyear and Annual Meetings.




Education Mastermind Division

PURPOSE
To provide an opportunity for members, instructors, and course sponsors to exchange ideas, information, best practices, and education that help residential specialists enhance their practice, achieve greater success, and elevate the profession.  The group will focus on the 4 professional domains-Working with Sellers, Working with Buyers, Business Development, and Professional Development.

COMPOSITION
Co-leaders, Instructors, Candidate Instructors and at-large members.

TERMS
Co-leaders serve a one-year term.  At-large members serve one-year terms without term limits.

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Regional Mastermind Division

PURPOSE
To provide a supportive community for each state leadership team and their volunteers to coordinate local activities which seek to:

  1. Building RRC Membership Growth, Engagement and Satisfaction
  2. Providing RRC Learning Opportunities
  3. Promoting RRC Designation Awareness and Use
  4. Building RRC Networking and Referral Benefits

Through discussions and presentations members will share best practices, develop strategies, and execute plans which will achieve their goals and improve their operations.

COMPOSITION
Co-leaders, Chapter Presidents, RVPs and 25 at-large members

TERMS                                                                                           
Co-leaders, Chapter Presidents and RVPs serve one-year terms.  At-large members serve one-year terms without term limits.

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Outreach Marketing Mastermind Division

PURPOSE
To provide a supportive community for RRC members and volunteer leaders to discuss outreach opportunities and coordinate activities which seek to:

  1. Increase awareness and understanding of the CRS designation among buyers and sellers
  2. Increase awareness and understanding of the CRS designation within the real estate industry
  3. Increase awareness and understanding of the CRS designation globally

Through discussions and presentations members will share best practices, develop strategies, and execute plans to achieve their goals and improve their businesses

COMPOSITION
Co-leaders and 75 at-large members

TERMS
Co-leaders serve one-year terms.  At-large members serve one-year terms without term limits.

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Past Council Presidents

1976: Richard M. Caruso,* CRS
1977: Kenneth J. Reyhons,* CRS
1978: Don C. Roberts, CRS
1979: Daniel F. Sheehan, Sr.,* CRS
1980: David B. Doeleman, CRS
1981: Jock Barker, CRS
1982: Del Bain,* CRS
1983: Mary Dot Klock,* CRS
1984: Howard Brinton,* CRS
1985: Chip Morrison, CRS
1986: D. Mark Miscevic, CRS
1987: Gail G. Lyons, CRS

1988: Rick Deluca, CRS
1989: David E. Beson, CRS
1990: Peter N. “Pat” Zaby, CRS
1991: John R. “JC” Clements, CRS
1992: C. Michael Brodie, CRS
1993: Susan Showers Anderson, CRS
1994: Richard F. Dillingham, Jr., CRS
1995: Judith M. Sykes, CRS
1996: Frank E. Kowalski, CRS
1997: Myra Zollinger, CRS
1998: Edward D. Hatch, CRS
1999: Toni Sherman, CRS

2000: Douglas P. Richards, CRS 
2001: George “Gee” Dunsten, CRS 
2002: Walt Frey, CRS 
2003: Bill Sloan, CRS 
2004: Gail Flagel, CRS 
2005: Ingrid Glancy, CRS 
2006: Randy Eagar, CRS 
2007: Kay West, CRS 
2008: Michael Selvaggio, CRS 
2009: Gregory L. Hodges, CRS 
2010: Gregg Fujita, CRS 
2011: Frank Serio, CRS

2012: Mark Minchew, CRS 
2013: Mary McCall, CRS 
2014: Ron Canning, CRS 
2015: Dale Carlton, CRS 
2016: Janelle Pfleiger, CRS 
2017: Leigh Brown, CRS 
2018: Gary Williams,* CRS 
2019: Michael Burkhard, CRS 
2020: Richard Waystack, CRS 
2021: Alex Milshteyn, CRS
2022: Holli Woodward, CRS 

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