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Leadership Election

The Council has opened up the process of selecting national leaders to the entire membership through an election process. Members have an opportunity to vote for the 2022 First Vice President and Board of Directors positions. The Leadership Development Committee has thoroughly vetted applicants and selected the following six candidates. 

Full membership voting will begin at the close of Member Update /Forum on April 28th and will be open for one week. Members will be sent an email invitation at that time with more information.

The Council has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer the Leadership Election. To assure your election-specific broadcast email arrives safely in your inbox on April 28, simply add the following email address as an approved sender: noreply@directvote.net

If you do not receive your election email by April 29, 2021, please contact support@directvote.net

Facebook Live
MEET YOUR 2022 CANDIDATES FOR RRC’S FIRST VICE PRESIDENT & BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Join us next Monday, April 12th at 1pm CT as our candidates hop on Facebook Live to answer your questions!
The live will be 15-20 minutes long and take place on our RRC Facebook Page.

VP Candidates

2022 First Vice President
Waylon Chavez, CRS | Tricia Nekota, CRS

 
Board Candidates 2021

Board of Directors
Rory Dubin, CRS | Ellis Gardner, CRS | Addie Owens, CRS | Kurt Thompson, CRS

The Council has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer the Leadership Election. To assure your election-specific broadcast email arrives safely in your inbox on April 28, simply add the following email address as an approved sender: noreply@directvote.net

If you do not receive your election email by April 29, 2021, please contact support@directvote.net



2022 First Vice President



Waylon ChavezWaylon Chavez, CRS

Waylon Chavez is a full-time Realtor of 15 years and the owner and qualifying broker of ABQ Premiere Properties a local full-service real estate brokerage in Albuquerque New Mexico his hometown. He opened his brokerage in 2008 with the goal of being the community-based Realtor® and serving the community in the place he lives and works

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Tricia Nekota Tricia Nekota, CRS

Tricia Nekota, born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Chaminade University. After teaching several years, Tricia transitioned into real estate obtaining her license in 2007. Tricia leverages her education background to provide the guidance and information her clients need in order to make healthy decisions. 

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2022 -2023 Board of Directors



Rory DubinRory Dubin, CRS

Rory is a managing Broker for the past 6 years of a 7-office, 400+ agent franchise real estate firm in Northeast Florida/Jacksonville Metro covering 6 counties. He also is a real estate instructor for First Coast School of Real Estate, and does both residential and commercial sales (17 years).

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Ellis GardnerEllis Gardner, CRS

When most people hear Ellis Gardner’s slogan, “Go With a Pro!” they think it refers to his NFL football career. Actually, it urges them to “go with” a professional Realtor® while also reflecting Ellis’ commitment to excellence in each stage of his life.  Ellis graduated Cum Laude from Chattanooga’s McCallie School for Boys.

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Addie Owens Addie Owens, CRS

Addie Owens, a CRS designee, is the President Elect of RRC Florida, and Principal Broker-Owner of Touchstone Real Estate Group, Inc, the umbrella company for a full service Residential and Commercial Brokerage in addition to a Real Estate School.  

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Kurt Thompson Kurt Thompson, CRS

A REALTOR® since 1997, with over 24 years of industry experience, I have dedicated my professional life to delivering the highest level of quality service to our clients, and helping to delivering the best REALTOR® Association experience possible to my fellow REALTOR® and RRC members.

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Election Schedule 
  • April 28, 2021 – Member Update Candidate Presentation
  • April 28 – May 5, 2021 – Electronic Voting
  • May 6, 2021 – Election Results 

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