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RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum at the NAR REALTOR Party Convention & Trade Expo (formerly NAR Midyear)

May 15, 2014
The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Room location TBD

Power Broker Strategies for Increasing Productivity and Profit
RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum at the NAR REALTOR Party Convention & Trade Expo (formerly NAR Midyear) will assemble of panel of leading brokers to discuss strategies for enhancing productivity and profitability by better identifying the wants and needs of today’s buyers and sellers of real estate. From creating targeted marketing campaigns to deploying the right technology, the Power Broker Forum will reveal how today’s top brokers are enhancing the customer experience in today’s new real estate environment


John FeatherstonJohn Featherston, President & CEO, RISMedia
John Featherston is president and chief executive officer of RISMedia, Inc. Since 1980, RISMedia, the leader in real estate information, has been servicing more than 250,000 of the residential real estate industry’s most productive and successful agents, brokers and related service professionals. RISMedia has been providing the industry with news, trends and business development strategies through its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine; its leading website, RISMedia.com; and its renowned networking and educational events. RISMedia’s private Power Broker events, including the CEO Exchange – held each September in New York City – and the Power Broker Forum, Reception and Dinner – held each year in conjunction with the REALTORS® Conference & Expo – are two of the most sought-after events for brokerage owners and other industry executives. RISMedia’s extensive library of customizable, licensed content, along with its other business-building services, has established the company as one of the strongest industry allies for residential real estate professionals.

Scott_Gary_85x100Gary Scott, President, Long & Foster Real Estate
Gary Scott is president of Long & Foster Brokerage, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., part of The Long & Foster Companies, which also includes: Prosperity Mortgage Company; Walker Jackson Mortgage Corporation; Long & Foster Insurance Agency, Inc.; and Long & Foster Settlement Services. Scott entered the real estate business in 1986 in Delaware with B. Gary Scott REALTORS®. He currently oversees Long & Foster’s more than 11,000 sales associates in seven Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia.


Scott MacDonaldScott MacDonald, President, RE/MAX Gateway
As President of RE/MAX Gateway, Scott MacDonald has built a solid reputation for creating a company that focuses its attention on its agents. Since opening RE/MAX Gateway in 2001, MacDonald has expanded the operation to four successful offices in Northern Virginia with 123 agents. With more than 24 years of experience and while consistently maintaining RE/MAX Chairman Club status, MacDonald continues to encourage his agents to achieve their goals.

Todd HetheringtonTodd Hetherington, CEO, NM Management/CENTURY 21 New Millennium
Todd A. Hetherington is CEO of NM Management, Inc., an Alexandria, Va.-based company whose core services organizations provide a complete range of real estate sales and service support to clients in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. NM Management includes CENTURY 21® New Millennium, 1st County Mortgage Services, Bay County Title and Escrow, and Proactive Property Management. Having completed active duty military service in 1990, Hetherington started a residential real estate company focused on providing relocation support to families at the various military installations in the National Capitol area. He joined the CENTURY 21 franchise in 1994, and in 1998, he merged with other local CENTURY 21 brokers forming CENTURY 21 New Millennium.

Ron Croushore 2014Ron Croushore, CEO, Prudential Preferred Realty; coming soon, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty
CEO and Owner of Pittsburgh’s Prudential Preferred Realty, Ron Croushore is a lifetime native of the Pittsburgh area, with over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. Since 1991, Croushore has pioneered the most advanced tools in the industry to create solutions for his customers’ home selling and buying needs in Pittsburgh and southwestern PA. In addition to his experience in property development and home building, Croushore has held offices in West Penn Multi-List and the Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh. Additionally, he has received national recognition for being ranked in the top 20 of all Prudential Real Estate companies.