RISMEDIA, May 8, 2008-RISMedia announces that David Charron, president and CEO of Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS), the nation’s largest multiple listing service (MLS) with more than 60,000 members, will be a panelist at its Midyear Power Broker Forum next week on Thursday, May 15, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Charron joined MRIS in January 2001 with an extensive background in real estate, information systems, and Internet business solutions. He is responsible for overseeing all MRIS operations and for ensuring on-going communications with the MRIS board of directors and the MRIS shareholders. Charron managed organizations that successfully defined, marketed and delivered information systems to real estate professionals from 1980-1997. Prior to joining MRIS, Charron was the president of Net Input, an Internet-based business consulting practice serving Fortune 500 clients in apparel, media, sports and real estate.
To better prepare agents and brokers for success in today’s changing market, RISMedia will be focusing on this subject at its 3rd Annual Power Broker Forum during the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. This business development panel discussion is titled, “How to Survive & Profit in Today’s Tougher Market,” and will include several high-level industry executives, including:
John Featherston, President & CEO, RISMedia
Ed Krafchow, President, Prudential CA/NV/TX Realty
Sue Barber, SVP, Chase
Mike Brodie, Broker/Owner, Keller Williams Realty, and EVP, Keller Williams Realty Int’l
David Charron, President & CEO, MRIS
Peter Hunt, President & CEO, Hunt Real Estate Corp.
Larry Knapp, President & COO, Alain Pinel Realtors
Kate Rossi, President & CEO, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Westchester & Connecticut
John Tuccillo, Ph.D., John Tuccillo & Associates
The Forum will be held in the Marriott Ballroom Salon 3 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on Thursday, May 15, 2008 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. and is open to all NAR day-conference and full-conference attendees. Talking points will include: cost cutting, restructuring and retention issues.
A reception will follow from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Last year, the Power Broker Forum at NAR Midyear hosted more than 500 attendees, making the Forum standing-room only.
Check back to rismedia.com/events soon for room announcements and further information and updates.