The National Association of REALTORSÂ® (NAR) recently installed its 2017 officers at its annual REALTORSÂ® Conference & Expo, welcoming Bill Brown, a second-generation REALTORÂ® from Oakland, Calif., as 2017 president, as well as other officers in various positions. Brown, founder of Investment Properties, 2016 NAR president-elect and 2015 NAR first vice president, has served the industry at the local, state and national level throughout his 36-year career in real estate.
NAR also installed Elizabeth MendenhallÂ as 2017 NAR president-elect. Mendenhall, a REALTORÂ® for 20 years who currently serves on the NAR Executive Committee and Board of Directors, is CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty inÂ Columbia, Mo.
John Smaby, Thomas Riley, MabĂ©l GuzmĂˇn and Kevin Sears, in addition, were installedÂ as 2017 NAR first vice president, 2017 NAR treasurer and 2017 NAR vice presidents, respectively. Smaby, a second-generation REALTORÂ®, is broker at Edina Realty. Riley, who has more than 35 years of experience in real estate, is president of Riley Enterprises, Inc. GuzmĂˇn, a 20-year REALTORÂ®, is a broker at @properties in Chicago, Ill. Sears, also a 20-year REALTORÂ®, is broker/partner of Sears Real Estate.
NAR’s 2017 regional vice presidents were also installed. They are:
Jamie Diane Moore â€“ Warwick, R.I.
(Region 1 – Connecticut,Â Maine,Â Massachusetts,Â New Hampshire,Â Rhode IslandÂ andÂ Vermont)
Allan H. Dechert â€“ Avalon, N.J.
(Region 2 – New Jersey,Â New YorkÂ andÂ Pennsylvania)
Mary Dykstra â€“ Roanoke, Va.
(Region 3 – Delaware,Â District of Columbia, Maryland,Â VirginiaÂ andÂ West Virginia)
Ann McDonald â€“ Winchester, Ky.
(Region 4 – Kentucky,Â North Carolina,Â South CarolinaÂ andÂ Tennessee)
Sherri Meadows â€“ Ocala, Fla.
(Region 5 – Alabama,Â Florida,Â Georgia,Â Mississippi,Â Puerto RicoÂ and theÂ Virgin Islands)
William G. Milliken Jr. â€“ Ann Arbor, Mich.
(Region 6 – MichiganÂ andÂ Ohio)
Patrick Dalessandro â€“ Prospect Heights, Ill.
(Region 7 – Illinois,Â IndianaÂ andÂ Wisconsin)
Donald R. Marpl â€“ Davenport, Iowa
(Region 8 – Iowa,Â Minnesota,Â Nebraska,Â North DakotaÂ andÂ South Dakota)
Karen Crowson â€“ Benton, Ark.
(Region 9 – Arkansas,Â Kansas,Â MissouriÂ andÂ Oklahoma)
Leslie Rouda Smith â€“ Plano, Texas
(Region 10 – LouisianaÂ andÂ Texas)
George Harvey â€“ Telluride, Colo.
(Region 11 – Arizona,Â Colorado,Â Nevada,Â New Mexico,Â UtahÂ andÂ Wyoming)
Julie DeLorenzo â€“ Boise, Idaho
(Region 12 – Alaska,Â Idaho,Â Montana,Â Oregon andÂ Washington)
Leil Koch â€“ Kula, Hawaii
(Region 13 – California,Â HawaiiÂ andÂ Guam)
For more information, please visit www.realtor.org.