Photos by Brant Bender, Kevin Berne, and Oscar & Einzig 2013
Villa Park, Calif.
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Hot Springs, Ark.
OU TRAGEOUS ORLANDO FUN It was a magical whirlwind: The 2012 REALTORS® Conference & Expo drew 20,000
REALTORS® to Orlando, Fla., in November for four days of fun and learning. Thanks for the memories! 1. Hot Wheels: In anticipation of the 2013 Chrysler 300C giveaway, Wells Fargo regional manager André Brooks poses with the grand prize vehicle.
Wells Fargo was the sponsor of the car giveaway. Chrysler is the o;cial auto manufacturer of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
REALTORS®. Sharron Ramirez (not pictured), CEO of the El Paso Association of REALTORS®, was the lucky winner in the Chrysler
drawing. 2. YPN in ‘The Groove’: Young Professionals Network of the Year Award winners gathered with members of the
YPN Advisory Subcommittee during a reception at The Groove nightclub at the Universal City Walk. Winners were from
Seattle-King County (small/medium local YPN), Metro Tex (Dallas-Ft. Worth; large local YPN), and Illinois (state YPN).
3. A Natural Talent: Lionel Cornelius, broker-owner of Lionel Cornelius Properties in Waxhaw, N.C., notched first place in
the REALTORS® Got Talent contest for his rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” By Erica Christo;er W
The program NAR launched in 2012 to support state
and local associations’ advocacy and outreach proved
hugely successful in its first year, with 550 state and
local associations using program resources more than
3,000 times. “To go from zero to 3,000 instances in
which the program was used far exceeds anything we
expected,” NAR CEO Dale Stinton says.
The initiative, which combines some 60 new and
existing political advocacy and community outreach
programs under a single umbrella, achieved several
milestones. Among them, the initiative:
b Conducted 59 campaign polls last year, up from 17
b Funded 242 independent expenditure races in 38
states, ten times more than in any previous year.
b Moved 26 associations onto NAR’s online advocacy platform, bringing to 250 the number of
associations on the platform.
“The R;;;;;;® Party is not really a program,” Stinton says. “It’s a philosophy. One of every 200 people
in this country is a R;;;;;;®. That means in every
community, at the park board, at the school boards,
at the Chamber of Commerce, at the restaurant,
walking down the street, R;;;;;;;® are there. We
will have achieved part of our objective with the
initiative when the idea of the R;;;;;;® Party is as
ubiquitous as R;;;;;;;® are.” W
The 2014 NAR o;cers will be
elected by the Board of Directors at the 2013 Midyear Legislative Meetings in May and
installed at the REALTORS®
Conference in November.
The Nominating Committee
presents the following slate
of o;cers for 2014:
Hot Springs, Ark.
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The committee also interviewed Jim Helsel, Camp Hill,
Pa., for the o;ce. Both candidates are deemed qualified to
serve and lead NAR.
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDEN T
(NUMBER INDICATES REGION)
D. Gary Rogers
Waltham, Mass. ( 1)
William J. Hanley
Westfield, N.J. ( 2)
John R. Dickinson
Roanoke, Va. ( 3)
Hendersonville, Tenn. ( 4)
Barbara Jill Harris
St. John, Virgin Islands ( 5)
Jonathan M. Hall
St. Mary’s, Ohio ( 6)
Chicago, Ill. ( 7)
Henry Kammandel Jr.
Omaha, Neb. ( 8)
Columbia, Mo. (9)
Baton Rouge, La. ( 10)
Laramie, Wyo. ( 11)
Ashland, Ore. ( 12)
San Jose, Calif. ( 13)