2014 Committee/Subcommittee/Forum Goals
Committee/Subcommittee/Forum Name: AEC/Recommendations and Recognition Advisory Board
Liaison: Sharon Keating, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
Chair: Pam Krieter, RCE
Vice Chair: Dave Phillips, RCE, CAE
Recommend the 2015 AEC Vice Chair at the 2014 AE Institute.
The advisory board recommended that Marc Lebowitz, RCE, CAE, Executive Director, Ada County Association of REALTORS® (ID), be the 2015 AEC Vice Chair. This recommendation was approved by 2014 NAR First Vice President Tom Salomone.
Recommend key AEC liaisons to 2015 NAR committees at the 2014 REALTOR® Party Conference & Expo.
The advisory board recommended AEs to be considered for appointments to key committee liaison positions. With this input, 2015 NAR President Chris Polychron appointed the following 2015 AEC key liaisons:
Data Strategies (2015) – Steve Volkodav, RCE, North Shore-Barrington Association (IL)
Executive (2015) – Steve Francks, RCE, Washington Association of REALTORS®
Finance / Local AE (2015-2016) – Diane Ruggiero, RCE, CAE, Kansas City Regional Association (KS)
Multiple Listing Issues and Policy (2015-2017) – Ryan Conrad, RCE, Lehigh Valley Association (PA)
Professional Standards (2015) – Cindy Butts, RCE, CAE, Connecticut Association
RPAC Fundraising (2015) – Debra Junkin, RCE, Georgia Association
State and Local Issues Mobilization (2015) – Chris Galler, Minnesota Association
Strategic Thinking Advisory (2015) – Nick Kremydas, RCE, South Carolina Association
Recommend AE appointments to the 2015 NAR Board of Directors (1 State AE, 2 Local AEs, 1 Regional MLS AE) at the 2014 REALTOR® Party Conference & Expo.
With input from the advisory board, 2015 NAR President Chris Polychron approved the following 2015 AE Board of Directors Appointments:
State AE (1) – Jarrod Grasso, RCE, New Jersey Association
Local AE (2) – Mark Lebowitz, RCE, CAE, Ada County Association (ID); Angela Shields, RCE, San Antonio Board (TX)
Regional MLS AE (1) – Shelley Specchio, Northern Nevada Regional MLS
Select the 2014 Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society inductees at the 2014 AE Institute (maximum of 6).
The following AEs were named to the Smith Society Class of 2014:
David B. Bennett, CAE, Pinellas Suncoast Association, FL
James S. Haisler, RCE, Heartland REALTOR® Organization, IL
Nick E. Kremydas, Esq., RCE, South Carolina Association
Marc Lebowitz, RCE, CAE, Ada County Association, ID
Dale P. Zahn, RCE, e-PRO, West Michigan Lakeshore Association, MI
Select the 2014 William R. Magel Award of Excellence recipient at the 2014 REALTOR® Party Conference & Expo.
The advisory board selected Bill Martin, RCE, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Association of REALTORS®, as the recipient of the 2014 William R. Magel Award of Excellence.
Select the 2014 Terry McDermott AE Community Leadership Award recipient at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference and Expo.
Select the 2015 William D. North AE Institute Scholarship recipients at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.
Select the Judith Lindenau RCE Scholarship recipients at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.
Select up to two 2015 AE Leaders of Tomorrow Young Professional Award recipients at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.
Identify key NAR committees to which AEC liaisons will be appointed in 2016 at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.
Actions to be taken to achieve goals:
Solicit nominations and applications from the AEC constituency prior to each National meeting; carefully review all nominations and applications and conduct interviews (when appropriate) to ensure that the most qualified candidates are recommended for these positions.
Qualified association executives are appointed to select positions within the association and selected as recipients for awards/scholarships.