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Dale Stinton

Chief Executive Officer

Dale StintonDale A. Stinton is the Chief Executive Officer of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is America’s largest trade association, representing almost 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

Stinton, a 35 year veteran of NAR, took over the reins November 1, 2005. He served as acting CEO and executive vice president in 1996 and became CFO/CIO in 1998.

Stinton drove the association’s successful effort to permanently ban banks from entering the real estate industry, while also achieving a home buyer tax credit that noted national economists acknowledged was responsible for helping sustain the housing market.

Stinton was awarded Stephan Swanepoel’s 2009 Trendsetter of the Year award, Inman’s 2010 Innovator of the Year award and was included in CEO Update’s inaugural list of top association CEOs. CEO Update wrote that Stinton “earned his place on the list by uniting a diverse organization and reacting well ahead of the slumping housing market with programs, education, and online resources-including the multi-million dollar campaign ‘Right Tools, Right Now,’ the ‘Real Estate Today’ Radio Show, the Consumer Real Estate Site ‘HouseLogic’, and the industry changing Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®).”

In October, 2010, Smart Money featured Stinton as one of its “Power 30: Most Powerful and Influential Players”. Since December 2010, Dale has annually received repeat recognition from Inman News as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders of the year.

In 2014 Swanepoel identified Mr. Stinton as the 6th Most Powerful Person in the Real Estate Industry, and on the basis of an incredible 2015 where projects Upstream, AMP and ZipLogix were approved, Stinton was moved up a notch to #5.