Cindy joined NAR in September 2009. Prior to NAR, Cindy served in various marketing capacities at Robert-Leslie Publishing and Smithbucklin Corporation. Her primary role at NAR is to lead the global marketing and public relations efforts for the department. She lends her expertise to the promotion and growth of the Certified International Property Specialist designation, Resort and Second Home and At Home with Diversity certifications alongwith the many other programs NAR Global Business and Alliances offers. Cindy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Kentucky.
Katie joined NAR in June 2008 from the Corporate Executive Board, a best practice research and analysis firm serving Fortune 500 corporations, where she was employed as a Senior Manager specializing in meetings & global events. Prior to CEB, Katie worked in Dublin, Ireland for the Irish Institute where she partnered with Irish & Northern Irish policymakers and facilitated professional development programs aimed at promoting peace. Katie holds a M.A. in English with a concentration in Irish Studies from Boston College and a B.A. in Writing from Fairfield University.
Bethsy joined NAR in 1998 and brings eighteen years of secretarial and administrative experience in the retail, publishing and hospitality services. She is bilingual (English/Spanish) and has strong organizational and communications skills. Her primary responsibility is to be the main point of contact for our members. She supports the business group by maintaining the International Database and managing the membership and CIPS designee member records and payments.
Bruno joined NAR Global in January 2011. He spent the last 31 years in Paris, France. His experience there included four years in hotel real estate development and four years in property management. He was Secretary General of the Paris-based International Real Estate Federation FIABCI from 1999 to 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages from Washington State University and a Masters degree from the French IAE school of business. Bruno is bilingual English-French, has a working knowledge of Spanish and knows some Italian.
Jeff joined NAR in 1999 from the for-profit (private) sector, where he was International Sales Manager selling barcode machinery via a global distribution network. He holds a M.S. in Business Management from United States International University in San Diego, and B.A.s in Economics, Spanish and Latin America Studies from the University of Wisconsin. Jeff has extensive international experience and has lived in Latin America and Europe and is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Jennifer came to NAR in August 2007 from Lions Clubs International Foundation where she worked as the Grants Program Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean. Jennifer holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin and a M.S. in International Public Service Management from DePaul University here in Chicago. She is also fluent in Spanish and intermediate in Portuguese. She oversees the full Networks program (President Liaisons, Ambassador Assoc., Intl.
Len provides support for Senior Vice President Janet Branton. He is also staff executive for NAR's Past President's and Institutes, Societies and Councils. Contact Len Tovar
Janet brings a substantial amount of personal and professional international experience, including having lived abroad for 6 years while growing up (Germany and Japan) and studying languages in high school and college. Prior to coming to NAR, Janet served as an executive for a local REALTOR® association where she developed a very strong international program - one of the first in the United States. Janet will continue as the Liaison between NAR and the Institutes, Societies and Councils, including NAR’s commercial affiliates CCIM, CRE, IREM, RLI and SIOR.
No matter which international audience you cater to, the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize your business.