Jennifer joined NAR in October of 2007 in REBAC/ Seniors Real Estate Council where she was the Manager of the SRES designation program. In her current role as Manager, Global Education and Membership she manages the CIPS designation program and CIPS faculty. She is a graduate of Lewis University with a degree in Political Science and Sociology. She completed a study abroad program in China where she studied International Business and Foreign Politics in 4 major cities in China.
Carol oversees four areas of training (and associated memberships where applicable), related to Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) and At Home With Diversity (AHWD) along with the Resort and Second Home programs. In addition to training, Carol will be involved in local and state association outreach and assistance. Carol has been with NAR for almost five years. The first three years were spent as Managing Director of the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance Member Development.
Zachary joined NAR in 2010 as the Global Business Development and Outreach Manager. He most recently worked with the American Hospital Association's Institute for Diversity, where he led membership and educational efforts to bring cultural awareness to hospital administrators. His experience is invaluable as he undertakes the goal of helping local associations educate members in the opportunities that exist in global business, as well as in how to serve an ever-growing multicultural consumer and foreign buyer base. Zach holds a M.A.
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