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Leadership Summit Program

August 9 – 11, 2015

Badge Pick Up & Information Desk

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street

Sunday, August 9

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lobby Level

Monday, August 10

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lobby Level

Tuesday, August 11

7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ballroom Promenade

Monday, August 10

9:00 am – 11:00 am
NAR Building Tours

430 North Michigan Avenue
Last tour departs at 10:30 am

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Doors open for Lunch

Sheraton Hotel, Ballroom
Seating by regions

11:30 am
Welcome: NAR 2016 Vice Presidents, Michael Labout and Sherri Meadows

12:00 noon
Leadership Summit Program 

President's Address

Tom Salomone, NAR 2016 President

Tom is a REALTOR® from Coral Springs, Florida, and has been a licensed real estate agent for more than 40 years. He is a second generation REALTOR® and broker/owner of Real Estate II, a firm specializing in residential real estate. He serves on NAR’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Leadership Team. He is a proud member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® North Broward Chapter. In 2012, Tom served as the Director of REALTOR® Party activities for NAR. In 2011, he served as committee liaison to the Issues Mobilization Committee, State & Local Issues Committee, and the Smart Growth Program Advisory Group. Tom has chaired many NAR committees, subcommittees and forums.

Tom served as President of the Florida Association of REALTORS® in 2003 and as treasurer in 2005. He was named Florida’s REALTOR® of the Year in 2005.

Introduction of NAR 2016 Leadership Team and Regional Vice Presidents

Leadership Team

Bill Brown
A second-generation REALTOR® from Oakland, California, in organized real estate for more than 35 years. He is the founder of Oakland-based Investment Properties.

Elizabeth Mendenhall, ABR, ABRM, CIPS, CRB, GRI,PMN, e-PRO
First Vice President
A REALTOR® in Columbia, Missouri and the Chief Executive Officer of RE/MAX Boone Realty since 1996.

Michael McGrew, CRB, CRS
A REALTOR® for more than 30 years, in Lawrence, Kansas and the CEO/Chairman of McGrew Real Estate, a firm specializing in residential and commercial real estate and development.

Chris Polychron, ABR, CIPS, CRS, GRI
2015 President
A REALTOR® for 27 years in Hot Springs, Arkansas and an executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, specializing in residential and commercial brokerage.

Michael Labout, GRI, e-PRO
Vice President
A REALTOR® for more than 30 years in Colorado Springs, Colorado and with ERA Shields Real Estate as a top-producing agent since 1986.

Sherri Meadows, CIPS, CRB, GRI, PMN
Vice President
A REALTOR® for 33 years, in Ocala, Florida, CEO and Principal Partner of Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty.

Dale Stinton, CAE, RCE
NAR Chief Executive Officer
A 34-year veteran of NAR. Dale is in his 10th year as CEO. Prior to that he was CFO and CIO.

Regional Vice Presidents

Kevin M. Sears, Springfield, Massachusetts
Region 1 (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

Bette McTamney, CRB, CRS, GRI, Skippack, Pennsylvania
Region 2 (NJ, NY, PA)

JoAnne Poole, CRS, GRI, PMN, AWHD, e-PRO, Glen Burnie, Maryland
Region 3 (DE, DC, MD, VA, WV)

Gordon D. Seay, Greenville, South Carolina
Region 4 (KY, NC, SC, TN)

Nancy Lane, CCIM, AHWD, Flowood, Mississippi
Region 5 (AL, FL, GA, MS, VI, PR)

Meg J. Casper, ABR, SFR, SRS, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Region 6 (MI, OH)

Charles Shook, GRI, Lafayette, Indiana
Region 7 (IL, IN, WI)

James P. Cormier, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Region 8 (IA, MN, NE, ND, SD)

Joe B. Pryor, CRS, SRES, e-PRO, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Region 9 (AR, KS, MO, OK)

Matthew Ritchie, CCIM, Alexandria, Louisiana
Region 10 (LA, TX)

Kenny Parcell, Spanish Fork, UT
Region 11 (AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT, WY)

V. Faye Nelson, GRI, e-PRO, Kennewick, Washington
Region 12 (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)

Colleen A. Badagliacco, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES, e-PRO, San Jose, California
Region 13 (CA, HI, Guam)

Leader Alignment...And Then Some

Moderated by Doug Hinderer, NAR Senior Vice President, Human Resources, AE and Leadership Development with Ziggy Zicarelli, President-Elect and Joel Singer, Association Executive, of the California Association of REALTORS®; Debbie Shields, President-Elect and Rebecca Grossman, Association Executive, of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®.

The Presidents-Elect and Association Executives will share their experience in getting the most effective results from their partnership.

BREAK (1:05 pm – 1:35 pm)


REALTORS® and Association Executives rocking together.

Introduction of NAR 2016 Liaisons

Daryl Braham, CRB, GRI, Fargo, North Dakota
REALTOR® Party Director

Linda Rheinberger, ABR, CRS, PMN, SRES, Las Vegas, Nevada
REALTOR® Party Community Engagement Liaison

Russell Grooms, Jacksonville, Florida
REALTOR® Party Disbursement Liaison

Kathy Fowler, GRI, e-PRO, Enid, Oklahoma
REALTOR® Party Fundraising Liaison

Gary Reggish, CRS, SFR, Novi, Michigan
REALTOR® Party Fundraising Liaison

Vince Malta, San Francisco, California
REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Liaison

David Peretti, CRB, GRI, Winchester, Massachusetts
Association Executives Liaison

Jay Rinehart, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Business Specialties Liaison

Dan Wagner, Oak Brook, Illinois
Commercial Liaison

Barbara Kennon, CRB, CRS, GRI, Columbus, Georgia
Consumer Relations Liaison

Hanne Sagalowsky, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, CRS, GRI, Dallas, Texas
Global Real Estate Liaison

Nick D'Ambrosia, CRB, CRS, GRI, La Plata, Maryland
Large Residential Firms Relations Liaison

Diana Bull, CRB, GRI, Santa Barbara, California
Law & Policy Liaison

Dean Asher, Orlando, Florida
Member Services Liaison

Moe Veissi, South Miami, Florida
Outside Organizational Oversight Liaison

Gail Hartnett, CRS, MRP, PMN, Boise, Idaho
Public & Federal Issues Liaison

REALTOR® Party / Legislative Update: 2016 Legislative Year – How You Can Impact the Outcome

Michael Labout, NAR 2016 Vice President
Sherri Meadows, NAR 2016 Vice President
Daryl Braham, NAR 2016 REALTOR® Party Director
Ronda Tompers, National RPAC Phone Bank Leader
Jerry Giovaniello, NAR Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Chief Lobbyist
Walt Witek, NAR Senior Vice President, Community and Political Affairs

A forecast on the political climate in 2016 and the impact the REALTOR® Party can make.

Economic Update

Lawrence Yun, Ph.D., NAR Senior Vice President, Research and Chief Economist; Bill Brown, NAR 2016 President-Elect and Dan Wagner, NAR 2016 Commercial Liaison

An insight on current market trends for residential and commercial real estate.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)

Tom Salomone, NAR 2016 President
Ronald J. Gidwitz, Chairman Emeritus, BGCA

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America are joining forces so America’s kids continue to have a bright future. As the premier youth-serving organization in the U.S., Boys & Girls Clubs have opened its doors to youth in communities across the country, serving as a “home away from home” for nearly 4 million kids each year. Clubs and REALTORS® are part of the fabric of every community in America, and we are working together to give back and make a difference.

Keynote – Mia Hamm - Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Soccer Player 

Mia is widely recognized as the world's best all-around women's soccer player. In Atlanta at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games she proved it by leading her team to Team Gold in front of 80,000 screaming fans in Athens, Georgia. There is no stopping women's soccer and Mia's enormous impact, both on and off the field.

Moderator: Michael Labout, NAR 2016 Vice President

5:00 pm
Tom’s Wrap Up

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Major Investor Reception

The Field Museum
Stanley Hall Balcony
1400 S Lake Shore Drive

Transportation to/from the Sheraton Chicago and InterContinental Hotels will begin at 5:00 pm.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception - “Taste of Chicago”

The Field Museum
Stanley Hall
1400 S Lake Shore Drive

Transportation to/from the Sheraton Chicago and InterContinental Hotels will begin at 6:00 pm

Join Tom Salomone, NAR 2016 President and your peers. Take this opportunity to network, meet new friends and reunite with colleagues. Enjoy a little “Taste of Chicago” showcasing the diversity of Chicago’s dining community.

Tuesday, August 11

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Doors open for breakfast

Sheraton Hotel, Ballroom

8:30 am
Call to Order

National Anthem - Annie Wagner

Annie, a thirteen-year-old, has performed at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Tosca as the Shepardess, an Equity role, and in Otello as Townsperson, and with the Chicago Symphony Chorus. She also sings in the Anima Children’s Chorus, an internationally recognized youth choral organization.

REALTOR® Safety Presentation

Chris Polychron, NAR 2015 President

A panel of REALTOR® Associations offers perspectives on crisis management and safety practices.

REALTOR® Safety Panel

Miki Bass, Association Executive, Arkansas Association of REALTORS®
K. Michelle Lind, Association Executive, Arizona Association of REALTORS®
David B. Bennett, Association Executive, Pinellas Association of REALTORS®
Bob Goldberg, NAR Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Business Development and Strategic Investments, Professional Development, Conventions

Mike McGrew, NAR Treasurer

REALTOR Benefits®

Mike McGrew, NAR Treasurer and Bob Goldberg, NAR Senior Vice President, Marketing Business Development

CEO Update

Dale Stinton, NAR Chief Executive Officer
Dale provides a current association overview.

BREAK (9:45 am – 10:15 am)

Introduction of the Institutes, Societies & Councils and Global Alliances Representatives

Institutes, Societies & Councils

Steven Moreira, CCIM, President-Elect, Longwood, Florida
Walter Clements, CCIM, Executive Vice President, Chicago, IL
CCIM Institute

Chris Mellen, CPM, ARM, President-Elect, Braintree, Massachusetts
Russ Salzman, CAE, IOM, RCE, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Chicago, Illinois
Institute of Real Estate Management

Bob Turner, ALC, President-Elect, Cordova, Tennessee
Michele Cohen, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Vice President, Chicago, Illinois
REALTORS® Land Institute

Melissa Zimbelman, PMN, President-Elect, Las Vegas, Nevada
Jeff Hornberger, CIPS, RCE, Executive Vice President, Chicago, Illinois
Women’s Council of REALTORS®

Representatives from NAR’s Global Alliances

Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)
Pauline Aunger, 2015 President
Beth Crosbie, 2014 President
Laura Leyser, 2013 President
Gary Simonson, Chief Executive Officer

Real Estate Syndicate of Lebanon
Walid Moussa, Secretary of the Board of Trustees

Mexican Association of Real Estate Agents (AMPI)
Gustavo Solares Campos, 2015 President-Elect

Industry Panel: The Impact of AMPTM/Project Upstream

Project Upstream is a coalition of brokerages, networks and national franchises representing real estate companies of all sizes and business models that has formed to develop a comprehensive data technology platform. It will partner with RPR’s AMP™ Project to leverage the power of RPR’s nationwide parcel-centric database to allow MLS’s to create customized technology services for their participants and subscribers.

Cary Sylvester, Vice President of Technology Innovation & Communication, Keller Williams, Austin, Texas
Cary leads the technology team’s strategic planning, external relations, and worldwide initiatives. She is a highly regarded leader in the real estate and technology communities.

Dan Elsea, President, Real Estate One, Southfield, Michigan
Real Estate One is the largest brokerage in Michigan and one of the largest brokers in the country. The Elsea family is in its third generation of company leadership.

Leigh Brown, Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Executive Realty, Concord, North Carolina
Leigh Brown has over 15 years' full-time experience in residential real estate and is a true native of the Charlotte area.

Jim Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, MLSListings Inc. , San Francisco, California
Jim has significant experience developing and managing technology programs, products and services for the real estate industry.

Dale Ross, Chief Executive Officer, Realtors Property Resource®, Chicago, Illinois
Dale leads the Realtors Property Resource®, LLC, which NAR founded in 2009 to develop and operate a nationwide, property-centric, real estate database.

Elizabeth Mendenhall, NAR 2016 First Vice President, Columbia, Missouri

11:00 am 
Closing Keynote

John Foley, Former Lead Solo Pilot for the Blue Angels

John Foley is an expert on teamwork in intense, high-stakes environments. As the leader of the Navy's elite precision exhibition flying team, Foley expected unparalleled levels of excellence from his team and required steadfast commitment, discipline, and trust in order to reach peak performance levels.

With insight from the Blue Angels, lessons from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and his experiences in the inner circle of a venture capital company, John Foley has developed a practical, effective model for developing a high performance team.

11:55 am 
Tom’s Wrap Up & Adjourn