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BOARD OF MANAGERS

Alon Chaver Chairman

Alon is a serial entrepreneur, long time industry tech executive and thought leader. Alon most recently served as the Chief Information Officer at HomeServices of America, following highly successful exits as Trulia’s Vice President of Industry Services and iHomefinder’s Chief Executive Officer. As an online real estate pioneer, Alon developed software solutions and data services for agents, brokerages, and MLSs, along with online products helping consumers achieve the dream of home ownership. Alon has served as a Director and VIce Chairman of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), a Manager on the Board of Managers at Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), and a variety of technology companies as a board member, advisor, and investor.

Craig McClelland – Secretary

Craig is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers, which has 26 locations and more than 2,000 real estate agents serving the Greater Atlanta area. He joined the company in 2008 as Director of Strategic Growth and was named COO in 2013. Today Craig also serves as an investor and advisor to the technology company Brytecore.

Chad Gilbert Treasurer 

Chad is President and Owner of RE/MAX Suburban and Precision Title Company in Illinois. In 2015 RE/MAX Suburban and Precision Title Company was recognized as the No. 1 RE/MAX in Illinois and the No. 14 largest RE/MAX by volume in the country. Chad and his wife and co-owner Sarah Gilbert were honored in 2016 with RE/MAX’s “Above the Crowd!” award, which recognizes individuals for their commitment to the RE/MAX brand within their office, the RE/MAX network and their community.

Bill Miller

Bill is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MetroList Services, Inc., Northern California’s largest MLS covering 10,000 sq. miles and more than 19,000 subscribers. Before being named CEO, Bill was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at MetroList where he was responsible for day-to-day operational management. Bill’s background in technology brought him to MetroList to help transform the region’s MLS into a true technology company. Prior to joining MetroList, Bill began his technology career at IBM where he held management positions in sales, marketing, and product development.

Christina Pappas

Christina is Vice President of The Keyes Company. Since joining The Keyes Company in 2011, Christina has annually doubled her year-over-year sales performance. Her impact on the firm includes creating a course on leveraging social media for business and taking control of Keyes Next Gen – a program that develops younger realtors. Christina holds a number of leadership positions including Residential President for the MIAMI Association of Realtors and Global Business Council Vice Chair for Florida Realtors.

Craig Cheatham

Craig is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Realty Alliance. He coordinates the network’s significant influence on industry policy in conjunction with major industry organizations, leverages the group’s size and market strength to negotiate favorable agreements with providers, and coordinates networking programs for member firm representatives. Craig has built his reputation over 27 years of experience in leadership roles for The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) and for The Realty Alliance.

Donna Kreps

Donna is President of Residential Real Estate for F.C. Tucker Company. With over 1,500 agents statewide and over $3.2 billion in sales, F.C. Tucker Company is the largest independent real estate firm in Indiana. Donna has been with F.C. Tucker Company for over 25 years. She was named Executive VP in 2007 and President of the Residential Division 2016, and is also the first female executive of the company. 

Gurtej Sodhi

Gurtej is the Chief Information and Operations Officer (CIOO) of the Crye-Leike Group of Companies. Gurtej has worked at Crye-Leike in various roles since 1994. He currently has the responsibility of ensuring that all of the company’s business units utilize the best systems and processes to operate in the most effective and productive manner. He has also been on the Board of Managers for UpstreamRE since 2016.

 Daniel J. Riley, Esq.

Dan is EVP of Administration at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and is Chairman of National Broker Portal, a joint venture between Broker Public Portal (BPP) and Homesnap.  A licensed attorney in the state of Ohio, Dan has been in real estate for nearly a quarter of a century. His deep proficiency includes experience in real executive management, as a title insurance agency operator and minority owner, legal counsel, and Certified Public Accountant.

Pat Shea

Pat has more than 20 years of real estate sales and leadership experience in the greater Sacramento area. As President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lyon Real Estate, Pat’s strong leadership skills turn long-term goals into solid action plans and ensure that the entire leadership team remains focused on results. Pat previously served as Managing Director and President of Mason-McDuffie, one of the largest brokerages in California. In 2017, he was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE). 

Rebecca JensenRebecca Jensen - President & CEO MRED

Rebecca is president and CEO of MRED, which has grown to serve more than 47,000 real estate professionals. She is the board chair of the MLS Grid, a national MLS data initiative which serves 12 MLSs and board chair for the nonprofit Real Estate Standards Organization. She serves on the boards of the Broker Public Portal and the MLS Roundtable, and has served on the boards of the Council of Multiple Listing Services and the California Regional MLS. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration/technology commercialization from Westminster College.

Stan Martin

Stan is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) and ACTRIS, which provides MLS services to over 15,000 subscribers in Austin, Texas. Stan has worked in the MLS industry since 2004, providing a strong combination of product management and operational expertise to organizations. He currently serves on The MLS Grid Board of Directors, NAR’s Leading Edge Advisory group, and was appointed by the Council of MLS to serve on the MLS Technology and Emerging Issue Advisory Board beginning in 2020.

Tom Hosack

Tom is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty in southwestern Pennsylvania, as well as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services in northeastern Ohio. With over 1,800 agents and 54 offices, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services are both ranked No. 1 in market share in their region. Tom has been in the real estate industry for over 26 years and currently serves as President and board member of West Penn Multi List, as well as board and executive committee member for UpstreamRE. 

Lacey Merrick ConwayLacey Merrick Conway

Lacey is the President of Latter & Blum Inc., the largest independently owned real estate brokerage in the Gulf South with 25 offices located throughout Louisiana, Texas, and Southern Mississippi. She has been active in residential real estate sales and broker management for more than fifteen years and oversees all company operations, strategic planning, and general management. Lacey holds an undergraduate degree from Boston University, an MBA from the University of New Orleans, and is a CCIM. She serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Latter & Blum, Inc. and serves on the board of United Way Southeast Louisiana and Greater New Orleans, Inc.

OB Jacobi

OB brings a second generation of leadership to Windermere Real Estate which was founded by his father, John Jacobi, in Seattle in 1972. As president, OB has helped facilitate Windermere’s growth into the largest regional real estate company in the Western United States with more than 6,500 agents and 300 offices in 10 states and Mexico. In addition to guiding business strategies for the Windermere network, OB oversees operations for six family-owned Windermere offices. He also serves on the board of the Windermere Foundation, which has provided over $43 million in funding to non-profit organizations that support low-income and homeless children and their families.

Dana StrandmoDana Strandmo

Dana is senior vice president and chief administrative officer for HomeServices of America. He has been employed with HomeServices from its beginning in 1998 and served as general counsel before being promoted to his current position in 2015. Previously, Strandmo was corporate counsel for Edina Realty Home Services. In addition to his voluntary service with the National Association of Realtors, the Minnesota Association of Realtors, RESPRO, and the The Realty Alliance in various positions. Strandmo has been an instructor with Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education and an adjunct instructor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Shelley SpecchioShelley Specchio

As CEO of MIBOR REALTOR® Association and the Broker Listing Cooperative®, in 2017, Shelley brought her desire to build and foster strong relationships and her dedication to a culture of excellence to complement MIBOR’s strong tradition of community involvement. MIBOR, the professional association representing central Indiana’s REALTORS, was founded in 1912 and today serves the needs of more than 8,500 members. Shelley was the 2015 President of the Council of Multiple Listing Services and began her career in the real estate industry in 1994 with the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS®. She went on to lead the Northern Nevada Regional MLS as CEO from 2008 to 2017. Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Shelley earned her degree from the University of Nevada.