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Part 2: Who runs the National Association of Realtors?

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Editor's note: The National Association of Realtors' backbone consists of industry movers and shakers -- some of whom are paid staff and others volunteers -- who help keep the organization pointed in the right direction and striving to meet its goals. This special five-part series takes a look at some noteworthy figures within the trade group. (See Part 1: A leading lobbyist for a powerful lobby; Part 3: Volunteers who call the shots at NAR; Part 4: Tech guru shaped home listings site; and Part 5: NAR committees: The leadership pecking order.) The National Association of Realtors does not have a cookie cutter profile for who should be on its high-paid executive team. Of the powerful trade group's top nine managers, one comes from the publishing industry, one was a database specialist, one worked for U.S. Steel Corp., and another served in the banking industry. With nearly 1.1 million dues-paying members, NAR is among the largest and most powerful trade groups in the country. NAR...