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RE/MAX real estate exec Jesperson to retire

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RE/MAX International chief executive officer and industry leader Daryl "Jes" Jesperson will retire on Oct. 1, 2005. Jesperson joined RE/MAX in 1976 and has served in every capacity in the organization during his tenure. In addition to his executive, managerial and administrative contributions and expertise, he frequently served as official spokesperson for the network to news and industry media. Jesperson's wife, Nan, who joined the organization in 1977, will also retire from her position as vice president of RE/MAX Relocation Inc. Margaret Kelly, who has served as president of the organization since April of 2002, has been named co-chief executive officer. Vinnie Tracey, previously executive vice president of franchising has been named RE/MAX president. Both will assume their new duties immediately.  "Every organization should be so fortunate as to have someone like Jes," said Dave Liniger, RE/MAX chairman and co-founder. "He has played so many roles in the development and succ...