The National Association of Realtors’ board of directors on Monday installed new officers for 2007, with Pat Vredevoogd Combs, a Realtor from Grand Rapids, Mich., taking on the role of association president.
A Realtor since 1971, Vredevoogd is president of Coldwell Banker-AJS-Schmidt, a residential brokerage company in Cascade, Mich. She has served several former roles with the association, including NAR president-elect, first vice president and National Fundraising Chair for the Realtors Political Action Committee, among others.
Richard F. “Dick” Gaylord, a Realtor from Long Beach, Calif., is 2007 president-elect. Gaylord served as NAR first vice president in 2006, and president of the California Association of Realtors in 2000. A Realtor for 29 years, Gaylord is a broker with RE/MAX Real Estate Specialists, a residential and commercial company in Long Beach.
Charles McMillan, a Realtor from Irving, Texas, is 2007 first vice president. A Realtor for more than 20 years, McMillan is director of realty relations and principal broker for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Dallas-Fort Worth. He has twice served as NAR regional vice president of Region X that includes Texas and Louisiana. He served as president of the Texas Association of Realtors in 1998.
Bruce F. Wolf, a Realtor from Littleton, Colo., returns for his second year as treasurer in 2007. A Realtor for more than 30 years, he is broker-owner of Prestige Real Estate Group LLC, in Englewood. He was president of the Colorado Association of Realtors in 1998.
PeggyAnn McConnochie, a Realtor from Juneau, Alaska, is 2007 vice president and liaison to committees, a position she also held in 2002.
McConnochie, a Realtor for 25 years, is president and broker of ACH Consulting (Alaska Coast Homes Inc.), a real estate consulting company. She has been a member of the NAR board of directors since 1995, and served as regional vice president for the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Monte D. Newman, a Realtor for 29 years from Hobbs, N.M., is 2007 vice president and liaison to government affairs, a position he also held in 2005. Newman is broker-owner of Newman & Co. and owner of PMR LLC Real Estate Management Services in Hobbs. A former mayor of Hobbs, he has been a member of NAR’s board of directors since 1995, and was regional vice president for the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
NAR officer bios can be found online at the association’s Web site.