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Realtor trade group installs 2007 officers

Pat Vredevoogd Combs becomes president of NAR

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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 d...