MLS & Associations

NAR hunts for next CEO after Dale Stinton’s 36-year run

Trade group anticipates choosing successor by the end of 2017

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The National Association of Realtors is officially on the hunt for a new leader. Dale Stinton, the trade group's CEO, will retire in 2017 after 36 years with NAR. NAR has hired a Chicago-based executive search firm, Heidrick & Struggles, to "immediately" begin the search for a new CEO, the trade group said in a press release today. Dale Stinton Given Stinton's influence in the real estate industry as NAR's CEO, his successor could transform the face of the industry and help agents navigate a housing market in the midst of rapid technological and political change. "Stinton demonstrated exceptional leadership and business savvy in bringing continued success to the association and its members through one of the worst economic downturns in decades," NAR said in its release. Stinton served as the trade group's acting CEO and executive vice president in 1996 and two years later became its chief financial officer and chief information officer. NAR appointed him as CEO in...