Dale Stinton has served as CEO of National Association of Realtors since November 2005. Under his leadership, NAR has strived to stay at the forefront of technological change, forming a subsidiary, Realtors Property Resource LLC, to build a national, parcel-based database; funding a “Game Changer” program that provides grant funding to innovative Realtor association initiatives; and forming a venture capital fund, Second Century Ventures LLC, and a technology incubator, REach. Stinton serves as president of Second Century Ventures, an investor in REach, DocuSign Inc., ifbyphone, Xceligent, Move Inc., Sentrilock, ZipLogix, and, as of 2013, Symform. In November 2013, Stinton joined DocuSign’s board of directors. In July 2013, NAR approved historic changes to the realtor.com operating agreement, giving realtor.com operator Move Inc. more flexibility to publish listings from sources beyond those provided by Realtors, including additional new homes and rental properties, in an effort to boost the site’s market share among consumers.

Dale Stinton has served as CEO of National Association of Realtors since November 2005. Under his leadership, NAR has strived to stay at the forefront of technological change, forming a subsidiary, Realtors Property Resource LLC, to build a national, parcel-based database; funding a “Game Changer” program that provides grant funding to innovative Realtor association initiatives; and forming a venture capital fund, Second Century Ventures LLC, and a technology incubator, REach. Stinton serves as president of Second Century Ventures, an investor in REach, DocuSign Inc., ifbyphone, Xceligent, Move Inc., Sentrilock, ZipLogix, and, as of 2013, Symform. In November 2013, Stinton joined DocuSign’s board of directors. In July 2013, NAR approved historic changes to the realtor.com operating agreement, giving realtor.com operator Move Inc. more flexibility to publish listings from sources beyond those provided by Realtors, including additional new homes and rental properties, in an effort to boost the site’s market share among consumers.

Joel Singer, longtime CEO of the California Association of Realtors, the largest Realtor association in the U.S. other than NAR, became involved in a public debate in 2013 with dotloop CEO Austin Allison about access to CAR’s electronic real estate forms. The debate shed light on issues of innovation, the role of an association and the framework of how deals get done in the real estate industry. Before becoming CEO of CAR in 1989, Singer served as the association’s chief economist, a position he assumed in 1978 when he graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Joel Singer, longtime CEO of the California Association of Realtors, the largest Realtor association in the U.S. other than NAR, became involved in a public debate in 2013 with dotloop CEO Austin Allison about access to CAR’s electronic real estate forms. The debate shed light on issues of innovation, the role of an association and the framework of how deals get done in the real estate industry. Before becoming CEO of CAR in 1989, Singer served as the association’s chief economist, a position he assumed in 1978 when he graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles.

John Mosey has been president of NorthstarMLS since 2002, serving more than 13,500 members in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Previously, he had spent two years as president of real estate appointment scheduling firm Callnetics Corp. and 25 years at Moore Data Management Services, where he was vice president of sales and marketing. In 2013, Mosey became a founding board member of REDPLAN Inc., a new nonprofit organization created to protect the intellectual property rights of multiple listing services and brokerages. Mosey is no stranger to the issue: NorthstarMLS filed a copyright infringement suit against the owner and operator of agent ratings and referrals site NeighborCity.com in April 2012. NeighborCity countersued, claiming antitrust violations, and the two companies have been locked in a closely watched legal battle ever since.

John Mosey has been president of NorthstarMLS since 2002, serving more than 13,500 members in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Previously, he had spent two years as president of real estate appointment scheduling firm Callnetics Corp. and 25 years at Moore Data Management Services, where he was vice president of sales and marketing. In 2013, Mosey became a founding board member of REDPLAN Inc., a new nonprofit organization created to protect the intellectual property rights of multiple listing services and brokerages. Mosey is no stranger to the issue: NorthstarMLS filed a copyright infringement suit against the owner and operator of agent ratings and referrals site NeighborCity.com in April 2012. NeighborCity countersued, claiming antitrust violations, and the two companies have been locked in a closely watched legal battle ever since.

Carrie Kendall

General Manager

Carrie Kendall is a 20-year-plus veteran of the real estate industry. She joined the family business as an agent in 1991 and later became a managing broker. She has been the CEO of the Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors since 2000 and was appointed general manager of the newly formed Indiana Regional MLS in August 2012. In that capacity, she is responsible for consolidating the listing data and services of 13 Realtor trade groups in Indiana, each of which previously had its own independent MLS. Once the consolidation is complete, 5,000 Indiana Realtors will have access to more than 750,000 real estate listings across 42 counties in a single database.

Carrie Kendall is a 20-year-plus veteran of the real estate industry. She joined the family business as an agent in 1991 and later became a managing broker. She has been the CEO of the Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors since 2000 and was appointed general manager of the newly formed Indiana Regional MLS in August 2012. In that capacity, she is responsible for consolidating the listing data and services of 13 Realtor trade groups in Indiana, each of which previously had its own independent MLS. Once the consolidation is complete, 5,000 Indiana Realtors will have access to more than 750,000 real estate listings across 42 counties in a single database.

Rebecca Jensen

CEO

Rebecca Jensen began her career in the multiple listing service industry in 1998 with Wasatch Front Regional MLS (WFRMLS), which operates UtahRealEstate.com and whose membership includes about 10,000 Realtors covering more than 90 percent of the Utah market. She became CEO of WFRMLS and UtahRealEstate.com in 2007. Jensen was elected to the board of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) in the fall of 2010 and has been the board chair since January 2011. RESO’s goal is to standardize real estate data to make it more accurate, consistent and accessible so that MLSs, vendors and third parties can develop better and faster real estate applications and platforms at lower cost, facilitating software innovation and efficiency in real estate transactions. Under Jensen’s tenure, RESO became a nonprofit organization, developed and adopted a Data Dictionary of common real estate terms, and is in the process of developing an application programming interface (API) expected to be complete at the end of 2013. Jensen has also succeeded in raising RESO’s profile in the industry through the addition of two prominent board members in 2014: Alon Chaver, vice president of industry services at Trulia, and Craig Cheatham, president and CEO of The Realty Alliance.

Rebecca Jensen began her career in the multiple listing service industry in 1998 with Wasatch Front Regional MLS (WFRMLS), which operates UtahRealEstate.com and whose membership includes about 10,000 Realtors covering more than 90 percent of the Utah market. She became CEO of WFRMLS and UtahRealEstate.com in 2007. Jensen was elected to the board of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) in the fall of 2010 and has been the board chair since January 2011. RESO’s goal is to standardize real estate data to make it more accurate, consistent and accessible so that MLSs, vendors and third parties can develop better and faster real estate applications and platforms at lower cost, facilitating software innovation and efficiency in real estate transactions. Under Jensen’s tenure, RESO became a nonprofit organization, developed and adopted a Data Dictionary of common real estate terms, and is in the process of developing an application programming interface (API) expected to be complete at the end of 2013. Jensen has also succeeded in raising RESO’s profile in the industry through the addition of two prominent board members in 2014: Alon Chaver, vice president of industry services at Trulia, and Craig Cheatham, president and CEO of The Realty Alliance.

Bob Hale

President and CEO

Bob Hale has been president and CEO of the Houston Association of Realtors since 1988. In that quarter-century, he has grown HAR to more than 24,000 members, making it the largest trade group in Houston and the second-largest local Realtor association in the country. Under Hale’s leadership, in 1997 HAR became a pioneer in developing a public multiple listing service website, HAR.com, which is now a household name in the Houston area and regularly beats out major national listing portals in terms of local traffic. In 2013, HAR outsourced its listing syndication services to Move Inc. subsidiary ListHub; struck a deal real estate startup NuOffer to make its paperless offer tool available to HAR members; and partnered with the city of Houston on a mobile app that provides location-based information about real estate, city government, and local amenities and events. In October, the city’s mayor declared Houston’s second Bob Hale Day in recognition of Hale’s devotion to bettering the real estate industry for both the consumer and Realtor.

Bob Hale has been president and CEO of the Houston Association of Realtors since 1988. In that quarter-century, he has grown HAR to more than 24,000 members, making it the largest trade group in Houston and the second-largest local Realtor association in the country. Under Hale’s leadership, in 1997 HAR became a pioneer in developing a public multiple listing service website, HAR.com, which is now a household name in the Houston area and regularly beats out major national listing portals in terms of local traffic. In 2013, HAR outsourced its listing syndication services to Move Inc. subsidiary ListHub; struck a deal real estate startup NuOffer to make its paperless offer tool available to HAR members; and partnered with the city of Houston on a mobile app that provides location-based information about real estate, city government, and local amenities and events. In October, the city’s mayor declared Houston’s second Bob Hale Day in recognition of Hale’s devotion to bettering the real estate industry for both the consumer and Realtor.

Merri Jo Cowen serves as CEO for My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service, a consortium of 15 Realtor associations and boards that represent more than 33,000 members, making it one of the largest MLSs in the U.S. and the largest MLS in Florida. Cowen is the current chair of the MLS Domains Association’s board of directors and participates in the Realtor.com association executives advisory group. She is a past president of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) and has served on the National Association of Realtors’ Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee. In 2013, MFRMLS offered its members access to tenant screening service SafeRent, and mobile application GoMLS, which allows real estate agents and their clients to work together and remotely share information throughout the home search process. A real estate industry professional since 1979, Cowen was the first CEO of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS in 2003.

Merri Jo Cowen serves as CEO for My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service, a consortium of 15 Realtor associations and boards that represent more than 33,000 members, making it one of the largest MLSs in the U.S. and the largest MLS in Florida. Cowen is the current chair of the MLS Domains Association’s board of directors and participates in the Realtor.com association executives advisory group. She is a past president of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) and has served on the National Association of Realtors’ Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee. In 2013, MFRMLS offered its members access to tenant screening service SafeRent, and mobile application GoMLS, which allows real estate agents and their clients to work together and remotely share information throughout the home search process. A real estate industry professional since 1979, Cowen was the first CEO of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS in 2003.

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. President and CEO David Charron joined MRIS in January 2001, bringing leadership and strategic industry experience from his background in real estate, information systems and Internet business solutions. In overseeing all operations of one of the nation’s largest MLS systems, Charron emphasizes two-way communications with the board of directors and shareholders, fostering collaboration and inspiring innovation. In 2013, MRIS subsidiary RealEstate Business Intelligence LLC partnered with CoreLogic to offer the more than 600,000 multiple listing service members who use CoreLogic’s Realist public records database access to an analytics suite developed by RBI that includes interactive charts, in-depth statistical reports and marketing solutions. MRIS also overhauled its consumer-facing website; launched an ad campaign promoting its listing accuracy; and rolled out a marketing center powered by Imprev allowing its more than 40,000 members to create marketing materials with information and photos imported directly from MRIS’ listing input tool, Keystone.

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. President and CEO David Charron joined MRIS in January 2001, bringing leadership and strategic industry experience from his background in real estate, information systems and Internet business solutions. In overseeing all operations of one of the nation’s largest MLS systems, Charron emphasizes two-way communications with the board of directors and shareholders, fostering collaboration and inspiring innovation. In 2013, MRIS subsidiary RealEstate Business Intelligence LLC partnered with CoreLogic to offer the more than 600,000 multiple listing service members who use CoreLogic’s Realist public records database access to an analytics suite developed by RBI that includes interactive charts, in-depth statistical reports and marketing solutions. MRIS also overhauled its consumer-facing website; launched an ad campaign promoting its listing accuracy; and rolled out a marketing center powered by Imprev allowing its more than 40,000 members to create marketing materials with information and photos imported directly from MRIS’ listing input tool, Keystone.

Under the leadership of Art Carter, California Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc. (CRMLS) has grown to more than 71,000 members, making it the largest multiple listing service in the U.S., a distinction it earned in August 2011 when CRMLS merged with Anaheim-based SoCalMLS. Carter has served as CEO since August 2005, during which time he’s been instrumental in a data-sharing revolution in Southern California. He served as chairman of the California Real Estate Technology Services (CARETS) Steering Committee from its inception in 2006 through its incorporation in February 2008. In 2013, CRMLS signed a multiyear deal to give its members access to international listings and to market its listings with global networking and property marketing network Proxio Inc. The MLS also made a deal to offer their members N-Play’s Facebook Internet Data Exchange (IDX) listings search application, was one of the first MLSs to integrate search-by-commute-time tool INRIX Drive Time, and signed an agreement with Move Inc. joint venture Builders Digital Experience Inc. (BDX).

Under the leadership of Art Carter, California Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc. (CRMLS) has grown to more than 71,000 members, making it the largest multiple listing service in the U.S., a distinction it earned in August 2011 when CRMLS merged with Anaheim-based SoCalMLS. Carter has served as CEO since August 2005, during which time he’s been instrumental in a data-sharing revolution in Southern California. He served as chairman of the California Real Estate Technology Services (CARETS) Steering Committee from its inception in 2006 through its incorporation in February 2008. In 2013, CRMLS signed a multiyear deal to give its members access to international listings and to market its listings with global networking and property marketing network Proxio Inc. The MLS also made a deal to offer their members N-Play’s Facebook Internet Data Exchange (IDX) listings search application, was one of the first MLSs to integrate search-by-commute-time tool INRIX Drive Time, and signed an agreement with Move Inc. joint venture Builders Digital Experience Inc. (BDX).

Todd Carpenter

Managing Director of Data Analytics

The 1 million-member National Association of Realtors rehired real estate and mortgage industry veteran Todd Carpenter in October 2013 to head up its newly launched predictive analytics department. NAR first hired Carpenter to manage its online and social media presence in February 2009. In April 2012, Carpenter announced his departure from the trade group to become senior manager of industry engagement at real estate listing and marketing company Trulia. He left the company less than a year later, in March 2013, and worked as an analyst and consultant before returning to NAR. There, Carpenter’s role is to explain predictive analytics to NAR leadership and members; to acquire or license data from third-party sources; and to formulate ways to use NAR’s treasure trove of real estate data to help its members stay ahead of trends and make better business decisions. He recently debuted DataBetaPalooza, a program aimed at recruiting initial data partners for NAR.

The 1 million-member National Association of Realtors rehired real estate and mortgage industry veteran Todd Carpenter in October 2013 to head up its newly launched predictive analytics department. NAR first hired Carpenter to manage its online and social media presence in February 2009. In April 2012, Carpenter announced his departure from the trade group to become senior manager of industry engagement at real estate listing and marketing company Trulia. He left the company less than a year later, in March 2013, and worked as an analyst and consultant before returning to NAR. There, Carpenter’s role is to explain predictive analytics to NAR leadership and members; to acquire or license data from third-party sources; and to formulate ways to use NAR’s treasure trove of real estate data to help its members stay ahead of trends and make better business decisions. He recently debuted DataBetaPalooza, a program aimed at recruiting initial data partners for NAR.

Steve Brown

2014 President

Steve Brown, the National Association of Realtors’ 2014 president, has been a Realtor for more than 38 years. He is a co-owner of Irongate Inc. Realtors, a Dayton, Ohio, real estate firm with six offices and 300 agents that includes relocation and property management divisions, as well as in-house mortgage, title and insurance partners. Brown has been working his way up the Realtor leadership ladder since 1996, when he became president of the Dayton Area Board of Realtors. In 2002, he served as president of the Ohio Association of Realtors. In 2005, he began holding leadership positions at NAR, most recently as the 2012 first vice president.

Steve Brown, the National Association of Realtors’ 2014 president, has been a Realtor for more than 38 years. He is a co-owner of Irongate Inc. Realtors, a Dayton, Ohio, real estate firm with six offices and 300 agents that includes relocation and property management divisions, as well as in-house mortgage, title and insurance partners. Brown has been working his way up the Realtor leadership ladder since 1996, when he became president of the Dayton Area Board of Realtors. In 2002, he served as president of the Ohio Association of Realtors. In 2005, he began holding leadership positions at NAR, most recently as the 2012 first vice president.

As CEO of Lisle, Ill.-based Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED), Russ Bergeron has been a staunch advocate of technological advances in the real estate industry and has offered a myriad of tools to MRED’s nearly 40,000 members to help them differentiate themselves in the marketplace. To that end, MRED partnered with several companies and initiatives in 2013, including National Association of Realtors subsidiary and property database Realtors Property Resource (RPR), Trulia’s “Shared Success Program,” CoreLogic’s MLS Data Co-op program, Move’s FIND application, and Move joint venture Builders Digital Experience Inc. (BDX). Before joining MRED in 2010, Bergeron was the founding CEO of Southern California Multiple Listing Service (SoCalMLS), growing its membership from 7,000 to a high of more than 55,000 during his 17-year tenure. He currently serves on the boards of directors for the Council of MLSs (CMLS), the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) and the MLS Domains Association (dotMLS). He sits on advisory boards for Realtor.com, Trulia, Supra, CoreLogic’s Realist, RPR and NAR.

As CEO of Lisle, Ill.-based Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED), Russ Bergeron has been a staunch advocate of technological advances in the real estate industry and has offered a myriad of tools to MRED’s nearly 40,000 members to help them differentiate themselves in the marketplace. To that end, MRED partnered with several companies and initiatives in 2013, including National Association of Realtors subsidiary and property database Realtors Property Resource (RPR), Trulia’s “Shared Success Program,” CoreLogic’s MLS Data Co-op program, Move’s FIND application, and Move joint venture Builders Digital Experience Inc. (BDX). Before joining MRED in 2010, Bergeron was the founding CEO of Southern California Multiple Listing Service (SoCalMLS), growing its membership from 7,000 to a high of more than 55,000 during his 17-year tenure. He currently serves on the boards of directors for the Council of MLSs (CMLS), the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) and the MLS Domains Association (dotMLS). He sits on advisory boards for Realtor.com, Trulia, Supra, CoreLogic’s Realist, RPR and NAR.

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