John is CEO of NorthstarMLS, a regional MLS serving Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. He is an industry veteran whose diverse experience includes leadership roles with Moore Data Management Systems as President of the Canadian division and later as VP of Sales and Marketing for North America and VP, General Manager of Cyberhomes, one of the earliest online real estate portals. Before joining NorthstarMLS, he led a technology start-up that developed automated showing technologies.
Alon is Chief Information Officer of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Previously he served as Trulia’s VP of Industry Services and was the co-founder and CEO of iHomefinder, an online real estate pioneer providing software solutions and data services to agents, brokerages, and MLSs. Alon serves as a Director on RESO.
Craig is COO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers, which has 26 locations and more than 2,000 real estate agents serving the Greater Atlanta area. He joined the company in 2008 as Director of Strategic Growth and was named COO in 2013. Today Craig also serves as an investor and advisor to the technology company Brytecore.
Paul is Broker/Owner of RE/MAX of Barrington in Barrington, IL and RE/MAX NOW in Lake Barrington, IL with 43 affiliated brokers. He began his career as an agent with RE/MAX in Barrington in 1987 and in 2002 purchased the real estate office. Paul acquired a Lake Barrington independent real estate office in 2012 and created RE/MAX NOW. He is the past Treasurer of MRED and currently serves as its Vice Chair.
Tim is President of MARIS, an MLS that provides business solutions for Missouri and Illinois REALTORS® with 13 associations, 58 counties, and over 13,000 members. Previously, he was the MLS Director of Austin Board of REALTORS® and the Executive Director of SIR/MLS, Inc. Tim serves on a variety of executive boards, including CMLS, MLS Grid and RESO. He was recently recognized on the SP2018 Emerging Leaders List and has placed his fingerprints on many national initiatives impacting the professional real estate community.
Andy is President and CEO of the family real estate company now doing business under the banner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate. First licensed in 1968, while a junior in college, he rejoined the company in 1973, after law school, and has been responsible for guiding the company since 1980. The company owns a mortgage company, and is a joint venture partner in a title company. He has served on several industry boards and was President of a MLS and RELO, the predecessor of LRE.
Bill is the CEO of MetroList Services, Inc., Northern California’s largest MLS covering 10,000 sq. miles and more than 19,000 subscribers. Before being named CEO, Bill was MetroList’s COO and was responsible for day-to-day operational management. Bill’s background in technology brought him to MetroList to help transform the region’s MLS into a true technology company. Prior to joining MetroList, Bill began his technology career at IBM where he held management positions in sales, marketing, and product development.
Chelsea is the VP of Recruiting, Partner Programs and MLS Relations at Redfin. She is responsible for recruiting top talent for both the real estate and operations side of Redfin’s business as well as managing the teams that are responsible for launching brokerage operations in new locations, onboarding new MLSs and data feeds, and maintaining Redfin’s compliance with licensing and data syndication standards. Chelsea began her career at Redfin in 2007 as a Transaction Coordinator and since then has overseen a variety of strategic projects.
Christina is the District Sales Manager of The Keyes Company’s Brickell office. Since joining The Keyes Company in 2011, Christina has annually doubled her year-over-year sales performance. Her impact on the firm includes creating a course on leveraging social media for business and taking control of Keyes Next Gen – a program that develops younger realtors. Christina holds a number of leadership positions including Residential President for the Miami Association of Realtors and Global Business Council Vice Chair for Florida Realtors.
Craig is President and CEO of The Realty Alliance. He coordinates the network’s significant influence on industry policy in conjunction with major industry organizations, leverages the group’s size and market strength to negotiate favorable agreements with providers, and coordinates networking programs for member firm representatives. Craig has built his reputation over 27 years of experience in leadership roles for a state association of realtors, the international federation of real estate licensing and regulatory agencies (ARELLO), and for The Realty Alliance.
Gurtej is the Chief Information and Operations Officer of the Crye-Leike Group of Companies. Gurtej has worked at Crye-Leike in various roles since 1994. He currently has the responsibility of ensuring that all of the company’s business units utilize the best systems and processes to operate in the most effective and productive manner. He has also been on the Board of Managers for UpstreamRE since 2016.
Joan serves as the President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®. Joan has been instrumental in the growth and profitability of the company, which is the largest single market brokerage in the United States servicing Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Joan is VP of the Board of Trustees of Fox & Roach Charities. She is also the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors of The Realty Alliance and is Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of Bright MLS.
Kathleen is Director of Industry Relations/Corporate Counsel at Keller Williams Realty International (KWRI). Kathleen has more than 14 years of experience in real estate and focuses largely on KWRI’s external industry initiatives and expansion efforts. Before joining KWRI, Kathleen worked for the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials and served as an ombudsman for the Texas Residential Construction Commission. Kathleen serves on the Executive Committee for UpstreamRE and is passionate about supporting collaboration and innovation in the industry.
Mary Frances is President and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. Ebby Halliday Companies includes three residential real estate brands as well as affiliated title, insurance and mortgage companies. With 1,850 agents covering more than 12,000 square miles of North Texas, Ebby Halliday is the largest independently owned residential real estate company in Texas. Mary is a very civic-minded member of the North Texas community and a member of numerous boards at the local, state and national levels. She has served as a NAR Director since 1991.
Merle is Chairman of New York State for Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. In 2016, after growing one of the top 10 firms in America, Merle sold both RealtyUSA and 1st Priority Mortgage to Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, helping Hanna become the third largest brokerage firm in America. Merle is a member of the NAR Leadership Team. He is the 2018 Liaison for the MLS’s and Data Management and has served several terms on the Executive Committee and the Real Estate Services Advisory Board.
Pat has more than 20 years of real estate sales and leadership experience in the greater Sacramento area. As President and COO of Lyon Real Estate, Pat’s strong leadership skills turn long-term goals into solid action plans and ensure that the entire leadership team remains focused on results. Pat previously served as Managing Director and President of Mason-McDuffie, one of the largest brokerages in California. In 2017, he was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of LeadingRE.
Rebecca is the President and CEO of MRED, the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service to over 45,000 subscribers. Rebecca has worked in the MLS industry since 1998, and has spent over a decade as an MLS CEO. She serves on the Council of MLSs and is the Board Chair of The MLS Grid. Additionally, she serves on committees for NAR, Illinois Realtors, COVE MLS Group and UpstreamRE.