Ann Bailey Named To CMLS Hall of Fame
Thursday, September 22, 2016
LAS VEGAS – Ann Bailey was inducted into the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) Hall of Fame at the CMLS conference (CMLS2016) in Las Vegas on Sept. 21, 2016. The honor is a means of recognizing and acknowledging a lifetime of leadership, energy, and intellect that improves and elevates the multiple listing services industry.
“I cannot think of any person who has been more of a staunch advocate for the MLS industry than Ann Bailey, a visionary leader whose work invariably results in positive action,” said David Charron, president and CEO of MRIS. “Even beyond the MLS industry, her passion to make positive change in the lives of people materialized by starting the Ashland Home, a safe and caring environment for women to get sober with dignity and build a foundation for recovery.”
Bailey is president of Pranix Inc. and has led thousands of real estate executives in assessing their organizations and re-engineering their businesses. She does this by helping them create their vision and establish a direction that results in efficient and profitable change. She has consulted with leading brokerages, listing services, real estate associations, and multiple listing services for more than 20 years.
Prior to Pranix, Bailey was vice president of industry relations and vice president of operation and customer service for Move, Inc., which was later rebranded Realtor.com. She also possesses a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English from Ohio University and a master’s in business administration from The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.
In addition to her professional career, Bailey has dedicated much of her life to philanthropic initiatives. In 1998, she joined a group of women with the vision to found the Ashland Home. This organization embraces the concept that alcoholism is a disease that requires a 12-step program of recovery. It begins in a safe environment that separates such women from alcohol and then reunites them with friends and family. There is no charge for this service.
“The CMLS Board of Directors and myself have been so moved by the great work being done at the Ashland Home that we have asked the MLS industry to take up a collection during our annual conference,” said Denee Evans, CEO of CMLS. “At the end of CMLS2016, we will donate the collection to the Ashland Home, which is part of The Women’s Step House of Orange County, a 501c3 California nonprofit, public health benefit organization.”
Bailey’s induction into the CMLS Hall of Fame was preceded by Brian Larson in 2015, Pat Bybee in 2013, Jeannette Biddle in 2012, and Peter Shuttleworth in 2011. The honor recognizes the contributions of the inductee to CMLS and the MLS industry at the close or culmination of the inductee’s career in the MLS industry. Although inductees are recognized at the annual CMLS conference, inductions do not take place annually.
The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) is the professional trade organization that serves to advance the MLS industry in North America through unified leadership, collaboration, and education across the real estate industry. It was formed as a premier forum, advocate and resource in 1957 and has since evolved into a volunteer-led organization that is responsible for the advancement of MLS through education, innovation, and the implementation of best practices, industry standards, and next generation solutions in support of MLS providers with over one million subscribers.