CMLS 2015 Election
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CMLS 2015 Election


Lauren HansenPresident – Elect
Lauren Hansen
Information and Real Estate Services, LLC
Loveland, CO

The CMLS Board of Directors is a dynamic group of talented individuals with a never ending swirl of ideas and initiatives. I have served as a CMLS Director for 2 years and as the Treasurer this past year and would like to continue. I am involved with several workgroups including the CMLX designation, helping to develop courses as well as being an instructor.

I have also been involved with the annual Conference, CMLS workshops and MLS Roundtable discussions at NAR meetings. I have been immersed in the MLS industry for over 30 years, first as a local Board AE, then as a regional MLS executive. I have served as the CEO of IRES since it was formed in 1996 and continue to be fascinated by the MLS industry. Where will we be in 5 years?

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Glenn ChristophSecretary/Treasurer
Glenn Christoph
Walnut Creek, CA

Glenn Christoph has over 28 years’ experience on the MLS services side of the real estate sector. He currently serves simultaneously as the MLS Systems Director for both the Bay East & Contra Costa MLSs—a post he has had for over 7 years. Combined, the Bay East and Contra Costa MLSs provide services to over 10,000 members.

He also spent 14 years as the Director of System Support for LPS (Black Knight) and 7 years as the Manager of the Inland Empire/Pomona Valley MLS. Having had significant leadership roles, as both a “vendor” and “customer,” has enabled Glenn’s truly 360 degree understanding of MLSs. This broad and deep perspective also greatly informs his day-to-day decision-making… Click here to read the rest of the bio.

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Jim HarrisonSecretary/Treasurer
Jim Harrison
MLSListings Inc
Sunnyvale, CA

James is a nationally recognized leader of one of the largest multiple listing services in northern California. MLSListings Inc serves more than 15,000 subscribers, and promotes the listings of more than 65,000 real estate professionals through a regional data share.

James is a 30 year veteran of REALTOR® Association and regional MLS management in the states of Texas, Virginia and California… Click here to read the rest of the bio.

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David CharronDavid Charron
MRIS, Inc.
Rockville, MD

David Charron has been recognized by Inman News nine consecutive times as one of the “Most Influential People in Real Estate.” David has also been named as one of the “Top Ten Newsmakers” by the Swanepoel Trends Report and was featured in the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 Swanepoel 200 list. The Daily Record also named David one of the Most Influential Marylanders in 2014 for his contributions to real estate. In 2012, the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) inducted David into the Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society, a prestigious honor for an MLS Executive as it is typically awarded to association executives. The Smith Society recognizes those leaders who have proven to be leading contributors to the industry and profession.

More recently, David was in the inaugural class of CMLX2 graduates. Additionally, he has been appointed by NAR to help represent its efforts in achieving patent reform. Under NAR direction, he is working with leaders from other coalition member businesses including Google, General Motors, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Walmart, Ford Motor Company, Adobe and Verizon to meet with congressional leaders in an effort to achieve meaningful reform.

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Gary ConnollyGary Connolly
Hudson Gateway MLS
White Plains, NY

Gary Connolly has been in the Real Estate Industry for over 18 years – with 14+ years as Director of the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service & Information Systems for the MLS and for the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS – servicing approximately 10,000+ REALTORS in the State of New York, predominately in Westchester County, a direct suburb of New York City, as well as all the counties comprising its northern suburbs.

Gary has demonstrated learning agility and has effective personal communication skills. He is a team player and is certainly self-motivated and determined. A multifaceted thinker, Gary understands the demands of Team Focus with the goal of continuous improvement for the big picture. Forward thinking, success oriented and a natural leader – he understands that these are the qualities best suited to serve on the Board of Directors for the Council of Multiple Listing Services… Click here to read the rest of the bio.

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Dave HoweDave Howe
MetroList Services, Inc.
Sacramento, CA

I have more than 30 years’ experience in the Real Estate profession and currently serve as the Director of MLS Operations for MetroList Services, Inc. With more than 17,000 subscribers, MetroList is one of the largest MLSs serving real estate professionals in 7 Northern California counties and beyond. I have been an active member of CMLS for more than 10 years and attained the CMLX Level 1 Certification as part of the inaugural 2013 CMLX1 class. I plan to attain my CMLX Level 2 designation in Kansas City.  Just recently I participated on a national CMLS panel on RESO where I was able to announce that MetroList was the first MLS to receive Data Dictionary 1.3 Certification.  Since then MetroList has become the first MLS to receive the RESO 1.4 Platinum Certification.

I am very dedicated and passionate about the MLS Industry. For the past 15 years, I have staffed the MLS Committee, actively participated in workgroups and panels for CMLS, Rapattoni, Supra and Core logic in helping to improve their products and service to MLSs around the country.

My commitment to you is I will work hard on your behalf to improve MLS system delivery. I respectfully ask for your vote.

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Sharon HubbardSharron Hubbard
Northwest Ohio Real Estate Information System, Inc.
Maumee, OH

Sharon Hubbard has been the MLS Director of the Northwest Ohio Real Estate Information System (NORIS) since November 2007. She spent the previous three years as the MLS Director for the Monroe County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR), in Monroe, Michigan and prior to that she was a full time Real Estate Salesperson in both Michigan and Ohio.

Sharon is a member of the Ohio Association of REALTORS® and has been involved in the organization as past Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Ohio Association of REALTORS® (OAR) MLS Committee and still serves on that Committee as well as the Business Technology Forum. She is also a member of the National Association of REALTORS®… Click here to read the rest of the bio.

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Karen KageKaren Kage
Realcomp II Ltd.
Farmington Hills, MI

Karen S. Kage is the Chief Executive Officer of Realcomp II Ltd., Michigan’s largest REALTOR®-owned Multiple Listing Service located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Karen, with 36 years of Association/MLS experience, is responsible for overseeing a staff of 30 employees and Realcomp’s operations in providing premier MLS and real property data-related services to more than 13,000 REALTOR®subscribers in Michigan.

Karen first entered the world of real estate approximately 36 years ago as a statistical typist at a local Board of REALTORS®. At that time, her job consisted of typing property information onto the backs of listing/photo cards, which were the mechanism brokers and agents used to share listing information… Click here to read the rest of the bio.

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Carrie KendallCarrie Kendall
Indiana Regional MLS
Lafayette, IN

Carrie Kendall has been General Manager of the Indiana Regional MLS, LLC since its inception in September 2012. Her original responsibility was to consolidate 13 independent MLS’s into one organization that serves over 5,400 REALTOR members in Indiana. She now oversees the day to day operation of IRMLS which is now in the process of converting their 15th organization.

Named 2013 Inman Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders/Industry Trade Groups, IRMLS’s Carrie also serves as the Executive Officer for the Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors since 2001. She currently serves on the Indiana Association of Realtors Board of Directors, and their Finance Committee. Carrie is also a Certified Professional Standards Administrator and Certified Mediator

She became a Realtor sales agent in 1991, and was the Managing Broker for Zook Realty/Better Homes & Gardens /GMAC for 10 years. She also served as the Board President of the White County Association of Realtors 1998-1999.

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Richard RentonRichard Renton
Triad MLS Inc.
High Point, NC

Richard Renton is the CEO of Triad Multiple Listing Service, Inc., a regional MLS servicing over 3,500 members over a twelve county primary region with coverage throughout the entire state of North Carolina.  Before joining Triad MLS in 2003, Richard was Director of Information Systems at Piedmont Administrators, a Third Party Administrator delivering self-funded employee benefit plans.  Prior to that, he was Director of Administration for CoreSource, Inc. another third party health care delivery system administrator.

Richard started with Triad MLS as the Database/Network Administrator, took the helm as Executive Vice President in January 2005 and continues as CEO since December 2012.  In addition to participating across the state and country with other MLS’s and Associations, Richard has served on the NAR Board of Directors as the Regional MLS Representative and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for Council of MLS and RESO.

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