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Broker Public Portal Announces Four New Board of Managers

Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments)
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ARROYO GRANDE, California Four new members have joined the Broker Public Portal (BPP) Board of Managers, the organization announced today. The BPP is owned and operated by real estate brokerages and MLSs and is delivering with Homesnap benefits to more than 800,000 real estate professionals in America today.

Joining the Broker Public Portal Board of Managers are Bill Miller, CEO of Metrolist Services, Inc.; Kathleen Manchin, Director of Industry Relations/Corporate Counsel of Keller Williams Realty International; Chelsea Goyer, VP of Recruiting, Partner Programs & MLS Relations of Redfin; and Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager of The Keyes Company.

“Bringing Bill, Kathleen, Chelsea, and Christina onto our board is an incredible addition of outstanding talent in both breadth of perspective and depth of knowledge,” said Merle Whitehead, Chairman of the BPP and Chairman, New York State of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. “Together, as a board, we will continue to make sure Broker Public Portal continues to deliver and improve what millions of consumers and hundreds of thousands of agents have demonstrated they want,” he added.

The Broker Public Portal Board of Managers by charter includes a “fair and balanced group of executives who represent the interests of large brokers (5), medium brokers (3), small brokers (2), independent managers (2) and multiple listing service organizations (MLSs - 4).” Agent count of participating firms establishes the size of brokerages eligible.

The nominating committee of the board has seven of the current directors and was chaired by Joan Docktor of BHHS Fox and Roach REALTORS. The board has staggered terms of three and two years in each category.

2018 Board of Managers includes: Merle Whitehead, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services (Chairman); John Mosey, NorthstarMLS (Vice Chairman); Mary Frances Burleson, Ebby Halliday Realtors; Alon Chaver, HomeServices of America; Craig Cheatham, The Realty Alliance; Tim Dain, MARIS; Joan Docktor, Fox and Roach Realtors; Chelsea Goyer, Redfin; Rebecca Jensen, Midwest Real Estate Data; Pat Shea, Lyon Real Estate; Kathleen Manchin, Keller Williams; Craig McClelland, BHGRE Metro Brokers; Bill Miller, Metrolist; Christina Pappas, The Keyes Company; Gurtej Sodhi, Crye-Leike; Andy Starck, Starck Real Estate; Paul Wells, RE/MAX Barrington.

Departing board members include Richard Haase formerly of Latter and Blum; Cameron Paine, formerly of Smart MLS; Cary Sylvester, formerly of Keller Williams; and Mitch Ribak of Tropical Realty. “We are deeply appreciative of all of these past board members for all of the time, energy and contributions to the success of the BPP,” Whitehead said.

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