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Annie Blatz
Annie Blatz is the branch executive and designated Realtor® at Kinlin Grover Real Estate on Cape Cod and the 2016 President of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR). A Realtor since 1985, Annie has also served as MAR’s 2015 President-Elect and two terms as Secretary/Treasurer in addition to many other leadership roles over the years.

Tami Bonnell

Tami Bonnell is the CEO of EXIT Realty Corp International. She is a 30+ year veteran of the real estate industry and was instrumental in building three major brands. She was recently recognized by leading trend watcher Stephan Swanepoel, as one of the 200 most powerful people in residential real estate, included in the top 10 most powerful women in real estate and she was ranked among the top 10  most powerful real estate franchise executives.

John Breault
John is the MLS PIN Director of Customer Support & Quality Assurance. John has recently been inducted into the Council of MLS CMLX Level One Professional Inaugural class and currently leads the CMLS Compliance Group. 

Krista Clark 

A licensed Realtor® since 2007, Krista Clark specializes in multi-family and retail investment property and is now an agent for Century 21 Signature Properties. She was also named as one of Realtor® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in 2014 and is Past-President of her local association and Vice Chair of the NAR YPN Advisory Board.

Linda Davis

Linda Davis has sold real estate in Ledyard, CT for over 35 years and is an agent for RE/MAX Home Team. She often speaks on social media and other real estate technology solutions. Linda has also created a wildly popular Facebook group for her community which has been featured in newspaper articles, radio and TV.

Michael DiMella

Michael DiMella is a nationally recognized leader in the real estate industry and was chosen for the 30 Under 30  Realtors® in America from Realtor® Magazine.  Michael is a Past-President of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® and is a Principal of IGNITION Residential, an interdisciplinary multifamily development advisory and marketing firm; and Charlesgate Property Management, a full service apartment and condo association property management firm.  

Kathryn Early

Kathryn Early is an agent for Coco Early & Associates. She was the 2015 N.E.A.R. YPN Chair and served on the NAR YPN Advisory Board. She was also featured as Realtor® Magazine’s 2014 30 Under 30.

Sasha Farmer 

Sasha Farmer is the Vice President of Montague, Miller & Company and runs a five person real estate team, The Sasha Farmer Team. She was recently selected by Realtor® magazine as one of the Top 30 Realtors® Under 30. Sasha speaks and teaches internationally as a CRS Annual Sell-A-Bration speaker, CRS webinar instructor and coaches agents at state and local association conferences nationwide.

Jan Hargrave

Jan Hargrave is the author of Let Me See Your Body Talk, Judge the Jury, Freeway of Love, Strictly Business Body Language and Poker Face. Jan is the CEO of Jan Hargrave & Associates, a Houston-based consulting firm.  

Nobu Hata

Nobu Hata is the Director of Member Engagement for NAR. An industry veteran since 1996, Nobu brings insight and context of agent, brokerage and association issues up the national pipeline and delivers value-added information both in-person and through the digital domain.

Linda Kody

Linda is a licensed Realtor®  in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is also a licensed instructor. She has taught the Loss Mitigation Certification ,GRI courses and more. In 2004 Linda was Educator of the Year, NEAR, as well as the 2009 and 2013 MAR Educator of the Year.

Mark Leeman

With twelve years of real estate sales experience, Mark Leeman has built a strong referral based business around the concept of protecting his clients and looking out for their best interests. He recently appeared on HGTV's "House Hunters" profiling a buyer client's home purchase in Narragansett. In addition to television appearances, Mark has achieved  RE/MAX honors including: Platinum Club Member, Rookie of the Year and more.

Patrick Lilly

Patrick Lilly is a residential real estate broker in New York. He has been a featured speaker at real estate and sales coaching seminars worldwide and his team has ranked in The Wall Street Journal’s Top 250 Teams in the nation.

Kate Lanagan MacGregor 

Kate Lanagan MacGregor is the Broker/Owner of Bold Moves Real Estate. She is also the Director of Development and Training for Agent Rising, which entails enriching the professionalism of the associates and other Realtors® via training and coaching as well as developing methods to utilize the growth on the web.

Karl Martone

Karl Martone is the Broker-associate of the The Martone Group at RE/MAX Properties. Karl has over 30 years of real estate consulting experience, and has been recognized for award-winning customer service and client satisfaction.

Michael McDonagh

Michael McDonagh, Esq., is General Council and Director of Government Affairs for the MAR. Mike was been with the Association since 2001. He is a graduate of Providence College, and the New England School of Law. 

Alex Milshteyn

Alex Milshteyn is an Associate Broker for Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Real Estate.  He specializes in residential property sales in the Greater Ann Arbor Area, Michigan

James Nellis
James Nellis is the CEO of a real estate team in Washington DC and Northern Virginia. He is also a certified CRS Instructor and KW faculty. James has been a featured speaker for NAR, GRI, CRS and more.

 Linda O'Connor


Linda is the President and owner of LOC Real Estate Educational Services. She is a two-time local Association Realtor® of the Year and was the 2007 MAR Educator of the Year. Linda is also a MA Certified CE instructor and teaches GRI courses for MAR and has written several courses including The Delicate Art of Client Vocabulectomy and Dealing With Difficult People.

 Jonathan Parker
Jonathan Parker is the owner of Parker and Kelly Team, RE/MAX Encore. In 2012, is was the President of the Eastern Middlesex Association of Realtors® and has volunteered on many committees as a member and chairman. 

Mark Porter

Mark Porter is a residential real estate broker, investor, consultant and seasoned technology and business planning instructor. In partnership with Kansas Association of Realtors®, his company is revolutionizing real estate education through the development of online video-based courses for the Keynote Professional Development Series, offering CE and GRI courses for real estate agents nationwide. 

 Marie Presti

Marie Presti has been a Realtor ® since 2002 and specializes in luxury homes, rehabilitations, and multifamily/condominiums. Marie is also a Leadership Academy graduate at the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® and is the current Treasurer of GBAR (Greater Boston Association of Realtors®) and Director of MAR.

      Kevin Sears
Kevin Sears is the National Association of Realtors® liaison for Region 1, comprised of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. He has been a Realtor® for over 20 years and is a Broker/Partner of Sears Real Estate, specializing in single-family brokerage and property management. Kevin is also a MAR Past-President and Realtor of the Year® and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2000. 
Ashley Stolba
Ashley Stolba is Associate Counsel for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®. She manages a Legal Hotline that services 20,000 members and works on a variety of risk reduction issues and programs affecting brokers and salespersons. She staffs various committees including Government Affairs, Professional Standards and the Forms Committee.

Leslie Walker

Lesley Walker has been with NAR since May 2010. Lesley focuses her work on matters including the Americans with Disabilities Act, fair housing issues, NAR Constitution and Bylaws, Risk Management Committee and general contract negotiation matters. Prior to joining NAR, Lesley's experience has focused on general corporate matters and financial services regulation, and includes three years at the North American Securities Administrators Association in Washington, D.C.

Aaron Woodman

Aaron Woodman is the SVP of Business Development for Shorewood Realtors®. Aaron’s expertise lies in turning around under performing agents, brokerages and property management companies. He also has consulting experience with Sales Inc., a leading national leasing company and has consulted for major real estate brands.