Profiles of the 2012 Local REALTORS OF THE YEAR

by MAR Staff | Oct 29, 2012

PROFILES OF THE 2012 LOCAL REALTORS® OF THE YEAR

Berkshire County Board of REALTORS®
Andrew G. Perenick, ABR

RE/MAX Integrity, REALTORS, Inc., Dalton
Andrew Perenick is the 2012 President of the Berkshire County Multiple Listing Service, Inc. He was also president of the MLS in 2011. He has been an officer in the Berkshire County Board of REALTORS® Board of Directors since 2011 and was a Director from 2007-2009. Perenick is also currently a member of the Finance, Personnel and Tribunal Member Professional Standards Committees. He was chair of the Contract Population Task Force from 2009-2010 and Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee in 2011. At the national level, he has attended both the NAR mid-year legislative meetings and the NAR Annual Convention and Expo.

Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS®
David Callahan

Jordan William Raveis Real Estate, Nantucket
David Callahan is a past President of both the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® (CC&IAOR) and the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service, Inc. He is currently a member of the CC&IAOR Executive Committee and Strategic Planning Committee.  At the state level, Callahan is currently the Cape Cod & Islands Region Vice President and a member of the Executive and Member Benefits Committees.  At the national level, Callahan is a NAR Director and regularly attends NAR meetings and events.

Eastern Middlesex Association of REALTORS®
Marisa DiNucci, CRS, CBR, ABR, GRI, LMC, SRES
Century 21 North Shore, Lynnfield
Marisa DiNucci is currently the 2012 Vice President of the Eastern Middlesex Association of REALTORS® (EMAR). She is also currently a member of the Executive, Finance and Budget Committees. At the state level, DiNucci is a member of the MAR Board of Directors and a member of the Mediation Committee. She has attended the MAR Conference & Tradeshow in addition to participating in MAR regional caucuses.  At the national level, DiNucci has attended the NAR Mid-year Legislative Meetings and participated in the NAR Rally to Protect the American Dream.

Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®
Deborah Heffernan, LMC
Avenue 3 Real Estate, LLC, Cambridge
Deborah Heffernan the Immediate-Past President of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR). She is currently the Chair of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Executive, Communications and Grievance Committees. At the state level, Heffernan is Vice-Chair of Government Affairs Committee, a member of the Board of Directors and Professional Standards Committee. In 2010, she was the Focus Area Vice President for Professional Development. At the national level, Heffernan is a NAR Director and a member of the NAR State & Local Issues Committee. In 2011 and 2012, she was a RPAC Major Donor/Investor.

Greater Fall River Association of REALTORS®
Matthew Bissonnette

Riverside Realty Associates, Somerset
Matthew Bissonnette is the current president of Greater Fall River Association of REALTORS® (GFAR). He has served on the Government Affairs, Professional Standards, By-laws, Community Service and Gala Committees.  At the state level, Bissonnette has been a member of the Board of Directors, an Alternate Director and a member of the Government Affairs Committee. He has attended MAR’s REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill and the MAR Conference & Tradeshow.

Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS®
Lela Wright
Stone Ridge Properties, Newburyport
Lela Wright is the Immediate Past-President of the Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® (GNAR) and is a member of the New Member Orientation and Grievance Committees. At the state level, Wright is a member of the MAR Board of Directors, the Forms Content Advisory Committee, and Quality of Life Presidential Advisory Group.  At the national level, Wright has attended the NAR Mid-year Legislative Meetings.

Greater New Bedford Association of REALTORS®
Lori Nery
Coastal Realty, New Bedford
Lori Nery is the Immediate Past-President of the Greater New Bedford Association of REALTORS® and a member of the Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Executive, Finance, Government Affairs, Programs, Community Service, and the Good Neighbor Award Selection Committees as well as a member of the Affiliate Member and MLS Task Forces. At the state level, Nery is an Alternate Member of the Board of Directors and has served on the Forms, Life Membership and Professional Standards Committees. At the national level, she has attended the NAR Convention and Trade Show.
 
Northeast Association of REALTORS®
Thomas Courtney
RE/MAX Prestige,Westford
Thomas Courtney is currently the Immediate Past-President of the Northeast Association of REALTORS®(NEAR) and member of the Board of Directors. He is also Chair of the NEAR Nominating Committee and Ex-Officio Member of every NEAR Committee. At the state level, Courtney is member of the Board of Directors and has served as an Alternate Director and on the Government Affairs Committee. He has attended the MAR Conference & Tradeshow and REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill and is a 2012 RPAC Directors Club member.  At the national level, he has attended both national and regional NAR meetings and conferences. 

North Bristol County Association of REALTORS®
Michael J. Ballow, ABR

Ballow and Hutchinson Realty Group, Taunton
Michael Ballow is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the North Bristol County Association of REALTORS® and Chair of its REALTOR® Community Service Committee. He is involved in many Association activities and is a supporter of RPAC. At the state level, Ballow served as an Alternate Member of the Board of Directors. He is also involved in local civic organizations including the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Taunton Lodge of Elks.

North Central Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®
Kurt O. Thompson, CRS, CBR, LMC

RE/MAX Property Promotions, Leominster
Kurt Thompson is the 2012 Immediate Past-President, a Director and Chair of the Finance, Technology and Young at Heart Committees of the North Central Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (NCMAR). He is also currently a member of the Executive, Government Affairs, Member Services, Public Relations, Professional Standards, and Education Committees. Thompson is also the Immediate Past-President and Interim Treasurer of the Charitable Foundation of NCMAR. At the state level, he is the 2012 Central Region Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors. Thompson is also a member of the Executive, Government Affairs, Forms Content and YPN Committees.

North Shore Association of REALTORS®
Kevin Wallace, CBR, LMC

Stone Ridge Properties, Newburyport
Kevin Wallace is the 2012 Immediate Past-President, a Director and a member of the Finance and Orientation Committees. He is also an orientation instructor and a member of the NSAR Dues PAG.  At the state level, Wallace is the Communication and Technology Focus Area Vice President and in 2011 he was the Focus Area Vice President for Member Benefits and Legal Affairs. At the national level, Wallace has attended the NAR Mid-year Legislative Meetings and has moderated a President and President-elect roundtable forum.

Plymouth and South Shore Association of REALTORS®
Marybeth Muldowney
TradeWinds Realty Group, LLC, Norwell
Marybeth Muldowney is a former president of the Plymouth and South Shore Association of REALTORS® and current Chair of the Grievance Committee. She is also a member of the Personnel Committees and was its Chair in 2011. At the state level, Muldowney is a member of the MAR Board of Directors and a member of the Smart Growth and International committees. Muldowney is a graduate of the MAR Leadership Academy. At the national level, Muldowney has attended the NAR Mid-year Legislative Meetings and the NAR Convention and Tradeshow.
REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley
Brian P. Sears, CPA, LMC

Sears Real Estate, Springfield
Brian Sears is the President-Elect of the REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley (RAPV) and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. He is also a member of the Finance, Grievance, Membership Marketing and YPN Committees. At the state level, Sears is a member of the Board of Directors and of both the Finance and YPN Committees. At the national level, Sears is currently the Chair of the Federal Technology Policy Committee and Vice-Chair of the Business Issues Committee. He is also member of the Public Policy Coordinating Committee and the Public Advocacy Advisory Group. Sears is also an RPAC Sterling R.

REALTORS® Commercial Alliance of Massachusetts (RCA-MA)
Kevin A. Pepe

Commercial Realty Advisors, Inc., Hyannis
Kevin Pepe is the 2012 President of the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance of Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Membership and Marketing Committees. He is also a member of the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® Commercial RE Committee.  Pepe has attended the NAR Leadership Conference. Pepe is active in the Rotary Club of Osterville, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA of Cape Cod.

Worcester Regional Association of REALTORS®
Leslie DelMonaco

Century 21 Realty Team, Leominster
Leslie Del Monaco is a member of the Board of Directors and of the By-Law, Membership, and Scholarship Committees for the Worcester Regional Association of REALTORS®. A member of the WRAR Honor Society, Del Monaco also helps organize several board events throughout the year. At the state level, she is a current member of the Communications Committee and was its Chair in 2011 and was a member of the Members Benefits Presidential Advisory Group. Del Monaco is also a graduate of the MAR Leadership Academy. At the national level, she was a participant in the NAR REALTOR® Property Resource (RPR) beta-testing group.