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Committees

Get involved

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just beginning your career in real estate, one of the most valuable benefits of membership is the opportunity to participate in committees.

Further your professional development and gain leadership experience all while expanding your professional network. Committee members are directly involved in identifying new opportunities, guiding projects and offering expertise to advance the association.

How to join

Members are encouraged to submit applications to up to three committees during the sign up period in the fall, and receive committee assignment(s) for the coming year in December.

Members who volunteer to serve on association committees and advisory groups play a significant role in shaping MAR programs, developing public policy, planning great events and advancing the real estate industry.

Choose a committee below:

Awards & Community Engagement

Review the nomination entry forms, select program recipients and formalize a recommendation to the Board of Directors for the MAR awards and scholarship programs. The Committee is also tasked with organizing at least one community service project. LEARN MORE

Chair

Sarah Huffman

Vice Chair

Shannon Gabrielson

Staff Liaison

Katie Lewis

Committee Members

Laurie Bremer
Joann Cilliers
Ken Colston
Roshelle Giles
Deb Greene
Shelley Johnson
Leobardo Sandoval

Building & Grounds

Formulate and make recommendations concerning the association facilities and grounds. Including acquisitions, renovations, disposal, cooperative partnerships and high-level maintenance, management and purchases. 

Chair

Dan Boschwitz

Vice Chair

Kath Hammerseng

Staff Liason

Susan Geller

Committee Members

Carson Brooks
Cotty Lowry
David Pope
Todd Urbanski
Patty Zuzek

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Provide oversight and guidance on issues relating to diversity and inclusion. The committee will also offer recommendations for diversity programming, housing policy positions and provide information relevant to cultural inclusion, fair housing, and other related issues to the Board as deemed necessary. Opportunity to serve on the REALTORS® With Pride sub-committee.

Chair

Henry Rucker

Vice Chair

Lasha Raddatz

Staff Liaison

Carrie Chang

Committee Members

Jackie Berry
JaNa Dickens
Jackie Funk
Jin Hansen
Jamar Hardy
Dakota Olds
Jairo Ramirez
Doneva Rawls
Sheree Steele
Amy Turner
Nalee Vue

Environmental Initiatives

Providing real estate professionals with knowledge and awareness of Green high-performance building principles applied in residential and commercial properties. The committee offers the most current information, tools and support regarding green features and benefits to members.

Chair

Rod Helm

Vice Chair

Todd Shipman

Staff Liaison

Lacy Schuldt

Committee Members

John Anderson
Taylor Bauer
LeRoy Bendickson
Peter Evans
Emily Green
Jessica Holton
Matthew Jerome
Cotty Lowry
Christina Newell
Allie Walsh
Christopher Walsh
Patty Zuzek

Finance

Provide oversight of all financial matters of the Association, subject to final approval by the Board of Directors.

Chair

Nene Matey-Keke

Vice Chair

LeRoy Bendickson

Staff Liaison

Susan Geller

Committee Members

Ingrid Friel
Kath Hammerseng
Mike Hoffman
William Huffman
April Manchik
Judd Sampson
LeAnn Sather

Foundation Board of Trustees

The mission of the Minneapolis Area REALTORS® Foundation is to partner with and provide support for local organizations that work to end homelessness in our community. We help non-profits that provide housing and housing-related programs and services to low-income families and individuals within MAR’s jurisdiction of Carver, Hennepin, McLeod, Scott and Sibley Counties. LEARN MORE

Chair

Matt Wandzel

Vice Chair

Sarah Huffman

Staff Liaison

Telly Mamayek

Committee Members

Adade Amenounve
LeRoy Bendickson
Shannon Brooks
Ken Colston
Leah Drury
Cari Linn
Cotty Lowry
Dave Philp
LaDonna Young

Global Business Council

Your real estate resource in a global market locally and abroad, providing cultural education and events. LEARN MORE

Chair

Judy Shields

Vice Chair

Andre’ Cilliers

Staff Liaison

Lacy Schuldt

Committee Members

Razia Akhtar
Adade Amenounve
Shang Berg
Ken Colston
Jesalyn Desjarlais
Mathews Elias
Corinne Lawrenz
Randi McDonald
Julie Munnich
Mohamad Ndiaye
Missy Roterdam
Mindy Shears
Gloria Solorzano

Government Affairs

Monitor local government issues, promote housing opportunities and ensure a productive, efficient real estate business climate. Opportunity to serve on the REALTOR® Party sub-committee.

Chair

Jen Piller Quade

Vice Chair

Barbara Davis

Staff Liaison

Eric Myers

Committee Members

Bill Adams
Taylor Bauer
LeRoy Bendickson
Shang Berg
Faye Bland
Carson Brooks
Mark Brooks
Andre’ Cilliers
Fran Davis
Orville Fillbrandt
Glen Grossman
Cindy Hanson Welu
Rod Helm
Kelli Johanson
Angelica Klepnev
LeeAnn Lehto
Cari Linn
Peter Mason
Jerry Moscowitz
Pat Paulson
Joseph Ring
Nancy Rowbotham
Matthew Scherer
Sheree Steele
DaChari Thomas
Donna Tyler
Sue Westerman
Jesse Williams Jr.
John Williams Jr.
Victoria Wilson
Jennifer Wolff

 

Nominating

Interview Board of Director applicants and recommend a slate of nominees for the annual election.

Chair

Linda Rogers

Staff Liaison

Katie Lewis

Committee Members

Aarica Coleman
Paul Ekstrom
Shae Hanson
Jamar Hardy
Rod Helm
Denise Mazone
Pat Paulson
David Pope
Andy Prashad
Doneva Rawls
Todd Urbanski
Todd Walker

Personnel

The committee is created for advising the EC and the Board of Directors.

Chair

Linda Rogers

Staff Liaison

Carrie Chang

Committee Members

LeRoy Bendickson
Fran Davis
Kath Hammerseng
Nene Matey-Keke
Denise Mazone
Lyndon Smith
Todd Urbanski
Todd Walker

Young Professionals Network

To provide a leading voice for young Real Estate Professionals via Networking, Education and commitment to our community.

Chair

Max Loff

Vice Chair

Dan Nelson

Staff Liaison

Marti Edwards

Committee Members

Lynn Chheang
Kyle Christenson
Taylor Croissant
Dane Everett
Jona Flores
April Manchik
Jill Morrison
Jairo Ramirez
Alec Roth
DaChari Thomas
Jake Walton