Committees

Applications for 2024 Committees are closed. Applications for 2025 will open in November.

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.

While the application period is open, you can submit applications to up to three committees, and receive committee assignment(s) for the coming year in December. Members who volunteer to serve on our committees and advisory groups play a significant role in shaping MAR programs, developing public policy, planning great events and advancing the real estate industry.

We encourage anyone interested to attend a committee meeting to help you decide where to get involved! View our MAR Calendar to see upcoming open committee meetings.

MAR Calendar

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.

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Chair

Jackie Berry

Vice Chair

Linda Rogers

Staff Liaison

Katie Lewis

William Adams
LeRoy Bendickson
Ken Colston
Shana Hoeykens
Catherine Kuria
Messica Miceli
Katie Reilly
Jodene Riha
Nancy Rowbotham

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

Azureya Blair

Vice Chair

Sam Leverson

Staff Liaison

Jackson Pineau

Ashle’ Johnson
Farah Mohamed
David Bichanga
Susan Jackson
Brandon Odum
Katrina DeWit
Stephanie Ray-O’Neal
Ron Johnson
Angela Novitzke
Denise Mazone
Adriana Martinez
Vincent Jung
Amy Gildmeister
Emily Jacobson

Sustainability

Empower Realtors® & Stakeholders to embrace sustainable principles through advocacy, policies, initiatives & education. By focusing on stewardship of the built and natural environment, we enhance property values and foster climate resilient communities.

Chair

Dena Frank

Vice Chair

John Hageman

Staff Liaison

Liz Erstad-Hicks

Carson Brooks
Steven Hong
Jen Piller Quade
Pauline M Rohrman
Jeff Stephenson
Ben Ancel
Jerry Moscowitz
Todd Urbanski
Clarissa Lobo
Ayeh Asiaii
John Brekken
Kyle Synowczynski
Jake Bents

Finance

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

Chair

Linda Johnson

Vice Chair

William Huffman

Staff Liaison

Marcella de la Torre

Matthew Baker
Ken Colston
David Garves
Kath Hammerseng
Shae Hanson
Patrick Paulson
Lyndon Smith

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

Sarah Huffman

Vice Chair

Leah Drury

Staff Liaison

Katie Lewis

Adade Amenounve
LeRoy Bendickson
Ken Colston
Melanie Dunker
Jill Morrison
Judy Shields
Taylyr Winestorfer
Jennifer Wolff
Shateya Young

Global Business Council

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

Chair

Adade Amenounve

Vice Chair

Valerie Anderson

Staff Liaison

Marcella da la Torre

Estafania Borns
Anthony Dew
Razia Mosiara
Kristina Myankova
LeeAnn Lehto
Lisa Lyons Lang
Adriana Martinez
Mohamud Noor
Erik Wood

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

Carson Brooks

Vice Chair

John Njoes

Staff Liaison

Jackson Pineau

LeeAnn Lehto
Adade Amenounve
Andrea Scanlon
Ben Hahn
Brendan Taylor
Brianna Cuff-Wilson
Connies Chatmon
Doneva Carter
Faye Bland
Fran Davis
Guille Garza
Julie Tufford
Kara Zahasky
Karen Nielsen
Kyle Synowczynski
Mark Gackle
Michael McGivern
Patrick Paulson
Rhea Barrow
Tyler Walen

Nominating

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

Chair

Jerry Moscowitz

Staff Liaisons

Katie Lewis

Jackie Berry
Carson Brooks
Frank D’Angelo
Fran Davis
Kath Hammerseng
Jamar Hardy
William Huffman
LeeAnn Lehto
Denise Mazone
Jennifer Piller Quade

Young Professionals Network

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

Chair

April Manchik

Vice Chair

Jacob Walton

Staff Liaison

Chelsea Dolan

Olivier Chabin
Dane Everett
Evie Harrington
Carissa Kemnitz
Wyatt Lemon
Darcy McDonald
Jairo Ramirez
April Ranallo
Angela Voelz
April Wehlander
Josh Wiggins