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Committees

Applications for 2023 Committees are Open!

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.

Applications are open through October 20, 2022. Learn more and apply below:

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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

Shannon Gabrielson

Vice Chair

Ken Colston

Staff Liaison

Katie Lewis

Dena Meyer
Jessica Miceli
Leobardo Sandoval
Linda Rogers
Michelle Tverberg
Sarah Huffman
Shelley Johnson

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

Kath Hammerseng

Vice Chair

Patty Zuzek

Staff Liason

Susan Geller

Carson Brooks
Cotty Lowry
Dan Boschwitz
John Njoes
LeRoy Bendickson
Todd Urbanski
Zoe Liston

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

Jackie Berry

Vice Chair

Jairo Ramirez

Staff Liaison

Carrie Chang

Azureya Blair
E. Guille Garza
Henry Rucker
Jackie Funk
JaNa Dickens
Leonardo Boone
Marie Rivard
Nalee Vu
Nishma Nana
Sam Leverson
Tim Salyers

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

Todd Shipman

Vice Chair

Cotty Lowry

Staff Liaison

Liz Erstad-Hicks

Carson Brooks
Christina Newell
Dena Frank
Garrett Peterson
Jessica Holton
Liz Zacate
Mary Jo Quay
Matthew Jerome
Patricia Zuzek
Peter Evans
Rodney Helm
Steven Hong

Finance

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

Chair

Shae Hanson

Vice Chair

LeRoy Bendickson

Staff Liaison

Susan Geller

April Manchik
Jason LaMontagne
Judd Sampson
Kathryn Hammerseng
LeAnn Sather
Linda Johnson
Patrick Paulson
William Huffman

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

Kenneth Colston
Adade Amenounve
Cotty Lowry
David Philp
Jill Morrison
Judy Shields
LaDonna Young
Leah Drury
LeRoy Bendickson

Global Business Council

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

Chair

Andre’ Cilliers

Vice Chair

Adade Amenounve

Staff Liaison

Telly Mamayek

Chad Olson
Corinne Lawrenz
Cory Hample
Francesco Marraffa
Judith Shields
Julie Munnich
Melissa Roterdam
Randi McDonald
Regan Englund
Shang Thao-Berg
Sheri Langfield
Valerie Anderson

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

Barb Davis

Vice Chair

Lee Ann Lehto

Staff Liaison

Eric Myers
Jackson Pineau

Amy Murphy
Andre’ Cilliers
Carson Brooks
DaChari Pittman
James Adams
James Dattalo
Jennifer Piller Quade
Jennifer Wolff
Jill Hagen
John Anderson
Mark Berthelsen
Mark Brooks
Melissa Roterdam
Monica Love
Nancy Rowbotham
Orville Fillbrandt
Peter Mason
Quincy Ballard
Quinn O’Reilly
Raashida Shelton
Ryan Scheldrup
Sandy Loescher
Sara McConnell
Scott Plum
Sheree Steele
Steve Commers
Susan Westerman
William Adams

Nominating

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

Chair

Todd Walker

Staff Liaison

Carrie Chang
Katie Lewis

Denise Mazone
Jamar Hardy
Jennifer Piller Quade
Lyndon Smith
Nene Matey-Keke
Patrick Paulson
Patty Zuzek
Randy Weestrand
Ryan Scheldrup
Solomon Akanki
Todd Urbanski

Personnel

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

Chair

Todd Walker

Staff Liaison

Carrie Chang

Fran Davis
Jerry Moscowitz
Kathryn Hammerseng
Linda Rogers
Nene Matey Keke
Shae Hanson
Todd Urbanski

Young Professionals Network

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

Chair

Dan Nelson

Vice Chair

Alec Roth

Staff Liaison

Chelsea Dolan

Abraham Sanchez
April Manchik
Austin Jones
Carissa Kemnitz
Chris Mosier
DaChari Pittman
Dane Everett
Jacob Walton
Jairo Ramirez
Maximilian Loff