Greater Nashville Association of Realtors announced on Friday that Mark Deutschmann was named Vice President for 2012 and Brian Copeland was named on of the at-large Directors until 2014. Click here to go to the GNAR website or read full article below.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 2, 2011) – Kendra Cooke has been elected president of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors for 2012. Cooke, a Realtor with Bob Parks Realty, was sworn in this morning, along with other GNAR officers. Her one-year term will begin Jan. 1.
Officers serving with Cooke for 2012 include, Price Lechleiter (Fridrich & Clark Realty), President-Elect; Hagan Stone (Pilkerton REALTORS), Secretary/Treasurer; Mark Deutschmann (Village Real Estate Services), Vice President; Cindy Stanton (Crye-Leike REALTORS Midtown), Vice President; and Alice Walker (The Wilson Group Real Estate Services), Immediate Past President.
“Kendra is an exceptional leader. Her success as a Realtor, her leadership in the association and her many community involvements are clear evidence of that. She is, and has been, a great asset to GNAR. Her insight and energy will be of high value to GNAR and I look forward to working with her in her new leadership role in 2012,” said Alice Walker, 2011 GNAR president. “These are new, different and challenging times in the real estate profession. We are fortunate to have such a quality and experienced member to guide the association next year and continue the legacy of leadership we have enjoyed throughout our history.”
“This year GNAR celebrated 120 years of being in business and 100 years of affiliation with the National Association of Realtors,” said Cooke. “We have enjoyed being reminded of many successes and events in our past, but we are even more excited about moving into our future because we believe that our best days are ahead of us. The challenges facing us in the real estate industry also bring with them creative opportunities for new ways to serve both the members of the association and our community. I am truly humbled and honored to be given the opportunity to serve at such an important time. GNAR is fortunate to have a board full of creative, energetic leaders and we look forward to working together in 2012. We are committed to continuing the leadership heritage for which GNAR is known.”
Cooke has been in the real estate industry since 1997 and has served the industry in a variety of ways. In addition to being a director of both the Tennessee Association of Realtors and Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, she will serve as a director of the National Association of Realtors in 2012. Cooke has chaired and/or served on the Convention, Special Events, and Arbitration committees at GNAR. She was Realtor of the Year in 2005 and was both Top Listing and Top Selling Agent in 2006. Her community involvement includes serving as a director of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and is or has been active in a variety of organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, the American Heart Association, the Smyrna/LaVergne Food Bank, and many others.
GNAR members elected new directors to one-year terms of specialized service. Serving on the 2011 Board of Directors are Chris Dotson (Chris Dotson & Associates) as Dickson Chapter President and Phil Dildine (The Morris Companies) as Chair of the GNAR Commercial Committee.
GNAR members also elected four new at-large directors on rotating three-year terms from 2012-2014. Those elected include Christie Bradley (The Wilson Group Real Estate Services), Sam Coleman (Fridrich & Clark Realty), Brian Copeland (Village Real Estate Services) and Marc Michaelson (Crye-Leike,Inc., Realtors).
Those completing their terms of service on the GNAR board this year include Denise Beard, (Village Real Estate Services), Missy Chandler (Parker Peery Properties), Allen Huggins (BrokerSouth Real Estate Partners), Marshall Karr (Karr Realty), and Lucy Smith (Fridrich & Clark Realty).
In addition to installing the 2012 officers at the meeting, GNAR kicked off its Habitat for Humanity project for next year. The association will help fund and build a 16th Habitat Home in Nashville. Also, GNAR member Richard Courtney was honored with the President’s Award at the luncheon. The award, given out only when someone has done something truly exceptional that benefits the association and the profession, was presented to Courtney in recognition of his book, Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles. Through his book, which has received international acclaim, he has created an opportunity to raise money for GNAR’s Habitat build, with multiple book signing events and speaking opportunities.
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