Committees

As a member-driven organization, the Columbus REALTORS® relies on membership input through its various committees, councils, boards and forums. Through these groups, members determine MLS rules, education classes, public programs, form modifications, legislative positions, dues/fees, award criteria, discounted services, etc.

Columbus REALTORS® Committees Commercial/Investment Section Committees
Affiliate Committee

The affiliate committee collaborates to provide information and education to REALTOR® members on issues and topics impacting the real estate transaction. 

Chair

Jennie Scoby
Huntington Mortgage Group
(614) 348-4620

Vice-Chair

Chris Hamilton
Search2Close
(614) 398-8226



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Affordable Housing Committee

Connects REALTORS® to affordable housing opportunities available in the affordable housing market (properties priced up to $180,000) through education, community outreach and information sharing.

Co-Chair

Jason Hottle
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Plus Realty
(614) 769-7793

Co-Chair

Lisa Helms-Miller
WesBanco
(614) 736-2880

Co-Vice Chair

Inez Williams
Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty
(614) 520-6681

Co-Vice Chair

Machelle Ashbaugh
RE/MAX Revealty
(614) 800-3369



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Appraiser Committee

 Represents the appraiser membership, communicates appraisal issues to the general membership.

Chair

Felicia Sauder
Felicia Sauder & Associates, Inc.
(614) 582-5574

Vice-Chair

Bill Uttley
The Charles R. Porter Co.
(614) 771-0101


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Benevolence Fund
The Benevolence Committee oversees the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation Benevolence Fund and is responsible with identifying potential donors, and determining distribution of funds.

Chair

Brian Kemp
Keller Williams Capital Partners
(614) 485-0082

Vice-Chair

Kathy Shiflet
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 554-7440

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Board of Consultants
The Columbus REALTORS® Board of Consultants offers insight and guidance to members.

Chair

John Royer
Kohr Royer Griffith
(614) 255-4374

Vice Chair

Mic Gordon
Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty
(614) 774-9097


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Broker Advisory Council
Assists in planning events designed for brokers such as forums and orientation sessions, and forwards recommendations on broker issues for consideration by the Columbus REALTORS® and/or MLS Boards of Directors.

Chair

Bob Kutschbach
Carleton Realty, LLC
(614) 891-0000

Vice Chair

Lorri Molnar
Keller Williams Capital Partners
(614) 764-3860


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Budget, Finance & Investment Committee
Prepares an annual operations budget and investment strategy form company assets subject to approval of the Board of Directors

Chair

Andy Mills
Elford Realty, LLC
(614) 582-5521

Vice Chair

Michael Jones
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 206-5191


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Builder/REALTOR® Alliance Committee
Works to strengthen relationships between builders and REALTORS® through networking and education.
Co-Chair (REALTOR®)

Kathleen Blankemeyer
Realty Solutions
(614) 325-8111

Co-Chair (Builder)

Myndi Zipf
Westport Homes, Inc.
(614) 554-7690

Co-Vice Chair (REALTOR®)

Chryssa Gartner
Keller Williams Consultants Realty
(614) 402-3269

Co-Vice Chair (Builder)

Julie Hykes
Rockford Homes
(740) 417-8417

 


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Business Technology Forum
Addresses the technology needs of REALTORS®.

Chair

Chris Sauerzopf
World Class Title
(614) 882-8022

Vice Chair

Jeni Reitz
43 Homes
(614) 886-1818


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CORPAC Fund Raising Committee
This committee is charged with reaching an annual fund-raising goal for Columbus REALTORS® Central Ohio REALTOR® Political Action Committee (CORPAC).

Co-Chairs

Davyd Miller
RE/MAX Town Center
(614) 378-2700

Co-Vice Chairs

Jesse Shkolnik
Equity Concepts Real Estate
(614) 208-5360

Jill Rudler
Keller Williams Excel Realty
550 Polaris Pkwy, Suite 150
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 895-7400
Heather Dunn
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty
(614) 590-9106
Matt Osowski
NAI Ohio Equities, REALTORS®
605 S. Front St., Suite 200
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 224-2400

Trish Morrow
World Class Title
(740) 704-1669


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CORPAC Governing Board
Evaluates candidates and makes PAC contributions to REALTOR® supported candidates.

Chair

Brian Kemp
Keller Williams Capital Partners
100 E. Wilson Bridge Rd.
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 825-0288

Vice Chair

Shaun Simpson
Keller Williams Capital Partners
(614) 563-4663


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Education Committee (Residential)
Plans and evaluates the continuing education courses offered to the residential members by Columbus REALTORS®.

Chair

Louise Potter
HER, Realtors®
(614) 273-6150

Vice Chair

Chris Anderson
RE/MAX Premier Choice
(614)563-4663


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Foundation Board of Trustees  
The Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the REALTOR® Foundation by soliciting contributions, determining distribution of funds, and providing budget and investment strategy advice. Visit the Foundation page.  

Chair

Milt Lustnauer
RE/MAX Premier Choice;
1560 Fishinger Road Suite 150
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 209-2337


Vice Chair



           

 

Secretary

Barbara Lach
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
3160 Kingsdale Center
Columbus, OH 43221 

   

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Foundation Fundraising Committee
The Foundation Fundraising Committee focuses on raising funds for the REALTOR® Foundation Fund. Visit the Foundation page.

Co-Chairs

Sue Van Woerkom
Keller Williams Consultants
(614) 582-6616

Co-Vice Chairs

Marie Smith
World Class Title
(614) 403-0013

Ann Hunger
Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty
(614) 578-3752

Cindy Owens Shay
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(937) 243-2285


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Government Affairs Issue Advocacy Committee 
The Government Affairs Committee works to ensure that the legislative and legal environment is conducive to successful real estate practice.

Chair

Lyn Charobee
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 526-5609

Vice Chair

Buffie Patterson
HER, REALTORS®
(614) 325-1544


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Candidate Endorsement and Independent Expenditure Committee
Determines political candidate endorsements on behalf of Columbus REALTORS®.

Chair

Lyn Charobee
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 526-5609

Vice Chair

Buffie Patterson
HER, REALTORS®
(614) 325-1544


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Grievance Committee
The Grievance Committee reviews ethics complaints and arbitration requests to determine if arbitration or ethics hearings are warranted.

Chair

Gary Francis
American Dream Realty
(614) 352-4876

Vice Chair

Chris Gregory
Rolls Realty
(614) 792-5662


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Leadership Academy Advisory Board
Coordinates programs, candidate selection and fundraising for the Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy seeks to develop future leaders for our communities and association.

Chair

Barbara Lach
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 499-1122

Vice-Chair

Kelly Thacker
HER, REALTORS®
(614) 834-4663


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Member Services Committee (Residential)
The Member Services Committee reviews products and services that may be provided to residential Realtors and is responsible for the products in the Member Service Center.

Chair

Michael Pacifico
RE/MAX ONE
(614) 863-3344

Vice-Chair

Carol Sommer
Key Realty
(614) 747-3197


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MLS Committee
Makeup is determined by a formula approved by the Columbus REALTORS® Trustees. Each November, Members are then elected to serve on the committee by the MLS participants.

Chair

Bob McCarthy
Keller Williams Consultants Realty
(614) 207-7587

Vice Chair

Greg Kullman
Street Sotheby's International Realty
(614)235-1100


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Professional Standards Committee
Committee members serve on hearing panels required to hear matters of alleged ethical misconduct and arbitrate disputes between Columbus REALTORS® members. The committee has at least 12 REALTOR® members who serve terms of three years and are appointed annually in such numbers and in such manner as to create staggered terms of the members to ensure continuity and knowledgeably and experience by the committee. The President shall annually designate the chairman.

Chair

Mandy Harless
ERA Real Solutions Realty
(614) 506-2930

Vice Chair

Matt Gregory
NAI Ohio Equities, REALTORS®
(614) 224-2400


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REALTOR® Care Day
Orchestrates a one-day event where members work collectively to provide community service.

Co-Chairs

Mandy Harless
ERA Real Solutions Realty
(614) 506-2930

Co-Vice Chairs

Nikki Johnsen
NextHome Experience
(614) 572-3737

Ben Hemmert
HER, Realtors®
(614) 818-7689       
Cassandra Welch
RE/MAX Premier Choice
(614) 286-8768     
Chris Hamilton
Search2Close
(614) 882-8022

Mary Sguerra
HER, REALTORS®
(614) 818-7636


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Recognition & Sales Awards Committee
This group audits Million Dollar Club award applications and plans Sales Associates Day. The group also determines the criteria and selects the  Columbus REALTORS® annual Citizen of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Broker of the Year and Salesperson of the Year for the annual Awards Luncheon.

Co-Chairs

Holly Lockett
Keller Williams Consultants
(614) 563-1421

Co-Vice Chairs

Cole Cannon
Rolls Realty
(614) 332-0893

Kristina Ross
RE/MAX Capital Centre
(614) 633-6913

Erin Ogden-Oxender
Keller Williams Capital Partners
(614) 888-1000
 


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Scholarship Committee
The Foundation Scholarship Committee develops and implements criteria for identifying individuals for scholarships or educational programs. Visit the Scholarship page.

Chair

Katie Clark-Simkins
e-Merge Real Estate
(614) 496-8807

Vice Chair

Jill Fergus
Keller Williams Excel Realty
(614) 296-6789


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Standard Forms Committee (Residential)
Develops and updates standard forms provided to Columbus REALTORS® members.

Chair

Gary Cook
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 378-8778

Vice Chair


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Strategic Long Range Planning Committee
Responsible for development of a long-range plan for the Columbus REALTORS®, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. After such plan is finalized and approved, the committee shall review it annually to monitor its implementation, evaluate its effectiveness and determine if the plan should be updated.

Chair

John Myers
Myers Real Estate
(614) 402-5469

Vice Chair

Andy Mills
Elford Realty
(614) 582-5521


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Young Professionals Network (YPN)
Target new and/or younger Columbus REALTORS® members with dynamic programs that promote social and professional networking, political and philanthropic involvement, business development as well as entrepreneurial learning opportunities.

Co-Chairs

Gregory Kullman
Street Sotheby's International
(614) 235-1100

Co-Vice Chairs

Sarah Martie
Keller Williams Greater Columbus
(614) 743-9753

Bobbie Jo Shepard
NextHome Experience
(614) 813-8840

Ian Thickstun
Core Ohio Realty Advisors
(614) 397-7166


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Commercial Section Committees

Commercial Education Committee
Develops, plans and evaluates continuing education courses offered to Commercial members by Columbus REALTORS®.

Chair

Mark Sullivan
Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty
(614) 944-5900

Vice Chair


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Commercial Member Services & Membership Committee
Reviews products and services to be provided to C/I members and encourages commercial REALTOR® participation in the Columbus REALTORS®.

Chair

Dan Sheeran, Jr.
NAI Ohio Equities
(614) 224 -2400

Vice Chair

 


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COCIE Governing Board
Oversees the Central Ohio Commercial Information Exchange (COCIE).

Chair

Ben Johnson
Colliers Interntaional
(614) 410-5647

Vice Chair

 


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Commercial Recognition
The Commercial Recognition Committee develops recognition programs for Commercial members.

Chair

Molly Leach
CBRE
(614) 224-1492

Vice Chair



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Commercial Standard Forms Committee
Updates and develops the forms provided to C/I members.

Chair

Shawn Parker
Parker Realty Associates
(614) 2880-5342      

Vice Chair

     


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Commercial Advisory Board
Oversees all committees of the Commercial Section. The Chair has an automatic seat on the Columbus REALTORS® Board of Directors in order to serve as a communication link between the Commercial committees and actions needed by the Directors.

Chair

Katie Zachrich
CBRE
(614) 224-1492

Vice Chair

 

 


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