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

           
           

Vice-Chair

Melissa Friermood
Northwest Title
(614) 332-0657



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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

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

Co-Chair

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

Co-Vice Chair

Connie Sadowski
RE/MAX Premier Choice
(614) 943-0025

Co-Vice Chair

Brian Scarpino
Huntington Mortgage Group
(330) 412-6451



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Appraiser Committee

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

Chair

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

Vice-Chair

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners
(614) 431-1220
  • Director Liaison: Andy Show
  • Staff Liaison: Kelly Bright  

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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

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

Vice-Chair

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

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Board of Consultants
The Columbus REALTORS® Board of Consultants offers insight and guidance public officials.

Chair

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

Vice Chair

Sara Walsh
RE/MAX Impact
(614) 581-7700


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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

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

Vice Chair

Bob McCarthy
Keller Williams Consultants
(614) 207-7587


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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

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

Vice Chair

JP Faulkner
Faulkner Realty Group
(614) 419-5757


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Builder/REALTOR® Alliance Committee
Works to strengthen relationships between builders and REALTORS® through networking and education.

Co-Chair (REALTOR®)

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

Co-Chair (Builder)

Julie Hykes
Rockford Homes
(740) 417-8417

Co-Vice Chair (REALTOR®)

Paul George
Keller Williams Greater Cols
(614) 570-2853

Co-Vice Chair (Builder)

Erin Edwards
Rockford Homes
(614) 345-8909


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Business Technology Forum
Addresses the technology needs of REALTORS®.

Chair

Josh Uminski
Keller Williams Greater Cols
(330) 639-5662

Vice Chair

Joey Thomas
CRT, REALTORS®
(614) 332-9678


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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

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

Co-Vice Chairs

Brian Kemp
Keller Williams Capital Partners
(614) 825-0288

Heather Dunn
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty
(614) 590-9106
Sam Hardy
Union Home Mortgage
(614) 312-4015
Trish Morrow
World Class Title
(740) 704-1669

Randy Best
Best Corporate Real Estate
(614) 398-8380


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CORPAC Governing Board

Evaluates candidates and make PAC contributions to REALTOR supported candidates & issues.

Chair

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

Vice Chair

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


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Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Aims to increase awareness of fair housing issues, eliminate intolerance and bias behavior among real estate practitioners and the public, and to grow diverse leadership within the Columbus REALTORS® Association.

Co-Chairs

Jeff Cotner
Key Realty
(614) 778-3852

Co-Vice Chairs

Ian Thickstun
Core Ohio, Inc.
(614) 397-7168

Inez Williams
Keller Williams Greater Cols
(614) 520-6681

Reginald Wheeler
Camelot Real Estate Group, Inc.
(614) 309-5198

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

Chair

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

Vice Chair

Bob Kutschbach
Carleton Realty
(614) 325-5619


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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

Melissa Friermood
Northwest Title
(614) 332-0657




           

 
   

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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

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

Co-Vice Chairs

Daphne Hawk
Plum Tree Realty
(614) 419-4295

Marie Smith
World Class Title
(614) 403-0013

Dave Dewey
Huntington Mortgage Group
(614) 480-6969


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Government Affairs Forum 
The Government Affairs Forum meets with elected and public officials impacting the real estate industry.

Chair

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

Vice Chair

Ben Hemmert
HER, Realtors®
(614) 818-7689


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Government Affairs Issue Advocacy Committee 
The Government Affairs Committee reviews public policy issues to establish & recommend positions to be approved by the Columbus REALTORS® Board of Directors or PAC contributions by the CORPAC Governing Board. 

Chair

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

Vice Chair

 


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

Chair

Sara Walsh
RE/MAX Impact
(614) 523-1000

Vice Chair

John Myers
Myers Real Estate
(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

Chris Gregory
Rolls Realty
(614) 792-5662

Vice Chair

Patti Brown-Wright
RealEstate Technology Partners
(614) 207-6237


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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

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

Vice-Chair

Katie Davis
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(309) 200-9376


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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

Carol Sommer
Key Realty
(614) 747-3197

Vice-Chair

Mara Ackermann
RE/MAX Consultant Group
(614) 595-0654


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MLS Board of Directors
Separate from the Association Board of Directors, oversees the operations of the Columbus and Central Ohio Multiple Listing Service.

Chair

Gary Francis
American Dream Realty
(614) 352-4876

Vice Chair

            

 

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

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

Vice Chair

Sue Van Woerkom
Keller Williams Capital Partners
(614) 582-6616


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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

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

Vice Chair

Jay Zollars
RZ Realty
(614) 486-7070


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

Co-Chairs

Nikki Johnsen
NextHome Experience
(614) 572-3737

Co-Vice Chairs

Dan Sheeran
NAI Ohio Equities, REALTORS®
(513) 310-5497

Mary Sguerra
HER, Realtors®
(614) 818-7636     
Shaun Simpson
Keller Williams Capital Partners
(614) 312-1417   
Cassandra Welch
RE/MAX Premier Choice
(614) 286-8768  

Spenser Stafford
Search2Close
(614) 209-2852


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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

Cole Cannon
Rolls Realty
(614) 332-0893

Co-Vice Chairs

Katie Crocco
RE/MAX Winners
(614) 203-1984

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

Matt Long
HER, Realtors®
(614) 374-9127
 


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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

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

Vice Chair

Cole Cannon
Rolls Realty
(614) 332-0893


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

Chair

Bill Benninghofen
Keller Williams Capital Partners
(614) 410-1800

 

Vice Chair

Tim Cocanour
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(740) 366-3318

 


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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

Andy Mills
Elford Realty
(614) 582-5521

Vice Chair

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


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Trade Show Committee
Conducts member event(s) providing educational opportunities and an exchange between the REALTOR-membership and those businesses/trades related to the real estate industry. Meets as needed.

Chair

Holly Lockett
Keller Williams Capital Partners
(614) 563-1421

Vice Chair

Addie Davis Holsinger
RE/MAX Capital Centre
(614) 325-6776

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


Jason Perkins
Union Home Mortgage
(614) 357-2367

 
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

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

Co-Vice Chairs

Steve Beskid
First Ohio Home Finance, Inc.
(740) 255-6220

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

Caitlyn Stevenson
Keller Williams Greater Cols
(614) 406-1738


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Commercial Section Committees

 

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 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

Mark Sullivan
Keller Williams Greater Cols
(614) 944-5988

Vice Chair

 

 

 

 

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

Chair

Sandy Cramblett
NAI Ohio Equities, REALTORS®
(614) 207-8626

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

Tim Norris
Broker One Realty, Inc.
(614) 205-0634

Vice Chair

 


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

Chair

TBD
           
           

TBD

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

Chair

Christine Beckman
Classical Realty
(614) 367-0668  

Vice Chair

     

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