Committees

As a member-driven organization, 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.

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Committees, Forums, Boards and Councils

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

Connie Sadowski
RealEstate Technology Partners
(614) 943-0025

CO-CHAIR

Brian Scarpino
Huntington Mortgage Group
(330) 412-6451

CO-VICE CHAIR

Kennisha Cunningham
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 323-4147

CO-VICE CHAIR

Brent Diebert
Guaranteed Rate Affinity
(614) 571-3554

Director Liaison: Mandy Harless

Staff Liaison: Lynn Hackworth

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Appraiser Committee

Represents the appraiser membership, communicates appraisal issues to the general membership. Visit Appraiser Dashboard.

CHAIR

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners
(614) 431-1220

VICE-CHAIR

Joe Vowell
Buckeye Appraisal Service
(614) 876-6634     

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

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

VICE-CHAIR

David Gill
Berkshire Hathaway HS Calhoon Co.
(614) 506-5353

Director Liaison: Buffie Patterson

Staff Liaison: Ida Seitter

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Board of Consultants

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

CHAIR

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

VICE CHAIR

John Myers
Myers Real Estate
(614) 402-5469

Director Liaison: John Myers

Staff Liaison: Brent Swander 

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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 McCarthy
Keller Williams Consultants Realty
(614) 207-7587

VICE CHAIR

Elton Davis, Jr.
RE/MAX ONE
(614) 864-9203

Director Liaison: Lorri Molnar

Staff Liaison: John Geha 

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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

JP Faulkner
Faulkner Realty Group
(614) 419-5757

VICE CHAIR

Patti Brown-Wright
Real Estate Technology Partners
(614) 207-6237

Director Liaison: JP Faulkner

Staff Liaison: Corey Skinner

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Builder/REALTOR® Alliance Committee

Works to strengthen relationships between builders and REALTORS® through networking and education.

CO-CHAIR (REALTOR®)

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

CO-CHAIR (BUILDER)

Erin Edwards
Rockford Homes
(614) 345-8909

CO-VICE CHAIR (BUILDER)

Kristy Reynolds
Westport Homes
(614) 795-4663

Director Liaison: Gary Francis

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Business Technology Forum

Addresses the technology needs of REALTORS®.

CHAIR

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

VICE CHAIR

Brent Saunders
PM Title, LLC
(614) 406-6459

Director Liaison: Jason Hottle

Staff Liaison: Colin Finan

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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-CHAIR

Sam Hardy
Union Home Mortgage
(614) 312-4015

CO-CHAIR

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

CO-CHAIR

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

CO-VICE CHAIR

Tyrone "Ty" Patillo
The Robert Weiler Co.
(440) 339-6001

CO-VICE CHAIR

Alissa Pugh-Clark
Rise Realty and Management Co.
(740) 808-0038

CO-VICE CHAIR

Andrew Roberts
Wright-Pratt Credit Union
(614) 302-2542

Director Liaison: Travis Shaw

Staff Liaison: Ida Seitter

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CORPAC Governing Board

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

CHAIR

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

VICE CHAIR

Bob Miller
RE/MAX Premier Choice
(614) 271-6656

Director Liaison: Buffie Patterson

Staff Liaison: Brent Swander 

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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-CHAIR

Vanessa Simmons
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 620-1959

CO-CHAIR

Ian Thickstun
Core Ohio, Inc.
(614) 397-7166

CO-VICE CHAIR

Joshua Nungesser
Keller Williams Excel Realty
(614) 260-6522

CO-VICE CHAIR

Dominique Vacheresse
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 500-3549

Director Liaison: Patti Brown-Wright

Staff Liaison: Lynn Hackworth and Ida Seitter 

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Education Committee (Residential)

Plans and evaluates the continuing education courses offered to the residential members by Columbus REALTORS®.

CHAIR

Bob Miller
RE/MAX Premier Choice
(614) 271-6656

VICE CHAIR

Chris Harrington
HER, Realtors®
(614) 374-6104

Director Liaison: Gary Cook

Staff Liaison: Kelly Bright

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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

Kathy Shiflet
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 889-0808

Staff Liaison: Ida Seitter

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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-CHAIR

Bob Kutschbach
Carleton Realty
(614) 325-5619

CO-CHAIR

Dave Dewey
Huntington Mortgage Group
(614) 395-1659

CO-VICE CHAIR

Krysta Denner
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 273-5461

CO-VICE CHAIR

Christopher Hammond
Keller Williams Capital Partners
(614) 499-9304

Director Liaison: Marie Smith

Staff Liaison: Ida Seitter

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Government Affairs Forum

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

CHAIR

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

VICE CHAIR

Carie Igel
Fathom Realty Ohio
(614) 668-4996

Director Liaison: Jeremy Pape

Staff Liaison: Brent Swander

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Government Affairs Issue Advocacy Committee

Reviews legislative issues to establish and recommend Columbus REALTORS® positions on legislative issues to be approved by the Columbus REALTORS® Board of Directors.

CHAIR

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

VICE CHAIR

Director Liaison:

Staff Liaison: Brent Swander

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Candidate Endorsement and Independent Expenditure Committee

Determines determines political candidate endorsements on behalf of Columbus REALTORS®.

CHAIR

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

VICE CHAIR

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

Director Liaison: Andy Mills

Staff Liaison: Brent Swander

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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

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

VICE CHAIR

Anthony Masci
Berkshire Hathaway HS Calhoon Co.
(614) 805-8203

Director Liaison:

Staff Liaison: Janet Pareja

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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

Katie Davis Spence
KW Classic Properties Realty
(614) 354-1785

VICE-CHAIR

Director Liaison:

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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

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

VICE-CHAIR

Ian Thickstun
Core Ohio, Inc.
(614) 397-7166

Director Liaison: Terry Bryant

Staff Liaison: Corey Skinner

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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

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

VICE CHAIR

Jeremy Pape
CRT, Realtors®
(614) 528-1144

View MLS Board of Directors   

Director Liaison: Lorri Molnar

Staff Liaison: John Geha 

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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

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

VICE CHAIR

Tony Macaluso
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 889-0808

Director Liaison: Sue Van Woerkom

Staff Liaison: John Geha 

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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

Jay Zollars
RZ Realty
(614) 486-7070

VICE CHAIR

Gary Francis
American Dream Realty
(614) 352-4876

Director Liaison:

Staff Liaison: Janet Pareja

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REALTOR® Care Day

Orchestrates a one-day event where members work collectively to provide community service. More info on RCD!

CO-CHAIR

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

CO-CHAIR

Shaun Simpson
Cutler Real Estate
(614) 312-1417      

CO-CHAIR

Spenser Stafford
Search2Close
(614) 209-2852  

CO-VICE CHAIR

Amanda Roderick
Key Realty
(614) 232-4020

Director Liaison: Shaun Simpson

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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-CHAIR

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

CO-CHAIR

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

CO-VICE CHAIR

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

CO-VICE CHAIR

Tricia Tennyson
Columbus Realty Source, LLC
(614) 530-1480

Director Liaison: Tricia Tennyson

Staff Liaison: Kathy Elliott and Lynn Hackworth

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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

Cole Cannon
Rolls Realty
(614) 332-0893

VICE CHAIR

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

Director Liaison: Gretchen Roginson

Staff Liaison: Ida Seitter

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Standard Forms Committee (Residential)

Develops and updates standard forms provided to Columbus REALTORS® members.

CHAIR

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

VICE CHAIR

Brittany Eddy
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 625-2831

Director Liaison: John Myers

Staff Liaison: Janet Pareja

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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

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

VICE CHAIR

JP Faulkner
Faulkner Realty Group
(614) 419-5757

Director Liaison: Michael Jones

Staff Liaison: John Geha

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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

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

VICE CHAIR

Caryl Caito
Talon Title Agency
(614) 864-7100

Director Liaison: Addie Davis Holsinger

Staff Liaison: Kelly Bright

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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-CHAIR

Steve Beskid
Covita Lending
(740) 255-6220

CO-CHAIR

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

CO-VICE CHAIR

Cody Butler
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(740) 603-0777

CO-VICE CHAIR

Keira Chatman
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
(614) 218-4042

CO-VICE CHAIR

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

Director Liaison: Jason Hottle

Staff Liaison: Halie Rogers

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Commercial-Investment Section Committees

COCIE Governing Board

Oversees the Central Ohio Commercial Information Exchange (COCIE).

CHAIR

Brian Irwin
Northsteppe Realty
(614) 203-0870

VICE CHAIR

Director Liaison: Matt Dixon

Staff Liaison: John Geha 

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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

Matt Dixon
Newmark Knight Frank
(614) 323-5097

VICE CHAIR

Julie Kemp
Capital Investments Realty
(614) 940-4156

Director Liaison: Matt Dixon

Staff Liaison: John Geha and Kathy Elliott

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Commercial Education Committee

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

CHAIR

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

VICE CHAIR

David Coe
SVN Wilson Commercial
(614) 506-4190

Director Liaison: Matt Dixon

Staff Liaison: Kelly Bright

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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

Max Fischer
Park National Bank
(614) 638-5538

VICE CHAIR

Director Liaison: Matt Dixon

Staff Liaison: Brandi Mrugacz

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Commercial Recognition

The Commercial Recognition Committee develops recognition programs for Commercial members.

CHAIR

Corey Taber
Equity
(614) 802-2900

VICE CHAIR

TBD

Director Liaison: Matt Dixon

Staff Liaison: Kathy Elliott

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Commercial Standard Forms Committee

Updates and develops the forms provided to C/I members.

CHAIR

Jay Zollars
RZ Realty
(614) 486-7070

VICE CHAIR

Director Liaison: Matt Dixon

Staff Liaison: Kathy Elliott

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