RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

SEP 2018

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Create for the Human {Executive Appointments} Bright MLS Chief Strategy Officer David Charron has assumed an advisory role with the or- ganization, allowing him to continue to serve in several senior industry leadership positions, in- cluding as chair of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) and the MLS RoundTable, as a director at the National Association of REAL- TORS® (NAR), and as president of MRIS Investors, Inc. Among many achievements, Charron was instru- mental in the bringing together of 43 REALTOR® associations to consoli- date nine MLSs into Bright MLS, one of the largest MLSs in the nation. ERA Real Estate has appointed Diana Wall to senior vice president of Sales. Wall, who has more than 30 years of experi- ence in franchising and real estate, including as vice president of Business Development at RE/MAX, will curate strategic plans to support growth within the ERA net- work. Wall was formerly vice presi- dent of Field Operations for Project C.U.R.E., and, earlier in her career, was a district sales manager at ERA. Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has announced changes to manage- ment in its Western Buffalo District in New York, with Sheila Ferren- tino named manager of the Grand Island and Tonawanda offices, and Charlene Zorai named man- ager of the Williamsville office. Zoratti was formerly manager of the Grand Island office for five years, and the Tonawanda office for 14 years. An agent since 2002, Ferren- tino became an assistant manager in 2013, and was honored by the Buffalo Niagara Association of REAL- TORS® (BNAR) as REALTOR® Associ- ate of the Year in 2016. Zoratti has been an associate broker for over 35 years. In 2004, she was president of BNAR, and honored as REALTOR® of the Year by BNAR in 2006. The Board of Managers of the Bro- ker Public Portal (BPP) has announced its new officers for the next year: John Mosey , CEO, NorthStarMLS, chair- man of the board; Alon Chaver , chief information officer, HomeServices of Ameri- ca, vice chairman; Craig McClelland, chief operating officer, Better Homes and Gar- dens Real Estate Metro Brokers, secretary; Paul Wells, broker/ owner of RE/MAX NOW and RE/MAX of Barrington, trea- surer; and Tim Dain , president of MARIS, at large board member. Weichert Commercial Broker- age, Inc., has appointed Robert Skinner vice president. Skinner—an elected of- ficial as Ocean County Committeeman, as well as chairman of the Jack- son Township Rent Leveling Board, in New Jersey—has 20 years of experience, including as manager of the sales division of commercial and residential buildings for a bou- tique firm in New York City. Industry leader Russ Cofano has joined Real as president and co- founder. As an executive with more than 25 years of expe- rience in the indus- try, Cofano has held numerous positions throughout real estate, including as president of eXp World Holdings, senior vice president of Industry and MLS Relationships at Move, Inc., and CEO of Missouri REALTORS®. RE For more executive happenings, please visit www.rismedia.com.

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