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DEC 2018

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RISMedia's REAL ESTATE December 2018 55 As RE/MAX's SVP of Global Alliances, MIKE REAGAN has been an advocate for the industry since 1990. Reagan is leading a move- ment to communicate the opportunities presented by the buying power of the Unit - ed States' growing ethnic minority population, and RE/MAX is a sponsor of groups such as NAHREP, AREAA and NAGLREP. Rea - gan has been the driving force behind the company's 26-year partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and has also led disaster relief efforts. "The more you give, the more you get," he says. KAREN COOPER is owner of The Platinum Group Real Estate with Pearson Smith Realty, and founder of Em - powering Women in Real Estate, which has more than 8,000 members nationwide. Through Empowering Women in Real Estate, she and oth - ers are able to collaborate with, inspire and motivate one another. In September 2018, Cooper had a mastec- tomy for what turned out to be a noncancerous tumor. "Let your faith be bigger than your fear," she says. "My greatest accomplishment this year has been stay - ing positive throughout this journey." DOUG HUTCHINS is a bro- ker associate, and leader of The Doug Hutchins Team, with Kentwood Real Estate in Denver, Colo. Hutchins is the chairman of the board of directors of Hope's Prom - ise Orphan Ministries, an adoption agency with care programs in Kenya, Nepal, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. In 2018, he embarked on a 12-day mission to Nepal, when he visited with nine children in two Hope's Prom - ise homes. "It was a thrill to see how the children in - teracted with each other and how they truly were part of a family," he says. KASSIE ERB is the presi- dent of Fox & Roach Chari- ties, the charitable arm of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORSĀ® and The Tri- dent Group. Since incep- tion, Fox & Roach Charities has contributed over $5.2 million and 200,000 vol- unteer hours to 250 com- munity organizations in the Greater Philadelphia/Tri- State areas. Erb's annual backpack drive has had record-breaking success providing school supplies to students; In 2017, they gathered 5,345 backpacks and raised $79,187 for Cradles to Crayons. ENNIS ANTOINE is a REAL- TORĀ® with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers who teaches a 75- hour sales pre-license course to educate new agents and set them on a path to suc- cess. "Life is a gift, and it of- fers us the privilege, opportu- nity and responsibility to give something back by becom- ing more," he says. Antoine has served as a deacon in his church for more than 20 years, has worked with Habi- tat for Humanity, and is ac- tive in politics, serving as a federal political coordinator for U.S. Congressman David Scott. As the CEO of the non-profit Real Estate Standards Or - ganization (RESO), JEREMY CRAWFORD is responsible for the creation, promotion and adoption of standards that are fueling innovation and streamlining the real estate transaction. RESO surpassed 825 member or - ganizations in 2018, repre- senting nearly 1 million bro- kers and agents worldwide. "RESO Standards have gone global in 2018, not only making a positive impact in the U.S. and Canada, but expanding into Brazil, Spain, Germany and Australia for the good of the entire indus- try," says Crawford. CHRIS TRAPANI founded Sereno Group in 2006 with a goal to break from the tradi - tional model in favor of offer- ing expert and personalized service. Today, the firm has eight locations in Northern California, doing $3.5 billion in annual sales. Trapani also spearheaded the "1 Percent for Good" program, commit- ting 1 percent of the firm's gross revenues to environ- mental causes and chari- table or community-minded groups. Last year, Sereno Group gave $516,000 to 28 separate causes, making it one of the top 35 corporate givers, according to the Sili- con Valley Business Journal. LOU GONZALEZ has served to advance the real estate industry and the lives of those who work in it over the course of his 33-year career. As executive vice president of Realty ONE Group, he has helped lead the growth and expansion of the company through the sale of unit and regional franchises in the U.S. and Canada. He has been a champion for diversity and inclusion in the workplace for many years, serving six years on the Corpo- rate Board of Governors of NAHREP, and six years on the Board of AREAA. 2019 NEWSMAKERS

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