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The NC REALTORS® Speakers Bureau offers experienced professional speakers across a wide range of knowledge. View our speaker profiles by subject below and contact us to book a captivating speaker for your event today!

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Communications, Marketing, Technology and More

Bryan Jenkins, CPA

Bryan Jenkins, CPA

Bryan is the Chief Financial Officer for NC REALTORS® and has been with the association for nine years. Previously, he spent 14 years in public accounting before joining the Association.  NC Certificate # 25001

Topics:

  • the importance of budgeting
  • general accounting and tax issues
  • helpful ways to mitigate fraud in your organization
  • discuss the entities that make up the Association that assist in carrying out its mission

 

Caitlin ThompsonCaitlin Thompson, Compliance Counsel and Director of Human Resources

Caitlin Thompson joined NC REALTORS® in 2015 as Compliance Counsel to assist with Core Standards and other in-house compliance issues. She is a North Carolina licensed attorney and was in private practice for five years prior to joining NC REALTORS®. She received her bachelor’s from George Mason University and her law degree from Elon University.

Topics:

  • Core Standards
  • Board/Leadership Orientation
  • Association Mergers

Maurice Brown

Born in Durham, N.C., Maurice oversees the REALTOR® Partners Program. His college choice led him to settle in Greensboro where he secured his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He later secured his M.BA. in Management and Accounting. Armed with over 20 years of managerial, team-building, operational, and sales experience, Maurice’s insight can be immediately applied to enhance your benefits of the REALTOR® Partners Program.

Subjects:

  • Savings – REALTOR® Partners
  • Partners/Products – REALTOR® Partners
Government Affairs

Cady ThomasCady Thomas

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

Cady Thomas is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for NC REALTORS®. Cady has worked with NC REALTORS® since 2008, serving first as the Director of Regulatory Affairs. In this position, Cady was responsible for advocacy efforts before the boards and commissions that affected the real estate industry. After two years, she was promoted to the Director of Government Affairs where she is responsible for leading the association’s government affairs department. Cady is responsible for the oversight of the legislative and regulatory lobbying, political fundraising, independent expenditure program, grassroots development, local issues assistance and other political activities conducted by the association. In this role, she has organized multimillion dollar political campaigns, advanced intensive legislative goals, and facilitated one of the state’s largest political action committees.

Prior to joining the REALTORS® staff, Cady practiced Corporate Law and Capital Markets with the law firm Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, now Kilpatrick Townsend LLP, in Raleigh. During her time with Kilpatrick, she focused on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing and commercial mortgage securities transactions. Prior to her graduate studies, Cady worked on Capitol Hill for a prominent United States Senator.

Education

  • Jurist Doctorate, Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC
  • Masters of Business Administration, Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington, DC
  • Bachelor of Arts and Business Management Certificate, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA

Topics Cady can speak on:

  • All NC REALTORS® legislative, regulatory or government affairs issues, including building a local government affairs program
  • NC REALTORS® Shared GAD Program
  • NAR REALTOR® Party Programs
  • Federal Issues

Nick Scarci

Local Government Affairs Director

Nick Scarci is the Local Government Affairs Director for NC REALTORS®. In this role, he manages local government affairs initiatives for the Greensboro Regional REALTORS® Association and the High Point Regional Association of REALTORS®.

During his time undergraduate studies, he studied abroad in Amman, Jordan and was an intern with the U.S. State Department in Santiago, Chile. Prior to joining NC REALTORS® in 2016, he worked on several statewide campaigns in Pennsylvania, as well as for a Pennsylvania State Representative.

Nick is a native of Boston, Massachusetts.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Topics Nick can speak on:

  • Local government affairs

Kristin Nash, Director of Political FundraisingKristin Nash

Director of Political Fundraising

Kristin Nash is the Director of Political Fundraising for NC REALTORS®. In this role, she is responsible for planning and executing all fundraising initiatives associated with the NC REALTORS® Political Action Committee (NC REALTORS® PAC). Kristin strives to give REALTORS® a stronger voice by helping elect legislators who understand interests and concerns of the real estate industry.

Kristin has been with NC REALTORS® since 2007 and previously managed the NC REALTORS® Partners program helping improve member benefits to meet the needs of North Carolina REALTORS®.

A native of Burlington, Kristin spends her free time with family, friends, and snuggling with her son, Wesley.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Topics Kristin can speak on:

  • NC REALTORS® PAC
  • NAR Corporate Ally Program
  • NAR REALTOR® Party Programs

Troi Hicks PhotoTroi Hicks

Local Government Affairs Director

Troi Hicks is a Local Government Affairs Director for NC REALTORS® serving the Winston-Salem Regional Association of REALTORS® and the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem. In this capacity, she advocates for REALTORS® and Home Builders at the local government level.

Prior to joining NC REALTORS®, Troi taught high school government, economics, and American history in Stokes County, North Carolina. In her free time, Troi enjoys making music with friends, cooking, and playing with her 75-pound lap dog, Lincoln.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Topics Troi can speak on:

  • Local government affairs

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