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NC REALTORS® Elections

The elections of the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® to elect 2024 Officers, Finance and Budget Committee members, NAR Directors and the Issues Mobilization Committee member will be held August 21 – August 24, 2023. Online Polls will be open 24 hours a day, Eastern Standard Time, from 12:00:01 am on Monday, August 21, 2023 to 11:59:59 pm on Thursday, August 24, 2023.

The electronic method of voting is the only means by which voters may vote in the annual election. Only REALTOR® members in good standing in the Association and Association Executives—who have provided NC REALTORS® with a valid email address—shall have the right to vote in any annual election.

Candidate Information

President-Elect (Elect one candidate)

Laurie Knudsen, GRI
Canopy REALTOR® Association

In my opinion, the real estate industry is the epitome of free enterprise.  Especially here in North Carolina. Where else can an individual reach the age of 18, pass a 75-hour pre- licensing class and POW, the sky’s the limit.  I just love that! Little did I know when I entered the real estate industry, thinking it would be a nice part-time occupation, I would be possessed.

I am writing this now because of my desire to be your president.  Over my years of service, most recently serving my second term as treasurer, previously Regional Vice President plus an additional 6 years on the Board of Directors, plus other various committees, I have experienced first-hand the dedication and commitment it requires to serve as your president.  I do not take this responsibility lightly.  Before taking this step, I thought long and hard. I have determined that the decks are clear and I am able to give you my full support and dedication.  You, the members, deserve no less.

As members of NC Realtors®, we have a great deal of which to be proud.  Speaking for myself, as a member of the leadership team, I was proud to be promoting the availability of health insurance for our members.  Another highlight was being a part of the leadership team, ensuring we would remain an essential service during the pandemic plus the speedy approval of forms needed to deal with the extraordinary issues we faced.  Participation in the creation of two 3-year strategic plans, has allowed me to understand the   needs of the members, now and in the future.

In the next few months, I look forward to speaking with you and your associations to address in detail  my specific goals and my desire to lead this fine association into the future.

John McPherson, ABR, AHWD, C2EX, CRS, ePRO, GREEN, GRI
Winston-Salem Regional Association of REALTORS®

“It’s all about service.” That philosophy has driven my real estate career at Coldwell Banker Advantage since 2003, and it’s the same philosophy I’ll bring to the position of NC REALTORS® President Elect.

Together, we can Elevate, Advocate, and Communicate for our industry and our clients.

Elevate – Lets work towards enhancing our professionalism, creating opportunities for members to grow and succeed, and staying on top of trends in our industry.

Advocate – Lets represent the interests of members and clients, address policy changes, defend private property rights, and keeping the government out of our industry.

Communicate – continue keeping you up to date and making sure everyone knows the value of working with a REALTOR®

A few things to share:

  • BS from Appalachian State University and MBA from Winston Salem State University.
  • Winston Salem Regional Association President in 2020 and Realtor of the Year in 2022.
  • NC REALTORS® William C Bass Leadership Academy graduate 2018 and National Association of Realtors Leadership Academy graduate 2021.
  • NC REALTORS® Region 6 Vice President 2020,2021, 2022
  • Golden R President’s Circle investor
  • Awarded Outstanding Volunteer by the NC Realtors® PAC in 2018
  • Served Nationally as NC’s representative to the Major Investor Council, Participation Council, and Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction Committee. Served 2 terms on Consumer Communication Committee.
  • Former host of Book Talk and Real Estate Radio talk shows on AM 600 WSJS
  • Host of Camel City Chat on YouTube, dedicated to interviewing people of the community and promoting the area.
  • Served as a Lewisville Town Council Member, Planning Board Member, and Triad ABC Board Commissioner.

Together let’s be the best REALTORS® we can be.  Advocate for our industry and our clients.  Communicate the value of working with a REALTOR® and keep the government out of our wallets.

I would appreciate your consideration and Vote.

Leslie Williams, ABR, AHWD, C2EX, CIPS, CRS, PSA, SFR, MBA, WHS
Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®

Thank you for your consideration. I am honored to have the opportunity to be on the ballot as 2024 President-Elect Candidate. I have the commitment, integrity and proven service background that exemplifies my dedication to our industry, association and membership.

My vision: Inspire our members through example, Develop a defined pathway for professional growth, and Leading through mentorship and peer-to-peer collaboration.

I am the Managing Broker of Leslie Williams Realty Group and licensed real estate instructor. I have 14 years of service to my local, state and national association.  I am a RPAC Golden R President Circle. I have a Masters in Business Administration, 25 years of corporate experience in print and internet media. I am a proud Alumni of the Triangle Leadership Academy.

My Service includes: NAR Presidential appointed Law and Policy Liaison, Chair of 12 committees for local and state associations, President of Raleigh Association of REALTORS, 2019 President of REALTOR Giving Network. Raleigh BOD since 2015, Raleigh Executive Committee since 2020, NCR BOD since 2016, 2022 NAR executive committee and NAR Director.

In 2021, I was honored in the Congressional Record by Congresswoman Debra Ross for my service to industry and community. In 2021, I led Raleigh to its first RPAC Triple Crown. I received the following NC REALTORS Awards: Committee Member of the Year, Region 10 Service Award and NC REALTORS RPAC Chairman of the Year. I currently serve as Raleigh Association Immediate Past President, Executive committee and BOD, NC REALTORS Executive Committee, BOD and Region 10 Vice President, NAR BOD and NAR Legal Action Committee member.

I am married to Tim 32 years and we have two children Cory, Cali and our fur baby Kobe.

I ask for your support and VOTE to elect me as your 2024 President-Elect.

Treasurer (Elect one candidate)

Carolina Smokies Association of REALTORS®

I am from Macon County, my family dating back 200+ years to the founding of Western North Carolina.

After high school, I worked for a local bank while attending college. I obtained dual degrees in Surveying Technology and Civil Engineering Technology. I became a licensed NC Surveyor in 2010 and purchased my father’s surveying firm in 2020.

I became a licensed broker in 2012. I served as President for my local board in 2015 and 2016, along with multiple other positions over the years. I am currently serving my second term as Treasurer. I became a NCREC approved instructor in 2016 and have been teaching Pre and Post licensing since.

In 2017 I started own my own boutique firm, Legacy Properties, in Franklin NC. I am BIC and currently have 4 Brokers affiliated.

In 2018, I attended NCR William C. Bass Leadership Academy.

I have served in various other leadership roles, Region 9 RVP, RPAC Trustee, NC Housing Foundation, Budget and Finance, Forms Committee and more. This experience has prepared me for serving as NCR Treasurer.

But why do I want to serve as Treasurer? The Treasurer is responsible for accounting to you how much money we have, how much we spend, where we spend it and why. The treasurer must understand numbers and make you feel your investments are safe and well managed. Many are intimidated by numbers, by MATH. I don’t want to just give reports on your money, I want to teach you to not be afraid of the numbers. There’re only 9 numbers and a 0 and only 4 things you can do with them; add, subtract, multiply, and divide.”

Don’t just listen to the financial reports but ask questions and understand them. Vote for me for NCR Treasurer and learn numbers can be FUN!

Issues Mobilization Committee (Elect one candidate)

Brett Bushnell, AHWD
Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®

My name is Brett Bushnell and I am running to serve on the Issues Mobilization Committee.  I have previously served on Issues Mobilization in 2021.  I have also served previously as Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors president in 2021, Great Chapel Hill Association of Realtors President in 2014, and NC Realtors Regional Vice President in 2016.  I currently and have previously served on numerous committees at the local, state, and national association levels.  I have served for many years on my local and at the state level as a Board of Directors member. I am a long time proud RPAC investor currently at the Golden R Presidents Circle Level and am being inducted into the Hall of Fame in May 2023. I currently serve as an RPAC Trustee for Region 10. I am well versed in many issues regarding protecting personal property rights and housing affordability on the local, state, and national levels including zoning ordinances, land transfer fees/taxes, school bond referendums, and others.  I will contribute to the Issues Mobilization Committee ensuring sound decision making while considering all requests the committee receives.  I ask for your consideration and would greatly appreciate your vote.   Thank you for your support.

Finance Committee (Elect three candidates)

Outer Banks Association of REALTORS®

Hello!  My name is Kimberly Endre and I am a REALTOR®.  I love what I do for my clients but am also a VOLUNTEER by heart.  I began volunteering for my local association a little over a year after I became a REALTOR® in 2004.  I found that my true passion was not only in assisting my clients in buying and selling homes, but also by elevating my own professionalism by volunteering and learning the business from all sides.  My heart is full whether it be assisting my clients or assisting other REALTORS® become better themselves through education, engagement, and elevation throughout all the Associations we belong.

My first experience with the local Finance Committee was in 2010, thirteen years ago, when I was required to join because I was becoming President the following year.  I didn’t realize at that time how impactful that year would be on me, but it led to my being a committee member the following year by choice, the Vice Chair in 2013 and then the Treasurer for 4 years following starting in 2015.

Once I realized it was truly in my bones, I looked to the state for other avenues and was elected to be the RPAC Treasurer for NC REALTORS® in 2019.  I was the Region ONE Vice President in 2020 and 2021.  I have had the honor to serve on the Finance Committee at the State Level for 2022 and 2023.

I would love to continue my service to the membership by being re-elected to the NC REALTORS® Finance Committee for a second term.  My love of the business and my passion to continue to serve in whatever capacity I’m needed leads me to ask you for your vote again.  Please vote for Kimberly Endre for NC REALTORS® Finance Committee.  Thank you.

Michael Wong, MRP, SPS
Canopy REALTOR® Association

My name is Michael S. Wong, and I am excited to announce my candidacy for a position on the 2024-25 NC Realtors® (NCR) Budget and Finance (B&F) Committee. With over seven years of experience as a Realtor®, local association experience including 2 years on the Canopy Board of Directors, 7 years of experience on Canopy’s Audit Budget and Finance, in addition to other committees, and 2 years as an NCR Board member from Region 8, I look forward to giving back to NCR.

Our state is drawing in record visitors as more people have embraced our quality of life since the pandemic.  People want to call North Carolina home: permanently or as a vacation home/investment.

Financial transparency is key to accountability and sound business decisions. Without both, we will not have the infrastructure in place for the imminent growth in our state.

My business acumen coupled with sound financial expertise strongly qualifies me to contribute to the NCR B&F Committee.  My education includes a BA and double Major in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University and the completion of the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business Bridge Program.

NC Realtors® needs transparency as a driver for B&F. With transparency and speed of execution, we will drive the decisions of NCR that will serve as building blocks for our future. My goals are a culture of transparency and timely financials to allow for better decisions for the future of our association.

A North Carolina resident for 15+ years, I am married to the love of my life, with four children. We enjoy making memories together by traveling and trying new restaurants.

If you want to see NCR as an industry leader and identify with my goals, vote for me as a member of 2024-2025 NC Realtors® Budget and Finance Committee.

David Zeitz, AHWD, GRI
Longleaf Pine REALTORS®

I have been a multiple year member of the NC REALTORS® Board of Directors on and off since my REALTOR® membership began in 2002.  This participation and service has afforded me the opportunity to see the goals and visions of NCAR created, implemented, and achieved over the arch of the past two decades.

During that time, I also closely followed the financial proposals, debates, compromises, and implementations that have resulted in some of our association’s greatest accomplishments.  Personally, I possess a passion for detailed analysis, problem solving, critical thinking, and risk assessment.

As a member of the 2021 NCAR William C. Bass Leadership Academy, I am driven to take my time and talents and put them into service for the benefit of our NC REALTORS®.  I would be honored by your consideration to allow me an additional two-year appointment to our Finance and Budget Committee. It has been rewarding to have served these past two years.

At-Large NAR Director (Number of Directors to be elected determined after July 31)

Kim Dawson, ABR, C2EX, CIPS, CRS, GRI
Durham Regional Association of REALTORS®

I am Proud to be an NC REALTOR! I, Kim Dawson, want your support and vote to continue as NAR Director representing the membership of NCR. My dedication and service to the Real Estate Industry began upon the receipt of my license in January of 2002 and continues to this day.

I have served three local Associations – Chapel Hill, Durham and Triangle MLS serving on BOD and in leadership roles allowing me to serve the Association and the members and their Communities.

NC REALTOR members gave me the honor of serving on the 2015-2017 leadership team and as 2016 President- another opportunity to serve the members and give back to our industry. As a   NCR Leadership Team member, I had the opportunity to sit on every committee and meet and listen to our members. Most of all- I carried vital information to our members and have continued to do so to this day as a NAR Director- sharing NAR Communications and BOD decisions with our members.

Serving at NAR extends my industry engagement to be knowledgeable of NAR’s visions and upcoming issues and proposals in preparation for NAR BOD meetings. I currently serve as Vice Chair of the Broker Engagement Committee created in 2020 to better communicate important issues, NAR efforts and provide resources and tools for our Brokers and their agents.  In 2020, I served as Chair of the NEW  Broker Engagement Council as well as Broker Idea Exchange Council, Consumer Advocacy Outreach Advisory Board, REALTOR Party Member Involvement Council and the GSE Messaging Task Force.

As your NAR Director, I will be present, informed and engaged to understand the impact on our members and bring back to NC the actions of the BOD.

VOTE KIM DAWSON as your NAR Director!

Treasure Faircloth, C2EX, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Winston-Salem Regional Association of REALTOR®

I have had the honor and privilege to be a REALTOR® for 50 years.  I cannot imagine a more fulfilling career.  The ability to serve home buyers and sellers with fellow REALTORS® has in the past, now, and the future continues to be an extraordinarily rewarding experience.

My volunteering through the years include services to my church as a youth leader, various jobs as Easter breakfast or sunrise service usher, etc.  Also, children activities such as BOD member with little league baseball, Pop Warner football, Pfafftown basketball, Town & Country Recreation center, City of Winston-Salem center,

I have served NC REALTORS® in many ways, such as committees, Treasurer for 4 years, Region 6 VP, Finance Committee, and 2017 President; Chair of finance, investment, administrative, charter member of CRS, President of NC CRS, course coordinator of classes for NCR® for 20 years.

I have served NAR on committees and board of director since 1984.  It has been a pleasure to serve on a numerous Committees, such as Education (professional development) Professional Standards, Federal Financing, Broker Engagement, and Political Involvement.

I have completed the national CRS Leadership Academy and taken the new home with diversity and bias over-ride–Overcoming barriers to fair housing certification.  I have the designations of GRI, CRS, e-Pro, and hold my C2EX.

I have received awards from NC REALTORS®, NC CRS and WSRAR Association, which include Hall of Fame (NCR and WSRAR) Region 6 Service Award, CRS of the Year, WSRAR REALTOR® of the year, CRS of the Year, WSRAR REALTOR® of the Year and 2023 June Dinkins Political Involvement.

I was given the honor and privilege of receiving NCR’s 2022 REALTOR® of the Year award. I am overwhelmed and honored at receiving this award and I humbly thank each and every member of NC REALTORS®.

Asa Fleming, AHWD, C2EX, MRE, SFR
Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®

It is with great excitement and humility that I, as a seasoned REALTOR® with years of experience serving our industry in this great state, seek your vote for the position of National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Director for North Carolina At-Large.  We all understand the unique challenges and opportunities that exist in our real estate market.  I believe I have the skills and experience needed to serve the needs of NAR members across North Carolina.  Through my service on numerous NAR committees as a member and chair, I have gained invaluable insights into the issues facing our industry.

As a local and state President in 2013 and 2019, respectively, I worked tirelessly to represent the interests of my clients, community, and industry.  However, the real estate industry is constantly evolving , and it is imperative that we have strong leadership at the national level that is dedicated to promoting the interests of our profession and advocating for policies that support our clients, communities, and industry.

As a NAR Director, I will work to advance these goals and ensure that the voices of our members are heard loud and clear.  My vision is one where every REALTOR® has the tools and resources needed to succeed, and where every client has access to affordable and high-quality housing.  By working together, we can make this vision a reality.

I am committed to working collaboratively with local, state, and national leaders to advance the interests of our industry, promote ethical and professional standards, and ensure that our members are well equipped to serve their clients and communities.  I humbly ask for your vote in this important endeavor.  Together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of North Carolinians and help shape the future of our industry for years to come.

Tony Smith, ABR, ABRM, CRS, GRI
Canopy REALTOR® Association

Licensed in 1983, I am a second generation REALTOR who is currently owner broker of Wanda Smith & Associates REALTORS. I truly love the business and witnessed how it changed my family’s life when my mother started selling real estate in 1977. As a result in an effort to give back to an industry that has been life changing to me and my family I have been actively involved in leadership for the past 26 years and have held offices that range Local and State President to NAR Region 4 Vice President as well as serving on numerous committees on local, state, and national levels.

I am a “Golden R” Hall of Fame Member that is one investment away from making the third tier of the Hall of fame. I am also FPC to Senator Thom Tillis. No one does advocacy like the REALTOR Party.

I reside in Charlotte and am married to the love of my life Nancy. I have two awesome grandchildren that I love to talk about.

When I am not selling real estate, or working on a project I enjoy time at the South Carolina Coast, and or the North Carolina Mountains.

In 40 years, the one thing that has not changed is the thrill and satisfactions of truly changing someone’s life and future by helping them achieve the American Dream of Home Ownership.

Myra Zollinger, AHWD, CRS, C2EX, GRI
Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®

A National Director is the link between you, NCR and NAR. It takes time to understand the workings of an organization as large as NAR and I have spent the time and involvement to serve as a support and mentor for NC REALTOR members on a national level. That is why I’m asking for your vote to make me your NAR Director.

Here are some of my qualifications:


  • President Residential Real Estate Sales Council (CRS)
  • Region 4 Vice President (NC, SC, TN, KY)
  • Twenty-Three (23) years on the NAR Board of Directors-1997, 2000-2015, 2018-2023
  • REALTOR® Emeritus
  • Liaison to two committee groups the Law and Policy and the Education and Research
  • Chair of the REALTORS National Marketing Institute (RNMI)
  • Chair of Professional Development, Business Issues, Federal Technology Advisory Board, Large State Sub-Forum
  • Committee service: Executive, MLS, Professional Standards, Insurance, Public Policy Coordinating, Leadership Academy Advisory, Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction, Communications, Nominating, GSE PAG, Convention, Federal Housing Policy, Institute Advisory, Public Advocacy


  • President, President NC Real Estate Educational Foundation (GRI), 2006 REALTOR of the Year, 2015 Hall of Fame and REALTOR® Life Member.
  • And many years of State committee service and as a member of the Board of Directors.


  • Raleigh Regional Board.   REALTOR of the Year and Hall of Fame
  • Orange Chatham Board   President and REALTOR of the Year
  • Durham Board secondary member


  • Golden R Presidents Circle and $50K Hall of Fame

I’m asking for your vote so I can continue in your service and help our members become more active in NAR service. Thank you.

Small Association NAR Director (Elect one candidate)

Adam Upchurch, AHWD, C2EX, CIPS, SPS
Topsail Island Association of REALTORS®

I’m Adam Upchurch from Durham and growing up I had the opportunity to live in a number of cities across our state.  We moved our family to the Wilmington area in 2011 and have enjoyed being involved in our community.  Since 2015, I have had the privilege of serving my local association and just completed my 3rd term as President for the Topsail Island Association of REALTORS®.  I graduated from the William C. Bass Leadership Academy in 2019.  In support of Give Back Day and to better understand the diverse challenges we face; I spent serval weeks travelling to visit each of our 47 real estate associations in North Carolina.  Over the past 5 years, I have served NC Realtors® in a number of capacities.  Each opportunity allowed me to learn something new about our industry and our members.  I’ve served on Budget & Finance, Professional Standards, Global, and was honored to Chair our state Diversity Committee.  I currently sit on Executive Committee and serve our state as Region 1 RVP.

Here at the coast, I operate my own firm, alongside my wife.  Together we have two amazing children and Scout, our Australian Shepard.  When not in the office or attending a meeting, I’m usually out running.  I take great pride in everything I do and strive to bring that passion to the positions I hold on the local, state, and national level.  I’m a RPAC major investor & President’s Circle member, who stepped in this year to serve as Region 1 RPAC Trustee.  These great roles over the past few years have allowed me to focus heavily on my local community, association, and region.  I appreciate your consideration and ask that you place your trust in me, to further elevate the voice of small boards across this state.

Medium Association NAR Director (Elect one candidate)

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Jacksonville Board of REALTORS®

I’m a Realtor in coastal NC and I’m excited at the opportunity to continue to represent medium sized Associations as an NAR Director in NC!  I understood early on that education in real estate was very valuable so began my path for designations, starting with the Accredited Land Consultant program, followed by C2EX, ABR, SFR, MRP, CRS, and GRI. Production doesn’t matter, but it makes me relevant. I am a consistent top producer despite the high level of involvement in our industry, so I am in the trenches with my peers and colleagues every single day.

My service to the real estate industry includes serving as Secretary, Director, and Past President on 2 local Associations, local Association Legislative Chair, and am an SPC and FPC this cycle.  On the state level, I’m a graduate of the William C Bass Leadership Academy, served NCREEF, Vice Chair of the Legislative Committee, currently serve on Professional Standards & NC Homeowners Alliance, and assisted on several PAGs when called upon. On the NAR Level, I served on the Professional Standards Committee for 8 years but I’ve transitioned to the Insurance and Professional Development Committees. Serving the Realtors Land Institute, I serve on Governmental Affairs, Future Leaders, and Education committees, past President of the Carolina’s Chapter of RLI, current Director, and certified RLI Instructor for two land classes.

I’ve received an Exceptional Service Award, NC Realtors Lisa York Outstanding Volunteer Award, NC Land Realtor of the Year twice, & Realtor of the Year twice, so my peers recognize my service & dedication. I bring 19 years of relevant experience, thousands of hours of specialized education, hundreds of hours of direct leadership experience, and common sense to the table for this role. I would appreciate your vote of confidence and your vote on the ballot.

Jonathan Fletcher
Durham Regional Association of REALTORS®

I was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. After High School, I attended Georgia Tech for two years before transferring to University of Maryland, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and Advertising.  I moved back to the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area and worked in the advertising industry with various Television and Radio stations and advertising agencies.  In 1994, the company I was working for relocated me to the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, so my daughter and I moved here.  After a few years with that company, and then a local radio station, I was finally able to pursue a career in real estate that started in 2003 – something that I had wanted to do for a long time.  As a single parent since my daughter was 17 months old, it was important for me to wait until she was old enough for me to jump into the business, and I’ve never looked back.  I am a sports lover, an animal lover, and a SCUBA diver. In addition to having held (and still holding) numerous positions within various REALTOR® associations, I’m heavily involved in a local Sports Club (I’m Chairman of the Scholarship Committee that awards over $25,000 in scholarships each year), and I have a sincere passion for the real estate industry.

Regional Vice President (One candidate elected in each region by members of their region only)

Kimberly Perkins, AHWD, C2EX, ePRO
Jacksonville Board of REALTORS®

I became a REALTOR® in 2006 when I joined the Heart of Kentucky Association of REALTORS®. I loved my career there, but the Marine Corps had other plans and decided that North Carolina would be our new home.

In 2008, I received my NC license and joined the Jacksonville Board of REALTORS®.  I started volunteering first as a committee member and then as co-chair of the hospitality committee. I later chaired several committees including Hospitality, By-Laws, and Strat Plan Committee. In 2017, I was elected to serve on the JBOR Board of Directors. I served 2 years and was then nominated to serve as   the 2019 President-Elect.

While serving as President in 2020, I learned how to pivot with NCR and NAR assisting in any way they could. I had the pleasure of graduating from the NCR William C. Bass Leadership Academy in 2021 and served as President-Elect for Crystal Coast Women’s Council of REALTORS® that same year.

In 2022, I served on the NCR Diversity Committee, NCR Fair Housing Media Campaign Review Committee, and with the NCR Strategic Planning Committee. I currently serve as Jacksonville Board of REALTORS® President-Elect and serve on NCR Diversity Committee and my first NAR appointment to the NAR Risk Management Committee.  I have learned over the past few years just how much I truly enjoy volunteering and mentoring others. I believe in our industry and know we all learn from each other and help each other grow.

I want to pay it forward.  I not only invest my time but invest in RPAC as a major investor.  I understand the importance of the RVP position for our region and the entire state. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve as Region 1’s RVP.

Amanda Parmer, ABR, CDPE, C2EX, Green, SFR

Service is a part of me. Prior to serving our community as a REALTOR®, I began serving as an enlisted soldier in the US Army. As a REALTOR®, I’ve had the opportunity to serve in two local associations as well as with NC REALTORS®. Starting with the Education Committee in 2011, I also served on the Public Relations Committee, Bylaws Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Nominating Committee, Mediator and Ombudsman, and Board of Directors through the years until 2018.  In 2020, I was able to serve on CFR’s Executive Roundtable, then the Board of Directors, Strategic Planning, Professional Development Committee, MLS Committee, Finance Committee, Vice President and currently as President- Elect.

With NC REALTORS® I’ve been fortunate enough to serve on the Risk Management Committee since 2018. In 2017, I was honored to have been selected and subsequently graduate from the William C. Bass Leadership Academy.  Currently I serve on the Board of Directors. I am passionate about elevating the level of professionalism and advocacy for our industry. Serving as RVP for Region 2 would offer me the opportunity to continue serving our REALTOR® community and elevating the REALTOR® brand.

Cindie Burns
Durham Regional Association of REALTORS®

Thank you for this opportunity to continue my real estate service and to further my education by becoming Regional Vice President for Region 4.  As an active REALTOR® I have always said, and still believe that during every transaction I am either teaching or learning something.  If I am elected as Region 4 Vice President, I will carry that belief with me while working with the local associations as well as NC REALTORS® President and Executive Committee.

Transitioning from a local Association President to Region 4 VP has a direct pathway connection.  They are very similar in working to connect members with our Associations.  My mission statement for this presidential year has been “Speak up, speak out and share your voice!  This is OUR Association, OUR Profession and OUR commitment to providing quality representation to our community, clients & to each other.  Being a REALTOR® is not just a job, it’s the heart of our country.  A home represents many things, but ultimately, it’s where the heart beats for all of us & we need your heart, involvement & guidance to succeed”

I believe this mission statement reflects the type of representation that a Region 4 VP should convey to its members.  I look forward to the opportunity to communicate & share ideas, information & success stories between the local Associations within Region 4.  I call our Association a “no hat nation”, meaning once you walk through the front doors we are all REALTORS® first regardless of your company affiliation.

I believe in what we do and why we do it, I would love to encourage others to feel this way too.

Pamela Webb, AHWD, C2EX, GRI
High Point Regional Association of REALTORS®

I am submitting my application for candidacy for Region 5 RVP, with the knowledge an understanding that I am to be a liaison between NC Realtors® leadership and local board associations in our Region 5 area.

To me leadership calls for being active, present, visible, and encouraging others to learn and be involved.  Having an opportunity to be a Regional Vice President for NC Realtors® will enable me to inform and engage those of our Region 5 regarding issues impacting our local, state, and national markets.  I look forward to this opportunity at our caucus events, and more importantly in-person visits with Burlington-Alamance, Greensboro, Mid-Carolina as well as my own association.

My greatest accomplishment at my local board has been RPAC participation and fund-raising.  My greatest enjoyment has been educating our members of what RPAC is and its importance to our industry.  I absolutely love our real estate industry and would love the opportunity to make sure all Realtors® see their value and relevance.  An opportunity to be Region 5 RVP will enable me to continue my love of engagement and encouragement.

My hope is that you will endorse me as candidate for Region 5 RVP.

Dennis Bailey, C2EX, CRS, CCIM, ePRO, GRI, PSA
Gaston Association of REALTORS®

I respectfully request to be considered for NC REALTORS® Vice-President for Region 7.   I served in the position during the 2020-2021 timeframe, but it was negatively impacted by COVID 19, where we were relegated to Zoom Meetings instead of in-person meetings across the 12 county, 10 Association Region.  I feel like I was robbed of the opportunity to serve Region 7 in a manner that our awesome Region deserves and would like to resolve that.   I am, and have been for almost 2 decades, deeply involved in NC REALTORS® in many capacities, and wish to continue that service.  My plan during my tenure, if elected, is to encourage Regional events, and to encourage others in the Region to take up the yoke of Leadership in NC REALTORS® so they too, can enjoy the benefits of serving others.

Josh Tucker
Canopy REALTOR® Association

If given the opportunity to serve as Region 8 RVP, I commit to being present, voicing my thoughts and opinions and always speaking up for what I believe is in the best interest of our NC Realtors® Members. I have been a part of our local association, Canopy Realtors, for 7 years in various committees and Director positions and have been on the Board of Directors for NC Realtors® Region 8 for the past 6 years. I look forward to the opportunity of serving as RVP for Region 8.

Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®

I became a full time residential real estate agent in May of 2007. In 2012, I was asked to join the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors® Government Affairs Committee. Since then I have not stopped giving back to my industry via involvement with RRAR and later NC Realtors® and NAR.

So many of our members have little interest in the behind the scenes work of volunteers but without those volunteers we would not have the industry we have today. I saw my involvement from day one as a way to give back to an industry that has provided me with a great career and the ability to help hundreds of individuals and families with their real estate needs.

I told my Board of Directors that I wanted to serve as one of our two RVPs so that I could continue to give back in order to help strengthen and improve our industry at all levels. I believe that my experience at the local, state and national levels and especially in a leadership position at RRAR will help me provide a level of knowledge and expertise that is needed to be an effective member of the Executive team at NC Realtors®.

I look forward to working with the other RVPs and state leadership to make our state association stronger and more productive than it has ever been. That is also my goal next year when I will be the 100th President of RRAR. My theme will be Building ROI. Delivering the most value to our members should always be a top goal no matter where we are serving.

Be Epic. Be an NC REALTOR®.