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Committees

As a member-driven organization, the 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.

Columbus REALTORS® Committees Commercial/Investment Section Committees
Affiliate Committee

The affiliate committee collaborates to provide information and education to REALTOR® members on issues and topics impacting the real estate transaction. 

Chair

Aaron Barone
Talon Title Agency
570 Polaris Parkway, Suite 140
Westerville, OH 432082
            (614) 273-0421

Vice-Chair

Jennie Scoby
Huntington Mortgage Group
1531 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 348-4620

 



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Affordable Housing Committee

Connects REALTORS® to affordable housing opportunities available in the affordable housing market (properties priced up to $150,000) through education, community outreach and information sharing.

Co-Chair

Kathleen Radcliff
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
175 S. 3rd Street, Ste 100
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 592-3332

Co-Chair

Cathy Ortega-Contreras
Equity Resources
7251 Sawmill Road, Ste 100
Dublin, OH 43016
(614) 726-2706

 

Co-Vice Chair

Jason Hottle
Berkshire Hathaway HS PlusReal
285 S. Liberty St.
Powell, OH  43065
(614) 769-7793

Co-Vice Chair

Lisa Helms-Miller
WesBanco
116 S. Stygler Rd.
Columbus, OH 43230
(614) 736-2880



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Appraiser Committee

 Represents the appraiser membership, communicates appraisal issues to the general membership.

Chair

Ann Ciardelli
Metro Appraisal Group
4920 Reed Rd.,  Unit C
Columbus, OH  43220
(614) 370-8437

Vice-Chair

Felicia Sauder
Felicia Sauder & Associates, Inc.
9200 Ketch Road
Plain City, OH  43064
(614) 582-5574


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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

Melissa Friermood
Northwest Title
4200 Regent St., Suite 210
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 451-6313

Vice-Chair

 

 


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Board of Consultants
The Columbus REALTORS® Board of Consultants offers insight and guidance to members.

Chair

Kathy Shiflet
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
4535 W. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 527-5790

Vice Chair

John Royer
Kohr Royer Griffith
1480 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 255-4374


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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

Gary Parsons
Parsons Real Estate Group
6445 Meadowbrook Circle
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 563-3822

Vice Chair

Bob Kutschbach
Carleton Realty, LLC
580 W. Schrock Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 891-0000


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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

John Myers
Myers Real Estate
1221 Grandview Ave.
Columbus, OH  43212
(614) 402-5469

Vice Chair

Andy Mills
Elford Realty, LLC
1220 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 582-5521


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Builder/REALTOR® Alliance Committee
Works to strengthen relationships between builders and REALTORS® through networking and education.
Co-Chair (REALTOR®)

Nikki DiNardo
Century 21 Excellence Realty
1952 Baltimore- Reynoldsburg Rd.
Reynoldsburg, OH  43068
(614) 863-0180

           

Co-Chair (Builder)

Kimberly Woods
Coppertree Homes
8624 Industrial Pkwy., Suite 4
Plain City, OH  43064
(614) 679-2772

 

Co-Vice Chair (REALTOR®)

Kathleen Blankemeyer
Realty Solutions
90 E. College Ave.
Westerville, OH  43081
(614) 325-8111

Co-Vice Chair (Builder)

Myndi Zipf
Westport Homes, Inc.
507 Executive Campus Dr., Suite 100
Westerville, OH  43082
(614) 554-7690


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Business Technology Forum
Addresses the technology needs of REALTORS®.

Chair

Dustin Ultican
HER, Realtors®
681 High St.
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 402-9955

Vice Chair

Chris Sauerzopf
World Class Title
5040 Pine Creek Dr.
Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 882-8022


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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-Chairs

Michelle Groff
RE/MAX Impact 
440 Polaris Pkwy., Suite 110
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 523-1000

Co-Vice Chairs

Davyd Miller
RE/MAX Town Center
4215 Worth Ave., Suite 230
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 378-2700

Shaun Simpson
Keller Williams Capital Partners
100 E. Wilson Bridge Rd.
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 312-1417
Jill Rudler
Keller Williams Excel Realty
550 Polaris Pkwy, Suite 150
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 895-7400
Jason Perkins
Concord Mortgage Group, LLC
735 Ceramic Pl., Suite 220
Westerville, OH  43081
(614) 357-2367

Matt Osowski
NAI Ohio Equities, REALTORS®
605 S. Front St., Suite 200
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 224-2400


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CORPAC Governing Board
The CORPAC Governing Board reviews current issues and interviews candidates and makes recommendations accordingly as to financial support.

Chair

Michael Jones
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
175 S. 3rd St., Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 206-5191

Vice Chair

Brian Kemp
Keller Williams Capital Partners
100 E. Wilson Bridge Rd.
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 825-0288


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Education Committee (Residential)
Plans and evaluates the continuing education courses offered to the residential members by Columbus REALTORS®.

Chair

Michelle Epps
Keller Williams Greater Columbus
1 Easton Oval, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43219 
(614) 584-5733

Vice Chair

Louise Potter
HER, Realtors®
413 N. State St.
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 273-6150


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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

Tricia Tennyson
Columbus Realty Source, LLC
3886 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 530-1480

Treasurer

Milt Lustnauer
RE/MAX Premier Choice;
1560 Fishinger Road Suite 150
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 209-2337

 

Secretary

Barbara Lach
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
3160 Kingsdale Center
Columbus, OH 43221 

   

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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-Chairs

Kathy Shiflet
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
4535 W. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 527-5790

Co-Vice Chairs

Arnold DeSena
Keller Williams Excel Realty
550 Polaris Pkwy., Suite 150
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 507-0322

Peggy Halbrook
The Arlington Bank
4621 Reed Rd.
Columbus, OH  43220
(614) 420-6871

Sue Van Woerkom
Keller Williams Consultants
5400 Frantz Rd., Suite 100
Dublin, OH  43016
(614) 582-6616


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Government Affairs Committee
The Government Affairs Committee works to ensure that the legislative and legal environment is conducive to successful real estate practice.

Chair

Joy Barney
Keller Williams Classic Properties
1510 Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH  43221
(614) 451-8500

Vice Chair

Lyn Charobee
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
1510 Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH  43221
(614) 526-5609


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Government Affairs Steering
Determines political candidate endorsements on behalf of Columbus REALTORS®.

Chair

Joy Barney
Keller Williams Classic Properties
1510 Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH  43221
(614) 451-8500

Vice Chair

Joy Barney
Keller Williams Classic Properties
1510 Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH  43221
(614) 209-6622


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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

Buffie Patterson
Eden Regento LLC
4449 Easton Way, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 325-1544

Vice Chair

Gary Francis
American Dream Realty
4801 Overcreek Pl.
Powell, OH 43065
(614) 352-4876


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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

Arnold DeSena
Keller Williams Excel Realty
550 Polaris Pkwy., Suite 150
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 507-0322

Vice-Chair

Barbara Lach
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
3160 Kingsdale Center
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 499-1122


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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

Tim Cocanour
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
591 Country Club Dr.
Newark, OH 43055-2102
(740) 366-3318

Vice-Chair

Michael Pacifico
RE/MAX ONE
1131 Hill Rd., N.
Pickerington, OH 43147
(614) 863-3344


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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

Addie Davis-Holsinger 
RE/MAX Capital Centre 
3805 N. High St., Suite 100
 Columbus, OH 43214-3539
(614) 325-6776


Vice Chair

Bob McCarthy
Howard Hanna RealCom Realty
37 W. Bridge St.
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 207-7587

 


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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

Charlotte Van Steyn
RE/MAX Premier Choice
450 W Wilson Bridge Rd., Suite 300
Worthington, OH  43085-2237
(740) 881-6904

Vice Chair

Bob Case
HER, Realtors®
4041 N. High St.
Columbus, OH  43214
(614) 273-8501


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REALTOR® Care Day
Orchestrates a one-day event where members work collectively to provide community service.

Co-Chairs

Jodee Gallagher
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Calhoon Co.
3535 Fishinger Blvd., Suite 100
Hilliard, OH  43026-7500
(614) 562-6516

Co-Vice Chairs

Mandy Harless
ERA Real Solutions Realty
3656 Broadway
Grove City, OH 43123
(614) 506-2930

Zach Appleby
Equitable Mortgage Corp.
3530 Snouffer Rd., Suite 100
Columbus, OH  43235
(614) 764-1232         
Ben Hemmert
HER, Realtors®
413 N. State St.
Westerville, OH  43082
(614) 818-7689     
Trish Morrow
World Class Title
5040 Pine Creek Dr., Suite B
Westerville, OH 43081
(740) 704-1669

Chris Hamilton
Search2Close
10254 Sawmill Pkwy.
Powell, OH 43065
(614) 882-8022


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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-Chairs

Gretchen McKay Roginson
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
4535 W. Dublin Granville Rd.
Dublin, OH  43017
(614) 570-6113

Co-Vice Chairs

Holly Lockett
Keller Williams Consultants
5400 Frantz Rd., Suite 100
Dublin, OH  43016
(614) 563-1421

Emmanuel Remy
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
3160 Kingsdale Center
Columbus, OH  43221
(614) 887-7369

Kristina Ross
RE/MAX Capital Centre
3805 N. High St., Suite 100
Columbus, OH  43214-3539
(614) 633-6913


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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

Jesse Shkolnik
Equity
4653 Trueman Blvd., Suite 100
Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 208-5360

Vice Chair

Katie Clark-Simkins
e-Merge Real Estate
12910 Stonecreek Dr.
Pickerington, OH 43147
(614) 496-8807


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Standard Forms Committee (Residential)
Develops and updates standard forms provided to Columbus REALTORS® members.

Chair

Stacy McVey
Keller Williams Classic Properties 
1510 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH  43221
(614) 206-3003

Vice Chair

Gary Cook
Coldwell Banker King Thompson
8800 Lyra Dr., Suite 600
Columbus, OH  43240
(614) 378-8778


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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

Sara Walsh
RE/MAX Impact
440 Polaris Pkwy., Suite 110
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 581-7700

Vice Chair

John Myers
Myers Real Estate
1221 Grandview Ave.
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 402-5469


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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-Chairs

Sarah Woodyard Miller
Keller Williams Capital Partners
100 E. Wilson Bridge Rd.
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 638-2482

Co-Vice Chairs

Gregory Kullman
Street Sotheby's International
2372 E. Main St.
Bexley, OH 43209
(614) 235-1100

Chris Hamilton
Search2Close
10254 Sawmill Pkwy.
Powell, OH  43065
(614) 398-8336

Bobbie Shepard
RE/MAX Premier Choice
1560 Fishinger Rd., Suite 150
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 813-8840


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Commercial Section Committees

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

Bryan Savage
Savage Real Estate
147 North Ardmore Road
Columbus, OH  43209
(614) 327-4268

Vice Chair

TBD

 

 


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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

Christine Beckman
Classical Realty
452 W. Broadway
Granville, OH  43023
(614) 367-0668

Vice Chair

           
           
           
           
                       

 


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COCIE Governing Board
Oversees the Central Ohio Commercial Information Exchange (COCIE).

Chair

Frank Hinkle
The Robert Weiler Company
10 N. High Street, Suite 401
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-4286

Vice Chair

Ben Johnson
Colliers Interntaional
Two Miranova Drive, Suite 900
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 410-5647


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Commercial Recognition
The Commercial Recognition Committee develops recognition programs for Commercial members.

Chair

Tim Maly
Colliers Interntaional
8800 Lyra Dr., Suite 650
Columbus, OH 43240
(614) 318-5969

Vice Chair

           
           
           
           
           


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Commercial Standard Forms Committee
Updates and develops the forms provided to C/I members.

Chair

Jim Wootton
Standard Corporation, REALTORS®
8405 Pulsar Pl, Suite 157
Columbus, OH  43240
(614) 468-0198 

Vice Chair

           
           
           


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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

Jesse Shkolnik
Equity
4653 Trueman Blvd., Suite 100
Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 208-5360

Vice Chair

           
           
           
           


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