2015 Columbus REALTORS® Directors Elected

The 2015 Columbus REALTORS® Director elections came to a close this week. Four new REALTOR® Directors and one Affiliate Director will begin their three-year and two-year terms respectively on January 1, 2015.

REALTOR® Directors

Jill Fergus, REALTOR®/Auctioneer with Keller Williams Excel, has been licensed since 1991 and has been helping buyers and sellers ever since. She is a graduate of the Columbus REALTORS® Leadership Academy and is a Trustee of Columbus REALTORS® Foundation, member of Columbus REALTORS® Leadership Advisory Board, REALTOR® Care Day and CORPAC Fundraising Committees. Jill has earned Columbus REALTORS® One, Five, Ten and Twenty-Five Million Dollar Awards. She also serves on the Fairy Goodmothers Board, a local charity dedicated to improving the self-esteem of high school girls. Jill and her husband Bill are proud OSU and OU alums living in downtown Columbus and enjoying all that central Ohio offers.

Ted Oatts, broker and owner of Worthington Realty has been involved as a REALTOR® since 1974 and is very active in both commercial and residential real estate. He is the recipient of the 2013 OAR Distinguished Service Award, 2008 Ohio REALTOR® of the year, 2008 Columbus REALTOR® Broker of the year, 2007 President of Independent Brokers Association, 2007 President of Commercial Real Estate Exchangers, and chair of multiple committees at Columbus REALTORS® and Ohio REALTORS®. He is also active in the community serving as a director of Worthington Chamber, Director of Ohio Baptist Foundation, active in his church – Dublin Baptist, and is on iTunes as an accomplished singer/songwriter. Founder and Organizer of Worthington's Got Talent.

Louise Potter, GRI, is a Regional Vice President with HER, REALTORS®. Louise has been a member of the Columbus REALTORS® since 1989 and was 2007 REALTOR® Salesperson of the Year. A Columbus native, Louise graduated from Muskingum University. Her experience includes active sales as well as the development of REALTOR® careers, with 20 years in a sales management and training capacity. She has served on many committees, chairing CORPAC  Governing Board, Government Affairs, Standard Forms, Grievance and Foundation Fund Fundraising and more. She is active with the Ohio Association of REALTORS® committees as well, and has been an OAR Director since 2001.

Ronnie Woodrow, is a sale associate with HER, REALTORS® and has been licensed full time since 2000. Ronnie got started in the real estate business by rehabbing homes throughout central Ohio and quickly turned a hobby into a career. His dedication and eagerness to  help further the REALTOR® profession has quickly become his focus and drive. He learned through education that his goals could be achieved so he decided to get his associates degree in real estate then followed that up with getting his broker's license. Ronnie is 2014graduate of the Columbus REALTORS® Leadership Academy and also serves several committees.

Affiliate Director

Vicki Ballenger is a licensed Senior Loan Officer with Concord Mortgage Group, specializing in residential mortgage lending since 1991. She has helped thousands of people finance, rehab or refinance a home or investment property. A lifelong resident of Columbus, she has been active in community service throughout her career. She served as Treasurer for HARA, served on the governing board of WCR and served on numerous committees including scholarship, golf outing, social, and bylaws. Vicki has always been a generous supporter of CORPAC along with many industry fund raising efforts. She is currently a member of HARA, GDRA & WCR.