NABOR® 2017 Committees and Task Forces

Activities


They plan and present a variety of events of a social nature designed to encourage members to network and become involved in NABOR.
2017 Chairman: James Schlimmer
Staff Liaison

Board of Directors


They are a group of 11 members nominated by the Nominating Committee and presented to the general membership at the annual business meeting for election. The Board of Directors are responsible for establishing policies and ensuring the strategic directions and financial affairs of NABOR® and its subsidiary M.L.S. of Naples, Inc. are administered effectively. They are responsible to carry out the business objectives of NABOR by establishing and coordinating, at a high level, the overall work of committees, teams and work groups comprised of volunteers, leadership and staff to accomplish the objectives on behalf of the membership

 

Budget and Finance


They are responsible for insuring that the financial affairs of NABOR and M.L.S. of Naples, Inc. are administered effectively and with fiscal integrity, that financial information flows efficiently to those who need it, and that the financial directives of the Board of Directors are implemented. They prepare the annual budget for approval by the Board of Directors, review financial statements, receive requests for unbudgeted funds, prepare the capital expenditure program and supervise the annual audits. They recommend investment policies and monitor insurance policies and retirement programs. They implement programs and services approved by the Board of Directors either through the budgeting process or by recommendation from the Committee.
2017 Chairman: Ryan Bleggi
Staff Liaison: Carl Russell

Commercial Committee


This group addresses issues relating to the commercial real estate industry. They are responsible for providing Commercial Brokers and Associates with programs, networking, and events focused on the commercial real estate business with the goal of increasing their involvement in NABOR. They provide education to residential REALTOR members about commercial real estate and offer assistance with commercial real estate transactions.  They collaborate with interested REALTORS through communication, outreach and the promotion of professionalism.
2017 Chairman: Chip Olson
Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Saggio

Community Involvement Committee


They are integral part of NABOR and provide the opportunity for members to give back to the community. They are responsible for planning and facilitating in a variety of activities to benefit the Naples community. They liaison with the appropriate committees of mutual interest, prioritize the scope of community activity projects and make decisions about where to direct charitable resources. Their work raises the community’s consciousness and awareness about NABOR as a “good neighbor”.
2017 Chairman: Perry Desiato
Staff Liaison: Pam Ramsay

Facilities Management Committee


The Facilities Management Committee is responsible for the internal and external appearance and operation of the systems and equipment of the NABOR® building and of the grounds.
2017 Chairman: Wes Kunkle
Staff Liaison: Corie Chase

Global Business Committee


Their responsibility is to maximize the ability of members to take advantage of the growing earnings potential associated with the increasing globalization of the real estate business. They provide resources and opportunities that will empower members to understand inbound, outbound and local global real estate transactions. They present members with global networking events and educational programs to maximize their awareness of global real estate business. and increase their profitability from International real estate transactions in the Naples area.

 The NABOR Global Network is a group formed by the Global Business Committee which consists of members interested in developing their "global business".
2017 Chairman: Linda Roberts
Staff Liaison: Kari Greer


Governmental Issues Committee


They represent our members’ business interests primarily before local governmental bodies and agencies. They work with the Florida Realtors®, and, where appropriate, the National Association of REALTORS®, to have NABOR’s members’ interests incorporated into Florida Realtors®, and, where appropriate, the National Association of REALTORS®, legislative agenda. Their role is to monitor legislative and regulatory proposals and actions as they relate to the real estate industry and real estate market and inform the membership of legislation and regulations affecting their ability to do business. They are responsible for tracking real estate legislation and regulations, participating in public meetings and communicating with local officials.
2017 Chairman: Bobbie Dusek
Staff Liaison: Jesse Purdon

Grievance Committee


The role of the Grievance Committee (“Committee”) is defined in the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual of the National Association of REALTORS®. In essence, the role is to determine whether complaints brought against members constitute a possible violation of the Code of Ethics or are subject to arbitration; and, if determined to be neither, the Committee dismisses them; however, if determined to constitute a possible violation of the Code of Ethics or a matter to be arbitrated, the Committee forwards them to the Professional Standards Committee for a hearing. Members of this Committee are subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.
2017 Chairman: Robert Nardi
Staff Liaison: Corie Chase

Leadership Development Program


This group plans, implements, and administers NABOR’s Leadership Development Program, the purpose of which is to select, train and develop future visionary leaders for our association and our community and to equip them with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to lead NABOR. NABOR’s continued success lies in our efforts to develop future leaders. The Leadership Development Program is an opportunity for members to enhance their professional skills as well as personal growth. Their goal is to develop NABOR’s future leaders.
2017 Chairman: Bill Archer
Staff Liaison: Michelle McKenna

Legal Resources Committee


They study legal issues affecting local real estate transactions and brokerage practice; provide input and recommendations relative to those legal issues to the appropriate committees and Board of Directors; drafts for the review and approval by the Board of Directors and legal counsel such documents, forms and contracts as may facilitate local real estate transactions and brokerage practice; and offers educational programs to NABOR members on NABOR’s forms, and other forms as deemed appropriate, and on the legal aspects of real estate transactions and brokerage practice.
2017 Chairman: Jim Pilon 
Staff Lisison: Marty Manion

Media Relations Committee


They serve to develop and oversee the implementation of a long-term media strategy that will promote NABOR as the voice of the Naples area real estate market. They are responsible for analyzing the MLS statistics and providing real estate market reports and conferences based on their findings to members and the public.
2017 Chairman: Dominic Pallini
Staff Liaison: Marcia Albert

Mediation Committee


This unique group is comprised of REALTORS® who are specifically trained by the National Association of REALTORS® to mediate disputes between parties with the goal of promoting reconciliation, settlement, or compromise, so the dispute is not subject to an ethics hearing or arbitration before the Professional Standards Committee.
2017 Chairman: Brenda Fioretti
Staff Liaison: Corie Chase

Membership Committee


Their mission is to be responsible for the retention and recruitment of members, and the promotion of the benefits of REALTOR® membership. They develop and implement programs and services to familiarize members with NABOR and the benefits they receive by virtue of their membership.
2017 Chairman: Nate Tasso
Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Saggio

MLS Committee


They work to assure that REALTORS remain the primary provider of information about real estate. Their role is to recommend policy and procedures to the Board of Directors for the effective operation of the Multiple Listing Service, including coordinating revision of the MLS Rules to be in compliance with the MLS policy of the National Association of REALTORS®. They evaluate the Southwest Florida MLS system and recommend changes for maximum effectiveness. They facilitate the use of MLS related services that members can use and their recommendation to the Board of Directors.
2017 Chairman: Adam Vellano
Staff Liaison: Eben Moran

NABOR® Functions Committee


They are responsible for presenting the Business Meeting programs of NABOR to members, including the annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors. To They plan and present the annual Committee Showcase, NABOR Nights, member appreciation events and programs of a social nature designed for members’ networking and to further their involvement in NABOR.
2017 Chairman: Paula Angelopoulos Urbinati
Staff Liaison: Kari Greer

NABOR® History Committee


The mission of the NABOR® History Committee is to preserve NABOR® history with a record of people and events that shaped NABOR® so members can draw strength and purpose from the association’s rich history and be inspired to succeed in the future.
2017 Chairman: Patsy Vaughn
Staff Liaison: Marcia Albert

Professional Development Committee


They seek to improve REALTOR® professionalism and productivity by offering educational programming suitable for all segments of the NABOR membership. They are responsible for providing professional development opportunities for the membership that will enable the member to achieve his/her professional development business goals. They oversee the delivery of education courses to fulfill the practical educational needs of the membership.
2017 Chairman: Kelly Brewer
Staff Liaison: Michelle McKenna

Professional Recognition Committee


Their mission is to recognize achievements reached by members in the real estate profession, at NABOR and in the community. They develop and implement award and recognition programs to honor those members throughout the year, including the Annual Night of Honors. They are responsible for recommending member award categories and criteria for member recognition to the Board of Directors, and they work to ensure the success of the member recognition program.
2017 Chairman: Peter Bobris
Staff Liaison: Kari Greer

Professional Standards Committee


Their mission is to strive to promote knowledge of and compliance with the N.A.R. Code of Ethics in order to elevate the industry to its highest professional, ethical ideal. Their role is defined in the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual of the National Association of REALTORS®. In essence, the role is to enforce the Code of Ethics and to educate the membership concerning the Code, the policies and procedures governing enforcement, and the importance to them as professionals of subscribing and adhering to the high ethical standards in the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Members of this Committee are subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.
2017 Chairman: Rick Fioretti
Staff Liaison: Corie Chase

REALTOR® Expo Committee


They are responsible for planning, developing, implementing this highly successful annual event, which is an industry-wide trade show featuring exhibitions of products and services that REALTORS® can use in their business. They provide guidance and direction in branding development and exhibitor relations.
2017 Chairman: Julie Blanton
Staff Liaison: Michelle McKenna

REALTORS® Political Action (RPAC) Committee


This committee centers around fundraising for the promotion of political awareness, locally, for opposing or supporting issues affecting the members’ business, and on the state and national levels to support or oppose candidates whose positions affect the members’ ability to conduct business. They provide networking, education and tools to increase member participation.
2017 Chairman: Kathy Elrod
Staff Liaison: Jesse Purdon

Young Professionals Network Committee


This group consists of young, career-minded real estate professionals who offer a platform to exchange knowledge, establish business relationships and discuss the latest innovative trends and ideas. They encourage, promote, and empower NABOR members who are under 40 years old to thrive in Naples real estate by offering them educational programs, networking events and volunteer opportunities to further their career.
2017 Chairman: Michael York
Staff Liaison: Kari Greer

Economic Summit Task Force


The Economic Summit Task Force will provide, with the help of respected economists, industry professionals and community leaders, useful analysis of the economic trends and influences affecting the growth of the Naples area real estate.

2017 Chairman: Bill Poteet
Staff Liaison: Marcia Albert

NABOR® Magazine Task Force


Naples REALTOR®, the official magazine of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® Association, is published to educate and inform the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® members of association news and events, local real estate trends and data, business and legal issues, industry initiatives and member achievements. The goal is to provide members with information that may contribute to the success of their businesses as well as the development of their professional careers.
2017 Chairman: Kathy Zorn
Staff Liaison: Marcia Albert

NABOR®.com/NaplesArea.com Task Force


The team is working with a website developer to implement a new website design for NaplesArea.com.  They will provide oversight and set strategic direction to achieve a new public facing website design that emphasizes ease of navigation, meets the growing needs of consumers searching for homes in the Naples area and encourages participation.
2017 Chairman: Dominic Pallini
Staff Liaison: Marty Manion

Safety Task Force


This group works to keep safety in the forefront of members. They develop programs to promote REALTOR® safety and provide access to REALTOR safety information, products, services, tips and guidelines.
2017 Chairman: Larry Utterback
Staff Liaison: Marty Manion

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