Meet The Speakers
Triple Play features best-in-class education! With nationally renowned speakers you’re sure to find sessions leaving you inspired and informed to be the best in your field.
Browse below to read about the speakers brought to Triple Play just for you!
MJ has been successfully selling real estate throughout Connecticut for over 30 years and has helped over 2000 families in her career. As a lifelong resident of Connecticut, MJ graduated from Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts in 1986 with a BS degree in business management and MBA from the University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut in 1994. She is also a 1999 graduate of the Repperts School of Auctioneering, Auburn, Indiana and adds the title of Real Estate Auctioneer to her resume. She holds the prestigious CCIM designation as well as the CRS and CRB titles.
Debra started her real estate career in 1982 as a salesperson with a Long Island, NY independent company. In a short time Debra moved into management for training and in 1992 accepted a position with the Century 21 Real Estate Corporation as a National Trainer. Debra founded ProCalibre Associates in 1996 and developed the Productivity Express Programs® & Systems. Over 20 years Debra has assisted 975 offices, organizations and thou- sands of agents nationwide in achieving increased productivity and profitability. Debra is a popular, inspirational and uplifting speaker with the ability to “quick connect” with an audience .Her communication style has resulted in first time and repeat invitations as a Keynote Speaker for a variety of Real Estate organizations, Brokerages and related industries.
Keith Baicker is Vice President of Radiation Data, a Skillman, NJ firm providing radon measurement, radon mitigation, and radon laboratory services. With more than 25 year of experience in the radon industry, Keith is credentialed in radon mitigation by New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the National Radon Safety Board, as well as in radon measurement by New Jersey and the National Radon Safety Board. Keith has provided continuing education services to realtors and home inspectors in addition to presenting at the Rutgers University’s Eastern Regional Radon Training Center, Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education, and NJ Environmental Health Association Conference.
National Vice President of REALTOR® & Sales Management, ANNIEMAC HOME MORTGAGE
Since taking over real estate referral relationships and oversight of 55 branches for AnnieMac, Christine Beckwith has helped oversee a historic growth in the company’s productivity. “Christine has worked in multiple positions at different levels, allowing her to have strong foundational understanding of the industry,” says Matthew Buckley, EVP of compliance at AnnieMac. “Christine also brings a strong management background to AnnieMac Home Mortgage, which means she knows how to motivate people, manage people, and get projects started and completed.” An accomplished public speaker, Beckwith has also proven a boon to AnnieMac when it comes to recruiting new sales talent and forging relationships with real estate professionals.
Ellen Boyle is a dynamic national speaker, a motivating coach, a learned educator, a published author and a highly successful Realtor. Her multiple roles in real estate span over 3 decades. Using powerful sales techniques and original scripts she quickly soared to becoming a mega agent closing over 100 transactions annually as a solo agent. Her sales career took her from “rags to riches” in a record time.
Her career took a new path when she discovered her greater purpose would be to share what she had learned to fellow Realtors. She now shares her coveted secrets of success with others so they can grow their business and enjoy financial freedom. She founded ELLEN BOYLE SEMINARS/THE REAL COACH, LLC – a nationally known EDUCATIONAL, MOTIVATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL PROGRAM in 2003. Her real passion is building fellow Realtors through education which led her to developing a program called B.E.S.T.T. (Building- Exceptional-Salespeople-Through-Training).
Women’s Council of Realtors is important to Ellen as she has served as Local Chapter President, State President and Regional VP. Ellen holds the designation of GRI, SRES, ABR, CRES.
Rich Bradford is a Broker Associate that specializes in helping people move. Whether buyer or selling, Rich takes pride in making sure his clients are treated with respect and with Honesty, Integrity and Excellence. He is a Certified Residential Specialist® and has been a full time REALTOR® since 2002. Rich strives to position his clients in the best position possible to allow them to maximize their investment in both buying and selling their homes. He utilizes the latest technologies in providing his clients with ease during the transaction while still keeping in touch. Rich is honored to serve on the Board of Directors for the Gloucester Salem Counties Board of REALTORS® as well as serving on national committees for the Council of Residential Specialists. He served as the 2012 NJDE CRS Chapter President and was awarded CRS of the Year for 2011. He was chosen as a 5 Star Professional in both the NJ Monthly Magazine (2012) and Philadelphia Magazine (2013, 2014, 2015) by clients in a blind survey.
Michelle Czekalski Bradley officially joined Czekalski Real Estate in 1988, but has been a part of the business for as long as she can remember. Michelle is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, and a real estate educator on a variety of real estate topics. She has authored continuing education courses which she has instructed for real estate licensees. She is also a review appraiser providing review services and retrospective appraisals. Michelle has over 25 year’s experience in performing professional, timely appraisal services for her clients. She works to build long-lasting relationships with every client through her willingness to answer questions and provide attention to detail.
Leigh began her career in real estate in 2000, making it easy to count ‘how many years have you been in this?’ In 2003 Leigh and her dad started their own RE/MAX franchise. Even though she’s a Realtor and hates to brag, she’s got all but one RE/MAX award under her belt, various and sundry industry awards (including the Inman 101), and is most proud of being in the RPAC Hall of Fame.
Adorna Carroll is the Vice-President and Owner/Broker of Realty3 CT, a large multi-office firm in Connecticut. In addition to troubleshooting agent field issues, Adorna is responsible for the firm’s policies/procedures, technology infrastructure and strategic initiatives. Her team continues to represent and refer buyer and seller clients. Adorna is an Owner/Partner of Dynamic Directions – an educational and sales training consulting firm that collaborates with real estate associations and firms internationally to provide quality instruction.
Adorna is considered one of the most effective facilitators of Leadership Training, Bylaw Revision Facilitation and Strategic Planning for MLSs, companies and real estate associations in the US and Canada. She is a nationally recognized expert in Buyer Agency, Seller Agency and Agency Relationships; was honored as Connecticut’s Educator of the Year, named to the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) Hall of Fame and is the 79th recipient of the National Association of Realtors® Distinguished Service Award.
In addition to being an author/partner of the SRS Council, LLP which confers the SRS – Seller Representative Specialist Designation course, Adorna is also one of the owners of Realty3 Inc. a large multi-office firm in CT. Along with her team, Adorna continues to represent buyers and sellers, counsels her agents in resolving field issues and specializes in implementing efficient systems, policies, web strategies and infrastructure for the firm.
David currently serves as the Housing Programs Director for USDA Rural Development and is responsible for all single and multi family housing projects.
Marc Cunningham grew up in the family property management company his father founded in 1978, Grace Property Management. During high school and college, Marc worked part time in the company doing everything from pulling weeds, mowing, and painting, to accounting and leasing. He joined the firm permanently in 1997 and is currently the President and Director of Operations. Grace Management is located in Denver and manages over 600 residential and commercial doors and has 12 team members. Marc speaks nationally on property management and business topics, one-on-one coaching and real estate investing. He is known for his warm, genuine delivery of world class insights into how success is built on with systems, behaviors, and planning. When he’s not at work, Marc stays busy reading, running, and keeping up with his beautiful wife and four children.
Diane and Harry Disbrow are the broker/owners of BayShore Agency. Diane has been working in the real estate business for 33 years and earned her broker’s license within the first five years of being licensed. She has a deep commitment to furthering their knowledge in the field of real estate and has earned the following designations: Graduate of the Realtor® Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) and Seller Representative Specialist (SRS).
Due to Diane’s extensive knowledge, she opened the Shore Real Estate Academy in 1998 and also launched a successful career as a real estate instructor and lecturer. Her areas of expertise are the Code of Ethics, Professional Standards, Agency law and Buyer agency and Risk management. She has conducted numerous programs with well-respected instructors across the country.
Diane has held many positions within the Realtor organization including chairing the National Association of REALTORS® Professional Standards Committee, Professional Conduct Working Group and the Risk Management commiittee. She has also served on the board of directors at the local, state and national level for many years.
Prior to joining NAR in 2013, Jessica Edgerton served as general counsel to an appraisal management company, where she was responsible for overseeing company-wide industry and regulatory compliance and general corporate legal matters. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Jessica is admitted to the state bar of Illinois. At NAR, Jessica focuses her practice on contracts, online copyright and intellectual property matters, environmental issues affecting the real estate practitioner, and the creation of member educational resources including the risk management materials on Realtor.org, Window to the Law, and The Legal Pulse. Jessica also serves as the staff executive for the Risk Management Forum.
REALTOR®, Consultant & Trainer, EasiLoans LLC
Agent, Esposito Insurance Group
Barbara entered the real estate business in 1980. She earned her broker’s license in 1985 and co-founded Sterling, REALTORS® in Middletown, Connecticut. Barbara is a member of the Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, the Real Estate Education Association, the Women’s Council of REALTORS®, the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, the Seniors Real Estate Council and the Seller Representative Specialist Council. She has proudly served as the Connecticut Association of REALTORS’® REALTOR® Political Action Committee chair, Issues Advocacy chair, Division Vice President for Member Services, Executive Committee and as a state director. Barbara has served as the Marketing Forum chair for the National Association of REALTORS®, served on NAR’s Risk Management committee and NAR’s Education Committee. She holds the Accredited Buyer Representative designation, the Certified Buyer Representative designation, the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation, the Seller Representative Specialist designation, GREEN: Sustainable Property Designation and is a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute. Barbara has educated the real estate industry in 22 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. She is the author of numerous courses including “The Right Start Program” targeting new agent training. Barbara is the recipient of the prestigious Educator of the Year award from the Connecticut Association of REALTORS® and the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of REALTORS®. Barbara Fairfield is dedicated to delivering cutting edge information in a humorous way.
With 40 years in real estate sales, training, management and consulting, Roseann personally has trained and coached thousands of real estate agents, managers and brokers who are lifted by her passion, humor, high energy and dedication to the industry. A REALTOR EMERITUS, National REBAC trainer, a ‘Master Instructor’ at the NY State Association of REALTORS®, she provides independent training, coaching and consulting nationwide as Roseann Farrow Seminars. She instructs ABR, CIPS, CBR, CRB, GREEN, GRI, ITI, RSPS and SRES as well as online webinars.Her varied real estate related jobs and experiences have broadened her knowledge and scope and continue to help her think ‘out of the box’.
Attendees at the Triple Play Conventions consistently rate Roseann in the top 10 of all presenters. Not limited to sales agent training, her broker/manager programs also are highly regarded.
Bill is one of those rare breed of speakers today who actually does what he talks about and he has the track record to prove it! Bill’s over 35 years of “in the trenches” real estate experience stretches from Hawaii to Chicago and includes:
* Recognition as a top producing sales professional averaging 12 listings and 10 sales a month!
* Experienced manager with numerous awards and recognition for recruiting and profitability
* Director of Recruiting and Training for the #1 ranked franchise company in the US
* Leadership or ownership in several of the most successful real estate companies in his markets
* 20+ years as a master real estate coach and trainer
Bruce is an accomplished national speaker for the real estate Industry. He is an expert in Business Strategies for Agents, and is the Creator of the Seven Styles Success System. He empowers Agents to build profitable businesses that are focused on their strategy, whether as an expert in a Niche, a Hyperlocalist working a defined geographic area, or by building a network of relationships. His refreshing and forward thinking approach blends classic industry concepts with today’s digital technology, and his exciting and fun presentations will inspire and delight your attendees. Agents consistently come away with new ideas that can implemented immediately. He has presented at numerous State Realtor Conventions, and has been a featured speaker at the National Association of Realtor’s Annual Convention since 2011.
Anthony holds a B.A. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Albany and a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School. He joined NYSAR in 2005. The Legal Services Department is responsible for NYSAR’s free Legal Hotline, NYSAR Radio and the production of legal publications on current real estate issues.
Tracey Goldstein, Esq. is a member of Feinstein, Raiss, Kelin & Booker, L.L.C. (FRKB), where she represents and counsels multi-family apartment owners, property managers and developers in real estate-related litigation. Her areas of concentration include novel and complex landlord/tenant issues, contract and real estate disputes, residential and commercial evictions, rent control and housing discrimination matters and toxic tort defense (mold and lead paint).
In addition, Tracey counsels the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) on emerging landlord/tenant issues and key legislation. She also has testified before the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee and has collaborated with the Office of the Governor. She is a sought-after media resource and guest speaker for conferences, educational forums and special events hosted by legal, multi-family and business organizations. These include Rutgers Law School, Hudson County Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, and NJ Cooperator, as well as NJAA, Property Owners Association and New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association. Tracey also served as a panelist for the Division on Civil Rights. She is a member of the New Jersey and New York Bar and has handled matters in the New Jersey State and Federal Trial Courts as well as in the Appellate Division and in the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Barry Goodman, Esq. is a partner of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith and Davis LLP, and serves as General Counsel to the New Jersey REALTORS®.
Nathan Graham, Commercial Services Manager for Realtors Property Resource®, works creatively with commercial REALTORS® and REALTOR® Organizations to deliver the most valuable research and analysis tool for commercial practitioners.
Nathan earned his MBA and EMBA through a joint program with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the Institute of Business Studies in Moscow and worked with two local REALTOR® associations on their commercial services before joining RPR in April of 2015.
As a professional REALTOR®, Ed Hatch holds the CRB, CRS, and GRI designations. Since becoming licensed in 1977, he has excelled in every phase of the profession: … salesperson … manager … and broker owner. Also, he was the 1998 president of the Council of Residential Specialists. As a trainer, Ed is a senior instructor for the Council of Residential Specialists and as president of Ed Hatch Seminars has spoken to over 100 audiences a year since 1990. He has been a featured speaker at the last 17 consecutive NAR Conventions, ten CRS Sell-a-brations, and has spoken internationally throughout the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Bill oversees all facets of New Direction IRA including accounting operations, education and client services. Bill is recognized in the industry as an expert in self directed IRAs, HSAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, as well as the IRS codes pertaining to these investments. Bill has taught courses on retirement plan investment rules to investors, CPAs and investment professionals through a variety of venues including the University of Denver School of Law. An experienced Certified Public Accountant, Bill has focused on income tax, auditing, tax-related real estate issues and forensic accounting for more than 20 years, which he draws upon in his daily work with clients. Bill’s tax experience has been instrumental in understanding and teaching about IRAs and debt leverage. He is well versed in IRA law and current with all legislation governing tax advantaged plans. Bill has served as a consultant to HSA platform providers, and is a leader in promoting the idea of investing HSA assets long term for medical costs in retirement. He has been involved in real estate investment and has assisted in developing the framework for debt-leveraged IRA real estate investment. Bill received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a concentration in accounting and computer science. He rounded out his technical background with graduate study in Finance, Accounting, and Economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Rhonda, a practitioner for over thirty years and a national speaker, joined Dynamic Directions, Inc., an international training company in 1997. She holds the following designations and certifications: Military Relocation Professional, Accredited Buyer Representative, Seller Representative Specialist, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Graduate, REALTOR® Institute, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification, e-PRO, GREEN designation, Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative certification, and Real Estate Negotiation Expert. Rhonda is a natural at teaching and derives great joy and satisfaction from helping fellow agents work smarter not harder.
Jared James has become one of the most followed people in real estate today on places like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube because of his no non-sense advice, motivation and real world sales tips and videos. He’s an in-demand speaker, entrepreneur and author of the book “Get out of YOUR way!”
His company, Jared James Enterprises, has become one of the most effective coaching companies around, helping thousands of students learn how to create more predictable real estate businesses.
In his previous career as a Realtor, Jared built one of the largest and fastest growing teams in the USA, earning him a spot in Realtor Magazine’s elusive 30 under 30 edition.
To get his message out, Jared speaks all over North America to tens of thousands of professionals every year and was even named recently as one of the 25 most influential people in the real estate industry today.
Program Director, Partnership for Realty and Oilheat Success
Susan Janett is the Program Director and Energy Advocate for the national nonprofit educational program, Partnership for Realty and Oilheat Success (PRO$). She has educated thousands of Realtors, Home Inspectors, Attorneys, Buyers and Sellers across the country and has earned a reputation as the go-to resource when dealing with questions and concerns surrounding the listing and sale of oil-heated homes.
Susan brings a unique set of skills and experience, along with unbounded passion for her client’s interests that wins accolades across the real estate and heating oil landscapes. Known for her 24/7 attitude and mindset, Susan has a reputation for addressing the tough questions and providing solutions to REALTORS® quickly, reliably, and outside the 9-5 mentality.
A natural networker, Susan also oversees the Warm Thoughts Social Media Marketing Department, orchestrating social media initiatives and engagement strategies for more than 35 industry brands and a dozen state associations, nationally. With 4000+ industry followers, it’s likely you’re already connected on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Before joining PRO$, Susan was the Director of Education for the largest regional Real Estate Association in the state of New Jersey, and a Garden State MLS trainer. A licensed REALTOR® since 1988, Susan is a recipient of the esteemed Top Producing REALTOR® Award for small office division across 7 states in the (formerly) Prudential Real Estate franchise. An avid animal lover and devoted volunteer, Susan serves as Vice President for the nonprofit rescue organization, Orphaned Pets, Inc., of West Caldwell, NJ, responsible for having saved and re-homed more than 7,000 lives since 1990. Susan currently resides in Cedar Grove, NJ, with her sons, Nick and Luke.
Kristi Kennelly, has been involved in real estate marketing and mortgage technology for over 17 years, but boasts she can still do a headstand. Her focus is effective marketing strategies/tactics, communication and how to best leverage technology to get it all done. Kristi has rejoined the Realtor.com® team as a National speaker after spending 9 years leading the marketing department for Interthinx, a First American Company and recipient of Mortgage Technology Magazine’s prestigious10X and Synergy Awards. She enjoyed creating and producing training films for the mortgage industry and government agencies such as FSI: Fraud Scheme Investigation and Fraud Angels, generating thousands of requests and garnering over 20 accolades. She spent the last year as VP of Marketing for ARMCO, rebranding the company from head to toe in 12 weeks and building the marketing team from the ground up. She supervised daily operations for brand management, public relations, content marketing, lead generation, design, advertising, conferences/sponsorships and special events.
President, American Risk Reduction Systems
As the Executive Director of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission, Director Kinniebrew has full oversight of the day to day operations of the Real Estate Commission, including decision making and duties that relate to supervision and regulation of the real estate industry in New Jersey. Executive Director Kinniebrew has been licensed by the Commission as a salesperson and broker since 1970. Before his recent appointment to the Commission by former Governor Jon Corzine and recently re-appointed by Governor Chris Christie, Executive Director Kinniebrew served two consecutive three year terms as a commissioner of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission, appointed by former Governor Christie Whitman and former Acting Governor Richard J. Codey. He is also a former director of the National Association of Realtors and was president of the New Jersey Association of Realtors in 1996. In 1983 he served as president of the Burlington County Board of Realtors. He served in the US Army one hundred and first (101 st) Airborne Division as a paratrooper and later joined as an officer, the elite green berets of the SPECIAL FORCES and is a Vietnam Veteran.
Marki Lemons Unlimited provides courses, training, and seminars to individuals, groups, associations, banks, government entities and municipalities on social media. Marki Lemons-Ryhal practices her craft daily, enabling her to paint a realistic picture in the classroom that enhances the participants’ ability to learn visually and verbally. As a fifth generation entrepreneur, Marki, takes a business approach to her classes, and is always seeking new and creative ways to increase an organizations bottom line through education. As a testament to this philosophy, Marki has earned nine real estate licenses and twenty three designations and certifications, which allows her the opportunity to apply her business wisdom to numerous areas.
Jeff Lobb is an International Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Innovator and Consultant. Jeff Lobb has been a REALTOR® for over 23 years and has more than 10 years experience in the Internet and Technology fields both with Fortune 500® companies and startup ventures. Jeff’s Sales, Data, and Wireless experience has held Management and Executive level positions with Companies such as IDT, LEVEL 3 , W2W Comm and Verizon Wireless. He is a Technology & Marketing Specialist coming from the perspective of a REALTOR! Over 23 years of Real Estate, he has been a top producing agent, has run Real Estate brokerages and has developed training and coaching products to serve the Real Estate Industry. His knowledge base is very diverse, but Jeff specializes in Mobile, Social Media, Video and Digital Marketing.
Jeremias “Jman” Maneiro is owner of JMan Seminars and is a licensed NYS Associate Broker who is still actively selling in his home market of Rochester,NY. His speaking career began 28 years ago when he was the ring announcer for his third grade elementary school circus. He has over 14 years experience in training sales people to enhance their productivity, sales skills, efficiency and tech savviness. He does Real Estate Technology training throughout the country and specializes in helping everyone learn and adapt new technology to their real estate business regardless of the technological inclination or generational difference.
Melanie McLane is a practicing appraiser, broker and educator. A lifetime REALTOR®, she has vast experience in all aspects of real estate. She continues to list, sell and appraise, as well as teach, in order to keep her thumb on the market. A graduate of Kenyon College, she has the following designations: ABR, CRB, CRS, ePRO, GREEN, GRI, RAA, RSPS, SRES and SRS. Melanie is USPAP Instructor, and teaches many REBAC courses, from ABR to RSPS. In 2008, she was inducted into the REBAC Hall of Fame as a REBAC Instructor. She is from Central Pennsylvania.
Bubba Mills is the Chief Executive Officer for Corcoran Coaching, an international real estate coaching company. With Bubba’s background in Default Servicing, and his current role as CEO of Corcoran Coaching, he is an advocate for the real estate community. He is also an informational tool for the default industry, including Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD along with major banks such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Chase. Bubba promotes best practices and the development of innovative ideas in REO/Asset Management. He is an outspoken advocate of compassionate REO disposition, and corporate responsibility.
Nancy Mosca is a licensed New York State Associate Broker and has been a Realtor for over 20 years. She is also a New York State Certified Real Estate Instructor and teaches for the Long Island Board of Realtors, the New York State Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors & the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council.
A believer in Realtor education, Nancy has earned the ABR, AHWD, BPOR, CBR, CIPS, CNE, EHO, GRI, ITI, MRP, SRS, SFR & SRES, designations and certifications. In addition, she has earned her Certification as a Human Behavioral Consultant and is a recognized member of the National Speakers Association.
As an entrepreneur who has built a successful business over the last 32 years, Terri Murphy started out like the rest of us…clueless! Early in her career, Terri learned to build a strong customer network, propelling her into the top 10 percent of a national sales organization. Terri took what she learned and began her own sales consulting company. As a consultant to three major associations, and CIO of U. S. Learning, LLC. in Memphis, Terri understands the critical need to interface online communication strategies that position her clients as the “Celebrity Authority” in their chosen space. As a professional presenter, Terri is dynamic, fun, humorous and offers programs that include participation and interaction. She is a best-selling author for Dearborn Financial Publishing, an accomplished columnist, online television producer, and business e-communication consultant. She is a published author of 5 books, including her most recent book with Donald Trump. Terri empowers her audience members and combines education with “edu-tainment” by providing practical sales and marketing strategies that build high level awareness and customer brand preference. She has been a featured expert on ABC, NBC, CNBC, and CBS Affiliate WREG-TV, and multiple online radio broadcasting networks.
Motivational Humorist, Real Estate Business Strategist/Consultant and Author Karel Murray, extensive real estate experience as a high level producer and broker manager of a real estate franchise firm and her professional speaking background, combine for an incredible attendee experience. Karel opens and closes conferences nationally and internationally with a memorable energy and impactful insight about personal accountability and success and have you laughing all the way.
Maura Neill is a second-generation REALTOR® and active agent with RE/MAX Around Atlanta who combines her love for the industry with her passion for education. As a social media and technology devotee, Maura speaks nationally on real estate technology, building your business via social media, customer service, and client retention. A lover of all things Atlanta, Maura lives in Johns Creek, Georgia, with her husband Ben, their Beagles Charlie, Maddie, and Jarvis, and a cat who wishes to remain anonymous.
“ABR, SRES, GREEN, GRI, CRS, SRS, EPro, AHWD. The letters behind Monica’s name reflect the education she has received as a REALTOR – education relating to working with Buyers, Sellers, Multinational and Multi-generational clients. She has learned about sustainability in homes and communities, diversity in the world and in the industry. Real estate is an industry where qualified agents need to know how to create the business, manage the business, negotiate the deal, provide outstanding customer service, solve big problems, and be cheerful during the whole process. The learning never stops. “
Program Specialist, New Jersey Natural Gas
Manager, Renovation Dept., Advisors Mortgage Groups LLC
Jim Ragan is one of the most experienced Renovation Lending Professional in the U.S. After tripping over FHA 203(k) in 1988 he opened K Mortgage Corp in NJ and designed the first successful Reno Program in the Northeast. For 28 years Jim has managed sales and operations platforms for FHA 203(k) and Fannie Mae HomeStyle products. During the 90’s Jim was one of only five lenders selected to the HUD 203(k) Lender’s Workgroup that advised HUD on the redesign of the 203(k) program. His Renovation Lending experience began as owner operator for K Mortgage Corp. in NJ. He then managed Renovation Lending for Bank of New York, and then led National Programs at BOA, Prospect Mortgage, and Guaranteed Rate.
Joseph Rand is the Chief Creative Officer for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – Rand Realty, in New York City suburbs of New York and New Jersey. He is a regular contributor to Inman Media, and a regular speaker at national industry events such as the Real Estate Connect, the RIS Media CEO Summit, and the Women’s Council of REALTORS midyear conference.
Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a powerful, internationally known speaker, consultant and president of Rossetti Enterprises Inc.
She speaks to and consults with Realtors, builders, remodelers, developers, architects, interior designers, and consumers that want to create inspired and livable homes. Her presentations and consulting help people integrate universal design and green building features and products. She and her husband, Mark Leder, led the team that designed and built their home, the nationally-acclaimed Universal Design Living Laboratory, www.udll.com, the demonstration home and garden in Columbus, Ohio. This is the top-rated universal design home in North America with three universal design certifications.
|Jeffrey Spock, CEO, JSJD Media, LLC|
Actively engaged as a REALTOR® since 1988, Linda specializes exclusively in commercial and investment properties, with clients ranging from local small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. Linda served as the 2009 President of the Connecticut Association of Realtors®, using her own story to help give voice to the plight of the thousands of Connecticut Realtors ® (who are independent contractors) and to the small business owners who often find themselves without affordable access to comprehensive health care coverage. In addition, she is a Director for the National Association of Realtors® where she has represented Connecticut on the federal level for several years on a variety of topics.
Owner, All the Leads
Mr. David Sulock, Managing Director of Curren Environmental, has a diverse background in the environmental services industry. His experience has spanned Phase I, II & II Environmental Site Assessments to field management for remedial investigations and remedial actions regarding mold and contaminants of soil and groundwater.
Mr. Sulock has over twenty years of experience in environmental inspections, evaluations and remediation. He has been actively involved with both the performance and oversight of environmental consulting and contracting projects including mold surveys, mold remediation, subsurface investigations, groundwater mapping & plume delineation, forensic analysis, environmental audits & compliance reviews.
Randy Templeman began his real estate career in 1981 when mortgage interest rates were at the highest point in history! Undaunted by the economic conditions he would face for years, Randy built a successful sales career by creating and implementing innovative business strategies, utilizing emerging technologies and taking advantage of the expertise he gained by attending courses leading to numerous professional designations.
Randy started teaching as company instructor, moved onto a community college, then a proprietary school and subsequently served as the training director for a brokerage firm for five years. In the last decade, Randy has taught GRI courses in three states, presented at NAR and regional Realtor® conferences and teaches many NAR designation and certification courses.
Participants complete Randy’s fun filled classes energized and eager to improve their business by applying the knowledge they learned by attending.
Christine M. Todd, RCE, CAE has been a Realtor Association Executive for the past 35 years. She started her career at the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and retired as CEO of the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS with 26 years of exemplary service. In the recent ASAE publication, “Transformational Governance…How Boards Achieve Extraordinary Change” Ms. Todd and NVAR were referenced as the “Gold Standard” in Realtor Association management and diverse governance. She has served on countless NAR committees including the NAR Board of Directors, NAR Executive Committee and Chair of the Association Executives Committee. In 1997 she became the youngest recipient of the prestigious “NAR William R. Magel Award of Excellence in Association Management”. An accomplished speaker and association consultant Ms. Todd has written and presented dozens of courses on all aspects of association management. Her topics include strategic planning, governance reform and leadership development for members and staff throughout Eastern Europe, Peru and the United States.
John Torvi is the Vice President of Marketing & Sales at the Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency of Needham, MA. John has been in the insurance industry, focusing on the needs of business owners, for almost 25 years. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Providence College and a Masters Degree from Springfield College and is a frequent speaker and contributor to professional journals and conferences for the legal, accounting, real estate and insurance industries.
The Landy Agency is a national leader in providing professional insurance services for attorneys, real estate professionals and accountants.
In 2009, Tori Toth became a Certified Home Staging Expert trained through Home Staging Resource. She was also trained by HGTV Star Matthew Finlason of “The Stagers” focusing on target staging and lifestyle merchandising to showcase spaces that aspire to buyer’s dreams. That year she also opened a NYC based home staging company, Stylish Stagers, Inc., I committed herself to “Create An Image That Sells” so homeowners could easily move from staged to sold stress free. In just two short years, her unique style and exceptional images earned her a spot as the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) 2012 Professional Stager of the Year Finalist and she was awarded the RESA 2012 Regional Vice President of the Year for her efforts to support and educate the local chapters in the region.
Lorne C. Wallace, Executive Chairman and Founder of Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, is a Chartered Accountant who has specialized in real estate brokerage accounting since 1989. After identifying the need for accountants to take back control of the software products being produced from the programmers writing them, Lorne founded Lone Wolf, the preeminent accounting software package for real estate brokerages in North America.
Over the past 15 years, Lorne has spoken at a number of industry events covering topics surrounding the profitability of real estate brokerages. His strong understanding of what it takes to succeed in the industry, along with his years of experience and knowledge of the business, has awarded Lorne the recognition as a thought-leader in today’s real estate industry.
Crystal Washington has broad experience in consulting real estate and builder industries including recent speaking engagements for the Colorado and Michigan Association of REALTORS®. Outside of the real estate category, Crystal has been hired by companies including Google, Microsoft and GE. With a specialty in multi-generational consulting and strategy, Crystal is able to appeal to seasoned real estate agents as well as newcomers. For the veteran agents, Crystal’s message encompasses core tactics for reaching the millennial buyer. For the new agents, Crystal is able to transform standard comfort with social media into actionable digital marketing and prospecting strategies. Crystal is the owner of CWM Enterprises, author of “The Social Media Why”, and co-founder of Socialtunities, a social media instructional brand aimed at training everyone from Gen Y’s to Baby Boomers in strategically using social media. She has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, Associated Press, and numerous radio stations and magazines around the globe as a social media expert.
Northeast Regional Vice President, Gateway Mortgage Group