Emphasizing Member Services and Support


Dear Members and Supporters,

I am both humbled and honored to stand before you today as the recently appointed CEO of our esteemed association. For many years, I have been deeply invested in the success of this organization, having served as a dedicated volunteer, past board member, and past president. Throughout my journey here, I have witnessed the incredible, positive, impact our organization has made on REALTORS®, the real estate community, and property owners alike, and I am incredibly excited to take on the responsibility of leading us into a new chapter of progress and prosperity.


As we embark on this journey together, I want to reaffirm my unwavering commitment to our members and supporters. Your passion and dedication have been the bedrock of our success, and it is my utmost priority to ensure that you continue to receive the highest level of support and services. Together, we will foster an environment that encourages fiscal responsibility, collaboration, innovation, and the exchange of knowledge. This work has already begun with our employees, Board of Directors, and committees, and with our National, State, and local sister Associations. Our success as an association relies on the success of each individual member, and I am dedicated to providing you with the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary to thrive in an ever-evolving real estate landscape.


In light of the Board of Director's action to replace the former CEO and in light of the employment lawsuit that has come to our attention, it is important to address these recent events. While we recognize that there may be interest and speculation surrounding these matters, as an employer, we are bound by legal and ethical obligations not to disclose confidential personnel details or engage in discussions regarding ongoing legal proceedings. Please rest assured that we take such matters seriously and are committed to defending the organization's interests within the confines of the law. We have faith in our legal system and trust that justice will prevail. Moving forward, my vision is to strengthen the bond between our members and the association, reinforcing the spirit of unity, collaboration, and innovation, that has defined us throughout the years. Together, we will overcome challenges, seize opportunities, and continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our members and the industries we represent.


Thank you for entrusting me with this incredible responsibility. I am eager to serve you all as your CEO and to work collectively, with integrity and trust, in shaping a vibrant and prosperous future for our beloved trade association.


With gratitude and anticipation,

Cory Shepard, CEO