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Arizona REALTORS® is member directed and staff driven. We are governed by our Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Primary Committees. The Primary Committees are as follows.

Business Services and Technology

The Business Services and Technology committee (BST) coordinates association activities relating to the technology and processes of information flow among those served by the state association. Important member benefits include Arizona REALTORS® eSign (a full-featured electronic signing platform) and zipForm® (a powerful system which allows our members to efficiently fill out and manage contracts).

Chair, Aaron Pfeifer
Vice Chair, Steve Redmond

Members:
James Adams
Lindsay Barnes
Paul Bruce
Shane Cook
Roseline Cristanelli
Melissa Yost Fuentes
Bart Haiduk
Jon Kichen
Danielle Lawrence
Sally Liddicoat
Gunner Mitchell
Sean Murphy

Lori Doerfler, Executive Committee Liaison
Dale Kelley, Executive Committee Liaison


Legislative and Political Affairs

The Legislative & Political Affairs Committee (LPA) works to protect private property rights, promote REALTOR® interests at all levels of government, and mobilize members to legislative and political action.
This includes work on needed legislation, legislative monitoring, lobbying (including “calls for action”), issues campaigns, issues research, member awareness and political training programs, and raising and disbursing funds for RAPAC and the Issues Mobilization Fund.

Chair, Shelley Ostowski
Vice Chair, Shelley Ostrowski

Members:
Bryan Anderson
Holly Eslinger
Eric Gibbs, Sr.
Susan Hernandez
Clark Jones
Tiffany Jones
Marge Lindsay
Jeff Murray
Craig Sanford
Wyatt Saul
Paula Serven
Kent Simpson

Jan Leighton, Executive Committee Liaison
Becca Linnig, Executive Committee Liaison


Professional and Business Development

The Professional & Business Development Committee (PBT) provides tools to assist members and associations to be the best prepared and perform to the highest standards. The committee oversees education activities like the GRI program, Leadership Development (LTA), Broker University (seminars geared for brokers/managers), MRE Society and remote educational sessions across Arizona.  Major events include the Arizona REALTORS® Convention, Leadership Conference and the Industry Partners Conference — which brings together fellow finance and closing professionals for discussion and education.

Chair, Sindy Ready
Vice Chair, Marci Slater

Members:
Diana Bingham
Tonya Deskins
Norma Dotson
Evan Fuchs
Lizabeth Hill
Jennifer Hillier
Serena Jones
Kathy Laswick
Mandy Neat
Claire Prager
Matias Rosales
Susan Slattery
Barbara Wilson

Dani Lawrence, Executive Committee Liaison
Mary Roberts, Executive Committee Liaison


Risk Management

The Risk Management Committee (RMC) implements and oversees programs designed to mitigate risk for consumers, as well as all Arizona REALTORS®. The RMC is responsible for developing and maintaining standardized real estate contracts and forms which are used in a majority of Arizona real estate transaction. The group is also charged with professional standards (ethics) administration and adjudication, dispute resolution, Legal Hotline management and oversight, along with educating members in risk management techniques and applicable laws that affect their practice.

Chair, Lisa Paffrath
Vice Chair, Jim Durham

Members:
Beth Adams
Martha Appel
Diana Bingham
Sharon Ellsworth
Tahona Epperson
Holly Eslinger
Sue Flucke
Lee Giblin
Clark Jones
Laurie McDonnell
John Mijac
Mike Porter
Gerry Russell
Wendy Shaw
Emmy Simpson
Catherine Swann

Eric Gibbs, Executive Committee Liaison
KC Cyga, Executive Committee Liaison
Richard Mack, Legal Hotline Counsel