2017 KAAR Committees

Commercial Committee

Purpose: Responsible for providing guidance, information, and recommendations for commercial members of the Association.  Committee members will also assist the Education Director in identifying and evaluating new commercial education instructors and trainers.  The committee is authorized and empowered, subject to ratification of the Board of Directors, to do what is necessary to effectuate the purposes of the Commercial Multiple Listing Service.

Goal Considerations:
1. Be responsible for maintaining the Commercial Multiple Listing Service and for providing assistance to the Association Staff in implementing procedures which are in the best interest of all members.
2. Analyze the Commercial Multiple Listing Service and make recommendations for its improvement when necessary.
3. Identify and evaluate new commercial education instructors and trainers
4. Plan and promote bi-annual commercial networking forum, along with other annual commercial events
 
Committee Membership Requirements:
1. All Members of the committee shall be KAAR CIE Participants or REALTORS® affiliated with Participants in the Multiple Listing Service.
2. Members so named shall serve one (2) year term.

2017 Chair: David Stanley

2017 Members:

  • Bill Beecher
  • Oleg Cheban
  • Josh Flory
  • Louise Frazier
  • Amanda Gray
  • Jeff Phillips
  • Tanya Price
  • Larry Sheumaker
  • Mitchell Taylor

Staff Contact: Caitland Orlicz - (865) 584-8647

Community Involvement Committee

Purpose: The Community Involvement Committee is responsible for fundraising and planning a finale event for KAAR's annual signature charity event, the Youth Villages Backpack Heroes Fundraiser. This fundraiser provides backpacks stuffed with school supplies to over 250 deserving children across East Tennessee. The committee is also responsible for providing recommendations to KAAR's Board of Directors for other community service projects and programs for Association involvement that will benefit the community and promote goodwill among REALTORS® and the public.

Goal Considerations:
1. Adopt public service projects that will promote goodwill between REALTORS® and the public
2. Have a least one major program for promotion during a year and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
3. Maintain liaisons with other community organizations with goals of improving the community or providing services to the poor and needy.
 
Mission Statement:
"The Knoxville Area Association of Realtors Community Involvement Committee partners with local charitable organizations to support and enhance their efforts in our communities."

2017 Chair: Dawn Queener

2017 Members:

  • Kimber Dickert
  • Scott Felske
  • Missy Holladay
  • Amanda Johnston
  • Ryan Levenson
  • Stephanie Mitchum
  • Jodi Moody
  • Heather Taylor
  • Rhonda Thompson

Staff Contact: Caitland Orlicz - (865) 584-8647

Education Committee

Purpose: Assist the Education Director in developing and providing quality education to the membership, including the identification and evaluation of new education instructors and trainers

2017 Chair: Claudia Stallings

2017 Members:

  • Tina Collins-Hefner
  • Adrienne Cuxart
  • Kendra Ellis
  • Amanda Gray
  • Lori Foster Myers
  • Laura Hall
  • Trish Johnson
  • Linda Kelly
  • Phil LiMandri
  • Brenda Mills
  • Larry Smith
  • Bonnie Swain
  • Rachel Talley
  • Heather Taylor
  • Rhonda Thompson
  • Jason Young

Staff Contact: Carleen Palmer - (865) 584-8647 ext. 6

Grievance Committee

Purpose: Responsible for considering complaints alleging violation of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics and requests for arbitration of contractual disputes to determine if, taken as true on their face value, a Professional Standards Hearing is warranted.

Committee Membership Requirements:
1. All Members appointed to serve on the Grievance Committee shall be required to attend a full day training session on Thursday, January 5.  Any Grievance Committee appointee unable to attend and complete the full session will be removed from the Committee.

2017 Chair: Cheryl Laxton

2017 Members:

  • Tina Collins-Hefner
  • Ray Gaudet
  • Cheryl Hatfield
  • Kelly Henderson
  • Jeff Phillips
  • Owen Poveda
  • Richard Smith
  • Melissa Stuart
  • Mitchell Taylor

Staff Contact: Lyle Irish - (865) 584-8647 ext. 9

Professional Standards Committee

Purpose: Responsible for the enforcement of the Code of Ethics by conducting Ethics and Arbitration Hearings in accordance with the Association's Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual.

Goal Considerations:
1. The committee shall investigate Ethics Complaints and Arbitration Requests in accordance with the Association's Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual.
 
Committee Membership Requirements:
1. All Members appointed to serve on the Professional Standards Committee shall have served at least two (2) years on Grievance Committee.
2. All Members appointed shall be required to attend a full day training session on Thursday, January 5.  Any Professional Standards Committee appointee unable to attend and complete the full session will be removed from the Committee.

2017 Chair: Patti Whalen

2017 Members:

  • Beth Bradley
  • Donna Bryan
  • Melonie Carideo
  • Betsy Coleman
  • Hope Cudd
  • Chris Hauck
  • Barry Hensley
  • Wanda Lovelace
  • Landis McMillan
  • Linda Meese
  • Jim Oakley
  • Carl Peiers
  • Whitney Ray Dawson
  • Pamela Sheehan
  • Ira Smith
  • Amanda Stone
  • BJ Swinehart
  • Diana Traylor
  • Joseph Whited

Staff Contact: Lyle Irish - (865) 584-8647 ext. 9

Residential Multiple Listing Service Committee

Purpose: Responsible for maintaining the Residential Multiple Listing Service for the use of the Residential Subscribers, subject to the Association's By-Laws and Rules and Regulations.  The committee is authorized and empowered, subject to ratification of the Board of Directors, to do what is necessary to effectuate the purposes of the Residential Multiple Listing Service.

Goal Considerations:
1. Be responsible for maintaining the Residential Multiple Listing Service and for providing assistance to the Association Staff in implementing procedures that are in the best interest of all members.
2. Analyze the Residential Multiple Listing Service and make recommendations for its improvement when necessary.
3. Enforce the Residential Multiple Listing Service Rules and Regulations.
 
Committee Membership Requirements:
1. Not less than (5) five nor more than (9) nine Designated REALTORS®; and
2. Not more than (7) seven nor less than (3) three REALTORS®; and
3. An elected member representative from each of the Association's Chapters;
4. All Members of the committee shall be Participants or REALTORS® affiliated with Participants in the Multiple Listing Service.
5. Members so named shall serve a two (2) year term.

2017 Chair: Diana Traylor

2017 Members:

  • Cindy Bradley
  • Linda Brown
  • Doug Davis
  • Jason Everbach
  • Kelly Henderson
  • Gary Koontz
  • Teresa Luttrell
  • Dianne Royer
  • Bobby Sanford
  • Regina Santore
  • David Scarbrough
  • Ira Smith
  • Julie Vaughn Thompson

Staff Contact: Donna Roach - (865) 584-8647 ext. 5

Realtor® Party Team: Governmental Affairs Committee

Purpose: KAAR's Realtor® Party Team consists of the Governmental Affairs Committee, Realtor® Political Action Committee (RPAC Committee), and Local Political Coordinators (LPCs). Together, these groups work to advance one of the main objectives of KAAR’s mission, which is to “promote the preservation of the right to own, transfer, and use real property," by utilizing and promoting Realtor Party® resources and initiatives throughout KAAR's 12-county jurisdiction.  More information at www.RealtorActionCenter.com.

The Governmental Affairs Committee is responsible for addressing city and county level regulations that affect REALTORS®, the real estate industry, and property owners throughout KAAR's 12-county region, and keeping KAAR's Board of Directors and members informed of such issues. The committee also conducts interviews of candidates for local political office and makes recommendations to KAAR's Board of Directors to support and contribute RPAC funds to selected local candidates who support REALTOR® Party issues. Committee members are encouraged to invest in RPAC and to attend meetings and events with local and state elected officials throughout the member's term.

2017 Governmental Affairs Committee Chair: Jim Ford

2017 Governmental Affairs Committee members:

  • Richard Bell
  • J. Kelly Clancy
  • Brandon Clark
  • Jerry Daves
  • Chris Hauck
  • Marques Jordan
  • Earl Lauderdale
  • Richard Levenson
  • Andrew Poe
  • Tanya Price
  • Amy Riha
  • Lacy Smith Wallace
  • Amanda Stone
  • Rachel Talley
  • Darrell Tipton
  • Doyle Webb
  • Erik Wiatr

Staff Contact: Jennifer Roche, Governmental Affairs Director - (865) 588-6350

Realtor® Party Team: RPAC Committee

The RPAC Committee is the fundraising and event planning committee setup to meet KAAR's annual RPAC fundraising and participation goals. The committee helps educate KAAR members about RPAC initiatives and publicize RPAC accomplishments at all levels of government through distribution and presentation of RPAC materials. RPAC is the largest nonpartisan trade association PAC in the nation and promotes the election candidates on both sides of the aisle who understand and support Realtor® Party interests. Committee members are encouraged to invest in RPAC. 

2017 RPAC Committee Chair: Sally Sparks

2017 RPAC Committee members:

  • Robin Aggers
  • Jeannie Alley
  • Lynette Bell
  • Beth Bradley
  • Donna Bryan
  • J. Kelly Clancy
  • Louise Frazier
  • Stephanie Grubbs
  • Linda Meese
  • Brenda Mills
  • Michael Pappas
  • Valerie Privett
  • Katie Ridgway
  • Amy Riha
  • Cheri Spinazzola
  • Dee Vasquez
  • Patti Whalen
  • Katie Wolf

Staff Contact: Jennifer Roche, Governmental Affairs Director - (865) 588-6350

Realtor® Party Team: Local Political Coordinators

Local Political Coordinators (LPCs) are an important part of KAAR’s local government grassroots network and help strengthen KAAR’s political advocacy programs. LPCs are not a committee but are individual REALTOR® members of KAAR who want to put their political activism to work for KAAR and The REALTOR® Party. LPCs work by maintaining timely contact with KAAR's Governmental Affairs Director regarding local political and regulatory issues in their city/county of residence that positively or negatively effect local real estate. Members interested in becoming an LPC should apply by contacting KAAR's Governmental Affairs Director. LPCs are encouraged to invest in RPAC.
 
Local Political Coordinators:
  • Anderson County - Betsy Coleman
  • Blount County - Eric Rice, Rachel Talley
  • Campbell County -
  • Cumberland County - Chip Cagle
  • Fentress County - 
  • Knox County -
  • Loudon County- Earl Lauderdale, Jodi Moody
  • Monroe County -
  • Morgan County -
  • Roane County -
  • Scott County -
  • Union County - 

Staff Contact: Jennifer Roche, Governmental Affairs Director - (865) 588-6350

Young Professionals Network

KAAR's Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a group exclusively for current REALTOR® members of KAAR. YPN helps REALTORS® excel in their careers by giving them the tools and engagement to become involved in four core areas: 
1. REALTOR® associations. Attend REALTOR® conferences and pursue leadership roles with their local, state, and national associations. 
2. Real estate industry. Take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues; be informed about the latest industry news and trends. 
3. Peers. Network with and learn from other REALTORS® by attending events, participating in online communication, and seeking out mentoring opportunities. 
4. Community. Become exceptional members of their community by demonstrating a high level of REALTOR® professionalism and volunteering for causes they feel passionate about.

While most REALTORS® in YPN are under 40, there is no age restriction. Any current REALTOR® member of KAAR who thinks he or she would benefit from membership is welcome to join and will be added to this group. To join KAAR's YPN Group, go to www.facebook.com/groups/KAARYPN and request to join. The Facebook Group is the main communication tool for YPN events and other news.

2017 Leadership Team:

  • Andrew Poe, Chair
  • Lynette Bell, Chair-Elect
  • Shannon Foster-Boline, Immediate Past-Chair
  • Kendra Greene Ellis, Residential Membership Co-Chair
  • Rachel Talley, Residential Membership Co-Chair
  • Josh Flory, Commercial Membership Chair
  • Katie Ridgway, RPAC Chair
  • Adrienne Landes, Social Media Chair
  • Heather Taylor, Board Member At-Large
  • Katie Wolf, Board Member At-Large

Staff Contact: James Holden - (865) 584-8647