WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2020 The Nationwide Affiliation of Realtors® as we speak introduced the retirement of Invoice Malkasian, CAE, Chief Advocacy Officer and Senior Vice President of the Advocacy Group, and Joe Ventrone, Vice President of the Federal Coverage and Business Relations Group, each efficient December 31, 2020. Shannon McGahn, presently Senior Vice President of Authorities Affairs, can be promoted to Chief Advocacy Officer, efficient October 1, 2020.
“Invoice and Joe have each had a profound influence on defending the pursuits of Realtors®, the actual property trade and present and future property homeowners and I wish to thank them for his or her contributions to NAR,” mentioned Bob Goldberg, Chief Govt Officer at NAR. “Trying forward, I’m excited to have Shannon step as much as Chief Advocacy Officer and proceed modernizing our strategy to advocacy – she is strictly the sort of chief we have to absolutely align our advocacy efforts throughout all ranges of presidency.”
Malkasian developed NAR’s advocacy technique for practically a decade, main groups that advocated on behalf of Realtors® in Congress, in State Legislatures and on the metropolis and county ranges. His experience and management helped NAR together with state and native Realtor® Associations’ advocacy applications get pleasure from a stellar status of sturdy grassroots, political engagement and group activism. Previous to becoming a member of NAR, Malkasian served because the CEO on the Wisconsin Realtors® Affiliation for 35 years.
Ventrone was instrumental in advocating important legislative and regulatory points earlier than Congress, the White Home and federal companies for NAR. An extended-time fixture in the actual property trade, Ventrone’s experience in housing points spanned over 40 years and included stints within the personal sector, prime federal companies and on Capitol Hill throughout each Democratic and Republican administrations.
By saying their retirement now, Malkasian and Ventrone will guarantee a clean transition earlier than their retirement on the finish of the 12 months.
Bringing practically twenty years of expertise within the legislative and government branches of presidency, McGahn will leverage her political experience to drive NAR technique and Realtor® Occasion advocacy efforts because the affiliation’s subsequent Chief Advocacy Officer. McGahn has led NAR’s Congressional advocacy group for the previous two years, the place she aligned efforts throughout the federal, state and native ranges and opened strains of communications between Realtors® and their elected representatives in metropolis halls, statehouses and in Washington, DC.
“Invoice and Joe have left such an unbelievable mark on the affiliation by giving Realtors® in all places a voice,” mentioned McGahn. “Due to their work, NAR has an organized military of advocates throughout this nation to assist inform the Realtor® story.
“Actual property makes up one-fifth of the American economic system. Now we have an obligation to our members and shoppers to inform their story – our work makes the dream of property possession a actuality for tens of millions of Individuals.”
McGahn joined NAR in 2018 as the primary lady to carry the Senior Vice President of Authorities Affairs place and would be the first feminine Chief Advocacy Officer in NAR’s 110-year historical past. Earlier than becoming a member of NAR, McGahn served because the employees director for the Home Monetary Companies Committee and, previous to that, as a counselor to the USA Treasury Secretary. She additionally held communications roles for 3 members of Home Management throughout her practically 20-year Capitol Hill profession. As well as, McGahn served as Vice President for a D.C.-based public affairs agency, and held the identical place for a consulting agency targeted on grassroots communication in main nationwide media markets.
The Nationwide Affiliation of Realtors® is America’s largest commerce affiliation, representing greater than 1.four million members concerned in all elements of the residential and industrial actual property industries.
SOURCE Nationwide Affiliation of Realtors