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Leadership

San Luis Obispo Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors

While a single Director cannot take individual action on behalf of SLOAOR, each Director exercises his or her authority collectively through one decision making body—the Board of Directors.

Composed of brokers and agents, who are either elected or appointed from within the SLOAOR's general membership, these “Watchguards of the Association” are responsible for holding the Association to its mission statement and providing SLOAOR members with quality information, programs, and services.

Each May, the SLOAOR holds its annual election for the open seats on its Board of Directors. Member participation in the voting process is paramount as these are the individuals who will represent you, the member.

In order to be eligible to run for election as an SLOAOR REALTOR® Director, all Candidates must be a REALTOR® member in good standing, have completed a 12-month term of service on any one of the Association’s standing committees within the past two years and have satisfied the attendance requirements for service.

As the election timetable approaches, please check our website for more information.

Click HERE for our Organization Chart.


Renier Dresser

Renier Dresser
President

Graham Updegrove

Graham Updegrove
President Elect

Susie Brans

Susie Brans
Secretary/Treasurer

Shannon Fitzpatrick

Shannon Fitzpatrick
State Director

Cheryl Priolo

Cheryl Priolo
Director

Chris Strand

Chris Strand
Director

Eric Pinckert

Eric Pinckert
Director

Kerry Sansone

Kerry Sansone
Director

Nicole Hoffman

Nicole Hoffman
Director

Tim Townley

Tim Townley
Past-President


Board of Directors Best Practices Information

Due to the nature of their profession, journalists strive to write from a nonpartisan, objective, and unbiased point of view. This same concept could be applied to someone serving in an association leadership position: a leader’s challenge is to put aside a company’s agenda and personal beliefs and provide leadership based on what is best for the association. A leader’s vote on issues should reflect the association’s highest interests and a leader’s skills should guide members to make the same beneficial decisions.

When a leader takes action based solely on a company’s goals, the results defeat the purpose for having association leaders. Leaders must leave their company hats at the door and separate their real estate business from the work of the association.

A leader can gain a deeper understanding of association membership by:

  • surveying or questioning members from outside his or her own office, talking not as a competitor but as a concerned, caring leader who is trusted to make decisions that can affect membership.
  • focusing on and discussing RPAC or legislative issues that affect all members.
  • brainstorming and suggesting ways that the association might work on improving its public image by becoming involved with community activities.
  • tactfully and reassuringly communicating to each broker that his or her votes must reflect the good of the association, not necessarily that of the company.
  • listening, listening to, and assimilating the opinions, ideas, suggestions, and needs of other members.
  • using diplomacy, tact, and compromise to solve problems, create new programs, and raise the quality of the association’s image, services, and public perception.

It can be difficult for leaders whose business relationships are competitive to assume a more egalitarian role in the association setting. For that reason, strong associations develop an ongoing program of leadership training through annual leadership retreats and participation in state and NAR programs.