Renee Smith, 2019 President
Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®

Andrew Sims, Chief Executive Officer
Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®


2019 Executive Committee

President: Renee Smith

President Elect: Lewis Grubbs

Secretary/Treasurer: Brett Bushnell

Past President: Diana Braun

Back Row, left to right: Andrew Sims, Linda Trevor, Ward Ricke, Kevin Starkey, Sharon Gupton, Tiffany Williamson,
Andre Fajardo, Mark Parker, Davis Holt, Larry Terry, Tim Mock, Melanie Osborne, Joe Schabot, Diane Donnelly, Teresa Pitt

Front Row, left to right: Tim McBrayer, Becky Harper, Brett Bushnell, Lewis Grubbs, Renee Smith,
Diana Braun, Leslie Williams, Crystal Copas, Shannon Brien


Global Outreach

For the second year in a row RRAR's Global Advisory Group was awarded the highest honor from the National Association of REALTORS® Global Achievement Program with Platinum Award.

Over the past several years, the Association has produced the 2019 Profile of International Transactions, successfully worked to become the official Ambassador Association to NAR - India, sponsored the Annual Raleigh International Festival, hosted the CIPS Designation Institute, launched translation services for RRAR Members, executed multiple networking and professional development opportunities, and so much more to help our REALTOR® Members expand their business beyond borders.


Memoranda of Understanding

The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® (RRAR) signed two Memoranda of Understanding during the National Association of REALTORS® Convention, held in San Francisco. These strategic partnerships were signed with RRAR’s Ambassador Association, the National Association of REALTORS® - India, as well as domestic partners Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®, located in the Chicagoland area.


These MOUs establish the cooperation of RRAR in developing mutually beneficial relationships with both NAR – India as well as Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® that will directly impact both the members of these Associations, but also make a considerable impact on economic development and the housing markets.


RRAR and NAR-India have been paired by the National Association of REALTORS® as sister associations since 2017. With considerable foreign investment in the Triangle region of North Carolina from India, the two associations helped make their connection more formal by entering into this MOU and agreeing to promote bilateral information, market statistics, and increased local collaborations in both North Carolina and India for the purposes that are mutually beneficial.



Class of 2019

The Triangle REALTORS® Leadership Academy is a year long program through which REALTORS® learn essential skills for taking a leadership role in their industry and in the community.  

2019 GRADUATES - Dean Davis Holt

Marjorie Ax Nartowicz, Robbie Balance,
Laurie Cahill, Elaine Clifton, Monique Edwards, Maya Galletta, Samantha Gradle, Ann Gray, Melinda Green, Sophia Griffies, Scottie Hundley, Casey House, Bernadette Hurley, Gennell Kessler, Melissa Kolodziej, Kevin McIntryre, Warren Sumner, Jay Sutton,
Heather Thompson, Leigh Ann Thompson


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Mary-Freemon Sullivan

Mary-Freemon Sullivan, Community Engagement Specialist