Portrait of Colin Allen

Colin Allen

Executive Director, American Property Owners Alliance

Property ownership is one of the best ways to build wealth, strengthen communities and support our national economy. For nearly two decades, I’ve played a central role in development and advocacy campaigns supporting homeownership and housing policy.

Current and aspiring property owners are facing new challenges today—from rising home prices and shrinking inventory to reduced tax benefits from owning a home. It will take an all-hands-on deck approach to restore property owner protections and ensure future generations can reap the benefits of homeownership.

As Executive Director at American Property Owners Alliance , I oversee efforts to educate property owners about federal issues and policies and mobilize a powerful collective of advocates to secure property owners’ rights and interests.

My mission is to provide avenues for current and aspiring property owners get involved in the political process and help them advocate for policies that create opportunity, build family wealth and protect their most significant investment.
Portrait of Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron

Broker-Associate, Kim Cameron Group of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Preferred Properties

Kim is an undiagnosed real estate addict from St. Louis, MO, running her successful team with her business partner, Sid. She is a high energy speaker, trainer, and top producing REALTOR®. As an RPAC Major Investor, Kim is committed to advocacy, protecting property rights and home ownership. She has served St. Louis Realtors, Missouri Realtors, National Association of Realtors and Residential Real Estate Council Board of Directors. 

Kim currently serves on the Missouri REALTORS® Executive Committee and is the Recipient of 2019 Elizabeth J. Mendenhall E3 Award from Missouri REALTORS® for Energy, Empowerment and Experience. Kim will pack the day with tips, scripts and content you can immediately implement as well as best practices from her own successful business. 

Portrait of Natalie Davis

Natalie Davis, CRS, C2EX, SRES, CNE, AHWD

Founder, The Evolution Group powered by Keller Williams Downtown, LLC

With a passion to lead and serve, Natalie has led as the interim CEO for the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®, served as the 2016 Chair for the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® and as a Board of Director for the Colorado Association of REALTORS® and on various committees for the National Association of REALTORS®. In 2020, she will serve as the chair for the National Association of REALTORS® Member Communications Committee.

Her dedication to the progression of the industry has been recognized by receiving the Colorado Young Professional of the Year Award (2016), Colorado Association of REALTORS® Distinguished Service Award (2016), Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® Rookie of the Year Finalist (2012) and Young Professional of the Year (2014). Natalie is also a graduate of the 2015 Colorado REALTOR® Association Leadership Academy.

Natalie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Baylor University. She also received the National Association of REALTORS® designation of Seniors Real Estate Specialist holds a designation as a Certified Negotiations Expert.

Portrait of Elliot Eisenberg

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational.  Dr. Eisenberg earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Master and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University.  Eisenberg is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, a Miami-based economic consultancy that serves a variety of clients across the United States.  He writes a syndicated column and authors a daily 70-word commentary on the economy that is available at www.econ70.com

Dr. Eisenberg was formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C.  He is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than 100 articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, financial institutions and investment advisory groups 


Portrait of Shay Hata

Shay Hata

REALTOR® and Team Lead, Buy Sell Love Chicago Team

An Ivy League grad, I specialize in the sale of condos, single family homes and multi family homes in Chicago, the North Shore, and the nearby suburbs.  I help, on average, over 125 families per year purchase or sell homes in the Chicagoland area, resulting in over $50 million in transactions each year.  

I am known for outstanding client service and pride myself on going above and beyond for every client at every opportunity, which delivers exceptional results.  I have superb communication skills and fast response times; I will get back to you within hours, if not minutes, and am a skilled negotiator who has my client’s best interests at heart.   As a born negotiator, I have been negotiating my entire life.  Starting at the age of 4 as the daughter of a single mom, I would stand outside our family bakery for hours and negotiate with people passing by to buy our baked goods so we could put food on the table.  As a teenager when we traveled to other countries, I wasn't allowed to buy an item unless I negotiated at least 1/2 off the starting price and most recently I completed Harvard's Negotiation and Leadership program to further hone my life long negotiation skills.  While I negotiate incredibly hard on behalf of my clients, I also pride myself on always being honest and believe strongly that it is not only my duty to represent my clients to the best of my ability, but also to educate them throughout the process so clients can make the best short and long term decisions possible.  

I go above and beyond to find my buyers the home of their dreams even if that means door knocking and sending letters to homeowners in neighborhoods my buyers are interested in living to find them a home not currently listed if we can’t find something on the MLS that they love. And for those “hot” properties in multiple offers you can rest assured you’re in the best of hands due to my unique multiple offer strategy which ensures my clients almost always win in multiple offer situations. I have also renovated over 40 properties, know construction and home issues inside and out and have an extensive roster of service providers such as a plumbers, tile people, painters, contractors and more should you want to renovate your new home.  I also have a love for old homes so am well versed in how to deal with old house problems such as asbestos, lead based paint, old electrical and more.

For sellers, every property I sell receives a professionally designed website just for that property (ex. www.1831larchmont.com) as well as premier placement on Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. We also do online retargeting, mobile ads, professional photography, floor plans, 3D Matterport virtual tours, drone photography and more to make sure we sell your property for the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time possible.  I also partner with a professional organizer who will help you declutter your home and get it photo ready as well as a handyman whom I pay to make repairs so your home is in top notch shape before it goes on the market.

Portrait of Bobbi Howe

Bobbi Howe, CRS, AHWD, SFR

Treasurer, Missouri REALTORS®
Chief Operating Officer, RE/MAX Regional Services

Bobbi is a second-generation real estate professional, with over 24 years of experience as an active REALTOR®. She is the Chief Operating Officer for RE/MAX Regional Services, serving 240 offices in seven states. She served as President of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® in 2020. Prior to that, Bobbi served as the St. Joseph Regional Association of REALTORS® President in 2013 and 2014. She was named REALTOR® of the Year for the St. Joseph Regional Association of REALTORS® in 2012. Bobbi was named the Elizabeth J. Mendenhall E3 Award recipient for Missouri REALTORS® in 2020. She has served as the Chair of the National Association of REALTORS® Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee and YPN Committee. She is passionate about mental health for those in the real estate industry. In her spare time, she loves running marathons and being an Association junkie.

Portrait of Glenda Ide

Glenda Ide

Manager, IDE Capital Realty 
ReeceNichols - St. Joseph

Glenda is a seasoned professional in the real estate industry, with a career spanning over three decades. She began her journey in 1992 when she entered the business as a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker. For five years, Glenda honed her skills and built a solid foundation for her future endeavors.

In pursuit of new opportunities, Glenda made a strategic move to Re/Max, where she continued to excel for another five years. Her commitment to excellence and passion for real estate led her to obtain her Real Estate Brokers license in late 2001, marking a significant milestone in her career.

Embracing her entrepreneurial spirit, Glenda decided to establish her own real estate company and became the first franchisee to join ReeceNichols, without having previously merged from either Reece or Nichols. This pioneering decision showcased her ambition, independence, and vision for the future of her real estate business.

With Glenda's exemplary leadership, ReeceNichols Ide Capital Realty, LLC has flourished. Managing a team of around 45 agents, she fosters a community-oriented approach where her agents are actively involved in giving back and takes pride in upholding the values of a REALTOR®.

Outside her business ventures, Glenda remains dedicated to her community. Currently serving as the Vice Chair of the St. Joseph Chapter of KCRAR (Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®), she continues to contribute her expertise and passion to the growth and development of the real estate industry.

Portrait of Nate K. Johnson

Nate K. Johnson, ABR, CIPS, CRS, GRI, SRES

President, Real Estate Solutions Group @ Redkey Realty Leaders
Past President, Missouri REALTORS®

Nate is the President of Real Estate Solutions Group @ Red Key Realty Leaders, a full-service residential real estate group with a commitment to helping clients achieve their real estate goals.  

In addition to helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals for nearly 24 years, Nate has been speaking to groups around the country, large and small, for over a dozen years. He is passionate about educating his clients so they are prepared to make good real estate decisions and through teaching and training, helping REALTORS® and communities become the best version of themselves.

Nate has served in a variety of leadership roles such as President for both St. Louis and Missouri REALTORS®. He is the past Chairman of the Smart Growth Advisory Board and Sustainability Advisory Group for the National Association of REALTORS®

Portrait of Steve LaRue

Steve LaRue

Region 9 Vice President, National Association of REALTORS®

Steve has been selling residential properties with McGrew Real Estate in Lawrence, Kan., since 2002. He works a mostly referral-based business and runs a small team.

He has volunteered with the REALTOR® association since early in his career, first elected as a local director in 2005. Since then, he has served in many ways, including as 2010 President of the Lawrence Board of REALTORS® and 2019 president of the Kansas Association of REALTORS®.

His passion within the REALTOR® organization has been on the governmental affairs side. He has chaired the NAR RPAC Federal Disbursements Trustees Committee (2018) as well as his local and state RPAC Trustees. In 2020, he served as NAR’s RPAC Trustees Federal Disbursement Committee Liaison. He was a member of the National RPAC Trustees Committee from 2011 to 2020. He currently serves as NAR’s Regional Vice President for Region 9 (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma).

He is a graduate of NAR’s 2014 Leadership Academy, as well the Kansas Association’s Right Track Leadership Program class of 2011.

Even more important than his career and volunteerism: his family. He and his wife Kenna of more than 22 years are raising three sons: Jon, Jack, and Jace.

Portrait of Victor Lund

Victor Lund

Founder, WAV Group

Victor brings a wealth of business experience and is a founding partner of WAV Group. Lund’s MLS consulting focuses on operational effectiveness and strategic planning. Brokers and franchises work with Lund on technology selection, optimization and adoption. Technology companies engage Lund for market development, problem resolution, and product positioning strategies. Victor Lund is known for leveraging a vast industry perspective, helping clients see first what others see eventually.

In addition to his consulting role with WAV Group, Lund is a founder and CEO of RE Technology, the leading real estate technology and media portal in the United States with more 1 million visits a month.

Portrait of Jimmy Mackin

Jimmy Mackin

Co-founder, Curaytor

Jimmy is the co-founder of Curaytor, a full-service digital marketing company specializing in real estate marketing and lead generation. Created in 2013, Curaytor has been featured in Forbes, Inc, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and American Express Open Forum.

Jimmy is also the co-host of the hit podcast #WaterCooler. With over 115 episodes and 8.5 million minutes watched, the show is a go-to resource for anyone in the real estate industry looking to grow their business in today's digital landscape.

Portrait of Elizabeth Mendenhall

Elizabeth Mendenhall

CEO, RE/MAX Boone Realty
2018 President, National Association of REALTORS®

Elizabeth is a REALTOR® from Columbia, Missouri, and served at the 2018 President of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. A sixth-generation REALTOR®, Elizabeth is the CEO for RE/MAX Boone Realty and has been in the business since 1996.  She has two offices with 170 agents and maintains number one market share in both territories.

As President of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, Elizabeth helped drive bold innovation, specifically aimed at heightening NAR’s communications, technology and advocacy strategies. Accomplishments include amplifying real-time member communications, championing fair housing, and positioning REALTORS® as technology advocates to further emphasize the critical nature of the role REALTORS® provide in the industry. 

An accomplished speaker, Elizabeth has presented to REALTOR® and industry audiences, nationwide and abroad. Elizabeth has earned numerous industry accolades and awards such as the RIS Media 2018 Newsmaker Award, 2017 & 2018 Swanepoel Power 200, Columbia Area Young Professionals Athena Award Inaugural Honoree, and RE/MAX Mid-States Broker Owner of the Year.

Active in her community, Elizabeth served on the board of directors for the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the local United Way, and Job Point. She also founded and served as the first president of the Mid-Missouri Affiliate for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.


Portrait of Colin Mullane

Colin Mullane

REALTOR® Party Director, National Association of REALTORS®

Colin is the broker-owner of a small brokerage, Full Circle Real Estate, in Ashland Oregon. Licensed since 2000, he has been a top producer in his market. He immigrated from Ireland in 1997, and became a U.S. citizen in August 2022. Colin is a strong believer in the real estate profession as a cornerstone of the American dream and is incredibly thankful for the many opportunities it has provided him and his family. 

He is a past president for Oregon REALTORS®, a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy, has served as an NAR Regional Vice President, chaired multiple committees, and served as an NAR Liaison, including currently as 2023 REALTOR® Party Director.

For fun, Colin likes to run, bike, or wander the trails with his camera, capturing wildlife. He also loves to travel and visit amazing places at home and abroad. He has three daughters and his wife, Molly, became licensed in 2018 and joined Colin as a full-time practitioner in 2021.

Colin is a firm believer in ensuring REALTORS® and brokers are surrounded with the best resources possible to stay relevant and thrive in today’s market. He’s a big advocate for the work NAR does on behalf of consumers and real estate professionals everywhere, taking on the toughest issues so we can all do what we do best: running our businesses.


Portrait of Jason Pashia

Jason Pashia

Managing Director, Compass Realty Group
Kansas & Missouri 

Jason is a 25+ year veteran of the Real Estate Industry. He helped launch Compass Realty Group in the Midwest in 2021 as the Managing Director for the States of Missouri and Kansas. According to Realtrends, Compass is the #1 Real Estate Company in Sales Volume in the US. In Missouri, Compass has a presence in Kansas City, and St. Louis and have joined the Bagnell Dam Association of REALTORS® at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Missouri Offices finished the first full calendar year of 2022 with $1.6 Billion in Sales.  

Prior to joining Compass in 2021, Jason had a 23-year career with Coldwell Banker Gundaker REALTORS® in St. Louis where he served as the District Manager and ran one of the Top Offices in St. Louis. Jason has over 16+ years of experience as a Managing Broker. As the District Manager, he oversaw 5 other offices in the market. His 'real life' experience comes from selling hundreds of homes personally and directly managing in excess of 19,000+ home sales in the Greater St. Louis Metro Area.

Service to the St. Louis Association of REALTORS® includes over a decade of service to the Grievance Committee and serving on and chairing the Ethics & Professional Standards Committee.

In addition, Jason is a certified instructor and has presented instructional and CE courses on a wide range of topics.  

Jason's wife Sarah is a NICU Nurse Practitioner and they have 4 children.... and the children have a Dog and a Cat.  

Portrait of Spencer Rascoff

Spencer Rascoff

Co-founder & Chair of Pacaso, Recon Food, Queue, dot.LA, 75 & Sunny Ventures

Spencer Rascoff is an entrepreneur and company leader who co-founded Zillow, Hotwire, dot.LA, Pacaso, Recon Food, Queue, Path, Supernova's family of SPACs, and 75 & Sunny. Spencer served as Zillow's CEO for a decade. During Spencer’s time as CEO, Zillow won dozens of “best places to work” awards as it grew to over 4,500 employees, $3 billion in revenue, and $15 billion in market capitalization. Prior to Zillow, Spencer co-founded and was VP Corporate Development of Hotwire, which was sold to Expedia for $685 million in 2003.

Through his startup studio and venture capital firm, 75 & Sunny, Spencer is an active angel investor in more than 100 companies and is incubating several more. He serves as executive chair of dot.LA, a news site covering the Los Angeles tech scene. He is also co-founder and board chair of Pacaso, the company pioneering a new way to own a second home. He is co-chair of Supernova, a family of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, which take public great private companies. Supernova I merged with Offerpad, a leading real estate company, in Fall 2021, and Supernova II merged with quantum computing company Rigetti Computing in March 2022. Spencer is on the Board of Directors of Palantir, and is a former Board member of Zillow Group (Nasdaq: ZG), TripAdvisor (Nasdaq: TRIP), Zulily (Nasdaq: ZU), Julep, and several other tech companies. He is on the Board of Advisors for PledgeLA, a coalition working to increase diversity, equity and community engagement in LA’s tech community.

Spencer is a Visiting Professor at Harvard University where he teaches the StudioLab on Creativity and Entrepreneurship -- Startups from Ideation to Exit through the Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship (LPCE). In Fall 2019, Spencer was also a Visiting Professor at Harvard Business School where he co-created and co-taught the “Managing Tech Ventures” course. In 2015, Spencer co-wrote and published the New York Times’ Best Seller “Zillow Talk: Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate.” Spencer is the host of "Office Hours,” a podcast featuring candid conversations between prominent executives on leadership, diversity and inclusion, and startups. Before his consumer web career, Spencer worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and in private equity at TPG Capital. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Spencer graduated cum laude from Harvard University.


Portrait of Jordan Salisbury

Jordan Salisbury

Manager, The Salisbury Team
Lake Ozark

Jordan is a native of the lake area. Joining the Real Estate industry in 2006 she found a passion for helping her clients realize their dreams through buying and selling real estate. She welcomes each day with a smile and each client! Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and her clients never forget her willingness to work day in and day out to help them achieve their home-buying goals. You will truly enjoy your real estate experience with Jordan’s capable care. When Jordan is not managing the Salisbury team she is being active in many councils and clubs around the Lake of the Ozarks. Her eagerness and drive are some of the best qualities that Jordan has to offer her clients and her agents here at The Salisbury Team.

Portrait of Andrea Sheridan

Andrea Sheridan, ABR, CRS

President, Missouri REALTORS®
Team Leader, Happy 2 Help Network - Keller Williams KC North

A second-generation REALTOR® since 2002, Andrea began her profession in the real estate industry after teaching elementary music education. Andrea served as President of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® in 2018 and has been active within Missouri REALTORS®, and served on many committees. She was named the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® Salesperson of the Year and Missouri REALTORS® Salesperson of the Year in 2015. Andrea is a member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

Portrait of Brandon Svec

Brandon Svec

National Director Retail Analytics, CoStar Group

Brandon guides the firm’s research and analysis on the U.S. retail real estate market. Prior to covering the national retail market, Brandon led CoStar’s analytic coverage of the Chicago market. Brandon has extensive prior commercial real estate experience across multiple disciplines, including lending, portfolio management, private and public real estate fund analysis, research, and fund structuring. Brandon previously held Series 7, 24, and 66 securities licenses and received his MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, where he concentrated in real estate finance and investment.

Portrait of Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker


Michelle is an energetic, fun real estate industry expert and a dedicated community servant. Her motto is “Give Back to Get Ahead.” A passionate leader, she strongly supports diversity and is a lover of social media and technology. Michelle enjoys educating the real estate industry and the broader community on diversity, implicit bias, affordable housing, technology and general business development strategies. Michelle founded STL Buy & Sell, REALTORS® in 2006, now one of the largest independent brokerages serving the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. She was the 2017 St. Charles REALTORS® local board president, Missouri YPN Chair and she has been a longtime board member of MARIS MLS. Michelle is a former elected official, serving 6 years on the Francis Howell School District Board of Education. She has served on the National Association of REALTORS® Consumer Communication, Diversity and Housing Opportunity Committees as well as on the Missouri REALTORS® Executive Committee. Michelle chaired the NAR Diversity Committee in 2021. Michelle’s Women's Council of REALTORS® involvement has been as a local network president, state officer, and she is a 2019 graduate of the Women's Council National Leadership Institute.

Michelle is a U.S. Navy Veteran. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Columbia College and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate from REALTOR® University. Always a fan of learning, she has continued her education by earning a slew of professional designations including:


Michelle and her husband, Walter III have three great kids, Mya, Walter IV & Mason.

Portrait of Marilyn Wilson

Marilyn Wilson

Founding Partner, WAV Group

Marilyn is a founding partner of WAV Group, a premiere provider of strategic insights and the leading provider of consumer research in the real estate industry. The company’s goal is to create waves of positive change for its clients, leading to growth and constant improvement.

The company regularly demonstrates thought leadership in a variety of key issues facing the industry today. It is known for providing objective and easy-to-understand evaluations of complex issues helping companies operationalize positive change. The company performs consumer and industry research, strategic planning, marketing planning, executive recruiting, organizational consulting, and technology evaluations for MLSs, Associations, and Technology firms throughout North America, South America, and Europe.

Marilyn is also one of the founders of RETechnology.com. RE Technology.com is the most comprehensive site for real estate technology information and education available today to over 700,000 REALTORS®.

Prior to entering the real estate industry. Marilyn was SVP Global Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Product Development for Fisher-Price, one of the top 10 most highly trusted brands in the world.  While at Fisher-Price, Marilyn developed and marketed over 1000 new products, as well as launched three new divisions, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.  Marilyn was also Chief Executive Officer for Surveyor Corp., the company that created the nation's first transmission of still images, moving images, and live video over the Internet.

Marilyn was recently named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in real estate. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Council of MLS and NAR’s Green Resource Council. Ms. Wilson also participates in the President’s Council of Cornell Women, WITI (Women in Technology International), and is a contributor to the best-selling management book At The Helm.

Marilyn is a graduate of Cornell University.