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The Georgia Association of REALTORS(R) Announces 2013 Officers and Regional Directors


ATLANTA, Feb. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Deb Junkin, RCE, Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia REALTORS® (GAR), has announced the organization's 2013 leadership team. REALTOR® leaders were officially sworn in on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the President's Inaugural Gala at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. The Gala was part of the GAR Inaugural Meeting & Legislative Conference.

Robin Lance of Savannah will serve as 2013 GAR President. She is a member of the Savannah Board of REALTORS® and is an Associate Broker of Prudential Coastal Georgia Properties, where she has worked for more than 30 years. Lance holds the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation as well as the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation.

Linda Carol Porterfield of Athens will serve as President-Elect. Porterfield is a member of the Athens Area Association of REALTORS® and is an associate with Keller Williams Realty Greater Athens. She holds the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation as well as the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation.

Bill Boatman of Augusta will serve as Immediate Past President; Jim Smith of Macon will serve as Vice President of Administration and Finance; Ryan Brashear of Augusta will serve as Vice President of Governmental Affairs; Michael Faulkner of Fayetteville will serve as Vice President of Public and Member Services; and Sheila Brower of Atlanta will serve as Vice President of Professional Development.

Regional Directors for the association are as follows: Region 1, Carol Moson of Marietta; Region 2, Faron King of Hiawassee; Region 3, Todd Tucker of Acworth; Region 4, Stephen Walker of Fayetteville; Region 5, Joey Tucker of Athens; Region 6, Danny Amberson of Fortson; Region 7, Vickie Giles-Griffin of Albany; Region 8, Ruth Heyward of St. Simons Island; and Region 9, Tim Adams of Savannah.

The Georgia Association of REALTORS® (also referred to as "Georgia REALTORS®") is a voluntary professional association of approximately 26,000 licensed real estate brokers and salespersons engaged in all aspects of the real estate business throughout Georgia.  GAR is the leading advocate for the real estate industry in Georgia, committed to protecting private property rights and free enterprise, maintaining ethical and professional standards, and enhancing the public's awareness and confidence in REALTORS®.

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