GTR’s committees and subcommittees plan, organize and implement programs that keep our Association one of the best in the state. Members can help guide the operation of GTR through their service on a committee. Committees are also a great way to meet fellow REALTORS® that are also involved in the Association. Learn more about our committees below.

Affiliates Subcommittee – Recommends value-added Affiliate educational programs, fundraising events and networking opportunities that foster REALTOR®-Affiliate business relationships, coordinating with the Events Committee to avoid overlap of services. Meets monthly.

Committee Chair: Jay Wazelle
Staff Liaison: Kathryn Velez

Appraisal Subcommittee – Promotes cooperation between appraisers and real estate licensees. Recommends educational courses that improve appraising and the understanding of the role of appraisers along with offering continuing education for appraisers, coordinating with the Professional Development Committee to avoid overlap of services.. Meets as needed.

Committee Chair: Tracy Hoyt

Staff Liaison: Grace Smith

Awards Subcommittee – Promotes recognition of outstanding member contributions as provided in this policy. Reviews the Association records and Award applications, and selects recipients of Local awards. Considers submitting applications for State and/or National Awards.

Committee Chair: Susanna Madden
Staff Liaison: Lisa Couture

Building/Land Subcommittee – Reviews building-related proposals and performs ongoing assessments of the Association building(s) and grounds. Monitors the annual sinking fund for adequacy. Meets as needed.

Committee Chair: Nico Hohman
Staff Liaison: Laura Izzo

Bylaws/Policy Subcommittee – Reviews the Bylaws and Policy and Procedure/Rules and Regulations and recommends changes to the Board of Directors. Meets as needed.

Committee Chair: Jack Rodriguez
Staff Liaison: Lisa Couture

REALTORS® Commercial Alliance (RCA) Subcommittee – Provides opportunities to increase the knowledge of REALTORS® interested in entering the commercial area of real estate and to enhance REALTORS® success in conducting commercial business, coordinating with the Professional Development Committee to avoid overlap of services.

Committee Chair: Thomas Brubaker
Staff Liaison: Javin Nededog

Events Committee – Plans a large scale collaborative real estate convention in the greater Tampa area. Reviews subcommittee recommendations and coordinates efforts to align with the strategic plan.

Committee Chair: Alberto Baalbaki

Staff Liaison: Jacob Bruynell

Executive Committee – Conducts the affairs of this Association in accordance with the policies and instructions of the Board of Directors. Receives information, engages in discussions, receives/discusses settlement proposals and makes decisions relating to litigation, including but not limited to amounts paid and other terms of settlement. All information received, all discussions engaged in and any decisions related to litigation made by the Executive Committee shall be conducted in executive session and shall remain confidential. The Board members not on the Executive Committee shall be informed generally as to litigation that has been commenced and resolved. However, no further information relating to litigation shall be disclosed to Board members who are not members of the Executive Committee.

Committee Chair: Dan Hazy
Staff Liaison: Dennis MacDonald

Finance Committee – Chaired by the Treasurer and include the Immediate Past Treasurer and President-elect. In addition, two members of the Board of Directors for a one-year term elected by the Board of Directors non-inclusive of those individuals previously specified and six members at-large for a two-year term, three appointed annually by the incoming President. In addition, the chairs of the Professional Development, Building and Public Relations Committees shall serve a one year term. In the event a chair declines appointment the President shall fill the position with ratification by the Board of Directors. The Finance Committee, no later than September 1, shall prepare the ensuing year’s budget. This committee reviews requests for expenses not covered in the budget, determines the financial impact to the budget and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors. It monitors financial status regularly. It recommends to the Board of Directors the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to audit financial accounts at the end of the year. The audit report is submitted to the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee. (rev.
11/19/18)

Committee Chair: Bob Pasquarello
Staff Liaison: Laura Izzo

Global Subcommittee – Provides educational opportunities to increase the knowledge of REALTORS® interested in global real estate. Plans events with global entities, creates and participates in trade missions to learn about the various global markets, coordinating with the Professional Development Committee to avoid overlap of services.

Committee Chair: Vicki Raspa
Staff Liaison: Javin Nededog

Governmental Affairs Committee – Maintains liaison between the Greater Tampa REALTORS® and locally elected governmental and key appointed officials. It is highly recommended that Governmental Affairs Committee members be RPAC fair share investors and shall have previously served on the RPAC Committee. All members shall be required to attend candidate screening training.

Committee Chair: Eliie Lambert

Staff Liaison: Jacob Bruynell

Grievance Committee – Reviews and investigates complaints against members as well as arbitration requests filed with the Association in accordance with the Code of Ethics & Arbitration Manual. When appropriate, it refers them to the Professional Standards Committee for a hearing. To participate on this committee, you must sign a confidentiality agreement.

Committee Chair: Stacy Dillard
Staff Liaison: Lisa Couture

Housing Opportunities Subcommittee – Promotes compliance with the Federal, State and local fair housing laws and regulations, equal opportunity in housing, offers resources to allow REALTORS® the opportunity to assist the community with access to quality, affordable home ownership, fair housing and rental opportunities, partners with other organizations to educate and promote fair housing education and home ownership, works with the community through a wide range of housing initiatives, including housing fairs, financial assistance programs and housing symposiums to create housing opportunities, coordinating with the Public Relations Committee to avoid overlap of services.

Committee Chair: Adam Highsmith

Staff Liaison: Joey Henderson

Installation Subcommittee – Plans the annual GTR Installation of Officers and Directors and works with Affiliates as a resource for sponsorships.

Committee Chair: TBD

Staff Liaison: Jacob Bruynell

Member Services Advisory Board – Researches and recommends products and services that will benefit members.

Committee Chair: Sandra Streit

Staff Liaison: Grace Smith

Nominating Committee – Interviews and recommends to the President a slate of the following offices: President-elect; Vice President; Treasurer; Secretary and Directors. Consists of a total of seven members, two of whom shall be appointed by the Board of Directors and three to be elected by the REALTORS® in good standing at the April General Membership meeting. The Past President once removed shall serve as Chair, or any Past President selected by the President in succession if the Past President once removed is unavailable. The Immediate Past President shall serve as Vice Chair; if unavailable, the position will remain vacant. Any member of the Nominating Committee may not be considered for recommendation by the Nominating Committee for an Officer or Director position.

Committee Chair: Joe Perez
Staff Liaison: Lisa Couture

Orientation Advisory Board – Reviews annually the content being presented to new members and suggests updates ensuring it aligns with the strategic plan, coordinating with Executive Committee to avoid overlap of services.

Committee Chair: Jean Dorazio

Staff Liaison: Grace Smith

Pasco Relations Subcommittee – Ensures that the local needs of our members in Pasco County are being met. Makes recommendations to the executive committee as needed.

Committee Chair: Adam Grenville

Staff Liaison: Grace Smith

Past President’s Advisory Board – Helps preserve the institutional knowledge as a Greater Tampa REALTORS® or any merged association past president by offering experience and guidance for the current leadership.

Committee Chair: Joe Perez

Staff Liaison: Dennis MacDonald

Professional Development Committee -Promotes awareness of the value of ongoing real estate education; reviews and implements local educational objectives and programs; promotes and provides support for the Florida Real Estate Commission, Florida REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS® educational objectives and programs; seeks out and implements new and innovative education benefits for the membership. Communicates with the Board, various committees, and affiliated organizations to prevent duplication of efforts.

Committee Chair: Jay Quigley

Staff Liaison: Grace Smith

Professional Standards Committee – Enforces the Code of Ethics by conducting hearings in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual.

Committee Chair: Linda Hallgren
Staff Liaison: Lisa Couture

Property Managers Subcommittee – Enhances awareness, minimizes risk and protects the public through relevant education and networking events for REALTORS® interested or engaged in property management, coordinating with the Professional Development Committee to avoid overlap of services.

Committee Chair: David Sigler

Staff Liaison: Grace Smith

Public Relations Committee – Guides the internal and external communications and marketing efforts of the Association to enhance the REALTOR® image, fosters relationships with community partners through outreach activities and oversees the Association’s awards and recognition program.

Committee Chair: Tracy Wisneski
Staff Liaison: Kim Chin

REALTOR®/Builder Subcommittee – Works with the Tampa Bay Builders Association toward improving relations/communications with the builders in this area. Collaborates on the annual REALTOR®/Builder Expo.

Committee Chair: Ruth Bryson

Staff Liaison: Jacob Bruynell

REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) – Educates members about the importance of political involvement, encourages voluntary contributions and plans fundraisers to meet annual goals.

Committee Chair: Melanie Norris

Staff Liaison: Jacob Bruynell

Strategic Planning Subcommittee – Develops and recommends long range, strategic plans for the Greater Tampa REALTORS®. This Committee will be chaired by the President-elect and vice chaired by the Immediate Past President, and shall include three Directors or the Vice President and two Directors, and five selected members. All members serve a two-year term, except the Immediate Past President and President-elect.

Committee Chair: Darlene Davenport
Staff Liaison: Dennis MacDonald

Technology Subcommittee – Seeks new technology products and trends that affect members businesses and consumers in real estate. Reviews and recommends technology products and services through appropriate channel at GTR with the purpose of enhancing member benefits or improving delivery of benefits. Facilitates technology education events for members, coordinating with the Professional Development Committee to avoid overlap of services.

Committee Chair: Jay Quigley

Staff Liaison: Grace Smith

Young Professionals Network (YPN) Subcommittee – Helps REALTORS® grow and develop professionally in four key areas: Association leadership, real estate advocacy, networking and community volunteerism, with an emphasis on programming relevant to young or new REALTORS®, coordinating with the Events Committee to avoid overlap of services.

Committee Chair: Annette Newkirk
Staff Liaisons: Kathryn Velez