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® who are also involved in the Association. Learn more about our committees below.

Affiliates Forum– 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 the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m.

Committee Chair: Melissa Gallway
Staff Liaison: Marisa Knight

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 the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

Committee Chair: Jack Rodriguez
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 the second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m..

Committee Chair: Brad Monroe
Staff Liaison: Dennis MacDonald

Commercial SubcommitteeProvides 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. Meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m.

Committee Chair: Coach Cook
Staff Liaison: Javin Nededog

Community Outreach Committee- 

Committee Chair: John Daux P.A.
Staff Liaison: Joey Henderson

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: Diana Kurtz

Staff Liaison: Grace Smith

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: Darlene Davenport
Staff Liaison: Dennis MacDonald

Finance Committee – The Finance Committee is chaired by the Treasurer. One-year term committee members include; the Immediate Past Treasurer, President-elect, three members appointed by the incoming President, two members of the Board of Directors, and the Chairs of Professional Development, Building and the Public Relations Committees. Two-year terms will be served by six at large members. In the event a chair declines an appointment, the President shall fill the position with ratification by the Board of Directors. The Finance Committee shall prepare the ensuing years budget no later than September 1, recommend to the Board of Directors approval/disapproval to all requests for variance to the budget, monitor financial status regularly as well as recommend to the Board of Directors a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to perform the annual audit. The annual audit report will be submitted to the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors by the CPA.

Committee Chair: Tom Scaglione
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 and creates, and participates, in trade missions to learn about the various global markets. Coordinates with the Professional Development Committee to avoid overlap of services.

Committee Chair: Anand Patel
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: Andy Scaglione

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. Meets as needed.

Committee Chair: Diana Kurtz
Staff Liaison: Dennis MacDonald

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

Committee Chair: Ellie Lambert

Staff Liaison: Grace Smith

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

Committee Chair: Deanne Pelfrey

Staff Liaison: Grace Smith

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

Committee Chair: Dan Hazy

Staff Liaison: Dennis MacDonald

Professional Development Committee – Promote awareness of the value of ongoing real-estate education; reviews and implements local educational objectives and programs. This committee 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 implement new and innovative education benefits for membership. Communicate with the Board, various committees, and affiliated organizations to prevent duplication of efforts.

Committee Chair: Nico Hohman

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: Leesa Moore
Staff Liaison:Dennis MacDonald

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

Committee Chair: Ruth Bryson

Staff Liaison: Grace Smith

Qualifying Committee – Consists of a total of nine members, two Board of Director members appointed by the Board of Directors and three members to be elected by the REALTORS® in good standing at the April General Membership meeting, current Realtor of the Year, and another past award recipient. 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 Qualifying Committee may not run for an Officer or Director position or be considered for an Award.

Committee Chair: Mari Colgan
Staff Liaison: Dennis MacDonald

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

Committee Chair: Connie Johnson

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. Meets as needed.

Committee Chair: Dan Hazy
Staff Liaison: Dennis MacDonald

Technology Subcommittee – Seeks new technology products and trends that affect members’ businesses and consumers in real estate. The meetings consist of reviewing and recommending technology products and services through the appropriate channel at GTR with the purpose of enhancing member benefits or improving the delivery of benefits. Facilitates technology education events for members. This Committee coordinates with the Professional Development Committee to avoid overlap of services.

Committee Chair: James Roy

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: Ariomar Alejo
Staff Liaison: Marisa Knight