The Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS® (GTAR) announced today the appointment of Dennis MacDonald as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). MacDonald will succeed Brenda Rabbitt, who has served as Interim CEO during the search, effective March 1, 2016. Rabbitt will re-assume the role of Chief Operating Officer.
MacDonald is a native Floridian from a second generation REALTOR® family. He comes to GTAR from the Treasure Coast Division of the REALTORS® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB), where he served as an Association Executive.
MacDonald has earned two bachelor’s degrees in management and marketing from Florida Atlantic University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. He also studied law at the Shepard Broad College of Law and conflict analysis and resolution at Nova Southeastern University College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Dennis is a Florida Supreme Court Certified County Mediator.
MacDonald holds the prestigious REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE) designation, which is the only professional designation designed specifically for REALTOR® association executives. He also holds the GRI, e-PRO, and CDPE designations, is a Certified Professional Standards Administrator, and has completed the National Association of REALTORS® and Florida REALTORS® Professional Standards and Mediation trainings in both Chicago and Orlando.