RESO Honors its Outstanding Volunteers

by Kevin Hawkins on May 8, 2017

Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, recently showed how massive volunteerism is in real estate. It often goes unnoticed, under the radar. But at its sold-out Spring Summit in Austin, Jeremy Crawford, CEO of RESO, took to the stage and invested time to honor more than two-dozen people in our industry. Jeremy recognized each of them for their RESO logooutstanding personal contributions with a 2017 Spring Tech Summit Award.

What’s amazing to think about is that collectively, these individuals contributed literally thousands of annual volunteer hours to RESO. They spent time volunteering for the seven RESO Workgroups – and one key committee – all of which drive RESO’s vision to streamline the real estate industry.

Among those honored include RESO’s 2016 officers:

  • Art Carter, CRMLS, 2016 Chair: Recognized for outstanding leadership and dedication
  • Rob Overman, Robotik Software, 2016 Vice Chair: Recognized for outstanding leadership and dedication
  • Richard Renton, Triad MLS, 2016 Treasurer: Recognized for outstanding dedication and service
  • Rebecca Jensen, MRED, 2016 Secretary: Recognized for outstanding dedication and service

Also recognized were the chairs of the seven RESO Workgroups and the RESO Technical Committee, including:

  • Rob Larson, CRMLS: Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the 2016 RESO Data Dictionary Workgroup Chair
  • Paul Stusiak, Falcon Technologies: Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the 2016 RESO RETS 1x Workgroup Chair.
  • Mark Bessett, CRMLS: Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the 2016 RESO PUID Workgroup Chair
  • Greg Moore, RMLS: Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the 2016 RESO R&D Workgroup Chair
  • Chris Lambrou, MetroMLS: Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the 2016 RESO Internet Tracking Workgroup Chair
  • Scott Petronis, eXp Realty: Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the 2016 RESO Transport Workgroup Chair
  • Rick Trevino, Metrolist: Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the 2016 RESO Payloads Chair
  • Chad Curry, CRTLabs at the National Association of REALTORS®: Recognized in appreciation for outstanding service as the 2016 RESO Technical Committee Chair

Jeremy had this to say in a news release issued today:

“Each of these leaders selflessly volunteered their time, talent and energy all to promote a common RESO goal. The support of their companies has been simply incredible as has this massive volunteer support, which is helping to drive efficiency throughout the real estate industry.”

Finally, Jeremy also recognized 17 individual RESO members, whose contributions went “above and beyond” throughout 2016 he said, including:

  • Keith Schreifels, Black Knight Financial Services: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Internet Tracking Workgroup
  • Cal Heldenbrand, FBS: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Internet Tracking and Transport Workgroups
  • Shaun York, Homes.com: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Internet Tracking Workgroup
  • Gayle Ludemann, MRED: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Payloads Workgroup
  • Matt Cohen, Clareity Consulting: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Research & Development Workgroup
  • John Breault, MLS PIN: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Research & Development Workgroup
  • Cass Herrin, Moxi Works: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Payloads, Data Dictionary, Research & Development and PUID Workgroups
  • Connie Saldana, Rogue Valley Council of Governments: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Data Dictionary Workgroup Accessibility Features
  • Cody Gustafson, FBS: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Transport Workgroup
  • Ashish Antal, MLSListings: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Transport Workgroup
  • Bob Kimpland, Garden State MLS: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the PUID and Data Dictionary Workgroups
  • Paul Hethmon, Clareity: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Transport and Research & Development Workgroups
  • Richard Torp, MRED: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the RETS 1x, Data Dictionary and Payloads Workgroups
  • Kim Hutchinson, RMLS: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the RETS 1x and Data Dictionary Workgroups
  • Demian Quinonez, CRMLS: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Transport Workgroup
  • Geoff Rispin, Templates 4 Business: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the RETS 1x Workgroup
  • Sergio Del Rio, Templates 4 Business: Recognized for outstanding personal contributions to the Transport Workgroup

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of RESO,” Crawford added, “and these individuals collective efforts is what’s shaping real estate data standards for the future,” Crawford added. “Our hope is the examples they set will encourage others to join and become more involved in our Workgroups,” he added.

Join RESO and a RESO Workgroup

RESO is an organization any firm involved with real estate data should join, and that’s why WAV Group is a Charter Member. Moreover, the best way to get involved in RESO is through a Workgroup, which are open to all RESO members. Contributing is made easy with call-in meetings held monthly.

To get all the info on RESO Workgroups, it’s all online at https://www.reso.org/committees-and-workgroups.

 

 

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