Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS

GLVAR hires longtime association leader Nelson Janes as CEO

by Marilyn Wilson on February 15, 2012

Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS

LAS VEGAS – The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) announced today that it has hired seasoned real estate association executive Nelson Janes as its new chief executive officer. Janes, who previously ran the Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, expects to start work at GLVAR on May 7. He was hired after GLVAR leaders conducted a national search to replace Irene Vogel, who is retiring after guiding the association for nearly 30 years. Devin Reiss, chairman of GLVAR’s CEO Search Committee, said Janes “brings extensive experience building successful associations and REALTOR® programs, considerable experience as a legislative advocate, expertise in refining and implementing effective strategic plans, and a fresh perspective and creative ideas regarding how GLVAR can improve its service to members and customers.” Reiss, a longtime local REALTOR® and former President of GLVAR, also praised Vogel, who will work with Janes for the next few months to ease his transition into his new job.

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Bob Hale honored as CEO Communicator of the Year

by Victor Lund on June 30, 2011

Bob Hale, CEO Communicator of the Year

WAV Group would like to congratulate Bob Hale of the Houston Association of REALTORS® for being selected as the 2011 CEO Communicator of the Year. Hale was presented with this honor by the Public Relations Society of America through its Houston Chapter. As CEO of the Houston Association of REALTORS®, Bob Hale exhibited communications excellence by combining public relations, social media, a website, print, and outdoor advertising to successfully communicate the value of REALTORS® as the trusted resource for real estate consumers, and HAR as the trusted partner to broker and agent membership. Hale has been leading the Houston Association since 1988, growing the organization into the largest trade organization in the Houston Area and the second largest local REALTOR® Association in America representing 24,000 members.

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Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS

WAV Group has been retained to hire a new Chief Executive Officer for the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®. The job description is listed here. If you have any questions about the position, feel free to drop me a line at marilyn@wavgroup.com. ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® is the 6th largest real estate association in the United States serving over 11,000 members with a strong breadth of MLS services and Association benefits.

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