As president, I will be representing the association’s members on the board of directors and the senior level executive committee. I would like to take a moment to let everyone know who these dedicated individuals are.
Ronald Abraham of King City will serve as president-elect. OREA directors-at-large are: Phil Dorner of Belle River, Costa Poulopoulos of London and Cassandra Agnew Walker of Richmond Hill. Azizali Kanjee Khoja of Oakville will serve as Commercial Director and Gerry Weir of London will serve as the director representing the provincial association to the Canadian Real Estate Association. William Johnston of the Toronto Real Estate Board will serve as substantial membership director. Dorothy Mason remains on board as past-president. Provincial directors representing different geographic areas are: for Eastern Ontario, Patricia Verge of Ottawa; for Central Ontario, Tom Lebour of Mississauga and Maureen O’Neill of Toronto; for Northern Ontario, Richard Leroux of Timmins; for Southern Ontario, Mike Cusano of Stoney Creek; for Northeastern Ontario, Mike Douglas of Barrie; and for Western Ontario, Anna Vozza of Windsor. I look forward to working with each and every one of you at OREA this year!
The Ontario Real Estate Association represents 50,000 brokers and salespeople who are members of the 42 real estate boards throughout the province. Members of the association may use the “REALTOR®” trademark, which identifies them as real estate professionals who subscribe to a high standard of ethics and service.
OREA serves REALTORS® through a wide variety of professional publications, educational programs, government lobbying and other services. A division of the association, the OREA Real Estate College provides all real estate registration education courses in Ontario.
I have been active in the real estate profession for 16 years, and am currently a sales representative with Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre, Brokerage. I am a past president of he Niagara Association of REALTORS®, where I served as chair of the education, finance and communication committees and as a member of the public relations, membership and MLS® & technology committees. I have served OREA since 2006 as a member on several committees and as chair of the education, finance, communication and government relations committees. Most recently, I served as chair of the electronic signatures task force and as a member of the legal resource committee, the Ontario Commercial Council, the executive committee and the awards task force. This experience has been invaluable and it is my honour and pleasure to represent OREA along side the board of directors and senior level executive committee members this year.