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Georgia REALTORS(R) Announces 2014 Officers and Regional Directors

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ATLANTA, Feb. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Deb Junkin, RCE, Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia REALTORS® (GAR), has announced the organization's 2014 leadership team. REALTOR® leaders were officially sworn in on Wednesday, February 5, at the President's Inaugural Gala at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. The Gala was part of the GAR Inaugural & Legislative Conference.

Linda Carol Porterfield of Athens will serve as President. Porterfield is a member of the Athens Area Association of REALTORS® and is an associate with Keller Williams Realty Greater Athens. She holds the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation as well as the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation.

Jim Smith of Macon will serve as President-Elect. Smith is a member of the Middle Georgia Association of REALTORS® and is the Principal Broker of Willingham Loan and Realty Company in Macon.

Robin Lance of Savannah will serve as Immediate Past President; Ryan Brashear of Augusta will serve as Vice President of Administration and Finance; Sheila Brower of Atlanta will serve as Vice President of Governmental Affairs; Chris Jiles of Columbus will serve as Vice President of Public and Member Services; and Michael Faulkner of Fayetteville will serve as Vice President of Professional Development.

Regional Directors for the association are as follows: Region 1, Carol Moson of Marietta; Region 2, Terry Swanson of Cumming; Region 3, Todd Tucker of Acworth; Region 4, Stephen Walker of Fayetteville; Region 5, Joey Tucker of Athens; Region 6, Bikel Frenelle of Lagrange; Region 7, Jean Shiver of Albany; Region 8, Ruth Heyward of St. Simons Island; and Region 9, Janice Nhare of Dublin.

The Georgia Association of REALTORS® (also referred to as "Georgia REALTORS®") is a voluntary professional association of approximately 27,000 licensed real estate brokers and salespersons engaged in all aspects of the real estate business throughout Georgia. GAR is the leading advocate for the real estate industry in Georgia, committed to protecting private property rights and free enterprise, maintaining ethical and professional standards, and enhancing the public's awareness and confidence in REALTORS®.

Brandie Miner
Director of Communications and Marketing