Our Organization

2017 Officers, Directors and Committees

President Sam DeBord Coldwell Banker Danforth | Seattle
President-Elect Shane Davies Windermere RE/Maple Valley, Inc
Immediate Past President Patti Hill John L. Scott | Seattle Northeast
VP Business Practices Trish Englund Windermere RE/East Inc. | Yarrow Bay
VP Governmental Affairs Michael Orbino John L. Scott | Bellevue Main
VP-Elect Gov. Affairs Georgia Wall John L. Scott | Bothell

Hala Abou-Zaki (YPN Director) Marketplace Sotheby’s Realty
Carolyn Baran (East Regional Director) Keller Williams | Bellevue
Rich Bergdahl RE/MAX Northwest | Kirkland
Kham Beitlers McAuley Real Estate LLC
Jed Etters John L. Scott RE/Seattle-South Lake Union
Michael X. Ford (North Regional Director) Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty
Peter Freet NWG Real Estate
Darci Gillespie Windermere Real Estate/NW Inc.
Tracy Krueger (South Regional Director) RE/MAX All City
Jenn Mueller John L. Scott | Redmond
Keith Pitsch (Affiliate Director) Absolute Mortgage
Larry Powell Windermere RE/East, Inc. | Bellevue West
Lynn Sanborn Windermere RE/East Inc. | Yarrow Bay
Jason Wall (Independent Broker) Lake & Company
Peter Wolf Windermere RE/Wall Street, Inc.
Russ Hokanson CEO Seattle King County REALTORS®

Washington REALTOR® Director

Seattle King County REALTORS® is the largest member Board of the Washington REALTORS®. We represent about 1/3 of all members of the Washington REALTORS®.  State Director Roster


National Association of REALTORS® Director

As a large local Association, SKCR is entitled to one NAR Director for each 2,000 members. The NAR Director(s) are elected annually.

Representing SKCR are the following Directors:

For more information or if you are interested in running for either of these positions, contact Val Towler, Membership Director at vtowler@nwrealtor.com or call 425.974.1011.


If you are interested in volunteering and would like to learn more please contact us.

Board of Directors

The Board sets strategic direction, allocates resources effectively and efficiently, and evaluates the progress being made to ensure that the desired outcomes are being achieved.

Business Practices Committee

The Business Practices Committee develops REALTOR® educational materials on current business issues. The committee also reviews, selects and educates members on programs and services that will benefit their real estate business.

Governmental & Public Affairs Committee

The Governmental & Public Affairs Committee encourages participation among the general membership in grass roots political activity, monitors local legislation affecting the real estate industry and advocates for the the Seattle King County REALTORS® to elected officials, community leaders and the public.

Grievance Committee

This committee investigates complaints received from the public and members to determine if the complaint has sufficient substance and merit to warrant an ethics or arbitration hearing.

Professional Standards Committee

Professional Standards Committee is responsible for the enforcement of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics through the conduct of ethics and arbitration hearings.

Membership & Communications Relations Committee

The purpose of the Member & Community Relations Committee is to work with the Association Officers and CEO in setting directions and monitoring performance in the areas of membership development and relations, strategic alliance development and community relations. Sub-Committees include the Awards Sub-Committee, the First Citizen’s Award Sub-Committee and the Young Professionals Network (YPN).

Operations Committee

This committee works with Association Officers and the CEO in the design and implementation of a program and fiscal performance monitoring process. It reviews performance and reports both progress and challenges to the Board of Directors.

Professional Standards Committee

Professional Standards Committee is responsible for the enforcement of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics through the conduct of ethics and arbitration hearings.

Planning Committee

The committee works with the Association Officers and CEO to develop a strategic framework for the Association, identify potential leadership nominees and develop leadership qualities, prepare annual operational plan and annual budget, program and utilization of Association resources.

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