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Sharon O’Mahony

Windermere Real Estate


Dahni Malgarini-Logar

RE/MAX Integrity

Immediate Past President

Rachel Mehmedagic

Windermere Real Estate
Mercer Island

VP Business Practices

Todd Shively

Coldwell Banker Bain
Capitol Hill

VP Governmental & Public Affairs

Michele Hunt

eXp Realty

VP-Elect Governmental
& Public Affairs

Gina Madeya

Windermere Real Estate East/Inc.
Yarrow Bay

VP Member Services
& Communication

Erica Topel

Windermere Real Estate

Chief Executive Officer

Russ Hokanson

Seattle King County REALTORS®

Joe Bauman

John L. Scott Real Estate
Tahoma North

Marissa Beach

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Scott Dickinson

Side Realty LLC

Samantha Enos

Windermere Real Estate/Central Inc.

Kathryn Freitas


Jennifer Gilbert-Smith

RE/MAX Leading Professionals

Cheyenne Gillooly

Keller Williams Eastside

Gina Guajardo

Sterling Johnston Real Estate

Molly Haines

Real Broker, LLC

Karishma Kiri

Windermere Real Estate/East Inc.
Yarrow Bay

Stephanie McCarthy

Corcoran Lifestyle Properties

Dick Pelascini

Windermere Bellevue Commons

Sol Villarreal

Windermere Real Estate

Kelly Collins

Chicago Title of Washington

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 Darla White, Director of Member Services at or call 425.974.1011.

If you are interested in joining a committee, feel free to use the form at the bottom of this page. If you 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 of the Association are achieved.

Affiliate Council

The Affiliate Council represents and promotes members who are not engaged in the real estate profession as licensees, but have interests requiring information concerning real estate and support the objectives of the Association. They also represent the interests of the Affiliate membership and provide a liaison to the SKCR Board of Directors.

Awards Subcommittee

The Awards Subcommittee develops award programs to honor achievement in the Association and the community. It monitors those programs and selects deserving recipients.

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.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee fosters inclusion in organized real estate by all communities. They educate the membership on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and how it can be utilized in the everyday practice of real estate.

Executive & Finance Committee

The Executive and Finance Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors and perform such other duties, including oversight of program and fiscal performance, as may be requested by the Board of Directors. In working with the CEO, it is responsible for reviewing financial, building and investment policies. The Committee will meet on a regular basis prior to Board of Directors meetings.

First Citizen Scholarship Review Subcommittee

The Seattle First Citizen Scholarship Foundation reviews annual scholarship applications, selects scholarship recipients and designates scholarship amounts in keeping with the bylaws of the Foundation. The Review Subcommittee assists in this process by ensuring a broad and thorough evaluation of all applications.

First Citizen’s Award Subcommittee

The First Citizen’s Award subcommittee plans for and coordinates all aspects of SKCR’s most important community relation’s event, where a deserving member(s) of the community is recognized for his/her outstanding community and civic contributions.

Global Real Estate Council

The Global Real Estate Council supports Seattle King County REALTORS® members who do business with global markets by providing education and networking activities, promoting information sharing and fostering involvement with select global real estate organizations. The Council also fosters relationships with local organizations representing diverse ethnic and cultural communities in the Puget Sound.

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

The Grievance 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.

Independent Expenditures Subcommittee

The purpose of the IE subcommittee is to consider and approve independent expenditures for candidates endorsed by SKCR in local election races.

Member Services & Communications Committee

The Member Services & Communications Committee identifies key strategies, challenges, and needs in-order to provide insight on membership recruitment, engagement, and retention. The committee will provide input and discussion for our website and social media platforms, and promote the many benefits of being a REALTOR®. The Committee evaluates and recommends services, such as insurance, product discounts and other affinity programs which may assist members in their real estate business.

Nominations Subcommittee

The purpose of the Nominations subcommittee is to recommend to the membership candidates for officer and director positions for the ensuing year. The Nominations Committee shall actively recruit Board candidates who represent all REALTOR® communities in King County, ensuring a diversity of background, experience, culture, gender, ethnicity and geography.

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 Planning Committee works with the Association Officers and CEO to develop a strategic framework for the Association. It prepares the annual operational plan and annual budget.

RPAC Fundraising Subcommittee

The purpose of the RPAC subcommittee is to help raise RPAC funds by soliciting items for fundraisers, assist in arranging items and set-up for fundraisers, encouraging members to participate in RPAC fundraisers, and encouraging members to invest in RPAC.

The REALTORS® Environmental Council (TREC)

The purpose of The REALTORS® Environmental Council (TREC) is to select a site within King County for the annual environmental restoration project, encourage members to volunteer at the annual TREC project, and participate at the annual restoration project. The annual restoration project is open to all members, and families of SKCR members.

Young Professionals Network

The purpose of the SKCR-YPN is to engage members under 35 years of age in meaningful ways, by promoting the duty of service, by enhancing opportunities for professional growth, by providing avenues to association leadership, and by shaping policies that meet the needs of young real estate professionals. While SKCR-YPN promotes membership to younger brokers, there are no exclusions to any SKCR member who wishes to participate.

Committee Selection Form

The Seattle King County REALTORS® staff is ready to assist you in the most supportive and professional manner.

Main Line: (425) 974-1011

Russell Hokanson
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 425-974-1021
Marie Hansch
Director of Business Practices & Education
CRS Administrator
Phone: 425-974-1018
CRS: 866-556-5277
Scott Parsons
Director of Finance & Operations
Phone: 425-974-1012
Taylor Shanaman
Director of Governmental & Public Affairs
Phone: 425-974-1013
Darla White
Director of Member Services
Phone: 425-974-1015
Annie Chan
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 425-974-1017
Kelley Chaves
Executive Projects & Education Coordinator
Phone: 425-974-1011
Lisa Rider
Operations Coordinator
Phone: 425-974-1016
Val Taylor
Program Coordinator
Phone: 425-974-1014
Cheri Brennan
PR Specialist
Phone: 425-957-0654
Randy Bannecker
Seattle/King County Housing Specialist
Phone: 206-296-6912
Sam Pace
South King County Housing Specialist
Phone: 253-569-2663

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