Region-1 Vice Presidents

David Wluka
2018 Region 1 Vice President

Wluka Real Estate Corp
Two Chestnut Square PO Box 333
Sharon, MA 02067
(781) 603-7699

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A Realtor® since 1976, David is President of Wluka Real Estate Corp., a residential and commercial real estate marketing and consulting firm located in Sharon, Mass. At the national level, David is the 2017 Chair of the Local Leadership Idea Exchange Council and a member of the Dodd-Frank Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Workgroup. A member of the Board of Directors since 2000, David is also the Federal Political Coordinator for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. In addition to testifying before Congress on behalf of NAR, David has also represented NAR at the 2014 World Urban Forum in Medellin, Columbia and the 2016 Habitat III international forum in Quito, Ecuador. He currently serves as NAR’s Director to IHC Global, International Housing Coalition. In 2014, David received the Federal Political Coordinator Meritorious Service Award. He is a graduate of Boston University holding an MA in Urban Sociology and in 2016 was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award for his work on the preservation and restoration of the Jewish cemetery destroyed in the Holocaust in his Father’s home town of Nowy Dwor, Poland.

Alan DeStefano
2019 Region 1 Vice President

Granite Group Realty Services
366 Lake Street, Ste A
Bristol, NH 03222
(603) 744-3004

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Alan DeStefano has been REALTOR® for over 20 years Alan is the Broker and Owner of Granite Group Realty Services and Lake Area Properties, specializing in single family, multi-family , commercial brokerage and property management since 2007. Alan has been a National Association of REALTORS® RPAC investor since 2000, a major investor since 2011, and a Presidents Circle member since 2017. In 2013 Alan joined the Board of Directors for NAR and served on The NAR Risk Management Committee. In 2014 Alan joined the NAR Participation Council and continues to serve as a member in 2018. In 2015-2017 Alan Served as one of the NAR Fundraising Trustees for Region 1. The New Hampshire Association of REALTORS® (NHAR) elected Alan as their president in 2014.  He has served NHAR in many capacities over the years, from the NHAR Executive Committee (2005-2018), The NHAR Disaster Relief Task Force (2005), Chair of the NHAR Legal Committee (2011-2012), The NHAR Legal Committee (2016-2018), NHAR Public Policy committee 2015-2018 and the NEREN MLS Board of Directors representing NHAR (2015-2018). Alan Currently serves as the NHAR Member Liaison for the state of NH serving 3 local boards and has served in this position for over 10 years. Alan also serves as a zoning board member and current chair in Bristol, NH since 2010. Alan is an avid supporter of his local community center, Bristol Police Canine Program, Military K-9 program and charities throughout central New Hampshire. Alan is married to his wife Denice for 33 years they reside in Bristol, NH on Newfound Lake and in Florida, they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  

Past NAR Presidents

Sharon Millet

SBH&G RE/The Masiello Group
155 Center Street
Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 782-8311

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Ron Phipps

Phipps Realty
427 Main Street
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 884-1030

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Ron Phipps served as the 2011 President of the National Association of Realtors. He a Licensed Real Estate Broker, RI, MA, VT. The active principal broker of Phipps Realty Inc in East Greenwich Rhode Island. He shares leadership and teaching experiences around the Globe. His most treasure award: Rhode Island Realtor of the Year.

Gill Woods

Century 21 Hometown Associates
580 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 315-4337

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Edmund G. “Gill” Woods, GRI, CRS, CRB, served as the 1995 president of the National Association of REALTORS®. He was the National Association’s New England Region Vice President in 1986. He has been a member of the NAR Board of Directors since 1984 and a member of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® Board of Directors since 1981.In 1995 he was the Massachusetts Association of Realtors’® Milton H. Shaw Distinguished Service Award recipient. He has served on countless NAR and MAR Committees over the years. He is a former chairman of the NAR’s State & Municipal Legislation Committee and State Leadership Forum and former member of NAR Executive, Nominating and Strategic Planning Committees to name a few. Most recently he has served on the NAR Nominating Committee and International Operations Committee. A former trustee of the Massachusetts RPAC, Woods is a National RPAC Life Member.


Michael Barbaro

Huntsman, Meade & Partners Comp.
116 Welton Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-2009

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Michael Barbaro is the 2017 President of the Connecticut REALTORS®. Michael has been in the real estate industry for 12 years and is REALTOR®/Broker at Huntsman, Meade & Partners Compass Realty Corporation in New Haven. He is a member and the Past President of the New Haven Middlesex Association of REALTORS®, has served as the Connecticut REALTORS® Legislative/ Political Affairs Division Vice President and on the CTR Board of Directors for six years. Michael has been a member on various local, state and national committees and is currently an NAR Director. He resides in New Haven.

Dan Keune
President Elect

Campbell-Keune Realty Inc
12 Main Street
Ellington, CT 06029
(860) 872-2023

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Dan Keune is the 2018 President of the CT REALTORS®.  Dan has been in the real estate industry for 30 years and is a REALTOR® with Campbell-Keune Realty in Ellington.  He is a member of the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS® where he served as President in 2000.  He has been on the CT REALTORS® Board of Directors since 1995 and served as a member and Chair of numerous committees including Issues Advocacy, Legislative and RPAC Trustees.  Dan is very active in his local community as well, being a member of the Rockville Rotary since 1995, President in 2003 and a Director since 2012.  He has also served on the Ellington Board of Education since 2002 and as its Chair since 2010.  He and his wife have a son and daughter and all reside in Ellington.

Michael Feldman
Immediate Past President

William Raveis Real Estate
1022 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06903
(203) 322-0200

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Michael Feldman is the 2017 Immediate Past President of Connecticut REALTORS®. He has been in real estate for 36 years and an agent with William Raveis Real Estate in Stamford since 1985. Mike is an NAR Director, FPC for Congressman Jim Himes, a CRS, GRI and a past president of the Stamford Board of REALTORS®. He was selected the 2015 Connecticut REALTOR® of the Year and has served on numerous local, state and national committees. He and his wife Debbie reside in Stamford. .

Cindy Butts
Association Executive

CT Associations of REALTORS®
111 Founders Plaza, Suite 1101
East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 290-6601

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Cindy is the CEO of Connecticut REALTORS, a position she has held for the past six years.  Prior to moving to Connecticut, she worked with the Maine Association of REALTORS and its statewide MLS.  She began her REALTOR association career with the National Association of REALTORS.  Cindy is a past chair of NAR’s Association Executives Committee, a Magel Award of Excellence recipient, and she holds the CAE and RCE designations.


Kim Gleason

McAllister Real Estate
143 Water Street
Hallowell, ME 04347
(207) 621-2345

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Kim Gleason is the 2018 President of the Maine Association of  REALTORS and Broker/Owner of McAllister Real Estate in Hallowell.  A REALTOR since 1991, Kim is a two-time past President of the Kennebec Valley Board of REALTORS and was the Kennebec Valley Board’s REALTOR of the Year twice – in 2000 and 2015. She is an RPAC Major Investor and currently serves as the National Association of REALTORS’ RPAC Participation Chair for the state of Maine.

Peter Harrington

Malone Commercial Brokers
5 Moulton Street,
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 772-2422

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Pete Harrington is the 2018 President Elect of the Maine Association of REALTORS®.  He was President of the Maine Commercial Association of REALTORS® in 2011 and 2012 and was their REALTOR® of the Year in 2010.  Pete currently serves as the National Association of REALTORS®’ RPAC Participation Chair for the state of Maine and is a MARPAC Major Investor.  Pete is a Partner and Associate Broker with Malone Commercial Brokers in Portland. For over 27 years, Pete has focused his real estate career on the office and retail sectors of Portland’s Historic Old Port, Downtown, and Arts Districts.

Greg Gosselin
Immediate Past President

Gosselin Realty Group
647 U.S. Route One
York, ME 03909
(207) 363-2414>

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Greg Gosselin is the 2017 President of the Maine Association of REALTORS and Broker/Owner of Gosselin Realty Group in York. A REALTOR® since 1998, Greg is a past President of the York County Council of REALTORS, the York County Council 2015 REALTOR® of the Year, the Maine Association of REALTORS 2015 State REALTOR® of the Year, and is an RPAC Major Investor. Greg currently serves on NAR’s RPAC Participation Council.

Suzanne Guild
Association Executive

ME Association of REALTORS®
19 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 622-750

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Suzanne Guild has been the Chief Executive Officer for the Maine Association of REALTORS® since June of 2012. Suzanne worked as the Executive Director of the Maine Association of REALTORS Foundation from 1997-2012 also serving as the MAR Government Affairs Director in 2011 and 2012. Suzanne’s history includes part-time employment by Maine Listings (Maine’s statewide MLS) from 2009 - 2011. She has served on the NAR Member Communications Committee and currently serves on NAR’s Housing Opportunities Committee. Prior to her work with Maine REALTORS®, Suzanne was the Research Director for the Maine State Housing Authority for eight years.


Rita Coffey

Century 21 Tullish and Clancy
457 Main St,
Weymouth, MA 02190
(781) 789-9202

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Rita Coffey is the 2018 President of the 24,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® and the general manager at CENTURY 21 Tullish & Clancy in Weymouth. Prior to her term as president, Coffey served as 2017 president-elect. In 2016, she was the South Shore Region vice president of MAR. Coffey has been a member of the MAR Board of Directors as either a Director or Alternate Director since 2004 and has been a Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustee for a number of years. In 2015, Coffey was the chair of the MAR RPAC Trustees, and she has been the Chair of the Professional Standards, Communications and Public Relations and Forms Content Advisory Committees. In 2015, Coffey was the recipient of the MAR Public Policy and Property Right Advocacy Award. At the local level, Coffey was the 2009 President of the Plymouth and South Shore Association of Realtors® (PASS). She served as a director to the association from 2005 to 2010 during which time she was recognized as a Realtor® of Outstanding Service. In 2011 she was also awarded as the PASS Realtor® of the Year. From 2013 to 2015 Coffey was the chair of Government Affairs for Plymouth and South Shore. At the national level, Coffey is a member of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Board of Directors and served on the RPAC Participation Council for Massachusetts in 2015. Coffey was the Massachusetts representative on the NAR Insurance Committee in 2015 and 2016. She has been the Federal Political Coordinator to Congressman William Keating since 2011 and the Federal Political Coordinator to the Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner. She also served on the Broker Involvement Council from 2013 to 2014. Coffey currently serves on the NAR RPAC Major Investor Council.

Anne Meczywor

Roberts and Associates Realty
48 Housatonic Street
Box 25, Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 637-4200

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Anne Meczywor, broker/associate at Roberts & Associates Realty Inc. in Lenox is the 2018 President-Elect of the 24,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR). Prior to her election, Meczywor served as the 2016 and 2017 MAR Secretary/Treasurer, served as the 2014 MAR Vice President of Government Affairs, and as 2015 MAR Vice President of Communications/Technology. She was the West Region Vice President in 2012 and 2013. Meczywor has been a member of the Executive, Finance, Government Affairs, and Strategic Planning Committees. Meczywor graduated from the 2011 MAR Leadership Academy and served as a member of the Leadership Academy Task Force. On the local level, Meczywor served as President of the Berkshire County Board of Realtors® in 2010. That same year, she was named the Realtor® of the Year by her local board. At the national level, Meczywor is the chair the Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction Committee in 2018. Meczywor is a 2015 graduate of the NAR Leadership Academy. A Realtor® since 2001, Meczywor has earned her Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), Certified Buyer’s Representative (CBR), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), and Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) professional designations and certifications. She was a two-term director for the Northeast Region of the Council of Residential Specialists.

Paul Yorkis
Immediate Past President

Patriot Real Estate
159 Main Street
Medway, MA 02053
(508) 509-7860

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Paul Yorkis of Medway, CBR, SRES. LMC, is President of Patriot Real Estate, Inc., in Medway and the 2017 President of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®. Prior to being elected as 2016 president-elect, Yorkis served as the MAR Government Affairs Vice President. Yorkis is a member of the Executive, Finance, and Professional Standards Committees. Yorkis also served as the Federal Political Coordinator for Congressman Joe Kennedy in 2013, the year Kennedy was elected the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district.  In 2011, Yorkis was named Massachusetts REALTOR® of the Year. At the local level, Yorkis is a member of the Board of Director for the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. He is also a member of the Professional Standards Committee and Rental Issues Task Force. Yorkis is also a Certified Professional Standards Mediator for GBAR. At the national level, Yorkis is a member of the Professional Standards, Public Policy Coordinating and State and Local Issues Policy Committees. He is a founding member of the Charitable Foundation Roundtable Exchange, and past Director of the Disaster Relief Foundation.

Rob Authier
Association Executive

MA Association of REALTORS®
333 Wyman St. Suite 200
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 890-3700

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Rob Authier, CAE, RCE, EPRO, is chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR). He has 45 years of association management experience, 39 years of which has been with the REALTOR® Association. In 2008, he was awarded the prestigious William R. Magel Award of Excellence, which is the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) highest honor for an Association Executive. Past chairman of NAR’s Association Executives Committee, he has served on NAR’s Extended Leadership Team, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Finance, Strategic Planning and various other committees. He currently co-chairs NAR’s RAMCO membership system initiative. Rob is currently serving his third tenure on the staff of MAR. He originally began his career in the REALTOR® organization back in 1977 as public affairs director of MAR, a position he held for six years.

New Hampshire

Gerry O'Connell

Keller Williams Coastal Realty
750 Lafayette Road Ste. 201
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 610-8500

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New Hampshire REALTORS 2017 President-Elect Gerry O’Connell has been a Realtor since 2006 and is a licensed broker with KW Commercial at Keller Williams Coastal Realty in Portsmouth. He has been an NHAR director since 2014 and is a graduate of the inaugural class of the New Hampshire REALTORS Leadership Academy. He also served as the chair of NHAR’s Green Symposium Task Force in 2016-17.

Dan O’Halloran

Keller Williams Lakes Meredith
66 NH Route 25
Meredith, NH 03253
(603) 569-4663

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New Hampshire REALTORS 2018 President-Elect Dan O’Halloran has been a Realtor since 2005 and is the lead agent with O’Halloran Group of Keller Williams Lakes & Mountains Realty. He has been an NHAR director since 2015 and is a graduate of the inaugural class of the New Hampshire REALTORS Leadership Academy. He also served as the chair of NHAR’s Communications Committee from 2013 to 2017. Locally, Dan was President of the Sunapee Region Board of REALTORS in 2016 and was its REALTOR of the Year in 2014. He is a long-time member of the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce, having served on its board of directors since 2012 and as its President in 2015 and 2016. Dan and his wife Christina live in New London and love skiing, traveling and most forms of outdoor adventures.

Rachel Eames
Immediate Past President

Eames Realty Services
78 Airport Road
Concord, NH 03302
(603) 225-7653

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Rachel Eames is the owner/broker of Eames Realty Services and 2016 President-Elect of the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS. She has been a licensed real estate broker in New Hampshire since 1988 and has earned her Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Buyer Representative (CBR) and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designations. She has been an active member of the Capitol Region Board of REALTORS for nearly two decades, serving on its Board of Directors for eight years including twice as President, and was named the board’s REALTOR of the Year in 2007. She has served as a State Director for the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS, where she has also been Treasurer and served on NHAR’s Leadership Task Force. Rachel and her husband Jeffrey live in Epsom, and since 1980 they have owned Fort Mountain Land & Timber Co., providing forestry and land services to landowners in southern New Hampshire.

Paul Griffin
Association Executive

NH Association of REALTORS®
11 South Main Street, Suite 301
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 225-5549

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Paul Griffin is the Executive Vice President for the 5,000 member New Hampshire Association of REALTORS® located in Concord, New Hampshire, serving in that role since 2002. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry, including senior management positions with a national information systems company, and founder and principal of a nationally recognized management consulting firm, all serving the real estate sector. At the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS®, he oversees the strategic and administration operations and provides leadership support to the organization’s volunteer committee activities. He resides in Concord, New Hampshire.

Rhode Island

Joseph Luca

RE/MAX Preferred
1417 Douglas Avenue
North Providence, RI 02904
(401) 353-2200

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Joseph Luca is the President-Elect of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS®. He has served in various leadership roles at the local, state and national levels and is the proud recipient of the REALTOR® of the Year Award from both the Rhode Island Association of REALTOR® and the Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS®. In the eleven years since his career in real estate began, Joe has also earned entrance into NAR’s exclusive Omega Tau Rho fraternity for his service to the REALTOR® community. On Tuesday evenings, Joe can be heard on the Joe Luca Real Estate Show on WNRI, educating consumers on all things real estate including financing, regulations, property taxes and the legislative issues that can affect the value and/or marketability of real estate. Joe is a graduate of Boston University, where he majored in English and Italian literature and minored in Economics.

Dean deTonnancourt

HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate
501 Centerville Road, Suite #102
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 487-3019

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Dean deTonnancourt is the 2018 President-Elect of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS and Broker/Owner of HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate in Rhode Island. With almost 30 years of experience, Dean is recognized as one of the state’s top producers. He is the proud recipient of the REALTOR® of the Year Award from both the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and the Kent Washington Association of REALTORS®. Dean has held many committee posts and leadership roles within the Realtor organization and has demonstrated the highest level of service and dedication to both his REALTOR® and local community.

Brenda Marchwicki
Immediate Past President

BisMarc Properties, LLC
222 Chestnut Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 276-8300

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Brenda Marchwicki, CRS, GRI, SRES, is the President-Elect of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® (RIAR). Brenda has distinguished herself as one of Southern New England's premiere REALTORS®. Beginning in 1997 as an appraiser, in 1998 she received her broker's license and became a residential and commercial real estate broker. She founded BisMarc Properties in 2001 and is a licensed REALTOR® in Rhode Island and Massachusetts as well as an auctioneer. Brenda served as the 2013 President of the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS®, a past Chair of the Rhode Island Real Estate Commission and Education Chair for the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulations. She is also the first woman President of the 100 Club of Rhode Island, a charitable organization which provides financial assistance to the families of police officers, fire fighters and paramedics who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Philip Tedesco
Association Executive

RI Association of REALTORS®
100 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888
(401) 785-3650

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Philip Tedesco, RCE, CAE, is CEO of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® (RIAR) and State-wide Multiple Listing Service. He has over 21 years of non-profit and association executive management experience. Prior to joining RIAR, he was the CEO of the Tucson Association of REALTORS® (TAR) and TAR Multiple Listing Service. He also served as the CEO for the San Mateo County (Calif.) Association of REALTORS®; CEO of the Santa Cruz (Calif.) Association of REALTORS®; and Vice President of Marketing at the REALTOR® Association of Greater Miami. He holds a B.A. and Master’s degree from Colorado State University in Marketing and Communications and has earned the professional certifications of REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE); and Certified Association Executive (CAE).


Alison Cummings

TPW Real Estate
32 Route 30
Bondville, VT 05340
(802) 236-7564

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Alison Cummings is the Managing Broker at TPW Real Estate in Stratton Vermont. She is the current Past President of the SCVBR and Vice President of VR. Alison lives in Windham, Vermont. She is also an avid gardener and on the Educational Staff of the Professional Ski Instructors of America.

Debra Jense

KW Vermont
302 Mountain View Drive Ste 300
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 236-5712

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Debbie has been associated with the Real Estate industry for 36 years including an interior design business. Having serviced on number Boards and committees over the years, being the President-Elect for Vermont Association of Realtors® is the logical step in contributing back to the industry. Personal interests include being an avid golfer and gardener and owning a Pet Sitting business.

Kendall McCausland
Immediate Past President

Sugarbush Real Estate
RR 1, PO Box 53
Warren, VT 05674
(802) 583-2100

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Kendall McCausland. Born & raised in New York, Kendall arrived in the Mad River Valley of Vermont after spending some time in Boston and San Francisco. Schooled in the performing and aesthetic arts, Kendall was pleasantly surprised at the depth and diversity of the Valley’s cultural landscape and became a permanent part of the community in 2001. After acquiring her real estate license, Kendall began working for Graves Realty in 2006 and spent the next two years volunteering as secretary of the Central Vermont Board of Realtors®. In November 2013 Graves merged with Sugarbush Real Estate. Kendall was named president of the Green Mountain Association of Realtors® in 2015. She currently serves as vice-president of Vermont Realtors®.

Helen Hossley
Association Executive

VT Association of REALTORS®
148 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 229-0513

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Helen Hossley is known for her ability to get things done with particular expertise as a project management powerhouse. Throughout her career she has worked with stakeholders across public, private and non-profit sectors. She has proven abilities in navigating not only the intricacies of government agencies but also the labyrinth of grass roots community involvement. Demonstrating her skills in knowing how to mobilize unconnected people and create effective programs, she implemented a ground breaking recycling program across the US National Park system; saved millions of kilowatt hours of energy on dairy farms throughout the country; established the framework of donations management during a declared disaster for the State of Vermont and designed communication strategies which resulted the passage of critical bonds for Vermont schools. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Vermont Realtors®.