Professional Development

Formulates and recommends policies and programs designed to meet the educational needs of members. The scope of the committee’s involvement shall include state educational requirements and related programs offered by the Association, NAR, specialized training programs, instructor development, cooperative programs with Local Boards and other activities relevant to real estate education in Ohio.

Core Service: To provide educational opportunities to increase member’s professionalism and earning potential.


  1. Partner with Local Boards to create quality, timely, market justified educational programs.
  2. Offer cooperative educational ventures.
  3. Identify and develop quality instructors.
  4. Expand Delivery methods.
  5. Communicate benefits of education.

List of Programs

  • ABR Designation Programs
  • 20-Hour post-Licensure Courses (Salespeople)
  • Appraisal Continuing Education
  • Co-Sponsored CE Programs
  • Curriculum Delivery & Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Programming
  • GRI 100 and 200 Programs & Equivalency Exam
  • Fundamentals of Transaction Coordination
  • 3-Hour Brokerage Management
  • Industry, Legal & Legislative Update Seminars
  • Certification & Support Service for Ohio REALTORS Convention CE Programs
  • Property Management Seminar
  • On-line Continuing Education
  • e-Pro Certification Program
  • REALTOR University on-line offerings including NAR designation and certification programs
  • ABR Electives – on-line through REALTOR University
  • SRES Designation Offerings
  • Pricing Strategies Certification
  • Important/Hot Topic Industry Webinars/Webcasts
  • SRS Designation Program
  • Xplode Technology & Digital Marketing Conference

2018 Objectives

  • Introduce 3-Hour Brokerage Management Course regionally and online
  • Introduce 20-Hour Post-licensure Course for Salespeople regionally and online
  • Introduce 7 Hour UASPAP (2018-19) and Appraisal Workshop regionally
  • Offer Important/Hot Topic Industry Webinars/Webcasts on quarterly basis
  • Offer Commercial Programming via webinar/webcast
  • Introduce New Workshop – Fundamentals of Transaction Coordination
  • Introduce New Certification – Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE)
  • Introduce New Workshop – Real Estate Investing: Building Wealth Representing Investors and Becoming One Yourself
  • Offer and Promote the Xplode Technology and Digital Marketing conference in partnership with the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS
  • Collaborate with Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) on pre-licensure and continuing education

Chair & EC Liaison: Mic Gordon
Vice Chair: Jennifer Allen
Staff Liaison: Garry Moon

Joann E. Amos
Lisa Arzate
Leslie A. Besl, EO, CC
Marilou A. Butcher-Roth
Shannon Pauline Cannon, CC
Timothy J. Cocanour, ABR,GRI,MRP, CC
Brittany L.B. Eddy, CC
Julie Ann Finlay
Beth A. Fisher, CC
Charles W. Foster, CRB, GRI, CC
David W. Freitag, CEO, CC
Sharon L. Geier
Elizabeth K. Gerbus Akeley, CC
Alec H. Hagerty, ABRM, CC
Andrew Michael Hersey, CC
Kristen L. Hess-Winters, GRI
Kent E. Hilty, GRI
Garrick M. Horton
Young H. Kim, CRS
Heather S. Kopf
John E. Kurlich, CEO, CC
David Earl Lahmers, Sr.
Jan N. Leverett
Tiffany A. Lobertini
Anthony Wesley May
Kelly L McCormick
Darlene F. Mink-Crouse, GRI, CC
Sandy K. Naragon, CEO
Tina A. Owens
Judith F. Patriski, CRS,PMN, CC
Veronica L. Ramos
Paul C. Renwick, CRS
Sara E. Riesen
Amy Scott, EO, CC
Andrew P. Show, Jr, CSP, CC
Shaun Thomas Simpson
Lisa A. Smedley
Julie E. Stabins
Tim L. Stanford
Sherry Stell, EO, CC
Sue A. Van Woerkom
Danielle Nicole Wedemeyer, CC
Steven R. Weiser, GRI, CC
Benita J. Wenzler
Annette Lee Wilcox
Joyce A. Willson
Lisa Yelichek, CC
Jennifer Zeller
Joanne Zettl, CRS, CC