Volunteer Opportunities

The Affiliate Committee plans mutually beneficial networking programs and events for REALTOR ® members.

Committee Chair: John-Paul Mario
Committee Vice-Chair:
Staff Liaison: Kim Simmons

The Awards Taskforce reviews award applications and decides who is eligible to receive local, state and/or national awards.

The Executive Committee conducts the affairs of this Association in accordance with the policies and instructions of the Board of Directors. The committee also modifies/ratifies the Professional Standards Committee Recommendations and hears appeals for Grievance and Professional Standards.

District Vice President – Barbara Jordan (2017)

PRO Representative: Mindy Rovillo

Michael Bindman

Jan Bruzas

Vanessa Bustamante

Jim Schanz

Alex Jansen

Christine Knighton

Jill Long

Annalisa Weller

Sandra Waterbury

April Gayle Gausman

Cynthia Haydon

Leon Sarkisian

Phil Riek

Mindy Rovillo

Xina Rim

Linda Goldfarb

Jo-Ann Sloan

Tom Steck

Glen Richardson

Melissa Honeycutt

Fayola Goldstone

Amy Seeks

Fred Hintenberger

Manuela Hendrickson

The Grievance Committee investigates potentially unethical conduct/arbitration requests and forwards case to Professional Standards Committee for hearing.

Committee Chair: Janet Huebner
Committee Vice-Chair: Bob Barnum

Staff Liaison: Evelyn Satriano


Citation Committee

Committee Chair: Holly Young
Committee Vice-Chair: Kathy Batdorf           

Staff Liaison: Evelyn Satriano

My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Services

MFRMLS Directors

Michael Bindman – Current past President of MFR

Mindy Rovillo (2016-2017)     1. Standing Director (two-year term) to serve from (7/1/17-6/30/19)

Amy Seeks (2016-2017)         2. Additional Director (one-year term) to serve from (7/1/17-6/30/19)

 

My Florida Regional MLS – MLS Advisory Council

The MAC is charged with review all changes to the Multiple Listing Service, including fields and rules and regulations of the service.

Committee Chair:  Kevin Batdorf  (2017-2018)
Committee Vice-Chair:  Cyndee Haydon  (2016-2017)


MFRMLS Finance

Tom Shelly (2017-2018)


MFRMLS Building Committee

Tom Shelly (2017-2018)


Commercial

Chairman – Victor Adamo

Vice Chairman: Gro Miller

National Association of Realtors Director

Tom Shelly (PRO Allocated)

Paul Hendriks (PRO Allocated)

Kevin Batdorf (PRO Allocated)

Brandi Gabbard (Florida Realtors State Allocated)

Frank Gregoire (Florida Realtors State Allocated)

Nancy Riley (Florida Realtors State Allocated)

Michael Bindman (Florida Realtors State Allocated)

The Nominating Committee reviews applications for officer and director positions for eligibility. Presents a recommended slate of candidates for election.

Committee Chair:  Tom Shelly
Committee Vice-Chair:  Mindy Rovillo (2017)

The Pinellas International Council (PIC) can help you hone your skills to market in the International Real Estate Market.  Florida accounted for the largest share at 22 percent of total U.S. residential home sales to international clients, which the National Association of REALTORS® estimated at $102.6 Billion. Florida attracted buyers from Latin America, Europe, and Canada who tend to purchase properties in warm climates for vacation purposes.

Note:  Annual Membership in PIC is $25.

Information: Receive firsthand news on international issues and events at the local, state, national and global levels before nonmembers.

Networking: Council members are provided with several networking programs per year to increase business connections in addition to monthly International Marketing Sessions where members can review and discuss International listings.

Education: Educational programs are designed to enhance members’ cultural and marketing general knowledge along with specific foreign markets. Legal, taxation, and cultural issues seminars provide Council members with a good foundation to work on an international transaction.

Certified International Property Specialist Designation (CIPS): Focuses specifically on the “international” market. CIPS members are the consumers’ best resource to ensure they are dealing with a professional skilled in the unique aspects of international real estate. Each year, courses are offered and you will be advised of many opportunities to win a scholarship to a CIPS class.

Trade missions: Be a part of inbound and outbound trade missions. PIC participated in the Inbound Trade Mission held in Orlando, August 2010 and is currently planning another outbound Trade Mission for 2018. PIC’s Outbound Trade Mission to Mexico was held in October 2010 and the Trade Mission to Costa Rica was held in July 2015.

Affiliations with local organizations: Be the first to receive invitations to the Cultural Awareness exceptional education and networking events.

Leadership opportunities: The knowledge and involvement from the PIC could lead to opportunities to be in the pipeline for FR and NAR committee appointments including NAR President Liaison. On the local level, you have the opportunity to participate in a Committee leadership position.

Worldwide exposure: Through the PRO International website, there are volunteer opportunities for sponsored booths for events, social media presence with PIC Facebook page and opportunities to have articles and blogs published in PROView Weekly Newsletter and much more!

Committee Chair: Denise Reilly
Committee Vice-Chair: Martha Matthews Vasquez

Staff Liaison: Jan Dean

The foundation is a public foundation register with the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Florida as a 501 (1) c 3 organization.  It mission to provide educational opportunities along with disaster relief to those in need.  We have support organization like Ronald McDonald House, John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Pinellas Opportunity Council, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Big Brother Big Sister.

Committee Chair:  Pat Ivers

Trustee:  Mindy Rovillo 

Trustee:  Victor Adamo

Trustee:  Brandi Gabbard 

Trustee:  Carolyn King

Trustee:  Amy Seeks 

Trustee:  Leon Sarkisian 

Trustee:  Heather Smith

Trustee:  Jo-Ann Sloan   

President and CEO:  David B. Bennett, CAE (Trustee and voting member)

 

Pinellas Realtor Organization offers reasonably-priced marketing tools essential for establishing yourself as a professional in your niche market and field.

Committee Chair:  Victor Adamo
Committee Vice-Chair:  Leon Sarkisian
Secretary: Carolyn King
Treasurer:  Amy Seeks
President & CEO:  David B. Bennett, CAE (Voting Member)

Information about Leasing and Property Management Council

This council is made up of PRO members that are uniquely qualified in the Leasing and Property Management field and are dedicated in supporting our members to become proficient and professional when leasing or managing property.  The council works together to design and provide our membership with quality networking, featured speakers on leasing and property management topics, and smaller workshops.

This group has recognized that with a market shift from residential sales to rental properties, there are unique challenges in this aspect of real estate and have volunteered their expertise to support their fellow agents in learning those unique nuances.

Many of our council members are also involved in the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).  PRO and NARPM often work together to provide affordable, enhanced Leasing and Property Management education offerings.

Committee Chair: Tom Gaspari
Committee Vice-Chair: Patti Rudski

The Professional Standards Committee enforces Code of Ethics through hearing panels and recommends appropriate penalties for Code violations.

Committee Chair: Eleanor Kirby
Committee Vice-Chair: Heather Foderingham

Staff Liaison: Evelyn Satriano

Every day issue effecting the real estate industry are discussed in DC, Tallahassee, and City Hall.  This 20 member committee meets monthly to discuss important issues facing Pinellas County Realtors, and decide whether the association needs to actively advocate for or against an issue.  The committee also evaluates candidates for public office based on real estate issues, and recommends to the board of directors the candidates to support.

Committee Chair: Cyndee Haydon
Committee Vice-Chair: Mindy Rovillo

Staff Liaison:  Joe Farrell

This committee is charged with planning and executing the annual RPAC, fundraising campaign and various events with staff support.  The proceeds of the event are used to financially support candidates and issues vital to the real estate industry.  RPAC is a tool to support champions of the real estate industry in elected office.  It has done so successfully for over 40 years.

Committee Chair:  Vanessa Bustamante
Committee Vice-Chair:

Staff Liaison:  Joe Farrell

The program aligns a Realtor Member and an elected official to keep open lines of communication with our elected officials and to provide solid information for good public policy in our community.

Staff Liaison: Joe Farrell

 

Michael Bindman                                St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman

 

Cyndee Haydon                                  Dunedin City Councilwoman Heather Gracy

                                                               Dunedin City Councilman Moe Freaney

                                                               Rep Chris Sprowls

                                                               Tarpon Springs City Councilwoman Rea Sieber

                                                               Pinellas County Property Appraiser Mike Twitty

 

Gay Moser                                          Dunedin Mayor Julie Bujalski

 

Melissa Honeycutt                              City of Largo Mayor Woody Brown

 

Nelah Parker                                       Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni

 

Ben Friedlander                                Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice

                                                             State Rep. Ben Diamond

 

Tom Steck                                          Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welsh

                                                             State Senator Daryl Rouson

 

Kathryn Larkin                                    Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long

 

Tom Shelly                                          Pinellas County Commissioner Karen Seel

                                                               State Representative Larry Ahern

Mindy Rovillo                                      Seminole City Councilman Roger Edelman


Kevin Batdorf                                      St. Petersburg City Councilman Ed Montanari


Tami Simms                                        St. Petersburg City Councilman Steve Kornell


Nancy Riley                                         State Senator Jeff Brandes


Brandi Gabbard                                  State Representative Chris Latvala


Nancy Riley                                         State Representative Kathleen Peters


Paul Hendriks                                     State Representative Wengay Newton

If you are a young REALTOR®, or just young-at-heart, the Young Professionals Network may be for you. YPN offers a way for members to get involved in charitable activities, attend unique and fun networking events, hone their industry knowledge, and grow their leadership skills.

Committee Chair: Christine Knighton
Committee Vice-Chair: Melissa Honeycutt

Staff Liaison: Katie Shotts