Our Board of Directors

President

Steven Pagan
ABR, AHWD, CIPS, CRB, C-RETS, e-PRO, MRP,
RENE, SFR, SRS
Owner & Team Leader, The Steven Pagan Team
Medford, NJ & San Juan, Puerto Rico


Steven Pagan is the Owner and Team Leader of The Steven Pagan Team at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, Realtors with teams in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is also the Broker Owner of the Borinquen Property Group in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Steven has earned numerous credentials from the National Association of REALTORS® and all four credentials from the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI). Over the years, Steven has held many leadership roles at the local, state, and national level and currently serves as the First Vice President for the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, with over 34,000 members worldwide. Steven is also an instructor and a frequent speaker at real estate industry and leadership events nationwide. Steven is regularly mentioned and listed as a top real estate industry leader and an award-winning real estate professional and REALTOR®.

President-Elect

Sue Miller
ABR®, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, PMN, SFR, SRS 
Designated Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group McHenry
McHenry, IL



Licensed in real estate since 1987, Sue Miller is a member of the Heartland REALTOR® Organization in McHenry County. Sue is a Designated Managing Broker for Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group, the largest Coldwell Banker Franchise in the US. She is also the Immediate Past President of Illinois REALTORS® and has held numerous leadership roles, including two-time president of her local association. Her local association named her REALTOR® of The Year, and the Illinois REALTORS® selected her as their 2017 REALTOR® of The Year and 2013 Distinguished Service Award recipient. At the national level, Sue has volunteered for the National Association of REALTORS® and numerous affiliates, including the Real Estate Business Institute. A resident of McHenry, she is committed to giving back to her community and is a local Alderwoman for the city. An industry leader as well as REALTOR®, Sue is committed to promoting education, ethics, and professional development.

First Vice President

Matthew Rathbun
ABR/M, AHWD, BPOR, CRB, C-RETS, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRS, RENE 
President, North Star Real Estate Academy and Executive Vice President, Coldwell Banker Elite
Fredericksburg, VA



Matthew Rathbun is a broker, speaker, instructor, author, and self-proclaimed “geek.” He is licensed in Virginia, DC, and Maryland and is a licensed instructor in many US states. Matthew is the Executive Vice President of a large multi-office firm in Virginia, where he oversees operations, risk management, and agent development. Matthew has contributed to/written various national certification and designation courses for REBI, RRC, and REBAC. 

Immediate Past President

Jody O’Brien
ABR, CRB, GRI, RENE, SRS
Owner, RE/Education Company  
Natick, MA



Jody has spent most of her career in the world of real estate and has served the industry at the national, state, and local levels.  The recipient of numerous awards and recognition over her career, she is most proud of the Massachusetts REALTOR® Educator of the Year, twice.  Jody has worked for small independent brokerages, large regional brokerage companies, and national franchises. Throughout the years Jody has held the position of Senior Director of Training, Senior Instructor, Manager of the Education Department, Liaison to the Risk Management Department, MLS Representative, and Broker of Record. She has created, developed, and implemented training for agents, managers, and office staff. Jody was the 2003 President of the Northeast Association of REALTORS® and was previously a member of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®.  She is also a REBI certified instructor for our CRB, SRS and RENE courses.

Chief Executive Officer

Ginny Shipe
CAE, AHWD, C-RETS, RENE
CEO, Real Estate Business Institute
Chicago, IL


Ginny Shipe is a 34 year association veteran and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). Since 1999, she has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®. Ginny was named a 2019 Newsmaker by RIS Media as an Industry Influencer. She was the recipient of the AMA’s Wayne A. Lemburg Distinguished Service Award, served as Editor of The Employment Kit – Your Career Advantage, and was selected to edit and endorse a national job search book, Mastering (and succeeding with) The Job Hunt, by MasterCard International Incorporated, where she worked with Helen Gurley Brown, then editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine. Ginny has extensive experience in strategic planning, marketing, education, and curriculum development. A native Chicagoan, she is a graduate of Carthage College, and holds a BA degree in both English and Psychology.

Terms Expiring November 30, 2023

Holly Mabery
ABR, AHWD, CRB, GRI, PSA, RSPS, SFR, SRS
Director of Brokerage Operations,
EXP Realty
Peoria, AZ

Robert Morris, Jr. 
ABR/M, AHWD, BPOR, CRB, C-RETS, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, PMN, PSA, RENE, SFR, SRES, SRS
VP & Senior Faculty Keynote/Instructor, Advanced Training & Seminars
Murfreesboro, TN
JoAnne Poole, DSA
AHWD, BPOR, CRB, C-RETS, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, PMN, SFR 
Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty
Baltimore, MD
Tom Skiffington
ABR, CRB, C-RETS, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, RENE, SFR, SRS
Broker/Owner, RE/MAX 440 Realty, Inc.
Perkasie, PA
Leigh York
ABR, AHWD, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, PSA, RENE, RSPS, SFR, SRES, SRS
Speaker, Trainer, and REALTOR®, Century 21 Judge Fite Company
Fort Worth, TX

Terms Expiring November 30, 2024

Rory Dubin
ABR, AHWD, BPOR, CRB, CRS, C-RETS, GRI, MRP, PMN, RENE, SFR, SRES, SRS
Broker Associate/Broker Support Manager, United Real Estate Gallery
Jacksonville, FL

Job Hammond
ABR, AHWD, CIPS,CRB, C-RETS, CRS, DMSM, e-PRO, GREEN, GRI, ISA, LHC, MRP, PMN, PSA, REI, RENE, RLC, RSPS, SFR, SMC, SRES, SRS
Broker Associate, Dash Realty       Austin, TX
Marki Lemons Ryhal
ABR, AHWD, CRB, C-RETS, CRS, RENE, SFR, SRS
Owner/Founder, ReMarkiTable, LLC and Broker, Exit Strategy Realty
Chicago, IL
Lynn Madison
ABR/M, AHWD, BPOR, CRB, GRI, SFR, SRS, RENE
Owner, Lynn Madison Seminars
Schaumburg, IL 
Paul Rich
ABR, AHWD, CB, C-RETS, CRS, e-PRO, PSA, RENE, SFR, SRS
Broker/Owner, Achieve Real Estate and Management LLC
Henderson, NV