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GLVAR announces 2020 officers and board members

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) announced the results of its annual election of officers and board members, with local Realtors Tom Blanchard serving as its 2020 president and Aldo Martinez serving as 2020 president-elect.

GLVAR members voted from Sept. 16-18, electing the following officers and directors to lead Southern Nevada’s largest professional association in 2020:

Officers

■ President: Tom Blanchard

■ President-elect: Aldo Martinez

■ Vice president: Mark Sivek

■ Treasurer: Jillian Batchelor

Directors

Lee Barrett

Shawn Cunningham

George Kypreos

Shanta Patton

Merri Perry

Officers and directors not up for re-election who will continue to serve on the board:

■ Immediate past president, Janet Carpenter

■ CEO Wendy DiVecchio

Stephanie Grant

Randy Hatada

Tim Kelly Kiernan

Chantel E. Tilley

GLVAR was founded in 1947 and provides its more than 15,000 local members with education, training and political representation.

The local representative of the National Association of Realtors, GLVAR is the largest professional organization in Southern Nevada.

Each GLVAR member receives the highest level of professional training and must abide by a strict code of ethics.

For more information, visit LasVegasRealtor.com.

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