Committees


2019 Community Outreach Committee

The Community Outreach Committee, comprised of UPSTAR members, affiliates and, at times, community partners, seeks out community service projects that support housing-related charities in Northeastern Indiana. Additionally, committee members coordinate volunteers, material donations and fundraising activities in collaboration with other nonprofits to make repairs on properties of economically disadvantaged or disabled individuals.

Name Firm
Bob Bastian RCB Realty LLC
Tammy Baumgartner CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc
Chris Buchs Salin Bank & Trust Company
Renee Cox Acorn Real Estate Prof.
Jon Good Real Producers NE Indiana
Renee Hiner Summit Mortgage Inc.
Lynette Johnson North Eastern Group Realty
Joe Leksich Keller Williams Fort Wayne
Anna Marquardt CB The Real Estate Grp.
Garry Marquardt CB The Real Estate Grp.
Jessica Maxwell Aardvark Home Inspectors, Inc.
Jackie McBride Perfect Pad Realty, LLC
Andy Milentis Centurion Land Title
Rick Neff
Heather Regan Keller Williams Fort Wayne
Leslie Remenschneider North Eastern Group Realty
Jessica Schultz North Eastern Group Realty
Mary Sherer ReMax Crossroads
Jeff Vaughan CB The Real Estate Grp.

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2019 UPSTAR Education Committee

The Education Committee exists to build a collection of quality education courses that meet the state requirements for continuing education credit and that are relevant to the business pursuits of REALTOR members in today’s market. The committee generates ideas for classes and identifies instructors who can write and/or teach course material in compliance with the state of Indiana.

Name Firm
Katie Brown CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc
Marcia Goff CB The Real Estate Grp.
Matt Hunter Hunter Property Group
Michael Litchen Real Living Resource Real Esta
Jackie McBride Perfect Pad Realty, LLC
Joe Mishak Aardvark Home Inspectors, Inc.
Margaret Sklenar Metropolitan Title
Sue Teasdale CB The Real Estate Grp.

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2018 UPSTAR and MLS Finance Committees

The UPSTAR and MLS Finance Committees review their respective draft annual budgets, monitor the financial positions of each entity on a monthly basis, receive and review the annual audit reports, and recommend financial policy to both the MLS and the Association.

Association Finance Committee Members

Name Firm
Renee Cox Acorn Real Estate Prof.
Joel Essex Schrader Real Estate & Auction
Anna Glick RE/MAX Results
Jody Holloway Coldwell Banker Holloway
Ann Marquardt CB The Real Estate Grp.
Mary Mauger CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc
Jackie McBride Perfect Pad Realty, LLC
Michelle Partin RE/MAX Results
Will Rogers Arch Group Real Estate
Beth Walker Fairfield Group REALTORS, Inc.

MLS Finance Committee Members

Name Firm
Renee Cox Acorn Real Estate Prof.
Phil Laux RE/MAX Results
Corey Malcolm Malcolm & Schlueter REALTORS
Jackie McBride Perfect Pad Realty, LLC
Kurt Ness Ness Bros. Realtors & Auct.
Michael Patmore CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc
Adam Smith CB The Real Estate Grp.
Kim Ward North Eastern Group Realty
Sharon White Premier Inc REALTORS

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2019 Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee identifies and monitors key local initiatives and public-policy issues at the municipal and regional level that could have an impact on the real estate community. The committee lobbies for change when necessary and recommends policy positions for the Association on issues that affect REALTORS®, homeowners and communities.

Name Firm
Katie Brown CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc
Beth Goldsmith North Eastern Group Realty
Kimberly Haneline CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc
Laura Kinner CB The Real Estate Grp.
Craig Martin North Eastern Group Realty
Ed McCutcheon CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty
Will Rogers Arch Group Real Estate
Bette Sue Rowe CB The Real Estate Grp.
Al Snyder Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group
Isaac Stoller Coldwell Banker Holloway
Jeff Vaughan CB The Real Estate Grp.
Elizabeth Walker Fairfield Group, REALTORS, Inc
Eric T. Zehr Belay Corporation

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2019 UPSTAR RPAC Fundraising Committee

The RPAC Fundraising Committee is responsible for planning, organizing and executing events, programs and initiatives to raise RPAC funds in order to meet the annual state-mandated RPAC Fundraising goal established for UPSTAR.

Name Firm
Renee Cox Acorn Real Estate Prof.
Brittany Grabner Centurion Land Title
Erica Lehman Coldwell Banker Holloway
Mary Mauger CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc
Adam Smith CB The Real Estate Grp.
Al Snyder CB The Real Estate Grp.
Jim Torres CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc
Beth Walker Fairfield Group REALTORS, Inc.
Kim Ward North Eastern Group Realty

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2019 RPAC Trustees

The RPAC Trustees interview candidates during the election season to determine their positions on issues that affect the business of real estate and the private property rights of homeowners. Based on these interviews, they determine which candidates, if any, will receive RPAC support, which may take the form of a financial contribution to their campaign and/or an endorsement from the Association.

Name Firm
Renee Cox Acorn Real Estate Prof.
Andy Eckert Ness Bros. Realtors & Auct.
Patrick Harris-Fool CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc
Ed McCutcheon CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc
Thomas Rayl First National Rl Est Company
Jan Sanner #1 Advantage, REALTORS
Mary Sherer ReMax Crossroads
Adam Smith Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group
Kim Ward North Eastern Group Realty

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2019 UPSTAR Social Media Committee

The Social Media Committee is responsible for coordinating the initiative to raise awareness and promote our local real estate industry and community in a positive, ethical manner through all media platforms.

Name Firm
Gina Connelly Fairfield Group REALTORS, Inc.
Renee Cox Acorn Real Estate Prof.
Tony Didier CB The Real Estate Grp.
Patrick Harris-Fool CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc
Joe Leksich Keller Williams Fort Wayne
Joe Mishak Aardvark Home Inspectors, Inc.
Lori Sanchez Ertel North American Title Company
Mary Sherer ReMax Crossroads

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2019 UPSTAR YPN Committee

The UPSTAR Young Professionals Network Committee (UPSTAR YPN) oversees the meetings and activities of the YPN membership. Committee members plan and coordinate membership meetings, educational presentations, networking and social events and community outreach projects.

Name Firm
Prudence Elonzae Diamond Residential Mortgage
Brittany Grabner Centurion Land Title
Mallory Kessler Fidelity National Title
Jessica Maxwell Aardvark Home Inspectors, Inc.
Jonathan Morales Allstate Insurance
Michael Patmore CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc
Timothy Tower CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc

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