Committees


Affiliate Committee

The Affiliate Committee is comprised of Affiliate members of UPSTAR who plan and hold a variety events throughout the year. These events are designed to provide opportunities for REALTORS® and affiliate members to network. They also provide a social outlet for members and occasionally raise funds for a selected charity.

Name Firm
Chris Alexander Meridian Title Company
Diane Archer Genworth Mortgage Insurance
Carla Boerger Fidelity National Title
David Bolton Metropolitan Title
Matt Byrd Centurion Land Title
Kim Carpenter First Federal Bank
Doug Carroll Legacy Lending Group
Kirk Chevillot Premiere Heating & Air
Cole Christman Century 21 Bradley
Thea Druley Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Deanna Faust Faust Land Surveying LLC
Deanna Fisher Three Rivers Fed Credit Union
Dawn R. Gilreath Midwest America Federal Credit Union
Bev Goff Northern Insurance Goff Agency
Susan Goree Midwest America FCU
Stu Hambrick Trademark Title
Sue Hoaglund Decorating Den Interiors
Ryan Kay AMI Investment management
Kaye Kleinschmidt Union Savings Bank
Lois Maple Exit, Staged Right
Steve McElhoe Old National Bank
Betty Melton Midwest America FCU
Joe Mishak Aardvark Home Inspection & Pest Control
Barb Moeller Garrett State Bank
Jonathan Morales Midwest America Federal Credit
Frank Peterson Union Savings Bank
Victoria Reed Summit Mortgage
John Runge Ruoff Home Mortgage
Lori Sanchez Ertel Centurion Land Title
Amy Schiltz Metropolitan Title
Linda Skaggs Hampton Inn Southwest
Margaret Sklenar Metropolitan Title
Melinda Smith Trademark Title
Mindy Szczepanski LandQuest Title Group
James Wasson Bottom-Up Home Inspection

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Association 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
John Bellio Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Rena Black RE/MAX Home Connection
Jerry Ehle Schrader Real Estate & Auction
Dwight Johnson Imperial Realty
J.B. Langas Hansen Langas, REALTORS & Appraisers
Mary Mauger Century 21 Bradley Realty
David Mervar Beer & Mervar REALTORS®
J. Kyle Ness Real Living Ness Bros.
Adam Smith Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Phillip Stinson North Eastern Group Realty
Sue Teasdale Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Jim Torres CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty
Beth Walker Fairfield Group REALTORS®
Sharon White Premier Inc., REALTORS

MLS Finance Committee Members

Name Firm
Jim Bradley Century 21 Bradley Realty
Joel Essex Schrader Real Estate & Auction
Kyle Ness Real Living Ness Bros.
Tug Pierson RE/MAX Results
Mary Sherer RE/MAX Home Connection
Beth Walker Fairfield Group REALTORS®

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Government Affairs

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
Kimberly Haneline RE/MAX Professional Group
Joseph Leksich Ambitions Real Estate
Jim Torres CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc.
Jeffrey Vaughan Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Beth Walker Fairfield Group REALTORS®
Kimberly Ward North Eastern Group Realty
Eric T. Zehr Belay Corporation

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Habitat for Humanity Committee

Habitat for Humanity is one of the local charities supported by UPSTAR. The Habitat Committee is comprised of UPSTAR members who are dedicated to the mission of Habitat. Committee members participate in Habitat campaigns, such as the annual Build and the can collection drive. They also plan and hold independent events, in cooperation with UPSTAR, to raise funds for the Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity organization.

Name Firm
Ashley Adams Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Matt Byrd Lawyers Title Insurance Corp.
Colleen D. Cole Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Heather Demerly Lot & Block Realty
Bev Goff Northern Insurance Goff Agency
Tammy Keeling Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Rudy Koch Prodigy REALTORS®
Barbara Leyden RE/MAX Results
Robert Lomont Lomont REALTORS®
Ann Marquardt Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Tiffany McIntosh Fifth Third Bank
Joe Mishak Aardvark Home Inspection & Pest Control
Barb Moeller Garrett State Bank
Lori Sanchez Titan Title Services LLC
Tamra Stier Rockfield Realty Group
Mindy Szczepanski LandQuest Title Group
Richard Watson Mike Thomas Associates/F.C. Tucker
Tracy White Tower Bank

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MLS Committee

The MLS Committee recommends MLS policies, reviews the MLS system performance and recommends procedural changes.

Name Firm
John Bellio Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Linda Duesler Duesler Realty House
Dwight Johnson Imperial Realty
Mary Mauger CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty
William McBride McBride & Associates Real Estate
Jack McCombs Mike Thomas Associates / F.C. Tucker
David McDaniel RE/MAX Results
Kurt Ness Real Living Ness Bros.
Christopher Spurr United Realty, LLC
Jim Torres Century 21 Bradley Realty
Kim Ward North Eastern Group Realty
Claudia White 5 Star Realty

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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
Rena Black RE/MAX Results
Scott Darley Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Andy Eckert Real Living Ness Bros. Real Estate & Auction Co.
Joel Essex Schrader Real Estate & Auction
Patrick Maloblocki Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Steven McMichael Imagine Real Estate
David Mervar Beer & Mervar REALTORS®
Kyle Ness Real Living Ness Bros.
Thomas Rayl First National Rl Est Company
Christine Schaefer North Eastern Group Realty

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