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
Doug Carroll Legacy Lending Group
Kirk Chevillot Premiere Heating & Air
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
Lois Maple Exit, Staged Right
Steve McElhoe Old National Bank
Betty Melton Midwest America FCU
Joe Mishak Aardvark Home Inspection & Pest Control
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
J.B. Langas Hansen Langas, REALTORS & Appraisers
David Mervar Beer & Mervar REALTORS®
J. Kyle Ness Real Living Ness Bros.
Jim Torres CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty
Beth Walker Fairfield Group REALTORS®
Brenda Williams CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc

MLS Finance Committee Members

Name Firm
Kyle Ness Real Living Ness Bros.
Beth Walker Fairfield Group REALTORS®
Gregory Fahl Orizon Real Estate, Inc.
Corey Malcolm Malcolm & Schlueter REALTORS
Al Snyder Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber

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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

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MLS Committee

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

Name Firm

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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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