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 Liberty Title & Escrow
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
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®
Jim Torres CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty
Kim Ward North Eastern Group Realty
Brenda Williams CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc

MLS Finance Committee Members

Name Firm
Kyle Ness Real Living Ness Bros.
Gregory Fahl Orizon Real Estate, Inc.
Nick Huffman Coldwell Banker Holloway
Cathie Huston Shiloh Realty
Corey Malcolm Malcolm & Schlueter REALTORS
Mary Sherer RE/MAX Ability Plus
Al Snyder Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
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
Ed McCutcheon CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc
Christina Mitson North Eastern Group Realty
Al Snyder Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Phillip Stinson North Eastern Group Realty
Jim Torres CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc.
Jeffrey Vaughan Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Elizabeth Walker Fairfield Group, REALTORS, Inc
Richard Watson Mike Thomas Associates, Inc
Eric T. Zehr Belay Corporation

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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.
Glenna Jehl Olinger & Associates
Steven McMichael Imagine Real Estate
Thomas Rayl First National Rl Est Company
Jan Sanner #1 Advantage, REALTORS
Adam Smith Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber
Phillip Stinson North Eastern Group Realty
Kimberly Ward North Eastern Group Realty
Brenda Williams CENTURY 21 Bradley Realty, Inc

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Realtors