Chris MacDonald Named Government Affairs Director, Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS(R) (RRAR)

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CARY, N.C., Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CEO of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® (RRAR), Tessa Hultz, RCE, CAE announced that the association has hired Christopher MacDonald as the new Government Affairs Director.

"We are delighted to have Chris as our new Government Affairs Director. He comes to us from the Vermont Association of REALTORS® and brings an impressive and diverse political background. The position has been vacant since August because we conducted a thorough search to find the right fit for this integral role. On behalf of RRAR and TMLS, we are excited to have him join our team."

A native of Essex Junction, MacDonald earned his degree in business science from Champlain College. He began his career as the Vermont state liaison to the federal Homeland Security agency. He worked on a number of political campaigns including the presidential campaign of Mayor Rudy Giuliani's in New Hampshire. In 2010, MacDonald began working for the Vermont REALTORS® Association as government affairs director. He led successful efforts to protect property rights, monitor regulatory oversight, promote downtown development, and bolster avenues for owner financing. After Hurricane Irene hit Vermont, Chris was instrumental in helping homeowners get back on their feet. In addition to creating a Vermont Realtors® Victim Grant Program, MacDonald rolled up his sleeves and helped homeowners muck out basements to reconstruct their lives. In his free time, Chris enjoys being outside and will jump at any chance to use his pilot's license to explore the landscape.

CONTACT: Trish Rand 919.654.5400

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