Georgia REALTORS(R) Announces 2015 Officers and Regional Directors

ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Deb Junkin, RCE, Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia REALTORS® (GAR), has announced the organization's 2015 leadership team. REALTOR® leaders were officially sworn in on Wednesday, February 11, at the President's Inaugural Gala at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The Gala was part of the GAR Inaugural & Legislative Conference.

Jim Smith of Macon will serve as President. Smith is a member of the Middle Georgia Association of REALTORS® and is the Principal Broker of Willingham Loan and Realty Company in Macon.

Ryan Brashear of Augusta will serve as President-Elect; Linda Carol Porterfield of Athens will serve as Immediate Past President; Sheila Brower of Atlanta will serve as Vice President of Administration and Finance; Michael Faulkner of Fayetteville will serve as Vice President of Governmental Affairs; Faron W. King of Blue Ridge will serve as Vice President of Public and Member Services; and Chris Jiles of Columbus will serve as Vice President of Professional Development.

Regional Directors for the association are as follows: Region 1, Carol Moson of Marietta; Region 2, Terry Swanson of Cumming; Region 3, Rett Harmon of Carrollton; Region 4, Darryl Pierce of Lilburn; Region 5, Michael Dickson of Monroe; Region 6, Bikel Frenelle of Lagrange; Region 7, Jean Shiver of Albany; Region 8, Jerry Rhyne of Brunswick; and Region 9, Janice Nhare of Dublin.

The Georgia Association of REALTORS® (also referred to as "Georgia REALTORS®") is a voluntary professional association of approximately 29,000 licensed real estate brokers and salespersons engaged in all aspects of the real estate business throughout Georgia. GAR is the leading advocate for the real estate industry in Georgia, committed to protecting private property rights and free enterprise, maintaining ethical and professional standards, and enhancing the public's awareness and confidence in REALTORS®.

CONTACT: Brandie Miner Director of Communications and Marketing 678/597-4111

Source: Georgia REALTORS