The Houston Association of Realtors welcomed its new board of directors and incoming chairman John Nugent at “Realtor Celebration,” a gala event held at the Houston Country Club on Dec. 19.
The event featured a video about Nugent’s personal and professional journey, which included service in the U.S. Army and a 49-year real estate career culminating in chairing the 40,000 member HAR.
The evening also honored two outstanding real estate professionals. Mike Wong, director of commercial real estate at Keller Williams Realty Southwest and 2019 chairman of the Houston Asian American Real Estate Association (AAREA), was named HAR’s 2019 Realtor of the Year.
Jamie Lynn Gilmore, who died in June 2019 at the age of 37 following a two-decade battle with cancer, was honored posthumously with HAR’s 2019 John E. Wolf Community Service Award. Her family was present to receive the award. Gilmore’s legacy includes the establishment of Jamie’s Hope Foundation, which supports a variety of cancer prevention initiatives as well as research at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Finally, HAR President and CEO Bob Hale paid homage to outgoing HAR Chair Shannon Cobb Evans by narrating a retrospective about her year of service, featuring slides from industry conferences and other events she attended on behalf of HAR.
HAR’s Executive Committee for 2020 includes:
- John Nugent, Chairman – RE/MAX Space Center
- Richard Miranda, Chairman-Elect – Keller Williams Platinum
- Jennifer Wauhob, Vice Chair – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene – Katy
- Cathy Treviño, Vice Chair – Side Real Estate
- Thomas Mouton, Secretary/Treasurer – RE/MAX Exclusive
- Shannon Cobb Evans, Immediate Past Chair – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene
The following directors make up HAR’s 2020 governing body:
- Ward Arendt – Marilyn Arendt Properties
- Diana Ayers – Ayers and Associates
- Katrina Barnes – RE/MAX Exclusive
- Shad Bogany – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene – Bellaire
- Chance Brown – CB&A REALTORS®
- Jay Clemente – Realty World Homes & Estates
- Rob Cook – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties
- Shae Cottar – CB&A REALTORS®
- Stephanie Gordon – Keller Williams Metropolitan
- Theresa Hughes-Hill – Greenwood King Properties – Heights
- Krista Lancton – Champions Real Estate Group
- Ignacio Osorio – Champions Real Estate Group
- Michelle Posey – Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC – Sugar Land
- Russell Simmons – Texas Area Properties
- Deborah Spangler – Spangler Real Estate Group
- Daniele Sumbera – Keller Williams Realty – Northeast
- Tim Surratt – Greenwood King Properties – Kirby