The Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® officers ensure our statewide association remains the most complete resource for real estate professionals in Oklahoma.

Amy Bladow

President

Norman

The president presides at all meetings of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The president appoints all committees unless otherwise directed by the Bylaws or the Board of Directors and serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of all Association committees except the Nominating and REALTOR® of the Year Committees. The president is the primary spokesperson for the Association.
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Axay Parekh

President-Elect

Tulsa

The president-elect assists the president and assumes the duties and responsibilities of the president in the event of the president's death, resignation, absence or disability. The president-elect is also an official spokesperson for the Association.
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Julie Smith

Treasurer

Tulsa

The treasurer serves a two-year term as chairman of the Audit & Finance Committee and renders reports of the financial condition of the Association to the Board of Directors.
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Scott Foster

Secretary

Norman

The secretary serves as corporate secretary of the Association and assists the treasurer. The secretary serves as one of the official spokespersons for the Association.
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Association Districts

The state is divided by the Directors into six districts with a District Vice President (DVP) elected from each area; District 6 represents all Oklahoma commercial brokers actively engaged in commercial real estate. Each DVP serves for two years as a liaison between their district members and OAR, promoting the development and progress of the member boards in their respective districts and attending and promoting attendance at OAR educational functions, meetings and conferences.

  • District 1: North Central, Northwest OK, Stillwater
  • District 2: Altus, Duncan, Lawton,
  • District 3: Ada, Shawnee, Southeastern OK, Southern OK, Texoma
  • District 4: Northeast OK, Tulsa
  • District 5: Edmond, Midwest City-Del City-Moore, Norman, Oklahoma City
  • District 6: Statewide Commercial Brokers (GTAR, OKCMAR, CCIM, SIOR, etc.)

District 1:
Jeff Shaffer, District VP
District 2:
Renee Hoover-Payton, District VP
District 3: 
Sarah Carlsson, District VP

District 4: 
Josh Woodward, District VP
District 5: 
Susanna Lorg, District VP
District 6: 
Andrea Frymire, District VP

Committees

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Those interested in serving on an OAR committee should log in and fill out a nomination form. If you have questions regarding committees, please email Jessica Hickok or phone 405.848.9944.

Staff Liaison:Jessica Hickok

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is responsible for planning and hosting OAR’s annual conference each October, including selecting a venue, theme and speakers, as well as promoting registration and securing sponsors to help defray the cost of the event.

Staff Liaison:Will Gattenby

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee carefully reviews the annual budget and makes recommendations to the OAR Executive Committee and Board of Directors regarding the approval of the annual budget and other financial reports.

Staff Liaison:Lupe Sheppard

Commercial Committee

The Commercial Committee is made up of OAR members and other practitioners who work in commercial real estate. With this goal in mind, it will be an active committee.

Staff Liaison:Josh Cockroft

Communications & Outreach Committee

The Communications Committee works to promote the association and the Oklahoma real estate industry through recommendations and planning of public awareness campaigns. The committee works closely with the OAR Communications staff to ensure effectiveness of campaigns and best practices are being used.

Staff Liaison:Will Gattenby

Contract Forms Committee

The Contract Forms Committee will review all OAR-created forms available through OAR’s zipForm®6 Library to ensure the forms are usable and current with federal and state laws. The committee shall make recommendations to the OAR Board of Directors for changes to existing forms, as well as for the creation of other contract or transaction forms the committee deems necessary.

Staff Liaison:Josh Cockroft

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, District Vice Presidents, the Immediate Past President, and one Presidential Appointee, plus the Association’s Chief Executive Officer as ex-officio, non-voting, member. This Committee conducts the affairs of the Association in accordance with the Bylaws, policies, and instructions of the Board of Directors and reports on action taken between any regular meetings of the Board of Directors.

Staff Liaison:Jessica Hickok

Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee recommends positions on state legislative policy to the OAR Board of Directors for each legislative session. The committee closely follows the state legislative process at the State Capitol and works with OAR staff on legislation which protects private property rights and promotes homeownership at the State Capitol. The Committee also follows OREC regulatory activities closely throughout the year.

Staff Liaison:Josh Cockroft

Life Membership Committee

The Life Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing nominations and making recommendations to the Board of Directors for OAR Life Members.

Staff Liaison:Nabeel Jamal

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating qualified REALTOR® members for leadership roles of OAR. By reviewing ballots received from local boards and members, the committee selects candidates for the OAR elected officers, state directors and Region 9 Vice President. The committee also makes recommendations to the Governor for OREC commissioners each year.

Staff Liaison:Jessica Hickok

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee helps plan, organize and monitor education opportunities for OAR members, including the oversight and production of the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) program.

Staff Liaison:Will Gattenby

Professional Standards Committee

The Professional Standards Committee examines complaints referred to it and determines if the complaint has sufficient substance to warrant an ethics hearing. It determines whether issues are arbitrable, and if so, whether arbitration is mandatory or not. The committee then conducts ethics and arbitration hearings for those allegations of ethical violations that need it.

Staff Liaison:Allison Rabon

REALTOR® of the Year Committee

The REALTOR® of the Year Committee’s purpose is to receive nominations for the annual REALTOR® of the Year award from member boards/associations and REALTOR® members, whether board/association members or members-at-large, and from the nominations received, shall choose the Oklahoma REALTOR® of the Year. The committee shall consider the nominees’ REALTOR® spirit, activity in civic affairs, activity in member board/association, activity in State Association, activity in National Association, business accomplishments and other information submitted in selecting the Association’s REALTOR® of the Year. The recipient of the award shall be recognized during the REALTOR® of the Year event.

Staff Liaison:Nabeel Jamal

Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for setting goals and strategies in the OAR Strategic Plan. The committee meets once a year to review the Strategic Plan, makes plans for the future of OAR and then forwards its recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval.

Staff Liaison:Jessica Hickok

Young Professionals Network (YPN) Advisory Board

The YPN Advisory Board oversees and creates activities and events that encourage YPN members to get involved in their REALTOR® associations, including the famed YPN Trivia Night at the OAR annual conference.

Staff Liaison:Kristin Matuszewski

Oklahoma Housing Foundation Board of Trustees

The Oklahoma Housing Foundation is OAR’s affiliated charitable non-profit which seeks to serve Oklahomans in crisis by providing grants for home repairs and rental deposits. Board members review grants, educate members about OHF’s purpose and help to plan fundraising efforts, including the annual OHF Land Run 5K.

Staff Liaison:Will Gattenby

Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee seeks to recommend and coordinate OAR’s efforts to increase the diversity of OAR’s leadership, representation and programming to make the association stronger. This new committee will seek to represent and promote all types of diversity in Oklahoma real estate: diversity of practice, region, business size and more.

Staff Liaison:Will Gattenby

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