The Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® officers ensure our statewide association remains the most complete resource for real estate professionals in Oklahoma.
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.
Jeff Shaffer, District VP
Renee Hoover-Payton, District VP
Sarah Carlsson, District VP
Josh Woodward, District VP
Susanna Lorg, District VP
Andrea Frymire, District VP
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.