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Advisory Group Descriptions & Responsibilities

Bay Area Political Affairs Advisory Leadership (PAAL):

Develop the candidate questionnaire, conduct candidate interviews, and make TREPAC contribution recommendations to the HAR Board of Directors for Pearland city council elections. Participate in the Political Affairs Advisory Group’s interviews for state and federal elections covering Clear Lake, Pearland, Friendswood and Deer Park areas and Harris County Commissioners Court. The advisory group will mobilize members to Get Out the Realtor® Vote for the HAR recommended candidates within the Bay Area. In addition, the Bay Area PAAL is charged with TREPAC fundraising efforts in the area.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/716427.jpg Lejonta McGowan
Chair

Communications Advisory Group:

The Communications Advisory Group enhances the strategic efforts of the HAR Communications Department by ensuring HAR communications products and programs are responsive to member needs and promote and support the value of using a Realtor®.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/609096.jpg Natalee Kelaher
Chair

Fort Bend Political Affairs Advisory Leadership (PAAL):

Develop the candidate questionnaire, conduct candidate interviews, and make TREPAC contribution recommendations to the HAR Board of Directors for Missouri City and Sugar Land city council elections and Fort Bend County Commissioners Court. Participate in the Political Affairs Advisory Group’s interviews for state and federal elections covering the Fort Bend area. The advisory group will mobilize members to Get Out the Realtor® Vote for the HAR recommended candidates within Fort Bend County. In addition, the Fort Bend PAAL is charged with TREPAC fundraising efforts in the area.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/603323.jpg Jami Bertrand
Chair

Global Advisory Group:

The Global Advisory Group develops educational programs and networking business opportunities pertinent to the international real estate industry. The advisory group promotes the yearly member wide global survey, the online "agent search by language or specialty culture" tool found on HAR.com as well as the visibility of MLS Area 82 where global properties are found. A quarterly global newsletter is distributed, and the online Global Hotline Hour is offered 4 times per year. It is preferred that applicants have the CIPS designation or be enrolled in classes leading to the designation. This group meets 4 times a year, typically on Mondays from 2:00-3:00pm.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/597158.jpg Enid Cleland
Chair

Governmental Affairs Advisory Group:

This advisory group serves as a liaison between the HAR Board of Directors and Members and local, state and federal governments. This group works closely with elected officials and governmental agencies to help promote HAR interests. This group shall maintain an awareness of all matters bearing upon the real estate industry or having impact upon the ownership of private property and suggest appropriate positions and measures.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/477417.jpg Sheryl Hunter
Co- Chair
https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/491897.jpg Michelle Murray
Co-Chair

HAR Engage:

This advisory group assists with planning the association's largest annual member conference which includes educational presentations, discussions and technology demonstrations designed for both agents and brokers to help members increase their real estate knowledge, productivity, and success. The event was held virtually in 2020 and 2021. It is preferred that Advisory Group members have attended at least one HAR Engage conference and are expected to attend three planning meetings, promote the event via social media, area networking meetings, and office promotions, as well as work the event for several hours over the duration of the Engage conference.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/619839.jpg Nicole Lopez
Co- Chair
https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/500583.jpg Jay Bradley
Co-Chair

Information Advisory Group:

This group reviews possible applications of HRIS/MLS data sets and formulates recommendations for the HAR and HRIS Board.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/382752.jpg Lorraine Abercrombie
Chair

Management Central Advisory Group:

Management Central is a division of HAR geared specifically towards the Real Estate Manager and Broker/Owner. Management Central offers at least two educational events a year and provides an online newsletter distributed every other month. The goal of Management Central is to provide Managers and Brokers with the latest tools to help them further their business through education and networking opportunities.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/601842.jpg Jessica McCreary
Chair

MLS Advisory Group:

The MLS Advisory Group helps establish and maintain MLS policy that is in the best interest of over 45,000 HAR members. In addition to maintaining MLS policy, the MLS Advisory Group also reviews member suggestions and recommends MLS system changes and enhancements that help make all MLS subscribers more professional and efficient.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/277200.jpg Shannon Cobb Evans
Chair

Montgomery County Political Affairs Advisory Leadership (PAAL):

Develop the candidate questionnaire, conduct candidate interviews, and make TREPAC contribution recommendations to the HAR Board of Directors for The Woodlands Township Board of Directors and Montgomery County Commissioners Court. Participate in the Political Affairs Advisory Group’s interviews for state and federal elections covering the Montgomery County area. The advisory group will mobilize members to Get Out the Realtor® Vote for the HAR recommended candidate within Montgomery County. The Montgomery County PAAL is charged with TREPAC fundraising efforts in the area.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/626254.jpg Amanda Boyd
Chair

Political Affairs Advisory Group:

This advisory group serves as the political communicator for HAR. The duties of this advisory group include interviewing candidates in order to make recommendations to the HAR Board of Directors regarding endorsements and TREPAC contributions to the candidates for their campaigns. The advisory group will mobilize members by promoting voter registrations and engaging and encouraging HAR members to vote during election cycles.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/477266.jpg Deborah Spangler
Co- Chair
https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/645740.jpg Daniela Sumbera
Co-Chair

Professional Development Advisory Group:

The Professional Development Advisory Group is made up of members who review existing educational programs and recommend new training programs.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/651858.jpg Tyson Cline
Chair

Risk Management Advisory Group:

The Risk Management Advisory group addresses those areas in both residential and commercial real estate in which non-compliance issues present risk to our membership and to alert the membership as to their existence in an effort to resolve or minimize the risk.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/478221.jpg Cherin Cox
Chair

Technology Advisory Group:

HAR’s Technology Advisory Group provides input on product development, tests the product and provides feedback on new and existing products.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/637294.jpg Jennifer Vickers
Chair

TREPAC Advisory Group:

This advisory group shall assist in organizing, hosting, and participating in TREPAC fundraising efforts throughout HAR’s membership. Advisory Group Members serve as TREPAC liaisons giving presentations to members on the importance of investing in their industry as well as informing members of the legislative issues facing members and the real estate industry. As the representatives of HAR TREPAC, it is recommended that all Advisory Group Members be at the $250 Lone Star Statesman TREPAC investment level.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/522519.jpg Karishma Asrani
Chair

Young Professionals Network Advisory Group:

As the voice and advocate for HAR’s award-winning Young Professionals Network, HAR’s YPN develops young real estate professionals through association involvement, education and commitment to the community with special emphasis on identifying and promoting opportunities to move into HAR leadership positions.

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https://pics.harstatic.com/agent/657402.jpg Samantha Plomer
Chair
Area Networking Groups
The different Area Networking Meetings around the Greater Houston Area facilitate communication and fellowship between members, provide educational programs and promote Association activities from time to time. Each Area Networking Meeting is independently run and only promoted by HAR. If you are interested in attending any of the Area Networking Meetings or would like more information, please click one of the email links below.
   
Bay Area Email for More Information
Fort Bend Email for More Information
Great Northwest Email for More Information
Katy Email for More Information
Lake Houston Email for More Information
Montgomery County Email for More Information
Pearland/Alvin/Friendswood Email for More Information
290 Area Meeting Email for More Information