Staff

Staff

The Missouri REALTORS® staff is made up of individual achievers. Together, they make up a team of dedicated professionals committed to serving their members and helping make the dream of homeownership a reality for Missourians. They work hard and they know how to have fun doing it - all while maintaining a positive attitude. Meet the team!

Executive

John Sebree

CEO

John is responsible for directing the Missouri REALTORS® staff and representing the over 19,000 members it serves. John has extensive experience in real estate, finance and public policy. Prior to joining the team at Missouri REALTORS®, he was the Senior Vice President of Public Policy for the Florida REALTORS®, serving in this role for over a decade. Prior to joining Florida REALTORS®, John worked in the government affairs division of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in Washington, DC for thirteen years. John was NAR’s Senior Legislative Representative working with the Congressional delegations of eight states, including Missouri. John received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Northern Kentucky University and earned an MBA from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Connect with John
john@morealtor.com / ext. 110

Cara Harmon

Director, Leadership and Member Services

Cara is most directly responsible for managing the activities of the principle leadership groups of the Association. In this role she directs the Missouri REALTORS® elected officer nominating program, oversees the processing and distribution of all Association candidate nomination documents and leadership group service requests. She is also responsible for handling Association award and recognition programs. Cara earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Advertising and Promotion from Missouri State University in Springfield.

Connect with Cara.
cara@morealtor.com / ext. 117

Advocacy

Sam Licklider

Chief Lobbyist

Sam Licklider has served as the association’s lobbyist for more than 40 years, and is a fervent defender of the rights of REALTORS® across the state. He is a graduate of Westminster College in Fulton.

Connect with Sam.
sam@morealtor.com / ext. 111

Erin Hervey, RCE

Vice President, REALTOR® Party & Local Board Relations

Erin is the Association’s primary point of contact for Local Board Association Executives and helps them understand and implement the many programs and services offered by Missouri REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. Erin previously held the position of Director, Public Policy for Missouri REALTORS® and has worked for the Association since 2000. She holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and history from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Connect with Erin.
erin@morealtor.com / ext. 111



Chris Janssen 

Regional Advocacy Coordinator for Central Missouri

Chris has a broad scope of experience in teaching, sales and governmental affairs which includes working as a Field Representative for the U.S. Congress. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Honors Political Science with an emphasis in Pre-Law from Central Methodist University.

Connect with Chris.
chris@morealtor.com / ext. 123

​ Zack Brown

Zack Brown

Regional Advocacy Coordinator for Western Missouri

A graduate of the University of Missouri - Kansas City. After graduating in 2010, began working as a Staff Assistant for Senator Kit Bond. After Senator Bond's retirement, I was hired as a Field Representative for incoming Senator Roy Blunt. During the campaign season leading up to the November 2012 election, I worked as the Regional Political Director for gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence. After the election, I was given the opportunity to work as a Field Representative for Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. I currently reside in Greenwood, MO with my wife, Megan, daughter, Sadie, and son, Levi. Huge fan of the Royals and Chiefs, and hope both squads can make a run to the playoffs!

Connect with Zack.
zack@morealtor.com / 816-813-7471

Joe Dillard

REALTOR® Party & Local Board Relations Coordinator

Joe assists with the Association’s Advocacy and Professional Development initiatives, especially regarding continuing education courses and member support. He brings a passion for current events and political affairs. Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Connect with Joe.
joe@morealtor.com / ext. 129

Finance and Operations


Emily Miller, CPA

Vice President, Finance and Operations

Emily delves into the ins and outs of our day to day accounting and analyzes how this impacts Association’s operations to ensure we have sound accounting practices that will allow us to properly manage our budget. She serves as the liaison to our Finance & Budget Committee and oversees all aspects of the State Association’s operations and membership matters. Emily has a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Connect with Emily.
emily@morealtor.com / ext. 112

Chad Hrdina

Director, Membership

Chad Hrdina has been with the Missouri REALTORS® since 1998. Chad is responsible for managing the Association’s membership database, collecting membership dues, and providing point of entry and billing services to local boards. In addition, he currently serves as the liaison to the MLS Forum and the Missouri Housing Industry Alliance. Chad is a graduate of Central Methodist University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Connect with Chad.
chad@morealtor.com / ext. 121

Quinten Martin

Staff Accountant

As the staff accountant for Missouri REALTORS, Quinten handles the day to day accounting, payables and reimbursements for the Association. Quinten earned his BS in Business Administration with majors in Human Resource Management and Finance along with his MBA from Columbia College. He has also earned the IRS Enrolled Agent designation.

Connect with Quinten.
quinten@morealtor.com / ext. 115

Victoria Brown

Coordinator, Finance & Operations 

As the Coordinator of Operations, Victoria provides administrative support to the Missouri REALTORS® team. In this role she puts her previous experience in customer service and office management to work by providing oversight of general office areas, answering operator phone lines, coordinating internal meeting supply needs and special projects. 

Connect with Victoria.
victoria@morealtor.com / ext.119

Risk Management and Legal Affairs


Steve Graham

Vice President, Risk Management & Legal Affairs

Steve has extensive experience in both corporate and real estate law, concentrating primarily on property acquisition and sales, financing, development, brokerage licensing and compliance matters, property management, real estate tax appeals, and condemnation law. He has acted as Missouri REALTORS® Contract and Forms Legal Counsel for over 15 years. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa and received his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and is a member of the Missouri Bar. 

Connect with Steve.
steve@morealtor.com / ext. 136

Kriston Singh

Director, Risk Management & Legal Affairs

Kris has a variety of legal experience, focusing primarily on corporate, compliance, and technology matters. His primary responsibilities include answering Legal Line calls and assisting with the Association’s standard forms index. Kris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, a Masters in Business Administration and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and is a current member of the Missouri Bar. 

Connect with Kriston.
kriston@morealtor.com / ext. 137

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Robert Campbell

Director, Risk Management & Legal Affairs

Robert joined Missouri REALTORS® after spending time in private practice where he gained experience in multiple facets of the law, including: contract disputes, business transactions, civil litigation; family law, and criminal litigation. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Columbia College in Business Administration with emphases in Marketing and Management and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and is a member of the Missouri Bar.

Connect with Robert.
Robert@morealtor.com / ext. 122

Mary LaBarbera

Coordinator, Risk Management & Legal Affairs

As the Risk Management & Legal Affairs Coordinator, Mary pre-qualifies Legal Line callers, facilitates call reports, and documents all relevant questions and subsequent responses to be used in the compilation of Legal Lines Q&A. Mary has been with Missouri REALTORS® since 1999.

Connect with Mary.
mary@morealtor.com / ext. 133


Marketing & Communications



Teah Hopper

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Teah oversees all of the Association’s marketing and communication initiatives including management of the Association’s website and online community, graphic and video production, digital engagement and public relations. She strives to provide relevant and valuable resources to members on the platforms they prefer. Teah earned a master’s degree in mass communication and a bachelor’s degree in broadcast media and marketing from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

Connect with Teah.
teah@morealtor.com / ext. 114

Gary Bitsicas

Director, Digital Communications

Gary manages all of the association's digital communication channels and social media initiatives including management of Missouri REALTORS® website, email campaigns, public social media sites and private, professional community, THE LANDING. Gary earned a bachelor's degree of fine arts in digital media from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Connect with Gary.
gary@morealtor.com / ext. 130

Meetings and Partner Relations

 

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Maria R. Davis, CMP

Director, Meetings & Partner Relations

Maria oversees all aspects of the Association’s meetings and events including budget creation and compliance, RFP generation, contract negotiation and serves as the onsite venue contact for the Association to ensure high level of customer service for the Association staff, members, event partners, and suppliers during meetings. In addition, Maria is responsible for the Association’s Affiliate and Sponsorship Program and delivering member value through allied industry participation. She has over 20 years of experience in the local and international Hotel/Resort Industry. Maria received her B.S. Tourism Management degree from the University of the Philippines – Asian Institute of Tourism in 1990 and earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2009 through the Convention Industry Council.

Connect with Maria.
maria@morealtor.com / ext. 125