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!
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.
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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 as well as oversees the processing and distribution of all Association candidate nomination documents and leadership group service requests. She is responsible for handling all Association award and recognition programs. Cara also oversees the Missouri REALTORS® Leadership Academy program. Cara earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Advertising and Promotion from Missouri State University in Springfield and is currently working on her MBA at William Woods University.
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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.
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Adam R. Davis
Adam rejoined Missouri REALTORS®
to lobby alongside Sam Licklider in the Jefferson City office and Capitol. Prior to his move home, he served as Governmental Affairs Director for the REALTOR®
Association of Sarasota and Manatee in Florida. His first stint with Missouri REALTORS®
was serving as Director, REALTOR®
Party and Local Board Liaison before transitioning into the role of Regional Advocacy Coordinator for the Eastern Region. He is a proud Mule graduate from the University of Central Missouri and has also worked for the U.S. House of Representatives, BJC HealthCare and JES Holdings, LLC. His passion for politics and strong belief in homeownership playing a key role in the American Dream is why he loves representing Missouri REALTORS®
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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
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Regional Advocacy Coordinator for Central Missouri
Chris joined the Missouri REALTORS®
staff in 2014 as the Regional Advocacy Coordinator for Central Missouri. He primarily works with local boards and associations and individual brokers to engage members and increase utilization of NAR’s REALTOR®
Party resources. Chris also works with local RPAC and Advocacy committees to develop local plans which include critical components such as candidate recruitment and endorsements, elected official engagement, collaboration with other stakeholders and organizations, and volunteerism. Prior to joining the team at Missouri REALTORS®
, he was a Field Representative for the U.S. Fourth Congressional District. Chris received a Bachelor’s degree in Honors Political Science and Pre-Law from Central Methodist University and earned an MPA from The Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri.
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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!
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Regional Advocacy Coordinator for Eastern Missouri
Molly is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. In 2012, Molly was named Director of Operations and Special Projects for Missouri's Attorney General race candidate Ed Martin. She then moved to Jefferson City starting out as the Director of Outreach with the Missouri Republican Party in late 2012. Soon enough, Molly found her passion for political fundraising and took on the Director of Finance role for the Missouri Republican Party for nearly three years. In 2015, Molly moved to the St.Louis area to work for St. Louis REALTORS®
as their Political Fundraiser and Community Outreach Coordinator.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Quinten works extensively with several local boards providing association management services along with the day to day accounting for the association. In addition, he currently serves as the liaison for the Appraisal Section. Quinten holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Columbia College in Business Administration with emphases in Human Resource Management and Finance along with a Masters degree in Business Administration from Columbia College. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has earned the IRS Enrolled Agent designation.
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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.
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Risk Management and Legal Affairs
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
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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.
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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.
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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®
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Marketing & Communications
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.
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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.
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Meetings and Partner Relations
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 Events Industry Council.
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