Speakers

Portrait of Elizabeth Mendenhall

Elizabeth Mendenhall

President, National Association of REALTORS® 

Elizabeth is a REALTOR® from Columbia, Mo., and the current President of the National Association of REALTORS.® She has received designations as an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), Accredited Buyer Representative Manager (ABRM), Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), Performance Management Network (PMN), e-PRO® specialist, Learning Certified Instructor (LCI), and is a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute (GRI). She is a member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) and the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council.

Portrait of Jim Gable

Jim Gamble

Region IX Vice President, National Association of REALTORS® 

Jim has been a full time Real Estate Professional since 1985. He recently joined Keller Williams after a 32 year career at another brokerage. Jim has been a top producing agent (top 10% of Realtors in Kansas City) since 1995, consistently representing 50-100 buyers and sellers each year. Jim was the 2014 President of Missouri REALTORS®, the professional trade association of over 21,000 Missouri REALTORS®. Jim is also a passionate Missouri Tiger fan and alumni, where his son Joey recently graduated and is employed by The Gamble Group. Jim is married to Betsy, and makes their home in Kansas City, just a few blocks south of the Country Club Plaza.


Portrait of Vince Malta

Vince Malta

First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS® 

Vince Malta, a REALTOR® in San Francisco, California, is the National Association of REALTORS® 2018 First Vice President. Vince is a third-generation REALTOR® and the CEO and broker of Malta & Co., Inc. Vince has been in the real estate business for 42 years and has served the industry in countless roles. On the national level, Vince has testified before Congress multiple times on behalf of NAR on issues such as the impact of increasing conforming loan limits, insurance reform, and housing policy. He has served on the NAR Board of Directors from 2002 to present, and was the 2011 Vice President of Government Affairs. Since 1988, Vince has been deeply involved with the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR). In 2002 he became an Honorary State Director for Life, and in 2006, CAR elected him President. He was awarded REALTOR® of the Year for the state of California in 2007. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and the University of San Francisco School of Law.


Portrait of Lawrence Yun

Lawrence Yun

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, National Association of REALTORS®

As the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®, Lawrence oversees and is responsible for a wide range of research activity for the association including NAR’s Existing Home Sales statistics, Affordability Index, and Home Buyers and Sellers Profile Report. He regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its 1 million REALTOR®  members.

Portrait of Jeff Montgomery

Jeff Montgomery

Vice President, Union Broadcasting, Inc.

Jeff Montgomery graduated from Marshall University in 1984 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. Jeff was drafted in the 9th round by the Cincinnati Reds in June of 1983. He was traded in February of 1988 to the Kansas City Royals where he played 12 seasons with the Royals before retiring in 1999 as their all-time Saves leader. Jeff is a three-time American League All-Star. At retirement, he was ranked 9th on Major League Baseballs all-time saves list with 304 career saves. He was inducted into the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame on August 2, 2003. He currently serves as Vice President of Digital Media at Union Broadcasting, Inc., which owns and operates Sports Radio 810 WHB and ESPN 1510 in Kansas City, and ESPN 680 in Louisville, Kentucky. He also works for Fox Sports Kansas City as a baseball analyst for Kansas City Royals television broadcasts on Fox Sports Kansas City. Jeff and his wife Tina have four children and reside in Leawood, Kansas.

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