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Officers and Staff


Patrick Maguire, President

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  • 2017 Participation: President, MAR Director
  • Previously Served: Local Director, Placemaker Work Group–Chair, Alternate MAR Director, Recruiting Young Professionals-Chair, Social Media Work Group, June Event Work Group-Chair, Community Advocacy Committee, President-Elect, Community Outreach Work Group–Chair, Finance and Budget Committee, MAR Director
  • Firm Affiliation: RE/MAX Advantage Real Estate, Beverly

Jan Pellegrini (GRI, SRES), President-Elect

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  • 2017 Participation: President-Elect, Finance & Budget Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Member Outreach Committee-Chair, MAR Director
  • Previously Served: Government Affairs-Chair, RPAC Work Group
  • Firm Affiliation: Keller Williams Realty, Beverly

Luciano Leone, Treasurer

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  • 2017 Participation: Treasurer, Finance and Budget-Chair
  • Previously Served: Local Director, Finance and Budget Committee, June Event Work Group, Treasurer, Finance and Budget Committee–Chair
  • Firm Affiliation: RE/MAX Advantage Real Estate, Peabody

Henry Pizzo III (GRI, SRES), Secretary

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  • 2017 Participation: Secretary, RPAC Work Group-Chair
  • Previously Served: RPAC Work Group
  • Firm Affiliation: LUX Realty North Shore, Beverly

Betty Slatko (ABR, SRES), Immediate Past President

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  • 2017 Participation: Immediate Past President, Community Involvement & Investment Work Group, Member Outreach Committee, Nominating Committee, RPAC Work Group, MAR Northern Region Vice President
  • Previously Served: Finance and Budget Committee, RPAC Work Group, Government Affairs Committee–Chair, MAR Director, MAR Alternate Director, President-Elect, Secretary, Local Director, Nominating Committee, President (2016).
  • Firm Affiliation: Windhill Realty, LLC, Ipswich

Jennifer Brennan, Director

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  • 2017 Participation: Local Director, Community Involvement & Investment Work Group
  • Previously Served: June Event Work Group, North Shore MA Home Programs Work Group, Community Outreach Work Group
  • Firm Affiliation: Fairway Independent Mortgage, Newburyport

Anita Horowitz (ABR), Director

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  • 2017 Participation: Local Director, Recognition and Awards Work Group
  • Previously Served: Secretary, Local Director, Professional Standards Committee-Chair, Market Report PAG, Professional Development Committee, Grievance Committee, Recognition and Awards Work Group
  • Firm Affiliation: RE/MAX Advantage Real Estate, Peabody

David Kres, esq., (CBR, LMC), DIRECTOR

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  • 2017 Participation: Local Director, HBEC Steering Committee, Nominating Committee
  • Previously Served: Secretary, HBEC Steering Committee, Orientation Committee, Government Affairs Blog Master, Grievance Committee, Orientation Committee, ROTY Selection Committee – Chair, Government Affairs Committee–Chair, Nominating Committee, Broker Involvement Task Force–Chair, Leadership Development Committee–Chair, Market Report PAG–Chair, Finance and Budget Committee, Member Value Work Group–Co-Chair, Business Planning Committee, Website Committee–Chair, Opportunity Knocks Task Force, Technology Task Force–Chair, Bylaws Committee, Professional Advancement Committee, MAR Director, President (2009), President-Elect, Past President, Secretary, Local Director
  • Firm Affiliation: Buyers Brokers Only, LLC, Haverhill

Tyson J. Lynch, Esq., Director

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  • 2017 Participation: Local Director, Member Outreach Committee
  • Previously Served: Local Director, Finance and Budget Committee, Membership Recognition Work Group-Chair, Affiliate Work Group
  • Firm Affiliation: J. Barrett & Company, LLC, Beverly

Amy Wallick (ABR, CIAS), Director

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  • 2017 Participation: Nominating Committee-Chair, Orientation Committee, MAR Director
  • Previously Served: Membership Recognition and Awards Work Group, Nomination Committee – Chair, Orientation Committee, ROTY Selection Committee – Chair, Finance & Budget Committee, Nominating Committee-Chair, Social Media Work Group-Chair, Recruiting Young Professionals Work Group, Business Planning Committee, Member Growth Work Group - Co-Chair, Community Advocacy Committee, Professional Development Committee - Co-Chair, MAR Director, MAR Alternate Director, President (2013), President-Elect, Past President, Local Director
  • Firm Affiliation: J. Barrett & Company, LLC, Beverly

Wendy Webber (CBR, GRI), Director

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  • 2017 Participation: Local Director, June Event Work Group-Chair
  • Previously Served: June Event Work Group
  • Firm Affiliation: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Marblehead


Susan Kline (RCE,CAE), Chief Executive Officer

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Susan leads NSAR by directing strategic, policy, and long-term planning initiatives. She oversees the effective implementation of all association activities and services, provides advice and counsel to NSAR members, and manages the association’s finances in conjunction with the NSAR treasurer. In addition, she manages the development of the association’s goals, objectives and policies, coordinates and supervises the activities of association staff, and serves on the NSAR Executive Board.

Susan joined NSAR in 2004 and has more than 25 years of association management experience. Knowledgeable about real estate industry issues and trends, she previously served as executive officer for two REALTOR® Associations in Massachusetts. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), and a REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE), and received MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jeff Pappas, Executive Assistant

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Jeff assists the Chief Executive Officer in a wide variety of managerial, member relations, professional standards, information systems and governmental affairs roles. He responds to REALTOR and consumer inquiries regarding the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and coordinates NSAR Mediation, Ethics and Arbitration procedures as well as Government Affairs activities. As a REALTOR®, Jeff was active on many of the committees that he currently staffs.

Jeff Pappas came to NSAR in October 1995 with ten years experience with a non-profit organization in Ohio, followed by several years in residential and commercial real estate sales and rentals. Jeff attended college in New Hampshire and Kansas and has an Associates Degree.

Jordan Berger, Education & Customer Service Administrator

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Jordan coordinates all the education and event programming at NSAR. She provides member support to assist or direct questions concerning member programs and benefits. Jordan works with the Orientation, Community Outreach and Event Planning Work Groups.

Jordan joined NSAR in June 2017. Prior to joining the NSAR staff, Jordan gained event planning and customer service experience at a Convention and Visitors Bureau, an insurance displacement housing company, and a vacation rental company. She received a BS in Sport Management with a minor in Human Relations from High Point University.

Jeannette Southall, Finance & Membership Manager

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Jeannette is responsible for the accounting activities to ensure proper financial management of the Association’s business activities. Prospective and current members with questions regarding membership or billing should contact Jeannette. She also works as the staff liaison for the Finance and Member Recognition Committees.

Jeannette joined NSAR in February 2014, after having worked in nonprofit finance for more than 25 years. Prior to joining the NSAR staff, she worked for Education Partnerships, Inc. as finance manager and the New England League of Middle Schools for 18 years, where her last position was director of finance.

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