NAR Introduces Veissi as 2012 President

Will the newly announced leadership for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) make them more responsive to agent’s needs? We ask because this week NAR announced the new executive board for 2012, formally introducing Maurice Veissi as the 2012 president.

Veissi has been a realtor for four decades and owns a brokerage firm in Miami. He served the trade group as president-elect this year and first vice president in 2010. He served as president of the Florida Association of Realtors in 2002 and as a regional vice president of NAR in 2005.

There will be Southern Californian representation on the board as NAR also announced Orange County realtor Gary Thomas as the new president-elect. He previously served as vice president and liaison to government affairs.

Steve Brown from Dayton, Ohio, becomes first vice president and William J. Armstrong III, a realtor from Damascus, Md., was named treasurer.

Other appointments include DJ Snapp as vice president and liaison to the committee and Scott Louser as vice president and liaison to government affairs.

Does anyone know the new leadership personally? Do you feel there will be any changes in NAR’s direction? We’d love to hear your thoughts.