2020 WVAR Immediate Past President
Barbara is very proud to be a part of the real estate profession in West Virginia and Virginia. I have been assisting buyers and sellers find that property they cannot live without or moving on to embrace the future since 1997. I am a licensed Broker in both West Virginia and Virginia and have the GRI designation. Before my real estate career I was in the wholesale grocery distribution business for 21 years in the whole sale grocery distribution business. I have a business degree from Bluefield State College that I received going at night, started in 1989 and graduated in 2000. I have been a state director of the West Virginia Association of REALTORS© since 1998 (with a leave in 2008). I have served on all of the committees and have been honored to chair the Education Committee twice; the last time in 2014. I strongly believe that education is a large part of a successful real estate agent. I am a member of the Mercer-Tazewell County Board of REALTORS© and have served as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and chairperson of several committees.
The “man” in my life is my seven year old nephew, Uriah, he calls me “Nana”!! My oldest nephew Steven serves in the National Guard (soon to be deployed) and Jared started as a sophomore at Concord University. I have added Noah a junior at Tazewell High School and Katie an eighth grader wh0 is in color guard. I thank God that he has allowed me to be part of their lives. I thank my family for their love and support.
I want to thank the members of the West Virginia Association of REALTORS for the honor of representing them this year. It has been exciting to travel and experience the great state of West Virginia
Though it is difficult to come to terms with 2020 is just around the corner, yikes! I look forward to a positive, eventful, dynamic year and I look forward to the small role I will play. WVAR and the approximate 2,800 _Realtor members that comprise this organization, from virtual! every community and county throughout the state, combine to make us the largest trade association in WV; this tells you a bit about WHAT we are. But, in no way does it begin to tell you WHO we are. WVAR serves the diverse interests of all who specialize in residential or commercial real estate, including established and new agents, Broker/Owners, association executives or board Presidents. The aforementioned information is copied and pasted directly from our Web-site, to be a constant reminder of who we are, but that only scratches the surface. In other words, WVAR stands ready to serve the members that are WVAR. The organization functions and should always function, from the ground up. Members are elected on the local level by each member Board to represent them on the state and in some cases the national level with the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Your locally elected representatives are in part your voice on the state and national level and should be viewed in exactly that way. Each WVAR member should exercise their right annually when they pick their leaders. With that said, what makes a good leader and in essence benefits the growth of an organization? You must be honest, consistent, transparent , forthcoming and welcoming of new ideas, feedback and criticism when you are wrong. You must have the ability to admit when you make a mistake and welcome those with ideas that may not align with your own. Debate, conversation is at the core of growth in any organization. In other words, if you have something to say, say it! Understanding that those that disagree with your position are not necessarily wrong, misinformed or even idiots; they simply have a different opinion than yours and it deserves to be heard. We’ve all heard it many times, “people are like fruit; as long as you are green you are growing and when you get nope, you start to rot!” New ideas, many times from new faces and names, will make an organization grow. So, don’t fear to be challenged or to challenge, it can be the tool of growth and future success. The Leaders you pick, Matter! Little is required from our members; be in good standing with the WV Real Estate Commission, mind your Ps and Qs when it comes to ethical behavior in your real estate practices and pay your dues. Pretty simple process and many go no further than that when it comes to WVAR participation. But, to be a leader, to make a difference and enact change in our profession, more is required. The WVAR Leadership Academy is a prime example of how an organization can take steps to help create the leaders of tomorrow in an organization. Developing the leadership skills that tomorrow’s leaders already possess. Ray Joseph, the WVAR EVP and his staff have done a wonderful job developing this extremely successful program. Ray knows, as do I and most. Others, that our time in leadership is a short dash. But, if you take pride in your organization and want to see it succeed well beyond the short time you are at the helm of Leadership; prepare the leaders for tomorrow. Hopefully, together, we can make 2020 a fantastic year!
2020 WVAR President Elect
Amy White is the Broker/Owner for Coldwell Banker Home Town Realty with offices in Mineral and Hampshire County. She was named REALTOR® of the Year for West Virginia in 2009.
Amy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and has been a licensed REALTOR for 20 years. She has earned NAR’s GRI, ePro, ABR and SFR designations and has completed the WV appraisal course. Specializing in training and agent development, Amy served previously as WVAR ‘s Director of Education and continues to teach continuing education courses across the state.
She has served the Potomac Highlands Board of Realtors as President and State Director and has been named their Realtor of the Year 3 times. This year, Amy will serve WVAR as the President-Elect.
2020 WVAR Treasurer
Patrick Lucas has been a licensee in West Virginia with Century 21 Homes & Land since 1999. In May of 2009, Patrick purchased Century 21 Homes & Land, and has been the Owner and Broker since. He currently holds a Broker’s license in WV,OH,& KY. Patrick has personally closed on over $150,000,000 in real estate transactions in his career. Additionally, Patrick has served as President of The Huntington Board of Realtors on 4 separate occasions (2005, 2008, 2012, & 2019), a member of the HBOR Board of Directors 14 times, President of The Huntington Area Habitat For Humanity Affiliate for 3 years (2012-2014), and is currently a member of the Marshall University Big Green Board of Trustees. Century 21 Homes & Land has offices in Hurricane, Barboursville, and Proctorville, Ohio.
2020 WVAR Vice President
Nancy is an Associate Broker and a Branch Manager for Long and Foster Real Estate., Licensed in 1999, she transitioned into management in 2006 and currently manages 25REALTORS® in the Charles Town, Jefferson County location. She actively participates with the Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS by serving on committees and has chaired various committees in past years. She served as President of EPBR in 2012and was the EPBR 2014 REALTOR® of the Year. As a State Director for WVAR , Nancy has chaired the Membership and Board Policy Committee twice, the Education Committee,Strategic Planning and was the 2018 WVAR Secretary. She is the Federal Political Coordinator for Senator Shelley Moore Capito, which she has had the pleasure of doing since 2011.
Nancy received her GRI in 2007, SFR in 2010, CRB in 2012 and SRES in 2012. She most recently received her certificate for completing the C2EX program in May, 2019.
She and her husband Jeff live in Gerrardstown, WV and are blessed to be surrounded by family. Their son Todd and his new bride Jenna, and their daughter Lacey with her daughter (and their beautiful granddaughter) Autumn own homes nearby.
2020 WVAR Secretary
Celebrating year 10 in real estate, Jessica is Broker/ Owner of Houses & More Real Estate, has a BA in Communications from the University of NCWilmington, holds GRI & ABR designations and MRP and E-Pro certifications, and was one of the first Realtors® in the nation to become C2EX endorsed, in early 2019.
She served as the 2016 President of the Morgantown Board of REALTORS®. A 2015 graduate of the WVAR Leadership Academy, Jessica was the 2017 Secretary of the WVAR and currently serves as a State Director and chair of the WVAR Education Committee.
After serving on the NAR RPAC Participation Council in 2016, Jessica is now serving a three-year term on the NAR C2EX committee. The MBOR honored her with the “Rising Star” award in 2013, “President’s Award” in 2015 , and “REALTOR® of the Year” in 2016. She was named a “WV Wonder Woman” by WV Living Magazine in 2016 and a “40 Under 40” by the State Journal in 2017.
An active member of her community, Jessica is a past president of the Preston Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Mon & Preston United Way and chair of the Kingwood Pool Committee. She is proud to have helped re-open her county’s community pool in 2018 and is now pursuing funding for a splash pad for the summer of 2020. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys kayaking, traveling, and above all else, spending time with her husband Mike, their 10-month-old daughter, Dylan, and their dog Colt.
|Steve Allen||2020||Kanawha Valley BOR|
|Jill Allman||2020||Greenbrier Valley BOR|
|Barbara Belcher||2020||Immediate Past President|
|Kay Booth||2020||Beckley BOR|
|Toni Carone||2020||Eastern Panhandle BOR|
|Paul Ashmore||2021||Wheeling BOR|
|Jane Beattie-Shepherd||2021||Kanawha Valley BOR|
|Jay Deeds||2020||Eastern Panhandle BOR|
|Dawn Dodson||2020||Eastern Panhandle BOR|
|Patricia Doss||2021||Mercer-Tazewell BOR|
|Sally Greathouse||2020||Weirton BOR|
|Charles Harvey||2020||Mercer-Tazewell BOR|
|Debra Douglass||2021||Parkersburg BOR|
|Michele Hughes||2020||Potomac Highlands BOR|
|Dea Kennen||2020||Wheeling BOR|
|Susan Lawrence||2020||Harrison Co. BOR|
|Donya Gamache||2021||Eastern Panhandle|
|Mark Mansour||2021||National Director|
|Angela Mayfield||2020||Kanawha Valley BOR|
|Joe Miller||2020||Kanawha Valley BOR|
|Melissa Boober||2021||Eastern Panhandle BOR|
|Mike Mullins||2020||Fayette Nicholas BOR|
|Josh McGrath||2021||Kanawha Valley BOR|
|Ryan Petrucci||2020||Morgantown BOR|
|Paige Powers||2020||Beckley BOR|
|David Roof||2020||Huntington BOR|
|Laura Rusmisell||2020||Weston Buckhannon BOR|
|Kelli Sobonya||2020||Huntington BOR|
|Debbie Stevens||2020||Elkins Randolph BOR|
|Debby Tanner||2020||Parkersburg BOR|
|Alisa Jackson||2021||Morgantown BOR|
|Liz Wickline||2020||Greenbrier Valley BOR|
|June Williams||2021||Harrison Co. BOR|
|Nancy Williams||2020||Vice President|
|Lorre Wilson||2020||Huntington BOR|
|Andrea Winter||2020||Kanawha Valley BOR|
|Paul Yoho||2020||Fairmont BOR|