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Steve Merchant installed as ORRA's 2013 chairman of the board

Monday, January 14, 2013  
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ORRA Chairman Steve Merchant and family celebrate at the Red, White and Groove Installation and Awards Gala.

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The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association has inducted Steve Merchant, Global Realty International, as 2013 chairman of the board of the 8,800-member organization. Installation ceremonies took place on January 11 during ORRA's Red, White and Groove Installation and Awards Gala.

Merchant steps into the position previously held by Stephen Baker, RE/MAX Central Realty, who remains on the ORRA Board of Directors as immediate past chairman of the board.

Also installed on the ORRA Board of Directors were Zola Szerencses, RE/MAX 200 Realty, as chairman-elect; Cindy Brads, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, as vice chairman of budget and finance; Jen Dollar, Realty Executives Seminole, as vice chairman of strategic planning; and ORRA's new 2013 directors:

  • Abby Barboza, Abbey Road Realty;
  • Dan Lopez, Legends Realty;
  • Reese Stewart, RE/MAX Properties, SW;
  • Sharon Voss, Watson Realty Corp.; and
  • Alice Weinberg (affiliate), Seminole County Property Appraiser.

Three directors were appointed to the 2013 ORRA Board of Directors during its first meeting, held on January 14:

  • Bruce Elliott, Prudential Florida Realty;
  • Carlos German, Carlos German & Team, Inc.; and
  • Theodora Uniken Venema, Downtown Brokers, LLC.

Rounding out the ORRA Board of Directors are those whose terms continue through 2013:

  • Kevin Acker, RE/MAX 200 Realty;
  • Matthew Audier, Keller Williams Heritage Realty;
  • Pegi Brock, Keller Williams Heritage Realty;
  • Rich Harger,;
  • John Lazenby, Colony Realty Group, Inc.;
  • Karuna Sabharwal, Charles Rutenberg Realty; and
  • Pete Vogt, George A. Vogt, Inc.

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