2017 MAR Conference & Tradeshow Speakers

David Avrin
David Avrin is a former CEO group-leader and business marketing firm owner. His business insights have been featured on media outlets and print publications around the world. He is also the author of three books including the acclaimed Visibility Marketing.
Chris Bird

Chris Bird has been in the financial business for over 30 years. He has conducted over 125 seminars a year on taxes, wealth building, residential rental property ownership, and tax strategies for real estate and financial industries nationwide. Chris is also a certified Council of Residential Specialist (CRS) Instructor and currently holds his real estate license in Illinois.

Leigh Brown
Leigh Brown

Leigh Brown is an international motivational speaker, an author, and a top-producing Realtor® in Charlotte, North Carolina. Leigh is in the RPAC Hall of Fame and is the current CRS President.

Alex Camelio

Alex Camelio is the managing partner for Agent Inner Circle, a new venture capital and incubator company. Prior to selling his company to Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, Alex was the co-founder and president at Barcode Realty. Within the real estate community, he has been recognized internationally as an expert in technology, marketing, and entrepreneurship. He has presented for various national organizations.

Kim Cameron

On top of being a Realtor®, Kim Cameron has experience in lending, investing, property management and new construction sales. Today, Kim runs a real estate team in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2014, she was named her real estate board’s Realtor® of the Year.

Andy Consoli

Andy Consoli teaches for more than a dozen real estate boards. He has written over 20 courses and is the owner of a state licensed real estate school, ABC Real Estate Training Institute. Andy was the 2006 Real Estate Educator of the Year for the North Shore Association of Realtors®, and has been nominated for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® Educator of the Year several times.

Sean Carpenter
Sean Carpenter

Sean Carpenter is the former agent development director for the Ohio NRT companies. He recently took on a sales role with Coldwell Banker King Thompson, serving buyers and sellers throughout central Ohio. He was recently named one of the top 20 most influential people in social media for the real estate industry by The Swanepoel Social Influencers Report.

Dave Conroy
As an R&D Engineer for the National Association of Realtors® Center for Realtor® Technology & CRT Labs, Dave Conroy investigates emerging technologies, educates NAR members & the public through presentations, webinars, blogs and podcasts, and develops products for use by members.  He’s presented to Realtors® on the national, state and local levels.
Jessica Edgerton
Jessica Edgerton is associate counsel with the National Association of Realtors®.  Edgerton’s work at NAR includes extensive membership education and outreach.  She is a speaker on the subjects of cybersecurity and real estate industry risk management. She contributes regularly to industry publications including Realtor® Magazine, AE Magazine, and RIS Media.  Prior to joining NAR, Edgerton served as General Counsel for a national appraisal management company.  
Elliot Eisenberg

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker. He is the chief economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, an economic consultancy that serves a variety of clients across the United States. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications.

Sasha Farmer
Sasha Farmer

Sasha Farmer is a residential Realtor® in Charlottesville, Virginia and the vice president of Montague Miller & Company, Realtors®. Sasha was recently selected by Realtor® Magazine as one of the Top 30 Realtors® Under 30 and was recognized on the list of 2015 Inman Top 101 Real Estate Influencers in the nation. She speaks and teaches internationally as a CRS Annual Sell-A-Bration speaker and CRS webinar instructor.

Nobu Hata
Nobu Hata

Nobu Hata is the director of member engagement for the National Association of Realtors® . An industry veteran since 1996, Nobu is a student of marketing, communication trends, social media, and technology in the real estate industry. He has implemented and adapted various new school techniques to multiple successful real estate businesses.

Anita Hill

Anita Hill is the owner of Anita Hill Training & Seminars and has spent over 35 years establishing her credentials in the field of real estate. She has been a guest speaker at several New England conventions and is an instructor for the Certified Buyer Representative (CBR), the Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI), and more.

Jared James
Jared James

Jared James built one of the largest and fastest growing teams in the United States, earning him a spot in Realtor® Magazine’s exclusive 30 Under 30 edition. He has a coaching company, Jared James Enterprises and is also the author of the book Get out of YOUR Way!

Michael McDonagh, Esq.

Michael McDonagh, Esq. is general council and director of government affairs for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®. Michael has been with the association since 2001. He is a graduate of Providence College and the New England School of Law. 

Linda St. Peters

Linda St. Peter is the Director of Corporate Real Estate Operations and Facilities for the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, New England and Westchester Properties. She was the 2009 President of the Connecticut Association of Realtors®, the 2014 NAR Liaison to Commercial Real Estate and currently serves on NAR’s Realtors® Property and Operations Committee.   


Kevin Tengan 
Kevin Tengan

Kevin Tengan is the co-founder and COO of RE/MAX Prestige in Honolulu. He has more than 20 years of experience as a creative technologist, and oversaw emerging technologies at an award-winning visual effects studios in California.

Debbie Yost

Debbie Yost is the designated broker and co-owner of RE/MAX Casa Grande. Debbie is also a life and business coach certified by the International Coaching Federation. Debbie and the Yost Realty Group have earned many industry awards including RE/MAX  Lifetime Achievement Award and RE/MAX Top 100 US Teams.