President & C.E.O. of Northwest Multiple Listing Service, Inc.
Tom serves as President & C.E.O. of Northwest Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (Northwest MLS), which is headquartered in Kirkland, WA. Northwest MLS is a trade association of about 2000 member real estate firms delivering services to over 26,000 real estate licensees across much of Washington State.
In his role Tom oversees delivery of member services that include: systems providing active and off-market real estate information as well as public property records, security Keyboxes for authorized property access, and the standard residential real estate forms for Washington State. Additionally, Northwest MLS actively supports the governmental affairs efforts with funding for many local Realtor® Associations and maintains close relations with regulatory agencies.
Prior to working at Northwest MLS, Tom’s association management career included roles as V. P. of Products for the California Assoc. of Realtors® subsidiary, Real Estate Business Services; Vice President of MLS Relations for Realtor.com and Move Inc.; President & CEO for Northern Ohio Regional MLS; EVP for Lorain County (OH) Association of Realtors®; Legislative Analyst for National Association of Realtors®.
Other professional achievements and involvement include:
Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from American Society of Association Executives
Past President and past Board Director, Washington Society of Association Executives
Past President and past Board Director, Northern Ohio Society of Association Executives
Married with three children. Enjoys reading, various sports, and family outings. Earned Bachelor of Business degree, Western Illinois Univ. and studied MBA program of Cleveland State Univ.