Map of southern USAPhil Tedesco is one of those senior level MLS and Association Executives that everyone wants to lead their organization. He has a depth of experience across many large Associations and Mid-sized MLSs that have led him to his new role as the CEO of the Rhode Island State Association of REALTORS® and Statewide MLS. He will be departing his current position at the Tucson Association of REALTORS® at the end of this year.

Interestingly enough, the Tucson Association and the Rhode Island State Association (4000 members) have nearly identical membership numbers with Tucson having a slight lead (4700 members) as one of America’s Large-Boards. He leaves Tucson in great health and looks forward to the experience working with Rhode Island, one of America’s great real estate marketplaces.

Tucson REALTORS® CEO Tedesco to lead
Rhode Island’s state association

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Philip Tedesco, CEO of the Tucson Association of REALTORS® (TAR) since February 2010, has been named CEO of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and State-wide Multiple Listing Service.

He will remain with TAR until Dec. 31 and plans to assume the Rhode Island post in mid-January. 

Philip Tedesco Prior to joining TAR, Tedesco served as the CEO for the San Mateo County (Calif.) Association of REALTORS®; CEO of the Santa Cruz (Calif.) Association of REALTORS®; and Vice President of Marketing at the REALTOR® Association of Greater Miami.

His professional designations include: Realtor-Association Certified Executive (RCE); and Certified Association Executive (CAE).

He is a member of the Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO) Board of Directors and the TREO Chairman’s Circle. He also serves on the board of the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance (SADA) and the Tucson Business Alliance (TBA). 

“It is with deep regret and mixed emotions that we accept Phil’s resignation. Since becoming our CEO, he has been instrumental in putting our association in solid administrative, financial and operational position.  We wish him well in his new position,” said 2014 TAR President Steven Redmond. 

The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® is one of the largest professional organizations in the state. It has some 4,000 members in 600 offices who collectively closed 14,000 homes worth about $4.3 billion in sales last year. TAR has about 4,700 members who sold about 13,950 homes in 2013 for a total sales volume of $2.7 billion. 

Tedesco has over 20 years of non-profit and association executive management experience. He holds a B.A. and Master’s degree from Colorado State University in Marketing and Communications. In addition to serving as CEO of the Tucson Association of REALTORS®, he also is CEO of the TAR Multiple Listing Service and Executive Director of the Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation.