gavin_blair_headshotThe Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR) is pleased to announce the hiring of Gavin Blair as the next Chief Executive Officer of the 6,800-member association. Mr. Blair is the current CEO of the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® in Ohio. Blair oversees the over 2,400-member organization and the Dayton Regional MLS with over 3,000 members.

“We conducted a nationwide search and interviewed several excellent candidates. We felt Gavin Blair was the best fit for IAR with his background in government affairs and his track record of progress and innovation in his previous positions.” IAR President Jon Yocum stated.

Prior to his role at the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS®, Blair was the Government Affairs Director at the Columbus Board of REALTORS® for three and a half years. Blair is involved in several workgroups and committees at the National Association of REALTORS® including the Association Executive Committee and the Professional Standards Committee.

“I look forward to leading the Iowa Association and continuing a tradition of innovation and leadership.” Mr. Blair said.

Blair has earned his REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE) Designation and is a graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Political Science. He is a sports fan and a lifelong Buckeye supporter, and enjoys running and golfing. He is looking forward to making Iowa his new home.