The Council of MLS has come so far in the past few years under the leadership of Denee Evans.  Congrats to our MLS friends and colleagues who dedicate themselves to work hard to create more progressive action and cohesiveness in the MLS industry.

I look forward to the leadership of Jim Yockel as Chair. Jim cares deeply about the MLS industry. His dedication to helping MLS learn how to continually improve the relevance of the service they provide to their brokerages is unparalleled. I am certain that Jim, along with Dionna, Nicole, John and Matt will continue to lead CMLS into a direction that will drive home the value of the MLS, even in the softer market we are entering.

Congratulations everyone!  

See the full press release below.


CMLS Announces New Directors for 2023

HENDERSON, Nev., December 1, 2022 – The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS), the professional trade organization that serves the Multiple Listing Services industry and represents 1.7 million subscribers, has elected new directors for 2023. They will assume their roles on January 1, 2023.

Brad Bjelke, CEO of (Utah); Jeff Bosch, CEO of IRES, LLC (Colorado); Shelley Specchio, CEO of MIBOR Broker Listing Cooperative (Indiana); Colette Stevenson, CEO of REsides, Inc. (South Carolina); and Rob Wagoner, Senior VP & MLS Director, Heartland Multiple Listing Service (Kansas and Missouri) were all elected to serve a three-year term on the CMLS Board of Directors.

“I look forward to continuing the work on our bold strategic plan as laid out by the current board and am confident these new directors will bring both experience and new perspectives to this important work,” said Denee Evans, CEO of CMLS. “As our industry continues to evolve, there has never been a more important time to advocate the value of the multiple listing service and I am certain this group of individuals are the right people to lead the charge.”

The 2023 executive committee was announced at CMLS2022; Jim Yockel, CEO of Upstate NY Real Estate Information Service, Inc. (New York) will serve as chair; Dionna Hall, CEO of BeachesMLS (Florida) was named chair-elect; John DiMichele, CEO of the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (Toronto) was was elected secretary/treasurer; and Matthew Consalvo, CEO of ARMLS® (Arizona) will serve as past chair. All four will serve one-year terms.

Newly elected directors will join current directors; Brian Donnellan, CEO of Bright MLS (Maryland); Faith Geronimo, CEO and President of Hawaii Information Services (Hawaii); and Nicole Jensen, CEO of realMLS (Florida).

The CMLS Board of Directors work to advance the multiple listing service by supporting the CMLS mission and strategic priorities. MLS directors are elected by the general membership. The board of directors elects officers.

About CMLS

CMLS is an association of over 228 Multiple Listing Services, serving over 1.7 million subscribers. CMLS is committed to a competitive real estate marketplace accessible to all, advances the pursuit of excellence among its member organizations, and serves as the unified voice of the MLS community.

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