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Congratulations to the 2019 NVAR Board of Directors!


New Board Members Announced at Convention


The NVAR Board of Directors consists of 16 volunteer leaders who meet regularly to make decisions about how best to invest member resources to implement the organization’s strategic goals. They work diligently to represent the needs of our members by delivering value through a variety of benefits, programs, products, services and events.

On Oct. 9, the 2019 Board of Directors were announced at the NVAR annual meeting during the opening session of the annual Convention and Trade Show.

Board nominations were accepted beginning in June. The nominating committee, which is appointed each year by the president of the board, selected candidates from the pool of applicants. Voting took place from Sept. 5 – Oct. 6. NVAR Bylaws provide that elected directors serve two-year terms, and the president appoints three members to serve one-year terms.

The directors who will continue their terms through the next year are: Lorraine Arora, Reggie Copeland, Heather Embrey, Gary Lange, Nicholas Lagos, Christine Richardson, Derrick Swaak and Ann Yanagihara. The five elected directors are: Rob Allen, Shirley Buford, Shelia Jackson, Peter Nguyen and Marriah Unruh. The three board members who were appointed by incoming President Christine Richardson are: Ritu Desai, Ava Nguyen and Marc Pina.

The 2019 Board of Directors will be installed at the 2018 Appreciation Awards & Installation Ceremony in December.


Christine Richardson


Weichert, Realtors®


Nicholas Lagos


Century 21 Gawen Realty


Derrick Swaak


TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


Lorraine Arora

Immediate Past President

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty


Rob Allen

Long & Foster Real Estate

Shirley Buford

Long & Foster Real Estate

Reggie Copeland

C.R. Copeland Real Estate

Ritu Desai

Samson Properties

Heather Embrey

Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Premier

Shelia Jackson

Long & Foster Real Estate

Gary Lange

Weichert, Realtors®

Ava Nguyen

Westgate Realty Group

Peter Nguyen

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Marc Pina


Marriah Unruh

Keller Williams Capital Properties

Ann Yanagihara

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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