Industry Insider

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The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) CEO, Ryan McLaughlin, hosts a podcast through NVAR called "Industry Insider." The podcast's mission is to give an inside look at what it is like to be an executive level leader by having conversations with thought leaders, innovative companies, and other CEOs.

While Real Estate is a common theme of Industry Insider, the information and meaningful conversations on this podcast will cover various topics and include conversations with executives from a variety of industries - including association management, for-profit and non-profit, technology, government affairs, and more. 

Industry Insider is your seat at the conference room table. Your up close and personal look into the CEO's office. You are an industry insider.

About the host

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Ryan McLaughlin is the CEO of the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR), one of the nation’s largest regional associations, and 2022 Chair of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Association Executives Committee.  Located in Fairfax County, VA minutes away from the Nation’s Capital, NVAR is an $8M revenue organization with over 30 staff who serve nearly 14,000 business professionals that transact over $19 billion in sales volume throughout the greater Washington DC Metro area.   NVAR is a trusted voice for the real estate industry and a premier regional partner to NAR, America’s largest trade association.

Previously, McLaughlin was CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors® in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Leadership Fairfax Institute, devoted to the development of Northern Virginia business, nonprofit and public sector leaders, McLaughlin also serves on the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  In 2020 and 2021, McLaughlin was recognized in Virginia Business magazine’s Virginia 500-Power List, as one of the state’s most powerful and influential leaders in the Real Estate Category.   In 2015, McLaughlin received the Association Executive “Leaders of Tomorrow” Young Professionals Award and was inducted into the Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society.  

Recognized by Washington Business Journal as the region’s Largest Business Advocacy Groups in Greater DC region, NVAR is an award-winning association that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration, exceptional value and industry impact.  NVAR has earned multiple awards and recognition for its work in global real estate, website design, political advocacy, media relations and more.

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