Deborah is a broker for Keller Williams Advisors and has been involved in the local REALTOR® association and community organizations since 2003. She has been active in the Dayton & Ohio REALTORS® associations since 2007 as a member and chairperson of several committees and served 9 years on the Board of Directors. In 2009 Deborah was elected president of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® and in 2013 was awarded the REALTOR® of the Year for DABR. Deborah is a Sterling R investor in RPAC. In addition to her work as a REALTOR®, Deborah was recognized for her ability to train and motivate others and teaches real estate pre-license courses at Hondros. The Treasurer is a vital member of the association's management team and if elected, Deborah will work to ensure that the association's finances are sound, and that the association is able to achieve its goals. Deborah committed her real estate career to encouraging and supporting her peers to provide professional, client centric real estate services, and will continue this during her service as Treasurer.
Joe Willen has been a licensed REALTOR® and member of Dayton REALTORS® since 2006. He has served the Association on numerous committees over the years including Government Affairs (Legislative/RPAC), Membership Services, New REALTOR® Forum, YPN, Special Events, and Professional Development. For the past four years he has had the great honor of serving on the Board of Directors. As a Director, Joe has made it his mission to do what is best for the membership as a whole. He feels that every agent should have an opportunity for their voice to be heard. He has listened and brought those concerns to the Board. There are many challenges facing our industry today. This is a time when leadership and experience matter. Joe’s reasoned approach to problem-solving has been an asset to Dayton REALTORS® as a Director. He looks forward to continuing to serve you as Treasurer in 2024.
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Bernadette Gerren, Principal Broker, Premier Professionals Realty has provided stellar real estate services for many years. Ms. Bernadette serves as a Certified HUD Housing Counselor, Branch Manager, NID-HCA Trotwood and has a true passion for this advocacy work of serving the underserved and the unserved. She has shown herself as a dedicated real estate Broker as well as a savvy businesswoman and stands on the premise that every voice must be heard. Currently serving as Ohio REALTORS® Director, Ms. Gerren was the selectee for the 2021 Broker of the Year Award for Dayton REALTORS®. Ms. Bernadette Gerren has consistently volunteered and been appointed to committees including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Grievance & Professional Standards; Bylaws and Policies Procedures Task Force; Realtor Political Liaison; Credentials Task Force; Government Affairs; Finance Committee; Global Alliance; Community Service; Golf Reception and Holiday Reception. Additionally, Ms. Gerren proudly holds lifetime memberships to the Dayton Urban League, the NAACP Dayton Chapter as well as standing as a founding Board of Director for the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center.
Tammy became a REALTOR® in 2001 and has served on many committees including Technology, MLS; as chair for Fundraising, Community Services, and currently Global Alliance. She was a Dayton Board of Director 2011-2013 and 2016 and continues to serve as an Ohio Director since 2008. She is seeking YOUR VOTE as Board of Director. Tammy has been honored by her peers and feels these are among her greatest achievements: 2007 “Tomorrow’s Leader Today”; Ohio 2012 “Excellence in Community Service”; 2013 “The Marie Kindrick Fair Housing Award” Realtor; 2015 Broker of the Year for Dayton; and 2019 President of Women’s Council of REALTORS® Dayton. As a Board of Director, Tammy will bring a wealth of expertise, a forward-looking mindset, and a dedication to our real estate industry. She is poised to contribute to the Board’s vision and the success of fellow members by having an open mind. She has experience at every level in real estate; from big brokerages, medium to small; and will advocate for the greater good of the membership as a whole.