Realtors Mary Terry, of Ada; Kacy Bell, of Tulsa; Chuck Harris, of Oklahoma City; and Pete Galbraith, of Tulsa, will lead the Oklahoma Association of Realtors and help guide state real estate policy in 2014.
The officers were selected at the recent association convention and conference in Norman: Terry, president; Bell, president-elect; Harris, treasurer; and Galbraith, secretary.
“This year's new leadership brings a wealth of real estate knowledge to the helm of this statewide organization,” said Joe Pryor, outgoing president, an associate of Redbud Realty & Associates in Edmond. “Those of us in the industry here in Oklahoma can't wait to see what initiatives this new team will take on first.”
• As president, Terry will represent the association to the public, government entities and other organizations, as well as attend National Association of Realtors events. She will be responsible for installing directors at local boards of Realtors throughout the state and managing committees of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors.
Founder of Mary Terry & Associates Real Estate in Ada, Terry has served the association for more than a decade, previously acting as president-elect, treasurer, secretary, district vice president and state director. She holds the Accredited Buyer's Representative designation. She was 2007 Realtor of the Year in Ada and was the Ada Board of Realtors' Associate of the Year in 1997.
“We're excited to be coming together to lead OAR members toward a vision for the future,” Terry said. “We are all veterans of the industry and the organization, so we hope to use our experience and the great work of our predecessors to shape a fresh outlook for real estate.”
• Bell, as president-elect, will act on the president's behalf during her absence and serve on committees and initiatives, including those related to finance, real estate issues, legal action and strategic planning.
Bell's professional designations include Accredited Buyer Representative Manager, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager and Performance Management Network. She received the Greater Tulsa Association's Realtor of the Year Award in 2007 and the Oklahoma Association of Realtors' Outstanding Service Award in 2010.
• Harris, as treasurer, will be chairman for the organization's audit and finance committee as well as keep records and conduct regular reporting on finances. He has worked in the Anadarko, Enid and Oklahoma City-area markets and is a broker manager with Century 21 All-Pro Realty. He has served as president of the Enid Association of Realtors and vice president of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors; he was Realtor of the Year in Enid in 1993 and for the metro association in 2012. Harris is a Life Member of the association.
• Galbraith, as secretary, will assist the treasurer and serve on a number of committees. Galbraith is president of Coldwell Banker Select, which has offices across the state. He served 10 years on the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission, is past president of the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors and a director for the National Association of Realtors.