Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, representing professionals in the Peninsula and the South Bay, has installed its 2013 officers and board directors.
Carolyn Miller of REMAX Real Estate Services in Cupertino, was sworn in as president during the Jan. 10 event at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park. The leadership team includes David Tonna, (Alain Pinel Realtors - Los Gatos), President-elect, and Phyllis Carmichael, (Coldwell Banker), Treasurer.
The local trade association’s 2013 board directors include Suzanne Yost (Alain Pinel Realtors), Past President; Gene Lentz, (RE/MAX Distinctive Properties), Region 9 Chair; David Barca (Alain Pinel Realtors), Menlo Park/Atherton District Chair; Karen Trolan (Alain Pinel Realtors), Los Gatos/Saratoga District Chair; Mary Combes (Coldwell Banker), Cupertino/Sunnyvale District Chair; Sara Spang (Keller Williams), Palo Alto District Chair; Bonnie Kehl (Coldwell Banker), Los Altos/Mountain View District Chair; John Tripp (Foundation Trust), NAR Director; Mark Burns (Referral Realty), Eileen Giorgi (Alain Pinel Realtors), Chris Isaacson (Coldwell Banker), Bill Moody (Referral Realty), Directors At-large; and Guillaume Peters (Sunviva Construction), Affiliate Chair.
Known as SILVAR , the group represents over 4,000 realtors and affiliates engaged in the real estate business on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. SILVAR promotes the highest ethical standards of real estate practice, serves as an advocate for homeownership and homeowners, and represents the interests of property owners in Silicon Valley.
Miller is a realtor with RE/MAX Real Estate Services in Cupertino, nearly 32 years of experience at that level.
She is described as a champion for education for realtors and a supporter of the schools. She is a California Association of REALTORS® Director, a Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation trustee, and a past SILVAR board director. Miller’s theme for 2013 is “Pulling Together.” She wants the real estate community to come together, working and cooperating for mutual success.
Recipients of the 2012 Appreciation awards were Susan Tilling (Coldwell Banker - Menlo Park), REALTOR® of the Year; Iris Harrell (Harrell Remodeling - Mountain View), Affiliate of the Year; Robert Reid (Keller Williams - Palo Alto) and Dale Anne Collings (Coldwell Banker - Cupertino), Spirit of SILVAR; and Jim Pojda (Alain Pinel Realtors - San Jose), President’s Award. SILVAR’s 2010 president Jeff Bell (Coldwell Banker - Cupertino) was recognized for his work as the association’s 2012 C.A.R. Region 9 Chair.