Leadership

2019 Florida Realtors Leadership

Florida Realtors is the voice for real estate in Florida and is the state’s largest professional association. It represents 187,000 members and 52 local associations.

Officers

President

Eric Sain, CIPS, GRI

erics@floridarealtors.org

Sain is a Realtor and district sales manager with Illustrated Properties. He served as president of the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches and was named a Realtor of the Year in 2010. He has been a director and district vice president of Florida Realtors and served on many boards, forums and committees. He has also been a director of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and was the 2018 liaison to NAR's Realtor Party Disbursement Committee.

In the community, Sain was appointed to Governor Charlie Crist's Task Force for Housing Remediation in 2009 and served as 2018 vice chair of the West Palm Beach Flood Plain Management Committee. He also belongs to numerous other business and civic organizations.

As president of the state association, Sain focuses on providing Florida’s Realtors with robust information, education and advocacy programs to help them deliver the highest level of professional service to their clients and communities.

President-Elect: Barry M. Grooms

Vice President: Cheryl A. Lambert, SFR

Treasurer: Christina Pappas

Secretary: G. “Mike” McGraw

 

CEO 

Margy Grant

Grant is the state association’s chief management officer, responsible for administration of Florida Realtors’ programs, services and policies, as well as its financial condition.

Grant is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and also holds the Realtor Association Certified Executive (RCE) designation, earning recognition for specialized industry knowledge as well as association achievements and experience. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). 

She earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, at the Suffolk University School of Law in Boston and her bachelor's degree in political science at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. Grant is a member of the Florida Bar, Massachusetts Bar and the California Bar (inactive status). She joined Florida Realtors in 2005.

2019 District Vice Presidents

  • District 1: Marc Jernigan
  • District 2: Michael J. Artelli
  • District 3H.B. Warren
  • District 4: Stacy Stahl
  • District 5: Dominic L. Pallini
  • District 6: Mari L. Colgan
  • District 7Kim Ducharme Levensohn
  • District 8Will Shepherd
  • District 9Mark A. Miller
  • District 10Manuel A. “Manny” Quiros
  • District 11John H. Slivon
  • District 12Louis H. Nimkoff
  • District 13Vicky L. McPhee

Executive Management Team 

Margy Grant, Chief Executive Officer
margy@floridarealtors.org

Jeff Zipper, Senior Vice President of Communications & Marketing
jeffz@floridarealtors.org

Eric ForsmanVice President of Technology Services
ericf@floridarealtors.org

Dave GarrisonVice President of Finance, Professional Development and Internal Operations
daveg@floridarealtors.org

Dr. Brad O'Connor, Chief Economist of Research
brado@floridarealtors.org

Danielle Scoggins, Vice President of Public Policy
danielles@floridarealtors.org

Juana Watkins, Esq., Vice President of Law and Policy & General Counsel
juanaw@floridarealtors.org