WASHINGTON (Sept. 14, 2020) – The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) today announced the retirement of Bill Malkasian, CAE, Chief Advocacy Officer and Senior Vice President of the Advocacy Group, and Joe Ventrone, Vice President of the Federal Policy and Industry Relations Team, both effective December 31, 2020. Shannon McGahn, currently Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, will be promoted to Chief Advocacy Officer, effective October 1, 2020.
“Bill and Joe have both had a profound impact on protecting the interests of REALTORS®, the real estate industry, and current and future property owners and I want to thank them for their contributions to NAR,” said Bob Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer at NAR. “Looking ahead, I am excited to have Shannon step up to Chief Advocacy Officer and continue modernizing our approach to advocacy – she is exactly the kind of leader we need to fully align our advocacy efforts across all levels of government.”
Malkasian developed NAR’s advocacy strategy for nearly a decade, leading teams that advocated on behalf of REALTORS® in Congress, in State Legislatures and at the city and county levels. His expertise and leadership helped NAR along with state and local REALTOR® Associations’ advocacy programs enjoy a stellar
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