We are thrilled to announce the selection of our new Chief Executive Officer, Lola Franklin, CAE. She will be joining NMAR in mid-July.

Lola brings over 35 years of association management experience to the position, serving 22 years as CEO for REALTOR® associations in Washington, California, and Arizona. In her previous roles, Franklin served the past 13 years with the Tri-City Association of REALTORS® in Washington state, where she concurrently managed three REALTOR® associations and a regional MLS. Her prior CEO service includes tenures with Washington Multi-Family Housing Association, Washington State Funeral Directors Association, and Central Washington Home Builders Association. She holds the prestigious Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives.

“The selection process for our new CEO was exhaustive, reflecting our commitment to finding the most qualified candidate,” noted 2024 NMAR President Coleen Dearing. “Lola’s deep experience, proven leadership, and innovative spirit make her the perfect choice to lead our organization forward.”

“I am beyond excited for this new opportunity to serve REALTORS® all across the state,” Franklin shared. “With the support of our incredible staff and leadership team, I am dedicated to steering our organization toward continued success and innovation for our members. There’s so much work to be done, and I can’t wait to get started!”

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