REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Appoints New President and CEO
Edmonton, August 4, 2015: The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton’s Board of Directors has named Michael Thompson as their new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Thompson replaces Ron Hutchinson who served as the Executive Vice President of the Association for the past 23 years.
Michael Thompson is a business and public policy executive with over 20 years of experience working within and managing organizations focused on economic and regulatory affairs. In his previous capacity, Michael served in an advisory or management capacity for several organizations in the public, private and not-for profit sectors. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs for Cash Store Financial, an Edmonton-based publicly traded national retail financial services provider. His many roles include serving as President of an industry association, as economic policy advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, and as a policy advisor with the United States Bureau of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Mr. Thompson has significant experience in business operations and change management. He holds an LL.M. in administrative law, an M.A. in political science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in both political science and philosophy.
“As the new President and CEO, I am excited to be leading an Association that has a reputation for providing outstanding service to its members. The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton is known by other real estate associations throughout North America as a forerunner in technology and advocacy.” Thompson elaborates, “I am looking forward to building on the strong foundation already established at the Association.”
Association Chair Geneva Tetreault explains, “It was an extensive search to find the right candidate. The Board of Directors was thrilled to be able find someone with as much knowledge and skills as Michael. He is extremely well rounded and has extensive experience in strategic leadership and operational management. His enthusiasm and strong governance skills will be an asset to our Association and our members.”
Established in 1927 The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton is a professional services association comprised of over 3,200 Brokers and Associates serving the greater Edmonton area. The strategic affairs of the Association are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of working REALTORS® and administered by an President and CEO and a staff of fifty.
The REALTORS® Association delivers professional education and advertises property listings on YEGisHome.ca, REALTOR.ca, as well as in the Real Estate Weekly for the benefit of REALTORS® and their clients.
||REALTOR®, 2015 Chair
||LL.M., MA., President and CEO