Executive

President

Reggie McCrary, RCE Bio
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Our fearless leader, Reggie grew up in Georgia since the tender age of three. He graduated from University of Alabama in 1988 with a major in Accounting and minor in Computer Science. That summer, he started with the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® (now the Atlanta REALTORS® Association) and he worked directly for the much revered and beloved Tommie Jackson for five years. In 1993, the residential and commercial societies of the Atlanta Board split into two separate organizations and AMAS (the parent company) was born. At this time, Reggie became the Executive Vice President of the Atlanta Board. Later that year, Tommie retired and Reggie was promoted to the President of AMAS and the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® Educational Foundation. He became the first Association Executive in Georgia to obtain the REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE) designation in 1997.

Anyone who knows Reggie, knows he is the leading Alabama fan in the state of Georgia and served as the President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Red Elephant Fan Club. He has only missed four home games since 1984 and has attended over 300 games in his lifetime! His other pastimes include tasting craft beers and snow skiing, although rarely at the same time. He has spent over 20 years married to his biggest fan, Deadra and raising their two kids, DJ and Taylor.

Chief Operating Officer

Robin Godwin Bio
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Robin grew up in Michigan, but was born to be a Southerner. After graduation from The University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), she moved to Atlanta to begin her career in marketing and business development specializing in the field of commercial interior architecture and design. Robin moved from Atlanta more than 20 years later to live along the 30-A stretch of beach in the Florida Panhandle. The beach lifestyle was tough to beat, but she missed the energy and excitement of Atlanta, and especially missed being close to her five (5) adult kids. Now back in Atlanta full-time, Robin is thrilled to be back home and ready to make her mark on her new corporate home, working on behalf of the members of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®. When not attending meetings or events or conferences, Robin enjoys celebrating special events with her large, loud and very loved family, watching SEC football, reading, great food and good wine.

Chief Resources Officer

Della Dandridge Bio
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Born during the month of February, Della is originally from Michigan; however, swears she should have been born on an island whereas she enjoys the sun, the beach and the hot tropical weather versus the cold Michigan winters (6 months of the year). Whatever happened to the four seasons?

While working within the county government system in Michigan and attending Davenport College to become a Court reporter, (already pending a job offer from then Circuit Court Judge George Corsiglia), she soon realized she rather enjoyed assisting people and therefore redirected her career focus to Human Resources. After moving to Atlanta in 1989, she began working in corporate HR over the next 12 years within the hotel industry (InterContinental and Starwood Hotels & Resorts). Della began working for AMAS and the REALTORS® Association(s) in 2002, where she often states the AMAS Team is the best ever. Noteworthy to mention... Jenny Pruitt (ARA Past President) and Bill Butler (ACBR Past President) played a key role in recruiting Della for this role.

Della insist her love of working with people came from her enormous family, as she is one of 60 first cousins. Yes, that's right! She enjoys spending time with her family and has been with her significant other – Norvel many, many years. While Della admits she'll probably never own a Bentley ca... she adores the 4-legged members of her family, her poodle named Bentley and also her (Lion King) cat, Scarra.

Although there have been many highlights in her life, one of the most memorable was attending the Grammy Awards and sitting in the same room as Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins and Tina Turner... just to name a few. An experience of a lifetime!

Association Services

Sr. Vice President, Association Management

Mary Gilbreath Pope Bio
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Born in Savannah to a Georgia Tech graduate and UGA graduate, Mary went out-of-state to get a bachelors degree from Furman University. Enticed by friends to move to Hotlanta after graduation, she had full intention to move back to Savannah after a couple of years but still hasn't been able to tear herself away from the big city. Following six years in the hotel industry, she began working for The Commerce Club, Atlanta, in 1994, where she remained for 17 years, handling communications, marketing, programming, events and membership. During the same time frame, she lived in the same Buckhead condo, drove the same Honda Accord, and saw the same hairstylist. However, the past five years have brought lots of exciting changes, including meaningful career moves, a marriage with children, new (larger) car and a new home.

Having served 10+ years as a Sunday School and youth leader, primarily at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Mary credits teenagers for teaching her as much as she taught them, despite having spent four years in University of the South's Education for Ministry (EfM) program. She's been on the Advisory Board of Shepherd Center since 2005 and is a graduate of Atlanta Regional Commission's Regional Leadership Institute (RLI) and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits' High Potential Diversity Leadership program. In addition to her husband, Hugh, she loves her two stepchildren, Hayes and Elizabeth, and two cats, Spooky and Tugger. And, in case you were wondering, she's still seeing the same hairstylist.

Director of Community Engagement & Diversity

Geilia Taylor
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Director of Association Management

Bethany Barnett Bio
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Bethany was raised in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. If you ask her though, it was more like a sand pit that she never quite fell in love with. She learned many things there, like the difference between Chili and Chile (no... Green Chiles are not jalapeños.) Once she walked across the stage in her small town graduation, she was headed for Washington state where she fumbled at trying to set up a life and crawled back home only slightly worse for the wear.

While back in New Mexico, she found her way into a job at the Single Action Shooting Society, SASS for short (no, not the shoe company). It was like going to work at movie set where everyone went by a different name and the best way to advance was to know every line to every old west movie. She gained experience while working there as Buttercup, (Calamity Jane was already taken), and learned the ins and outs of a membership organization and made herself comfortable shooting single action revolvers, pistol caliber lever action rifles and old time shotguns. While there was no rest for the wicked she quickly found herself alone and in North Carolina where she decided to make the jump and move to Georgia with a friend. She claims it was the best jump-off-a-cliff-with-no-parachute she ever made. She has been with AMAS (she loves working for companies with cool acronyms) since 2015. She got married to a sweet Georgia boy in 2016 and they have one very spoiled Great Dane mixed puppy, Jasper.

Association Manager

Tami Brodie Bio
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A real-life Georgia Peach, I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. After graduating from Benjamin E. Mays High School, I decided to try something new and attend college out of state at North Carolina Central University (Eagle Pride!). Realizing I wasn't ready for the slower pace of the Carolinas, I immediately returned home upon graduating with a degree in Political Science and Public Administration! Following in the footsteps of my Daddy, I excitedly began a career in government services. Newly married and with a sweet baby girl, I slowly realized that this was not my jam, so after 8 years working in state government, I took a leap of faith and started on a new journey in the association management industry with the Association Group. I was very excited as this combined 2 things I loved, event planning and non-profit community service. Fast forward 16 years, many friendships, and 2 beautiful daughters later, I decided to switch it up again and joined another fabulous team at Destination South Meetings and Events. I am the proud mum of two wonderful girls ( I am not just saying that because they are mine!) Alexandria Olivia and Ava Carrington. A love of baking and a kiddo with food allergies equals a popular little baking "hobiness" on the side. When not spending time with family (I am a Mama's girl) and friends, I also enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. A lifelong learner and mega nerd with an eclectic taste in music, I LOVE documentaries, Marvel movies (Iron Man rules!) Anime, K-pop (courtesy of my teenage daughters), and RuPaul's Drag Race, with a slight Cricut habit, just for fun. As mentioned earlier, I love volunteering and community service. My heart indefinitely resides within the walls of a gem called KIPP South Fulton Academy, where I currently serve as President of the PTO. My motto in life "there is ALWAYS a silver lining; it is up to you to find it!"

Communications

Sr. Vice President, Communications & Technology

Renee Beidler Bio
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Renee is an actual Georgia native and earned her B.S. in Psychology last century. After graduation, she found herself exhorting the necessity of Y2K upgrades to area businesses. As it turned out, everyone survived into the new millennium, so she moved on to pedaling the next biggest thing, Blackberries, while working for AT&T Mobility. There, she picked up technical and training skills that led her to manage the Atlanta office of Xceligent in 2003, which was operated by the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®. Here, she met her new AMAS family as she took on the challenge of creating a Communications plan when she began working for AMAS in 2004.

AMAS would become her home-away-from-home (just ask her family), over the next decade as she worked tirelessly to move AMAS' communications into the new world of websites, emails and social media (oh my!). She served as the Communications & Web Director until 2016 when she once again embarked on a new journey for the company as Technical Director, finding all sorts of exciting projects to pursue.

Outside of the office, Renee loves spending time with her favorite people, her husband Grant and sweet ballerina, Iris. She has a real appetite for all things American, such as sleeping, eating and watching TV. Her brushes with fame include sitting on the lap of Waylon Jennings during a concert serenade at five and sitting on the lap of on INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence much later in life. She has earned the title of Office Tree Hugger by insisting on recycling services and providing silverware for use instead of plastic. She hopes to remain relevant in the world of technology for at least another few years.

Design & Marketing Manager

Lina Perez Bio
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Before making the move to Atlanta, Lina was born and raised in West Michigan. Through her high school volunteer position on the Youth Advisory Committee for the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, she quickly grew a love and appreciation for the nonprofit sector. Lina continued to volunteer and work as a freelance designer for the Foundation and other nonprofits throughout her college career. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Grand Valley State University with an emphasis on Graphic Design and is currently finishing up her Master's in Strategic Communications degree from Michigan State University.

After college, Lina continued to be heavily involved in her home community, serving as a board member and communications chair for Holland/Zeeland Young Professionals, the steering committee for TEDXMacatawa, and the leadership committee for Women of Color GIVE. In the fall of 2019, Lina decided to visit an old friend in Atlanta and instantly fell in love with the city. Two months later, she packed everything she owned in a U-Haul, took a leap of faith, and moved into a new apartment in Decatur. Since then, she has found a group of friends that have become like family.

Lina joined the AMAS team in the Spring of 2020 as a digital marketing specialist. Eventually, she bought a home in Decatur, where she spends most of her free time tending to her vegetable garden or throwing on her pottery wheel. Pottery started as a fun hobby to keep her busy during the pandemic, but has since turned into a little side business for her, where she makes and sells butt and floral mugs! Lina also enjoys backpacking, exploring new restaurants, and concerts.

Design & Digital Marketing Specialist

Desteni White
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Multimedia Specialist
Staff Photographer

Lance Long
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Finance

Sr. Vice President, Finance

Jackie Townsend Bio
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Jackie Townsend is our Finance Director at AMAS and has been with us right at 10 years. She directs the day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department, providing financial accounting support to AMAS staff and each of our Associations. She likes to say she is a talented accountant who applies both head and heart to doing an exemplary job. She really enjoys accounting and likens it to putting together big jigsaw puzzles.

Jackie was born in Atlanta and grew up in Cobb County. She earned her BBA in Accounting at Kennesaw State University and comes to AMAS with a well-rounded accounting background including experience in non-profit, broadcasting, and financial consulting for small businesses. Jackie is flexible and versatile - she is usually able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure.

When Jackie is not working on AMAS jigsaw puzzles as a mild-mannered accountant, her alter-ego (nicknamed "Mayhem") is riding dirt-bikes all over the Southeast. She recently competed in a race, bringing home 2nd out of 7 in the Women's Class; which for her was a lifetime dream come true! The things she loves most in life are family, God, and friends.

Sr. Accounts Receivable Manager

Nathalie Hibbert Bio
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Live from New York... it's Nathalie Hibbert! In 2000, she made the jump from the Empire State to the Empire of the South and moved to Roswell, GA with her husband. In 2001, she started working for AMAS as an Event Coordinator and years later moved into the Accounting Department and became the Finance Coordinator. She is an avid reader and lover of zombies, ghosts and scary movies... just don't let the toast pop out of the toaster. She is mom to three amazing sons who keeps her active with their busy schedules.

Accounts Payable Coordinator

Marcia Banks Bio
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Marcia was born in Nevada but raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a B.S. in Healthcare Management and a background in behavioral health. She has extensive experience in Customer Services and has expanding that service to include real-estate. Marcia enjoys working with the members of Atlanta REALTORS® Association and when she is not working, she enjoys family and traveling.

Membership

Vice President, Strategic Development

Lindsey Pope Bio
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Wisconsin born and Georgia raised, Lindsey grew up in Cumming, GA since the age of two and never missed her family's annual 18-hour drive to Packer Country.

In 2006, she graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design with a Film degree and took a solo road trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles where for a year she spotted celebrities, attended movie premieres and worked temp jobs at movie studios. (Her most notable assignment took her to the entrance of an Oscar party, where she helped manage the guest list and check-in the celebs.) After an exhilarating AND exhausting year, this starstruck film grad left behind her family member's couch and took the 2,100 mile journey back home to Georgia to begin other pursuits.

In 2011, Lindsey's life led her to Little Rock, Arkansas where she explored the Natural State and developed a love for hiking and nature while snapping photos on the trails. She started working for the Arkansas REALTORS® Association as an administrative assistant, leading the implementation of a new database system and becoming "the techie" in the office. Not long after, she stepped into the role of Education Director for the Arkansas REALTORS® to help the resurgence of the state's GRI program and bring other NAR designation courses to its members. While she quickly fell in love with the REALTOR® family and the scenic state, she began to yearn to be closer to her own family and made the move back to Georgia in 2016. Later that fall, she joined AMAS and feels like it's the perfect fit!

When not at the office, Lindsey enjoys streaming shows with her 8-year-old basset/beagle mix and loves learning new things from family and friends... most recently, the art of poker, UGA's football roster and conquering her fear of cooking with the help of meal-delivery kits.

Membership Specialist

Arleciah Woodruff Bio
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Arleciah was born in Atlanta, GA and raised in Marietta. She is in love with fashion and decor and currently working on building a clothing boutique – it will be epic!

Building Contacts

System Administrator

Germaine Tinsley Bio
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Germaine was born in San Diego, California. He had an amazing multi-cultural childhood in the Philippines. He returned to San Diego to participate in an outstanding Rites of Passage program for more engaging experiences that inspired a visit to west Africa.

Germaine was fortunate to be introduced to computers at a young age as his father was a computer hobbyist. He has always been an advocate of embracing technology and became his family's and friends' IT consultant. He coined the phrase, "if it don't compute, you must reboot!" as a first level of troubleshooting.

Germaine joined the AMAS team during his matriculation at Morehouse College in the Accounting Department performing accounts receivable tasks part-time. When he asked about the associations' websites, they ask if Germaine could fix the sites and he jumped at the chance. Since then, Germaine has been implementing, encouraging and teaching different facets of technology and maintains many of the hardware/software infrastructure as the System Administrator.

Facilities Coordinator

Timeka Tucker Bio
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Timeka was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a background in merchant banking, residential and commercial Real Estate. Timeka enjoys working with the members of Atlanta REALTORS® Association. When Timeka is not working, she loves bike riding, playing basketball and listening to live music.

Student Services

School Director

Christy Slaton Bio
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Christy is an authentic Georgia Peach born and raised in Atlanta Southern Girl. Christy is an employee chameleon having experience in various fields such as dental chairside assisting, Sales and Customer Service at the very first Bath & Body Works retail store, Social Expressions card and gift shop and Hertz Rent-A-Car at the airport. Her REALTOR® Association Education experience began at the Metro South Association of REALTORS® as the Education Director in 2002, which grew into the Chief Executive Officer position in 2010 which she stayed in until March 15, 2019. REALTOR® Education remained near and dear to her heart which brought her to Capitus Real Estate Learning Center in 2020.

The mispronunciation of REALTOR® is something that will surely put Christy into a conniption and she is quick to make the correction.

Christy has been married to her high school sweetheart since 1993 and is one of the proud parents of a Kennesaw State University graduate who majored in Modern Dance and is a teacher for three dance schools, which is the greatest accomplishment and reason for every grey hair on her head.

Student Services Specialist

Renae Able
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Student Services Specialist

Evad Ponder Bio
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Evad is currently a student at Georgia State University. She is starting her junior year and majors in Sociology. She would love to begin teaching at GSU while applying for her masters, after she graduates with her Bachelor's degree. Her favorite hobbies are reading, singing, and taking walks outside. Evad is an avid astrologist and can tell you all about the zodiac signs. She is a Taurus by the way! (Fun Fact: Evad Ponder was born and raised in East Point, GA and is also known as E.P. from the EP.) She has traveled internationally three times, visiting Spain, Mexico, and Jamaica thus far. She loves to explore and considers herself a lifelong learner. Evad really enjoys working for Capitus. Her favorite part of the job is helping the students and being a part of an academic setting. 

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