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.

Executive Vice President

Kristin Lamb, RCE Bio
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Kristin Lamb served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®, which is the largest commercial REALTOR® association in the United States with approximately 2,500 member, from 1993-2016. The ACBR is considered the model for the nation for outstanding programs, events and member services, receiving national awards and recognition.

Kristin also served as the vice president of Asset Management & Association Services, which manages eight real estate associations comprised of more than 15,000 members, including the Georgia Chapter of SIOR. She served as the Executive Vice President of the Atlanta REALTORS® Educational Foundation, which owns the Atlanta REALTORS® Center; the 40,000 square foot building headquarters of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, Atlanta Commercial Board, the Georgia Institute of Real Estate and nearly 50 office tenants.

Kristin has served as the chairman of the Commercial Leadership Forum of the National Association of REALTORS® and the chairman of the Association Executive Committee of the Georgia Association of REALTORS®. She has received the highly credited REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE) designation for expertise in association management by the National Association of REALTORS® and received the coveted ACBR President's Award on two occasions.

Kristin has been honored by Bisnow as one of the Most Powerful Women in Commercial Real Estate and has been recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in the "Who's Who in Commercial Real Estate" for seventeen consecutive years. Kristin was honored in 2016 as one of the Most Admired CEOs in commercial real estate by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and appointed as a Director Emeritus to the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®. Kristin was appointed as a Trustee Emeritus of the Atlanta REALTORS® Educational Foundation Board of Trustees in 2017. She is currently serving as a Senior Consultant.

Lamb is married to husband Michael and they have one young daughter, Virginia.

Executive Vice President, ACBR

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.

Executive Director, Residential Associations

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.

Human Resources Director & Office Manager

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

Board Services Director, ACBR

Amy Geddes Bio
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Amy is a native Atlantan, born, raised and settled in Decatur, Georgia with her husband, Steve, and their two sons, Andrew and Alex. Chances are you’ve had met or have worked with Amy as she has been with the association for over 15 years. She works closely with our ACBR executive leadership, committee chairs and the entire ACBR membership. After attending Oxford at Emory and graduating from Georgia State University, Amy began her career in the IT/Marketing field prior to joining AMAS. She was a classical ballet dancer for 20 years which comes in handy as she gracefully pivots from task to task. Amy and her family love the outdoors and seeking out adventures whether it is hiking, mountain biking, and enjoying their times spent relaxing at Camp Geddes on Lake Sinclair.

Governmental Affairs Director

Aaron Johnson Bio
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A seasoned government affairs professional, Aaron has worked on legislative and governmental matters for over 20 years. Having worked on every level of government, Aaron has also gained an understanding of public policy, community relations and strategy formulation.

Before coming to work with the REALTORS® Associations, Aaron served as Senior Assistant for Policy and External Affairs for the Fulton County Commission Chair. Additionally, he served as the Director of Constituent Services at Fulton County. Before going to Fulton County, he held the position of Constituent Services Coordinator at the City of Atlanta, under former Mayor Shirley Franklin. Aaron also has previous association experience as Government Affairs Manager for a National Doctor's Association.

Aaron also has extensive campaign experience having worked with many elected officials including former Governor Roy Barnes, Secretary of State Lewis Massey, Attorney General Thurbert Baker and Mayor Shirley Franklin.

Aaron is married to Dr. Alanna Johnson and they have three children.

Sr. Meeting & Event Coordinator

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.

Meeting & Event Coordinator

Charlene Baker Bio
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Charlene was raised in Atlanta, Georgia and currently attends Georgia State University. If all goes according to plan, she will receive her undergraduate degree in Business Marketing in 2018.

Meeting & Event Coordinator

Katherine Miller Bio
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Katherine was born in Fort Polk, Louisiana and spent the next 18 years moving up and down the East Coast with her family for her father's. Katherine graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BBA in Marketing with a Sales/Sales Management emphasis.

Travel, horseback riding, and photography are three of Katherine's greatest passions which she often blends together. Katherine has been to ten countries and counting, and her list is quickly growing! In her free time, Katherine can be found riding horses, exploring Georgia festivals and restaurants, or volunteering.

Communications

Art Director

Ned Kandul Bio
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Pronounced like "Candle", our self-titled "Corporate Handyman" is just as bright and lights up in the face of any and all creative tasks. Born and raised in Marietta, a true native, means Ned basically grew up in Mayberry (...an old TV show for all you millennials...). Ned attended Kennesaw State University, earning a BFA with a minor in Marketing and nearly earning minors in Spanish and Anthropology, as well. After college, he traveled the country extensively, camping, canoeing, and hiking his way through 43 of the 50 states, all while working for various advertising firms. He's put pen to paper in every form, from drafting plans to a high school, a pathology lab, and a bed & breakfast, to creating all things printed, logos, murals, and websites. These days, Ned is happily surrounded by women, meaning his wife and two daughters.

Technology Director

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.

Digital Marketing Director

Vince Justice Bio
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Tripp is the Communications and PR Director for the organization, a position he has held since February 2017. He was previously an Associate with DIR Consulting, a public policy and management consulting firm, where he worked with clients on the execution of new and existing strategies for external communication, media relations, and government affairs. Tripp served for ten years as the Director and lead lobbyist for GATES, a trade association of government contractors. In this role and others, Tripp worked directly in public relations and public policy on the municipal, state, and regional levels, including the City of Atlanta, metro Atlanta counties, state agencies and the Georgia legislature.

Tripp received his MBA from Emory University with a concentration in marketing, and he was awarded his Certified Association Executive (C.A.E.) designation by the American Society of Association Executives.

Digital Marketing Specialist

Gabrielle Holder Bio
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Gabrielle was born in Murfreesboro, TN but spent a part of her life living in Germany. Being a military brat, she lived in Europe half of my life and got to see some amazing places. Coming back to America, she relocated to Atlanta with her family in 1991. In 2006, she graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Web Design.

After attending college, Gabrielle began her career with Yellow Pages. There, she designed and updated websites, as well as worked with customer relations until Dex Media acquired the company and relocated the business to Dallas. Her favorite hobbies include drawing, watching movies, design, YouTube and attending conventions, such as a few faves, Dragon Con and Days of the Dead that happen every year here in Atlanta! And, occasionally, you will also find her hanging around comic book trade shows. Fun fact, while attending a VIP party at Days of the Dead, she hung out with the Blair Witch Project cast and got the pleasure of speaking with John Kassir, the voice of the Crypt Keeper.

Digital Marketing Specialist

Gabrielle Holder Bio
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Gabrielle was born in Murfreesboro, TN but spent a part of her life living in Germany. Being a military brat, she lived in Europe half of my life and got to see some amazing places. Coming back to America, she relocated to Atlanta with her family in 1991. In 2006, she graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Web Design.

After attending college, Gabrielle began her career with Yellow Pages. There, she designed and updated websites, as well as worked with customer relations until Dex Media acquired the company and relocated the business to Dallas. Her favorite hobbies include drawing, watching movies, design, YouTube and attending conventions, such as a few faves, Dragon Con and Days of the Dead that happen every year here in Atlanta! And, occasionally, you will also find her hanging around comic book trade shows. Fun fact, while attending a VIP party at Days of the Dead, she hung out with the Blair Witch Project cast and got the pleasure of speaking with John Kassir, the voice of the Crypt Keeper.

Finance

Finance Director

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.

Finance Coordinator

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.

Membership

Membership Director

Lindsey Murray 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

Mealea Da
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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!

Membership Specialist

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.

Membership Specialist

Shermaine Green Bio
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Shermaine Woodruff was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms Woodruff obtained a Business Management Associate's Degree and a Human Resource Management Specialist Certificate from Atlanta Technical College. She has work in customer service several years. Previously she provided her services as a Security Receptionist with G4S Secure Solutions where she was stationed at Cox Enterprises. There she interacted with a diverse group of people and met the needs of visitors, guess, clients and employees with a smile.

Building Contacts

Facilities Coordinator

Diana Martinez Bio
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Diana, an AMAS Social Committee Founding Member and Miami, Fl native, moved to Atlanta, GA six years ago looking to get away from a big city, long walks on the beach and year-long summers. Some of her favorite pastimes include going to concerts, listening to Christmas music all year long and traveling.

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.

Student Services

Education Director, Capitus Real Estate Learning Center

Cherie Jolley Bio
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Student Services Manager

Janet Goff Bio
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Janet Marie Goff, Students Services Coordinator for GIRE and Meetings & Events Coordinator for GMLRA

Janet was born in El Paso, Texas raised in Akron, Ohio, and lived in Vero Beach, Florida for 4 years before coming to Georgia. She is a mother of one, the second oldest of 9 and the aunt of 11 nieces and nephews. Nothing like having a huge family! She has been with GIRE since 2001 and has worked with the association since 2012. She has been a member of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association for 15 years and will become the 2019 President. She loves anything outdoors... camping, boating or just one of Atlanta's wonderful festivals!

Student Services Coordinator

Angela Anderson Bio
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Angela was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA, where she met her husband. After college, she spent three years teaching in both public and private school settings, to both regular education and special needs children. Angela loves working in a position of helping others with resources and information. Outside of work, she enjoys crafting new decoration pieces, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Student Services Coordinator

Ava Louden-Mack Bio
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New York native, but a southern belle at heart! Ava has been in Georgia for 7 years now and she is absolutely obsessed with the weather. She is currently working on her bachelor's degree in sociology and plans to graduate in 2019.

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