Staff Directory

IMG_0010Jo Ann Johnston, Association Executive
ceo@ccrealtors.com

Jo Ann is the Association Executive (AE), the Chief Executive Officer of CCAR. The AE is appointed by and serves at the pleasure the President and Board of Directors (BOD). The AE acts as the general manager of the Association and employs and supervises a professional Staff (listed below) to operate the CCAR office and coordinate all business activities. In consultation with the President, BOD and Committee Chairs, the AE and Staff support REALTOR® and Affiliate members in a wide range of programs to elevate the profession, benefit the membership and defend the rights of property owners. The AE serves a resource on Association rules and procedures and as a liaison with Washington REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.

 

Jennifer Hawks-Conright, Marketing and Events Coordinator
jennifer@ccrealtors.com

Jennifer is the staff liaison to the Affiliate Council, Membership, Programs, Education, Ombudsman, Grievance, Professional Standards, and Special Event Committees. Our resident marketing and events guru, Jennifer gets the word out on events, education, and much more! She has been a non-profit development professional since 2009, holding positions at OHSU Foundation, Legacy Health, Fort Vancouver National Trust, and Parks Foundation of Clark County. She is currently part of the Class of 2018 in Leadership Clark County and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Harney Heights Neighborhood Association. In conjunction to her non-profit work, Jennifer spent three years as the Model United Nations Adviser at Clark College. Born and raised in Washington State, Jennifer has been a resident of Clark County since 1978, despite spending 8 years in the Netherlands where she received a graduate degree in International Relations and a post graduate degree in International Law. After graduating, she worked for the Australian government, assisting in the Dutch/Australian co-deployment to Afghanistan. Prior to returning to Clark County, she served as an Adjunct Professor in Political Science at Central Washington University. She enjoys spending time with her husband, James, twin daughters, Arvilla and Claire, and son, Oliver, who attends Central Washington University.

 

Rian Davis, Public Affairs Director
rian@ccrealtors.com

Rian is our political junkie. One of the staff liasons for our Government Affairs Committee, our RPAC Committee and our non-profit arm of CCAR; The Foundation. Rian is a Clark County native, growing up in east Vancouver and currently living in Ridgefield with his wife, Jen and stepson, Henry. After graduating from Central Washington University with a degree in Political Science, Rian worked professionally in sales and account management while maintaining interest and involvement in local politics. By pulling from both his academic and professional experiences, he brings a unique perspective to the Association. Rian looks forward to advocating for our members through strong relationships with community and industry partners, as well as communicating with membership on the issues and advocacy work being done on the local, state, and national level.

 

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Wendy Watkins, Membership Services Coordinator
wendy@ccrealtors.com

Wendy Watkins recently joined our team earlier this month taking on the position of CCAR Member Services Coordinator.  She comes to CCAR with a high level of organization and creative business development ideas.  Having Wendy onboard full time in the CCAR office will better serve our members, executive staff and our Board of Directors.

She currently is working on creating better practices for processing new member applications, as well as, our response to time to email inquiries and other requests from our members.  Wendy will oversee the coordination and registrations of our educational classes and assisting Jennifer, our Marketing & Events Coordinator, with special events throughout the year.

Wendy is very much looking forward to giving back to our local community and once she is better established with CCAR she plans on volunteering her time to the Membership, Professional Standards and Business practices committees!