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WALTHAM, Mass. – May 21, 2019 – The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) announced today that after a five-and-a-half-month nationwide search, the MAR Executive Committee has appointed Theresa Hatton, CAE, RCE as its chief executive officer and executive vice president. Previously the director of professional development and industry relations at the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors®, Theresa will assume her role as MAR’s 7th full-time association executive on June 3rd, 2019.
“This is an exciting day for both the membership and the professional staff of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®,” said 2019 MAR President Anne Meczywor, broker/associate at Roberts & Associates Realty Inc. in Lenox. “Through multiple rounds of interviews, Theresa proved to be the most outstanding candidate out of a group of outstanding candidates.”
As MAR Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, Theresa Hatton will oversee the effective implementation of all association activities and services in accordance with the MAR strategic plan; provide advice and counsel to the state’s 13 local Realtor® associations; and manage the association’s finances in conjunction with MAR’s treasurer. In addition, she will help develop the association’s goals, objectives and related policies; act as an MAR spokesperson; coordinate and supervise the activities of MAR’s professional staff; and serve on MAR’s Executive Committee and New England Realtors® Committee.
“MAR is one of the top state Realtor® associations in the country and I look forward to working with its volunteer leaders and professional staff to not only maintain its excellence, but also push it higher,” said new MAR CEO/EVP Theresa Hatton.
Theresa Hatton is a nationally recognized association executive with extensive experience in running successful organizations. Previously the CEO of the Greenwich Association of Realtors®, and the Williamson County Association of Realtors®. Theresa Holds both the Realtor Certified Executive (RCE) and Certified Association Executive (CAE) designations. Theresa is highly respected by her peers, served as the chair of the National Association of Realtors®’ (NAR) Association Executives Committee – AE Institute Advisory Board in 2016, and received the NAR AE Leaders of Tomorrow Young Professionals Award.
About the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®:
Organized in 1924, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® is a professional trade organization with more than 25,000 members. The term Realtor® is registered as the exclusive designation of members of the National Association of Realtors® who subscribe to a strict code of ethics and enjoy continuing education programs.
Editors and reporters: Please note that the term Realtor® is properly spelled with an initial capital “R”, per the Associated Press Stylebook