Board of Directors

Members of the GKAR Board of Directors have duties and responsibilities to govern our Association. The Association counts on Directors to participate as it deliberates issues that impact Members' daily business lives.


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2023 Officers

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Lisa Faber, President

Office: Jaqua, REALTORS®
Member Since: 1996
Term: 2022-2023
Accolades: GKAR Director-at-Large 2013 - 2019, 2020; Community Relations Committee 2003 - 2020


Bill Evenboer, President Elect

Office: Evenboer Walton, REALTORS®
Member Since: 1987
Term: 2023-2024

I want to thank the GKAR members for trusting me to serve as your 2023 President Elect and your 2024 President. We have a great leadership team and it will be a pleasure to work with our 2023 President Lisa Faber and our Board of Directors and Staff. Together between committee members and our leadership Team we will do  our best for GKAR members.


Shelly Pattison, Treasurer

Office: RE/MAX Advantage
Member Since: 1990
Term: 2023-2024

2023 Directors-at-Large


Charlie Bradford, Director-at-Large

Office: Jaqua, REALTORS®
Member Since: 2014
Term: 2021-2023
Accolades: AHWD; CTA; e-Pro; Community Relations Committee 2016-Present (2021 Chair); Advocacy Committee 2016-2019, 2023 (2019 Chair)

"I am honored to serve on the board of directors and to help give my fellow REALTORS® all the tools support they need to be successful in their businesses and in their communities."

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Tammy Dykema, Director-at-Large

Office: Keller Williams Kalamazoo
Member Since: 2016
Term: 2021-2023
Accolades: Associate Broker; RPAC Director Liaison 2023; Advocacy Committee; Michigan REALTORS® RPAC Trustee 2022-2024; Michigan REALTORS® Broker Summit Committee 2023; President of the Gun Lake Business Association

"I am looking forward to learning and serving the Membership of the Association. I am honored to represent and will do so to the best of my ability."

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Marissa Harrington, Director-at-Large

Office: Keller Williams
Member Since: 2015
Term: 2022-2024
Accolades: Associate Broker; MLS Committee 2018; Membership Committee 2020; Professional Development Committee 2019-2021, Vice Chair 2021

"I am excited about the possibility of continuing to help our association serve the community in a professional, empathetic, and equitable way."



Alex Jeffries, Director-at-Large

Office: Century 21 Affiliated
Member Since: 2014
Term: 2023-2025
Accolades: Associate Broker; Community Relations Committee 2015-Present (2017 Chair); Michigan Realtors YPN Task force 2021 - Present (2023 Chair); Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity Committee 2023; Professional Standards 2020-2022; Grievance Committee 2018-2019; Budget and Finance 2017; Lockbox Task Force 2017; C2EX; MRP; PSA

"I believe in the work that is done at GKAR and I am excited for the opportunity to continue to serve our members and the communities we represent at the Board level!"


Kathy King, Director-at-Large

Office: Jaqua, REALTORS®
Member Since: 1979
Term: 2021-2023
Accolades: GKAR REALTOR® Emeritus; Associate Broker Jaqua REALTORS®; CRS; GRI; GKAR President 1990; State of Michigan REALTOR® Associate of the Year 1987; GKAR REALTOR® of the Year 1990; State of Michigan REALTORS® RPAC Chairman 1991; Michigan REALTORS® Board of Directors; National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors; National Association of REALTORS® Medium Board Forum Chairman; Served as GKAR representative to the former CEO Council 1990-1996 (now known as Southwest Mi First). Served on most GKAR committees since 1979

"Being a contributor to the focus and direction of our Association is not only a privilege but a conscious decision to see that the work of those who have served before us is carried forward."


Chuck Kinnane, Director-at-Large

Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI
Member Since: 1999
Term: 2023-2025

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Jeff Lee, Director-at-Large

Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI
Member Since: 1990
Term: 2022-2024
Accolades: 2020 Greater Kalamazoo Association of REALTORS President, GKAR Board Director 10+ years, Professional Standards Committee, Budget & Finance Committee, Community Relations Committee, Professional Development Committee, Executive Committee, 32 year Walk to End Homelessness Committee

"It is a pleasure to work on behalf of each and every member."

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Erin McEntee, Director-at-Large

Office: Century 21 Affiliated
Member Since: 2005
Term: 2022-2024

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Jason Veenstra, Director-at-Large

Office: EXP Realty, LLC
Member Since: 2009
Term: 2023-2025
Accolades: 2020-Present: GKAR Director-At-Large; 2020-Present: MichRIC Manager, 2019-2020: Budget and Finance Committee; 2018-Present: MLS Committee, 2018-Present: Numerous Task Force Committees; e-Pro

Past Presidents

2022: Joy Watts
2021: Rick Crepas
2020: Jeff Lee
2019: Bill Evenboer
2018: Suzzette Deaux
2017: Suzzette Deaux 
Natalie Rowe
2015: Greg Miller
2014: Dan Jaqua
2013: Shelly Pattison
2012: Bill Evenboer
2011: Nancy Fish
2010: Lee Crossley
2009: John Buttery
2008: Gary Brown
2007: John Jackson
2006: Earnie Best
2005: Rick Hoffman
2004: Marty Wagar
2003: Al Rowe
2002: Rich Kurth
2001: Wayne Wilkinson
2000: Jim Rigdon
1999: Vicki Peck
1998: E'Toile Libbett
1997: Bob O'Reilly
1996: Sue Cornell
1995: Al Rowe
1994: Nick Pratt
1993: James E. Walker
1992: Lonnie L. Palleschi
1991: Gary E. Clay
1990: Kathy King
1989: Patrick L.D. Stanley
1988: Phyllis A. Bogren
1987: E. Michael Kilbourn
1986: Woody L. King
1985: Lonnie L. Palleschi
1984: William H. Reed
1983: Kenneth M. Bertolissi
1982: G. Dudley Cutler
1981: Samuel H. Cupps
1980: Charles A. Foscardo
1979: Thomas J. Tobin
1978: John H. Moore
1977: Robert L. Walton
1976: Frank Stokes
1975: Jerry M. Carlson
1974: Rod O'Brien
1973: Philip P. Perry
1972: John W. Bosch
1971: Lowell I. Swanson
1970: John B. Olheiser
1969: Meryl Weimaster
1968: Robert Steinman
1967: Philip C. Keelan
1966: Dale O. Wheeler
1965: Bruce R. Perry
1964: Robert E. Greene
1963: B.W. Borkenstein
1962: Robert E. Early
1961: Tyrus R. Carter
1960: C. Ray Clapper
1959: Clarence Hawthorne
1958: Orville B. Schroeder
1957: Orville B. Schroeder
1956: David R. Satin
1955: Lowell A. Swanson
1952-1954: Edgar G. Minckler
1951: Hugh K. Nicolls
1950: Carroll Hickok
1948-1949: Frank A. Saville
1946-1947: Arthur C. Early
1943-1945: Leman R. Wilson
1938-1942: Harry A. Hurni
1936-1937: W.H. Vanderbilt
1933-1935: Arthur C. Early
1931-1932: Walter E. Allen
1926-1930: L.C. Wright
1922-1925: Sanford Wiltsey
1921: Oscar E. Burnham
1921: L.E. Shirley
1920: Sanford Wiltsey
1918-1919: Leroy Hornbeck
1916-1917: A.C. Corstange
1914-1915: Harry Den Bleyker
1911-1913: E.W. Vosburg