Diedre Haines, managing broker at Coldwell Banker Bain in Lynnwood, has been elected 2012 chair of the board of directors for Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Northwest MLS, based in Kirkland, is the largest full-service multiple listing service in the Northwest.

Other new officers of the MLS governing body include Bobbie Petrone Chipman, vice chair; Darin Stenvers, treasurer; and Ken Anderson, secretary.

Prior to being elected to their officer positions, Haines and Chipman were re-elected to new three-year terms. MLS member-brokers also elected three of their peers to board positions, one in the Southwest voting district and two in the King County voting district.  They include Kay Cochran of Lower Columbia Realty LLC in Cathlamet, George Moorhead of Bentley Properties in Bellevue, and Joe Spencer of Keller Williams Realty Bellevue.

Newly elected board chair Diedre Haines, has been on the MLS board of directors for the past six years, serving as vice chair in 2011. Her real estate career spans more than three decades. In her bid for election, she commented on recent accomplishments and the changes and challenges the industry is facing. “Sharing data, social media, QR and MS codes, video, smart phones and other technological advances and how we deal with these rapidly evolving aspects are only a small part of the changes to come,” she commented.

Vice chair Bobbie Petrone Chipman served as 2010 secretary and 2011 treasurer on the Northwest MLS board of directors.  She is one of two representatives for the Pierce/Thurston voting district. A licensee since 1992, she has been a principal managing broker for 14 years, a position she currently holds at the Puyallup office of John L. Scott, Inc.  She is also a past president of the Tacoma/Pierce County Association of Realtors and serves on the National Association of Realtors MLS Committee.

Darin Stenvers, a current board member representing the North voting district encompassing four counties, is the newly elected treasurer for the Northwest MLS board.  A Realtor for 20 years, he is the office managing broker at John L. Scott, Inc. in Bellingham.  The Bellingham native has also held various leadership positions with the Whatcom County Association of Realtors and was recognized as Realtor of the Year by his WCAR peers in 2006.

The newly elected secretary, Ken Anderson, is the designated broker and owner of Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.  He is one of two directors representing the Pierce/Thurston district. Anderson is a past president and past chair of the Olympic Multiple Listing Service. His civic activities include leadership positions with the board of Providence St. Peter Foundation (currently serving as president), the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, the local chapter of the American Red Cross, Rotary Club of Olympia and the campaign for the Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia.  He is also a licensed attorney in Washington and member of the Real Property Section of the Washington State Bar Association.

Last year’s chair, Doug Davis of Hallmark Realty in Kirkland, continues on the board as immediate past chair.

NWMLS, owned by its member-brokers, is governed by the board of directors. The directors represent eight geographic districts in the MLS market area, covering 21 counties in Washington.

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