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Our Current Committees

When you serve on a GFWAR committee, you will come to know some of the very best people in the business, growing your network of colleagues who will walk beside you every step of your career. Members who have served on a committee may consider running for GFWAR executive leadership. After 100 years, we know one thing to be an absolute truth — we are better and stronger together.

If you're interested in joining a committee, reach out to the committee chairs listed below or fill out the Sign-Up Survey.

Committees

Business After Hours Committee

Committee Chair:
joelene.slocum@williamstrew.com
Jolene Slocum

Plans the GFWAR networking happy hour events throughout the year to enhance membership engagement, communicate value, and raise funds for Educational Foundation scholarships. New Members Welcome.

Why You Should Join: You love meeting new people and are always on the pulse of hot new places and things to do. You’re a natural at making connections. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.

2023 Committee Chair
Jolene Slocum

Bylaws Committee

Committee Chair:
mel@elementsrealty.com
Mel Harris

Reviews and updates the GFWAR Bylaws to meet the changing needs of the Association. (Limited appointments.)

2023 Committee Chair
Mel Harris

Community Outreach Committee

Committee Chair:
latoyawilliams08@gmail.com
LaToya Williams

Promotes and encourages community involvement and GFWAR visibility through educational events, volunteerism, and fundraising. New Members Welcome.

Why You Should Join: Giving back to others gives you life. Your heart is happiest when you’re serving your community. Early morning service projects are your caffeine.

2023 Committee Chair
LaToya Williams

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Committee Chair:
varepdfwpresident@gmail.com
Gary Walters

Have a positive impact on the cultural conversations in our area related to diversity through education, exposure, and strategic partnerships. New Members Welcome.

Why You Should Join: You’re passionate about creating inclusivity. You believe that your association should reflect its community. You embrace different experiences and perspectives.

2023 Committee Chair
Gary Walters

Educational Foundation Board

Committee Chair:
thaddius@weselltexas.realestate
Thaddius Watson

Administers a scholarship for deserving students in the greater Fort Worth area. The Board is looking for new members who are interested in participating in fundraising for the scholarship, publicizing its availability to area schools, and distributing the funds through review of applications. New Members welcome. (Limited appointments available.)

Why You Should Join: You like kids and believe in equal access to education. Supporting local non-profits is your passion. You thrive on goal-setting and like to dream big.

2023 Committee Chair
Thaddius Watson

Events Committee

Committee Chair:
Michelle@modernedge.realestate
Michelle Johnson

Coordinates the master schedule of all association events. Plans all GFWAR events including Installation, the Annual Membership Meeting, affiliate appreciation, and additional special events as needed. New Members welcome.

Why You Should Join: Engagement is your jam. You’re a master at creating balloon arches. You have a storage shed for all your holiday decorations.

2023 Committee Chair
Michelle Johnson

Global Committee

Committee Chair:
hannah@indwellrealestate.com
Hannah Mercer

Exists to ignite global awareness, engagement, and support in the Greater Fort Worth real estate market and international community initiatives. New Members welcome.

Why You Should Join: Your credit cards reward you in frequent flyer miles. You love meeting people from cultures and countries different from your own. You view all business from a global perspective.

2023 Committee Chair
Hannah Mercer

Governmental Affairs

Committee Chair:
michael@orrrealestate.com
Michael Langford

Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding support of candidates for elective office and stays informed on matters of local, state, and national governments. (Limited appointments.)

Why You Should Join: You like to be up to date on news and politics. You’re a critical thinker. Political Advocacy for property rights keeps you up at night.

2023 Committee Chair
Michael Langford

Leasing / Management Forum

Committee Chair:
Jhartley@frontlineproperty.com
Jay Hartley

This committee plans the Leasing Management Forum, and stays informed on issues regarding property management. Meets quarterly. New Members welcome.

2023 Committee Chair
Jay Hartley

Multiple Listing Service

Committee Chair:
nitarealtor@aol.com
Nita Shinsky

Reviews and makes recommendations in all matters relating to NTREIS and enforces the rules and regulations of MLS. (Limited appointments.)

2023 Committee Chair
Nita Shinsky

Professional Development

Committee Chair:
paulepperley@judgefite.com
Paul Epperley

Develops and implements the professional development programs offered through the Association, from Coffee Talks to classes. This committee also encourages members to participate in NAR Commitment to Excellence (C2EX), provides education on professional etiquette, and helps communicate NAR Code of Ethics requirements. New Members welcome.

Why You Should Join: Some people collect art – you collect Realtor designations. You get fired up about professionalism and competency in the industry. You know the importance of the words “Under all is the land.”

2023 Committee Chair
Paul Epperley

SCR Committees

Committee Chair:
twilliams@trojancre.com
Tim Williams

The Society of Commercial REALTORS® advances knowledge, education, and integrity in the field of commercial real estate through networking and educational opportunities.

Why You Should Join: Integrity and professional conduct are your core pillars. Your golf swing is almost as strong as your killer instincts. You love helping businesses find a home where they can grow.

2023 Committee Chair
Tim Williams

Season of Giving Committee

Committee Chair:
yourfwrealtor@gmail.com
Val Cuozzo

Organizes the annual GFWAR Season of Giving Luncheon to benefit local schools during the holidays. New Members welcome.

Why You Should Join: You love bringing joy to children just as much Santa. You can recite the movie “Elf” word-for-word. You start holiday shopping in July.

2023 Committee Chair
Val Cuozzo

TREPAC

Committee Chair:
shawn@stryverealty.com
Shawn Buck

This committee communicates the mission and importance of TREPAC to the membership and stays informed on local, state, and national legislation. It also raises funds through direct member contact, cultivation of major investors, and events. New Members welcome.

Why You Should Join: You’ve always stood up for what you believe in. You’re an advocate for your industry and invest in TREPAC every year. Political advocacy for property rights keeps you up at night.

2023 Committee Chair
Shawn Buck

Young Professionals Network

Committee Chair:
bryan@merit.mortgage
Bryan Upchurch

Plans events and implements programs geared toward young professionals in the Association with a goal of helping them elevate their careers and expand their colleague sphere. New Members welcome.

Why You Should Join: You soak up knowledge like an industrial sponge. You can crush just as hard in your field as you do in laser tag. You believe that age is just a number.

2023 Committee Chair
Bryan Upchurch