Arizona REALTORS® Announce 2021 Executive Committee at Annual Leadership Conference

Arizona REALTORS® Announce 2021 Executive Committee at Annual Leadership Conference

Arizona REALTORS® recently held its annual Leadership Conference to install its 2021 state and regional association officers and recognize members for outstanding leadership, community contributions and professional achievements. 


Jan Leighton of JD Campbell Realty, Inc. in Peoria will begin her term as the Arizona REALTORS® 2021 President. She will serve with 2021 President-elect Gary Nelson of Realty Executives in Flagstaff, 2021 First Vice President Eric Gibbs of Realty One Group – Integrity in Tucson and Treasurer Shelley Ostrowski of Reality One Group – Gateway in Yuma. Leighton’s other leadership roles include 2019 First Vice President of Arizona Association of REALTORS® and 2008 President of West Maricopa County Regional Association of REALTORS® (WeMar). Their terms will begin December 1.


We are extremely proud to have Jan lead our executive team in 2021,” says Arizona REALTORS® CEO Michelle Lind. “With Jan’s leadership, I am confident our association will continue to build on our previous successes and continue being the voice of the Arizona real estate industry.”


Arizona REALTORS® presented its 2020 Distinguished Service Award to Lori Doerfler of Realty ONE Group, Mountain Desert – Lake Havasu. This award recognizes a member who has tirelessly provided meaningful service to the association, while having a positive impact on association members. Doerfler has been a REALTOR® for more than 17 years, filling multiple leadership roles including 2018 president of Arizona REALTORS®, 2015 treasurer of Arizona REALTORS® and 2008 president of the Lake Havasu Association of REALTORS®. She was also honored by National Association of REALTORS® as Arizona REALTOR® of the Year in 2018 as well as serving on numerous committees. 


The Tyler Strout Vision Award recognizes a real estate practitioner who elevates the profile of REALTORS® in the community and embodies the association’s vision of the best prepared real estate practitioner with the highest standards. This award was given to high school sweethearts, James and Beth Adams. James and Beth lead The Adams Team of EXP Realty. With more than 26 years of combined real estate experience in Arizona, Beth served as 2009 president of Sedona/Verde Valley Association of REALTORS® and James later served as the 2017 president. Both Beth and James continue to volunteer service to the state association by serving on various committees. 


“In a year like 2020, we are thrilled to recognize the continued hard work and perseverance of our members as they continue to make an impact,” says Arizona REALTORS® 2020 President Mary Roberts. “Serving as president of Arizona REALTORS® this past year has been an unforgettable and rewarding experience thanks to this great group of leaders and real estate professionals.”


Arizona REALTORS® consists of more than 50,000 professionals from all areas of real estate including residential, commercial, property management, land, appraisal, relocation and more. As the largest trade organization in the state, Arizona REALTORS® provides a number of professional benefits to its members and acts as the legislative voice of the industry through professional lobbying, legislative analysis, grassroots contacts and long-term political relationship. To learn more, visit



About Arizona REALTORS®

The Arizona Association of REALTORS® (Arizona REALTORS®) represents more than 50,000 members who hold active real estate licenses and subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice established by the National Association of REALTORS®. In addition to providing a number of member benefits and services including risk management, education and a legislative voice, Arizona REALTORS® is dedicated to the protection of private property rights for all Arizonans.


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