HGAR’s Connolly Named to Board Of National MLS Trade Organization

Real Estate In-Depth | October 20, 2016

Gary Connolly, Director Multiple Listing Service & Information Systems
Gary Connolly, Director
Multiple Listing Service & Information Systems

LAS VEGAS, NV—At its annual convention in Las Vegas last month, The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS), the professional trade organization that serves the Multiple Listings Services industry across North America, elected new officers and directors for 2017. Gary Connolly, Director, Multiple Listing Service & Information Systems for HGMLS was appointed by the CMLS to become one of the 17 Board members of CMLS for 2017.

All newly elected officers will assume their positions in January. HGAR’s Connolly will assume the remainder of the term previously held by Chris Carrillo, CEO of Metro MLS (Illinois), who was elected secretary/treasurer of CMLS.

“I am pleased with Gary’s appointment to this prestigious national MLS trade organization,” said HGAR CEO Richard Haggerty. “The strength of any organization is the quality of its staff and this appointment clearly indicates the high esteem Gary is held in the MLS community nationwide and the professionalism he brings to HGAR and to its membership each day.”

Lauren Hansen, CEO of Information and Real Estate Services, LLC (Colorado), will serve as CMLS president; and David Charron, president and CEO of MRIS (Maryland), was named president-elect.

The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) is the professional trade organization that serves to advance the MLS industry in North America through unified leadership, collaboration, and education across the real estate industry. It was formed as a premier forum, advocate and resource in 1957 and has since evolved into a volunteer-led organization that is responsible for the advancement of MLS through education, innovation, and the implementation of best practices, industry standards, and next generation solutions in support of MLS providers with over 1 million subscribers.