LAS VEGAS – The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR) has hired experienced association executive and former REALTOR Michele L. Caprio as its new chief executive officer.
Keith Lynam, the 2015 president of GLVAR and a longtime local REALTOR, said Caprio, who holds the REALTOR Certified Executive designation, “has extensive credentials and is well-qualified to run our association on a daily basis.”
“Michele has a long history of relevant real estate experience, both as a REALTOR and as a successful CEO for several REALTOR associations in Rhode Island,” 2014 GLVAR President Heidi Kasama added. “She has also served as a local board and state association president and has been very active with the National Association of REALTORS and in fundraising with the REALTOR Political Action Committee (RPAC).”
Lynam and Kasama led the nationwide search that resulted in GLVAR hiring Caprio to succeed Nelson Janes, who retired Jan. 9 after three years as GLVAR’s CEO. Caprio starts work at GLVAR on Feb. 1. During the rest of January, GLVAR Director of Operations Wendy DiVecchio will oversee the daily operations of GLVAR.
Caprio’s diverse career includes working in retail banking, as a real estate appraiser and as a legislative aide to the speaker of the house in the Rhode Island Legislature. She worked as a REALTOR in Rhode Island for 17 years, highlighted by serving as the elected president of the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS in 2003 and the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS in 2006. She transitioned from working as a REALTOR to running associations in 2007, eventually serving in her most recent position as CEO of three real estate associations in Rhode Island – the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS, the Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board of REALTORS and the Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS.
About the GLVAR
GLVAR was founded in 1947 and provides its more than 11,500 local members with education, training and political representation. The local representative of the National Association of REALTORS®, GLVAR is the largest professional organization in Southern Nevada. Each GLVAR member receives the highest level of professional training and must abide by a strict code of ethics. For more information, visit www.LasVegasRealtor.com or www.HomeLasVegas.com.