As someone who has had a vested interest in ORTIS from the beginning, and with so many exciting changes ahead, I’m very much looking forward to sitting as Chair for the 2018-2019 year. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time spent on the ORTIS Board as a Director, and am eager to start working towards improvements and enhancements that will further push ORTIS ahead as a leader in the real estate industry.

With a passion for real estate dating back as far as I can remember, I’ve always been committed to ensuring the success of the projects I’ve participated in. As a member of one of the original ORTIS Boards, I have been a part of the negotiations, trials and tribulations of this corporation from the beginning and am so proud of the evolution of our group. I have sat on the ORTIS Board not only as a Director since 2015, but as the Secretary-Treasurer and Finance Chair, ensuring that ORTIS has been fiscally responsible and diligent in maintaining the funds to run such a successful corporation for our REALTOR® colleagues. I am very much looking forward to an exciting and groundbreaking year ahead and thank my fellow Directors for entrusting me the role of Vice-Chair for the 2018-2019 year.

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Jeff Mahannah

Jeff was first elected to the ORTIS board in 2016. He brings with him over 25 years of experience in real estate and has served as president, director, and member of OMDREB. In 2015, he was honoured as the OREA Volunteer of the Year for his work with ORTIS and OMDREB.

(The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board)

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Lyle McNair

Lyle is one of the early participants in the creation of ORTIS, having chaired the group to synchronize the MLS® Rules for GDAR, KWAR and CAOR initially and later for the 8 founding members. When the Governor’s Group, the forerunner of ORTIS was formed, he chaired that larger organization. He has served in many roles at GDAR including 2 terms as President, been a member of the OREA Education and Finance Committees, and was elected to the initial ORTIS board in 2015.

(Guelph & District Association of REALTORS)

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Ryan Gilmour

Ryan was first appointed to the ORTIS board in 2018 and currently serves as the Vice President for the Mississauga Real Estate Board. Ryan obtained a Bachelor of Arts at Western, a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology at ITI prior to working at Microsoft in Seattle and later developing GIS software for a subsidiary of TELUS Enterprise Solutions in Vancouver and Toronto. Ryan began his career in real estate in 2002 at his family’s real estate brokerage before venturing out with his sister to purchase RE/MAX Realty Enterprises Inc in Mississauga where he is currently Broker of Record/Owner. Ryan brings forth his strong background in technology, strong business acumen and a sense of humour to his volunteer efforts.

(Mississauga Real Estate Board)

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Monique Aunger

Monique was elected to the ORTIS board at the 2017 AGM. She has been practicing in real estate since 2010, and has worked for franchise real estate brokerages and as the Broker of Record for her own brokerage. Monique brings with her experience in municipal level city planning and software implementation.

(Huron Perth Association of REALTORS®)

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Charlotte Zawada

Charlotte was elected to the ORTIS board at the 2017 AGM. She has earned several real estate designations, including; ABR, CIPS, SRES, and ASA. Charlotte has served Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® as Director, Vice President, President, and Past President.

(Kitchener – Waterloo Association of REALTORS®)

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Jason Tangorra

Jason Tangorra was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario. Jason is a family man with a wife and a beautiful daughter. He holds a diploma in Marketing and Urban planning. His career began as an advertising sales agent with the Toronto Sun and then with the Brantford Expositor. Upon realizing that a client’s needs were of the utmost importance, he decided to acquire his real estate license. In 2015, Jason furthered his education by acquiring his Broker ’s License and in May of 2015, he purchased what is now known as Royal LePage Brant Realty. He has joined many committees in Brantford, whose goals are all to serve and help the community.

(Brantford Regional Real Estate Association)

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Geoff Halford

Geoff was elected to the ORTIS board at the 2017 AGM. He began his real estate career as a salesperson in 1991, and became a broker in 2010. He brings with him experience as President-elect and finance chair for the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® and has served on the MLS® & Technology Committee, professional standards committee, and finance committee.

(Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc.)

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Amie Ferris

Amie has been involved in the ORTIS discussions since the days of the former Governors Group and most recently sat as ORTIS Chair for 2017/18.  She was President of the Simcoe and District Real Estate Board from 2011-2013 and chair of OREA’s YPN Committee in 2011 and 2012.  Amie is a third generation REALTOR® and currently a Sales Representative for Erie’s Edge Real Estate in Norfolk County and accredited with the ABR and SRS designations.

(Simcoe & District Real Estate Board)