The 2021 Greater Nashville REALTORS® Board election will take place from October 5, through October 30. The four candidates who receive the most votes will join the board for a three-year term. Members who vote will earn two Awards of Excellence points. To vote, you will need your NRDS number. If you don’t know your NRDS number, please click here. View the candidate profiles below.
If you missed the Meet the Candidates Webinar on October 5, please view below.
Jack Gaughan is the principal broker from RE/MAX Choice Properties and has been a licensed agent for six-years. Gaughan has served on the Legislative Committee, RPAC Committee and was a graduate of the 2015 class of Leadership Academy. He also served on the Name and Branding Committee when the association switched from GNAR to Greater Nashville REALTORS®. Gaughan attributes much of his success to our great association and the opportunities it has afforded him as a member.
Message from Jack
Given my legal background, I think I bring an analytical and logical approach in making decisions on important matters that allow me to fully discern the goal of the decision we are ultimately making. Taking all members into account no matter small brokerage or large, is extremely important to me.
Megan Manly began her Real Estate career almost eleven years ago during the last recession She was fortunate to get to learn from two high-producing teams before going out on her own. Manly has extensive experience serving our local association committees, including RPAC, Legislative, Affordable Housing, Grievance, Special Events and Public Education. At the National Level, Manly served on the Member Communications Committee. Manly also has served as an RPAC Trustee.
Message from Megan:
Because I’ve served on a variety of committees, boards, REALTOR® networks, I understand the collaborative effort it takes to ensure the success of a board. I believe that my calm leadership will help me fairly and effectively work with the Board to make decisions on behalf of our members.
LaTonya Martin is the Broker/Owner of Grande Style Homes, Grande Home Staging & Design and Martin & Associates Insurance Agency. Since 2002, she has helped hundreds of Homebuyers, Sellers, Investors, Builders buy and sell their properties. Martin has also taught homebuyer education and managed a team of REALTORS®. Martin has been a licensed REALTOR® for 18 years and has served on both the Professional Development Committee and Commercial Committee.
Message from LaTonya:
I have always been an advocate for Fair practices and equality in Homeownership. I believe in Real Estate education, fairness & ethics, and in building wealth through Real Estate. I also have a passion for bringing people together, hearing what people want and need and finding solutions to solve problems.
Barry Owen is the CEO/Principal of Broker Pareto Realty, LLC, and has been a licensed agent for 27 years. Straight from the Army, Sue Chilton mentored and taught him everything about the business. Owen worked in every REALTOR® capacity throughout his career - Sales Professional, Mentor, coach, trainer, opening offices, and launching his own Company. Every day Owen learns something new. He is driven to help clients and agents succeed. He has served on several committees at Greater Nashville REALTORS® including, Professional Standards, Arbitration, Membership, Professional Development, Habitat for Humanity, Ombudsman and Grievance Committee.
Message from Barry:
What is needed in this fluid environment is level headed and forward-thinking approaches to responding to emerging circumstances. My logical curiosity and depth of experience will facilitate sound, faster resolution. My "Investigative" tendencies reduce the potential for unpleasant surprises. My focus is always fixed on the mission purpose.
Josh Stimpson works with Reliant Realty and has been in real estate for over 11 years. His background in hospitality helped real estate come naturally to him. Having facilitated commercial, new construction, land, and condo deals, Stimpson prides himself as being very knowledgeable in all aspects of our industry. Stimpson is a 2019 graduate of the Greater Nashville REALTORS® Leadership Academy. He is also involved in supporting RPAC through advocacy. Stimpson has been an active member of the association serving on the Habitat for Humanity Committee, Professional Standards Committee and Professional Development Committees.
Message from Josh:
Whether intentionally or inadvertently falling into leadership roles, they have always come naturally to me. I will bring my excellent leadership skills that include: the ability to stand my ground for what I believe is right even when it is not popular, finding common ground, and active listening to help our association continue to grow.
Collyn Wainwright was licensed in 2007 with a commercial firm in Memphis and retired her license from 2009-2013. Upon re-activating her license in Nashville, Wainwright moved into residential real estate, joining Village in 2014. Wainwright received her broker's license and was the Director of Recruitment for Village for two years. Wainwright became the principal broker in 2020. She is a graduate of Greater Nashville REALTORS® Leadership Academy and has served on the Professional Development and Professional Standards Committee.
Message from Collyn:
Technology should enhance our service to our clients, not replace it, yet we face increasing competition from business models that seek to circumvent our expertise. No algorithm can replace the human element of listening to our clients and guiding them through a complicated and expensive process. I'd like to be part of an adapting and growing Association that will always rise to meet the needs of our membership, despite the challenges ahead.
It would be an honor and privilege to have your vote!