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MRIS Announces Former NAR President and Champion Realty CEO as Newest Leaders for Executive Committee

May 10, 2012  |  by John Heithaus

Though you can read our formal press release here, we are pleased to announce new leaders to the MRIS Board of Directors.  The new Chairman of the Board, Thomas M. Stevens, and Vice Chairman, Jon Coile, bring a wealth of experience and vision to our Executive Committee.

“It’s an exciting time for MRIS as we continue to innovate and bring more value to our stakeholders and customers around the Mid-Atlantic region,” said David Charron, MRIS president & CEO. “MRIS relies on the guidance of the industry’s most experienced and successful leaders to help transform the real estate industry.”

Tom Stevens has served on the MRIS Board of Directors since its inception in 1993 and has held many other leadership positions throughout his career including 2006 President of the National Association of REALTORS®, President of the Virginia Association of REALTORS® in 1989 and Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® President in 1985. In addition, Tom Stevens continues to serve on the NAR Board of Directors, his 25th year.

“Tom Stevens has time and time again demonstrated his leadership abilities within our industry and most recently as President of the National Association of REALTORS®. It is exciting to now see him take the helm as MRIS’s Chairman of the Board, one of the largest MLS/technology companies in our industry,” said Wes Foster, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “There is no doubt with his leadership and innovative thinking that MRIS will take its services and offerings to the next level for its customers, not only regionally but nationally.”


Jon Coile
is CEO of Champion Realty, Inc., the Maryland partner company of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Jon Coile is a real estate brokerage company leader with broad hands-on experience in all operational areas of a full service real estate company including residential sales and leasing, commercial sales and leasing, mortgage, title, insurance, relocation, property management, marketing, IT, accounting and finance. He is also on the Boards of The Realty Alliance, HomeServices Lending, LLC, and Talisman Therapeutic Riding. He was a member of the MRIS Board of Directors from 2001-2005 and again since 2010.

“MRIS has been in the forefront creating a best-in-class MLS for our agents, our sellers and our industry,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America. “Jon Coile is a thought leader within the HomeServices network of companies and I am confident that he will bring a global perspective to his role as Vice Chair.”

We look forward to taking MRIS to the next level in its products and services through the advisory leadership of the new Chairman of the Board and Vice Chairman.

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