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More than 120 Allen Tate Realtors® and members of the Allen Tate Companies leadership team are attending the 2017 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Annual Conference February 27-March 5 at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Fla.

More than 2,000 top real estate professionals from the U.S. and 20 countries around the world attend the conference. Participating LeadingRE brokerages represent more than one million annual home sale transactions of more than $351 billion.

The week-long series of conferences boasts a noteworthy line-up of speakers, with keynote presentations by John Foley, former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, and Josh Linkner, founder and CEO of four tech companies, including the largest digital promotions agency in the world.

“At the 2017 LeadingRE Conference, leaders of the world’s top independent real estate firms come together to focus on new ways to build their companies, support their teams and better serve home buyers and sellers,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor.

“We’ll dive deep into current market trends and look ahead to what’s on the horizon – exploring economic shifts, changing consumer demographics, evolving technologies and more.”

Pat Riley, Allen Tate Companies president and CEO and chairman of the board of Leading RE, will complete his two-year service at the conference. He will present at the opening general session of the conference on March 1 and also at the Awards Gala on March 2.

DJ Stephan, Allen Tate Relocation president, will serve as a panelist for “Direct Connection – A Team Approach to Strengthening Customer Relationships” on March 2.

Other Allen Tate leaders attending the conference include:

  • Phyllis Brookshire, president, Allen Tate Realtors
  • Stephanie Brown, vice president of marketing, Allen Tate Companies
  • Stephanie Gossett, regional vice president, Allen Tate Realtors
  • Carol Hampton, branch leader, Allen Tate Fort Mill Office
  • Tony Jarrett, regional vice president, Allen Tate Realtors
  • John Kindbom, regional vice president, Allen Tate Realtors
  • Sandy Kindbom, branch leader, Allen Tate Charlotte-Center City Office
  • Diane Kuiper, sales manager, Allen Tate Charlotte-Ballantyne Office
  • Jeanine Lind, branch leader, Allen Tate Wake Forest/Rolesville
  • Katrina Richards, regional vice president, Allen Tate Realtors
  • Sara Spencer, vice president of operations, Allen Tate Companies
  • Angela Standish, sales manager, Allen Tate Lake Norman and Davidson
  • Diane Wolfe, branch leader, Allen Tate Charlotte-Providence@485 Office

The following top-producing Allen Tate Realtors qualified for and were invited to attend the Realtor Summit at the LeadingRE Conference:


  • Belmont – Megan Triplett
  • Charlotte-Ballantyne – Terry Alfero, Suzanne Cowden, Cindy Crisp, David Huss, Donna Kelly, Martina Linford, Pam Orsburn, Karen Fuller Parsons, Carl Richmond, John Shepherd
  • Charlotte-Center City – Elizabeth Phares
  • Charlotte-Providence @485 – Hope Barthelson, Andy Bovender, Lori McGowan, Matti Ordan Reider, Jesse Samples, Melissa Taylor
  • Charlotte-SouthPark – Missy Banks, Cindy Barnes, Kaye Bender, Jean Benham, Lauren Campbell, Jennifer Currie, Gail Craven, Kemp Dunaway, Jr., Jennifer Jackson, Marlyn Jamison, Lance McSwain, Amy Peterson, Andrew Rosen, Suzanne Severs, Shelley Spencer, Cathy Stamper
  • Charlotte-Steele Creek – Ann-Dorthe Havmoeller
  • Charlotte-University City – Amy Baker, Alison Matthews, Cathy Staskel
  • Concord – Noelle Donovan, Betty Honeycutt, Diane Honeycutt
  • Fort Mill – Kelly Cahill, Sherri Stinecipher
  • Gastonia – John Bolin, Mary Lynne Cloninger, Wendy Eaves, Cathy C. Young
  • Indian Land – Doby’s Bridge – Shannon Lawrence
  • Lake Norman/Davidson – Chris Carlin, Dixie Dean, Gretel Howell, Leeann Miller, Ashley Richardson
  • Lake Wylie – Robin King, Kay Westmoreland
  • Lancaster – Richard Kirkley
  • Mooresville/Lake Norman – Becky Boan
  • Rock Hill – Ebenezer Road – Josh Boyd, Vickie Kessinger, Robert Ouzts, Jennifer Phillips, Wendy Thomas
  • Shelby – Carol Schenk


  • Asheboro – Judy Routh Hayes
  • Burlington – Sandy Ellington-Graves, Holly Rose
  • Greensboro-Green Valley – Randy Carson, Diana Davis, DJ McGarrigan, Donna Russell, Betty Smith, Jason Smith, Jeff Smith, Stephanie Snyder, Diane Thompson, Angie Wilkie
  • Greensboro-North Elm – Delaina Ellington, Roberta Wall
  • High Point – Linda Beck, Julie Ratkus, Vivian Wilborne, Carol Young
  • Oak Ridge – Delia Knight, Linda Mitchell, Ramilya Siegel
  • Winston-Salem Cherry Street– Jerri Banner, Brooke Cashion, Clement Little, Pam Matthews, Wendy Sloan
  • Winston-Salem Hanes Mall Boulevard – Donna Barham


  • Cary-Searstone – Rachel Rea, Cindy Tack
  • Cary-Stonebridge – Robin Donegan
  • Chapel Hill/Durham – Martha Bick, Gretchen Castorina
  • Raleigh-Falls of Neuse – Phyllis Wolborsky
  • Raleigh-Glenwood – Eddie Cash, Van Fletcher, Sue Greer, Sheri Hagerty, Mary-Brett Purnell
  • Wake Forest/Rolesville – Morgan Womble


  • Easley/Powdersville – Jackie Crane, Missy Rick
  • Greenville-Downtown – Robby Brady, Teresa Brady
  • Greenville-Woodruff Road – Melissa Tofield, John Yukich
  • Greer – Marcia Hersey
  • Simpsonville – Susan McMillen

Allen Tate Company is a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of more than 550 premier locally-branded real estate firms in more than 60 countries. LeadingRE provides a broad range of brokerage services to its affiliates, including lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.

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