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Picture of 2014 IAR officers taken during the association's legislative conference
2014 IAR Officers from left to right:  Kevin Kirkpatrick, Bruce Bright, Nancy Smith, and Kevin Eastridge. Photo courtesy of Brenda Staples.
 

Kevin Eastridge, 2014 President

Kevin Eastridge is president of F.C. Tucker Emge REALTORS® in Evansville, a firm he joined in 1988 as Sales Manager after a 12-year career in the banking industry.

REALTORS® at the local, state and national levels have been the beneficiary of Kevin’s counsel and leadership. He is past president and current director of the Southwest Indiana Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® point of contact for U.S. Senator Dan Coats. He is also a past IAR director and finance committee member, and has served as the IAR appointee to a number of key Indiana Real Estate Commission committees.

Kevin graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Administration and earned an MBA from the University of Evansville. He also attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

The list of community organizations to which Kevin gives and has given his support is lengthy. He is president of the University of Southern Indiana Foundation. He is a past director of the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, St. Mary’s Foundation, YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, Habitat for Humanity® of Evansville, Better Business Bureau® of Evansville and Evansville Country Club. Kevin is a past officer of the Tri-State World Trade Council, Greater Evansville Lenders Association and the Vanderburgh County Indiana University Alumni Association. He is also a past instructor for Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana and a past trustee of the Methodist Temple United Methodist Church.

Kevin is married to Karen and has two children.

Contact:  812-473-0123 or kevineastridge@fcte.com 

 

Bruce Bright, 2014 President-elect 

Bruce Bright is an associate broker with the Carmel-based Sycamore Group REALTORS®. His more than 20-year real estate career is marked by a commitment to professionalism through education, leadership, and community involvement.

The high value Bruce places on education is evident through the many professional real estate designations and certifications he has achieved:  ABR®, CBR®, CRS, e-PRO®, MGRI, SRES® and SFR®. Bruce also holds degrees in business and accounting.

Bruce has served his fellow REALTORS® at the local, state, and national levels. He is a past president of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS® (2006), moderated the board’s leadership academy for two classes (2007-08, 2008-09) and has been a member of a variety of committees including professional standards and finance – the latter of which he was a member of for more than 15 years. By virtue of his role as an officer, Bruce is also a member of the IAR Executive Committee. He is a past IAR director, a current state REALTOR® Political Action Committee trustee, a current member of the REALTORS® Defense Fund committee and a current member of the GRI Advisory Board. Bruce is a current director of the National Association of REALTORS® and is past president of the Indiana state CRS chapter.

Bruce’s community involvement is widespread. He has served on boards including SERTOMA Club of West Indianapolis, Speedway United Methodist Church, Hendricks County Aviation Association, Community Outreach Ministries, Link Federal Credit Union, and central Indiana’s REALTOR® Foundation.

His hard work and commitment has not gone unnoticed by his colleagues.  Bruce was honored as the MIBOR REALTOR® of the Year in 2007 as well as the state REALTOR® of the Year in 2008.

Bruce is married to Justine and together they reside in Brownsburg.

Contact:  317-271-5959 or bruce@brightsideteam.com 

 

Nancy Smith, 2014 Treasurer

Nancy Smith is a managing broker with Carpenter REALTORS®.

Through advocacy, leadership and community involvement, Nancy has shown a commitment to professionalism in her more than 30 year real estate career.

Nancy understands how important advocacy is to a successful real estate industry. Through her committee work on the state, local and national level, she is a spokesperson for the REALTOR® cause in many areas including home ownership, property taxes and economic development.  She has served as an MPAC and IAR RPAC Trustee for many years.  At the federal level, she serves as a Federal Political Coordinator for Congressman Luke Messer.

Both IAR and MIBOR have been the beneficiary of Smith’s leadership in various ways.  She served as President in 2004, as well as various committees such as policy, bylaws, economic development, MLS, nominating and personnel.  Additionally, Nancy served as the moderator for MIBOR’s leadership academy (REAL) in 2010.  Her service at the state level includes the IAR Board of Directors, the IAR Executive Committee, state RPAC Trustees and the IAR Finance Committee.

Nancy has been recognized by her peers as a champion of the real estate industry through her many awards.  She is a recipient of the “Bud” Tucker Community Service Award, the MIBOR Distinguished Service Award and the Dick Snyder Service Award.

Nancy places high value on strong ties within her community.  She is active with many local organizations including the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the Shelby County Youth Shelter, the Blue River Development Corporation, and Girls Club 100 Women.

Nancy is married to Mark and they reside in Shelbyville.  She has 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

Contact:  317-392-1454 or nancysmith@callcarpenter.com

 

Kevin Kirkpatrick, Immediate Past President

Kevin is the managing member, president and principal broker of Prudential Indiana Realty Group, LLC, the largest Prudential franchise in Indiana and 14th largest out of 6,000 Prudential franchises in the U.S.

Since co-founding the once Century 21 Realty Group office in Indianapolis in 1980, Kirkpatrick witnessed the office elevated to “#1 Century 21 Office in the World”.  In 2008, this individual office produced over $400 million in gross sales. In 1998, Kirkpatrick co-founded Realty Group Companies to expand the brand throughout central and southern Indiana. In 2009, the combined production of all 15 Realty Group offices reached $800 million in residential and commercial real estate sales volume.

MIBOR has been the beneficiary of Kirkpatrick’s leadership in a number of ways.  He was President in 2007, also serving on the Finance, Arbitration, Ethics and Risk Reduction committees.  One colleague described his contributions as “possibly one of the most unique and far-reaching by a President in recent memory.”  By leading the effort to rebrand MIBOR’s listing service to the Broker Listing Cooperative®, Kirkpatrick’s work was instrumental in preparing the BLC® for brand promotion beyond the scope of MIBOR.  Kirkpatrick has also been an active member of the Economic Development Council (2007-2009), the BLC® Policy committee (2007-present) and as MPAC Trustee (2008-2009)

IAR has also been the beneficiary of Kirkpatrick’s leadership.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors, is a state REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustee and member of the Finance committee.

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