2020 Florida Realtors Leadership
Barry Grooms, President
Barry Grooms, Realtor and co-owner of Florida Suncoast Realty Inc. in Bradenton, is a leader in regional, state and national real estate associations. He has been active with the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee, serving as president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and director. He is a former district vice president of the state association and has been a leader for its public policy and advocacy committees and forums.
Grooms is an ethics instructor for the National Association of Realtors and has been a member of NAR’s Commercial Presidential Advisory Group. He also serves as a federal political coordinator for NAR for new U.S. Congressman Greg Steube, helping to provide information and research on issues important to all Floridians.
In the community, Grooms is a member of the Children’s Miracle Network, FELT (Feeding Empty Little Tummies) and the Anna Maria Island Privateers. He has also been active with the Midtown and Downtown Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA), Realize Bradenton and other business and civic organizations.
President-Elect: Cheryl A. Lambert
Vice President: Christina Pappas
Treasurer: G. “Mike” McGraw
Secretary: Gia Arvin
Margy Grant, CEO
Grant is the state association’s chief management officer, responsible for administration of Florida Realtors’ programs, services and policies, as well as its financial condition.
Grant is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and also holds the Realtor Association Certified Executive (RCE) designation, earning recognition for specialized industry knowledge as well as association achievements and experience. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
She earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, at the Suffolk University School of Law in Boston and her bachelor's degree in political science at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. Grant is a member of the Florida Bar, Massachusetts Bar and the California Bar (inactive status). She joined Florida Realtors in 2005.
2020 District Vice Presidents
District 1: Ian Edmonson
District 2: Candace M. Cecil
District 3: John D. Pinson
District 4: Mark Sadek
District 5: William E. “Bill” Steinke
District 6: Thomas E “Tom” Shelly
District 7: Debra Myers
District 8: Leah L. Chapin
District 9: Lynn M. Peters
District 10: T. Lamanda Jones
District 11: Jeffrey J. Levine
District 12: Jeffrey M. Fagan
District 13: Stafford Starcher
Executive Management Team
Margy Grant, Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Zipper, Senior Vice President of Communications & Marketing
Eric Forsman, Vice President of Technology Services
Dave Garrison, Vice President of Finance, Professional Development and Internal Operations
Dr. Brad O'Connor, Chief Economist of Research
Danielle Scoggins, Vice President of Public Policy
Juana Watkins, Esq., Vice President of Law and Policy & General Counsel
Anne Cockayne, Director of Local Association Services
Mindy Wilson, Director of Leadership Services
Maria Grulich, Director of Global Business
Kerri Hartman, Director of Human Resources
Jeanie Unterbrink, Director of Meeting Services