C.A.R. announces 2015 Leadership Team

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For release:
November 11, 2014

C.A.R.’s 2015 Leadership team begins term

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 11) – The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) announced today that its 2015 Leadership Team is now in place. Leading the team is C.A.R. President Chris Kutzkey, a second-generation REALTOR® and broker in Northern California. Serving with Kutzkey are President-elect Pat "Ziggy" Zicarelli, Treasurer Geoff McIntosh, and Chief Executive Officer Joel Singer. The 2015 officers begin their official term this week at the close of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) Conference and Expo in New Orleans.

Kutzkey previously served two years as C.A.R. treasurer and was chair of C.A.R.’s Strategic Planning and Finance Committee in 2012 and 2013. She currently serves on NAR’s Strategic Thinking and Public Policy committees. She was the 2002 recipient of C.A.R.’s Outstanding Committee Chair Award and was honored several times as her local association’s REALTOR® of the Year. Additionally, Kutzkey served two terms as president and two terms as treasurer of her local association of REALTORS®, and one term as a director for California Regional Multiple Listing Services, Inc., (CRMLS). Kutzkey holds numerous professional designations, including GRI and CRB and has won various industry awards, including C.A.R. Director for Life. She most recently served as president-elect of C.A.R.

Pat "Ziggy" Zicarelli is a second-generation REALTOR® from Birmingham, Ala., and is the founder and CEO/Broker of Style Realty & Investments Company, Inc. in Tarzana, Calif. Active in organized real estate since 1976, he has served in leadership positions for his local, state, and national associations of REALTORS® and brings more than 37 years of real estate experience to the position. Zicarelli has served on numerous committees, including C.A.R.’s Strategic Planning and Finance Committee in 2014 and 2003-2005 and Executive Committee in 2013 and 1999. Among the numerous committees he has chaired include C.A.R.’s Association Presidents Committee in 2012, Legislative Committee in 2010, and Housing Affordability in 2008.

In his second year as Treasurer, Geoff McIntosh is broker and co-owner of Main Street REALTORS® in Long Beach, Calif. He oversees the activities of his 230-plus REALTORS® and also serves the real estate needs of his own clients. Active in organized real estate, McIntosh previously served as president of the Pacific West Association of REALTORS®, the Greater Long Beach Association of REALTORS®, and the Apartment Association, California Southern Cities. McIntosh is currently a member of the boards of directors of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, and the Pacific West Association of REALTORS®. He previously served as an officer and member of the board of directors of the California Regional Multiple Listing Services, Inc. (CRMLS).

C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer has held the Association’s top staff position since November 1989 after serving as C.A.R.’s chief economist and heading the Association’s public affairs department. He was instrumental in developing Real Estate Business Services Inc. (REBS), C.A.R.’s for-profit subsidiary, and serves as its president. He also is president and chief executive officer of zipLogix®. Singer joined C.A.R. in 1978.

Leading the way… ® in California real estate for more than 100 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, with more than 165,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.

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