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Our Leadership

Meet Your 2022 RLI Executive Committee

We are a team of dedicated land real estate professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow and steer RLI towards a successful future. We encourage all RLI members to reach out to us with ideas and questions about the organization from a member’s perspective. RLI has changed the way we do business for the better and we are ready to help it do the same for your business.

Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM

2022 RLI President

Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, has been a member of RLI since 1998 and he earned the elite ALC Designation shortly after in 2001. He has an extensive record of service to RLI, serving as Chair of RLI’s Governmental Affairs Committee, as a member of the ALC Designation Committee, and on the Board of Directors. He has also served as the President of the RLI Florida Chapter and continues to be an active chapter member. Additionally, as part of the RLI APEX Awards Program, he was an APEX Top Twenty Producer in 2017, 2018, and 2019 and was the Top National Producer in 2018. He has also been recognized as the Florida REALTOR® of the Year by the RLI Florida Chapter and earned the #1 Sales Professional annual recognition in the Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliate network five times, most recently in 2018. As President, Dean seeks to continue focus on enhancing RLI’s core strengths, offering exceptional education, and providing top-notch networking opportunities to land professionals.

Luke Worrell, ALC

2022 RLI President-Elect

Luke has been a member of RLI since 2009 and has an extensive record of service to the organization, having served as Chair of both the Education and Budget and Finance committees, and most recently serving on the 2020 Board of Directors as Treasurer. Additionally, Luke has served as the President of the RLI Illinois Chapter. Luke earned the elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation in 2012. Luke brings a wealth of industry and community leadership experience to his position with RLI. Among many accomplishments, he has twice served as President of the Jacksonville Area Association of Realtors; was 2021 Chair of the Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends Conference; and served a six-year term on the board of directors for the Morgan County Fair Board. Luke was the winner of RLI’s 2018 Rising Star Award, an annual honor conferred on an aspiring leader. He also received the 2017 RLI ALC-to-ALC Networking Award for the largest ALC-to-ALC land transaction nationwide based on sales volume and is a member of the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 APEX Producers Clubs.

Sam Bowers, ALC

2022 RLI Vice President

As Vice President, Sam Bowers, ALC, of Bowers and Burns Real Estate in Georgia, will serve a four-year term on RLI’s Executive Committee, making him the Institute’s 2024 National President. Sam brings a wealth of industry and community leadership experience to his new position with RLI. Among numerous accolades in both residential and land real estate, Sam was named 2003 Georgia Land REALTOR® of the Year by the Georgia Chapter of RLI. He served as President of the chapter in 2017 and as its Treasurer in 2021. At the national level, Sam has served on RLI’s Budget and Finance and Governmental Affairs committees, and on the National Land Conference Task Force.

Renee Harvey, ALC

2022 RLI Immediate Past President

Renee Harvey, ALC, has been a long-time member of RLI, receiving her ALC Designation in 2011. Renee served as Chair of the RLI National Education Committee in 2013, 2014, and 2017. She also served as Vice Chair of the RLI National Government Affairs Committee in both 2015 and 2018 as well as serving as a member of the National Land Conference Planning Committee in 2010. She’s been a licensed broker in Texas for over 30 years with offices in Paris, Clarksville, and Bonham. As Broker/Owner of Century 21 Harvey Properties, her brokerage has attained the prestigious Centurion Award for sales production from Century 21 Real Estate Corporation for the past 14 years. Renee looks forward to working with her fellow officers to ensure that our education program remains valuable to land professionals in all markets, as well as further exploring and expanding member benefits for land professionals across the country to help further establish RLI as The Voice of Land.

Meet Your 2022 RLI Board of Directors

The REALTORS® Land Institute Board of Directors helps guide the direction of the Institute by working closely with RLI Leadership and Staff to determine and
see-through core initiatives.

Drew Ary, ALC

At-Large Director (2021-2022)

Randy Hertz, ALC

Randy Hertz, ALC

NAR Executive Committee Rep.

Dan Crocker, ALC

ALC Designation Committee Chair

Geoff Hurdle, ALC

Geoff Hurdle, ALC

At-Large Director (2021-2022)

Richard Dempsey, ALC

Government Affairs Cmte. Chair

Thomas Krajewski, ALC

Treasurer

Mike Garrett, ALC

Mike Garrett, ALC

At-Large Director (2022-2023)

Dan Murphy, ALC

Dan Murphy, ALC

Education Committee Chair

Ryan Sampson, ALC

Ryan Sampson, ALC

Future Leaders Committee Chair

Russell Riggs

Russell Riggs

NAR Advocacy Liaison; Ex-Officio

Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE

CEO, Ex-Officio

REALTORS Land Institute Past Presidents

The REALTORS® Land Institute’s rich history reveals a long line of dedicated members that have stepped up over the years to lead our great organization. Each of them has left a mark and helped to guide RLI into the future, making it an increasingly valuable organization for its members. We are forever grateful to all who have volunteered to make RLI stronger, especially those who have taken the helm as a National President.

2021 Renee Harvey, ALC 1995 Mark Cumbest, ALC 1969 George A. Simon, ALC*
2020 Kyle Hansen, ALC 1994 Stephen R. England, ALC 1968 Quentin WIlliams, ALC*
2018-19 Jeramy Stephens, ALC 1993 Robert E. Rhodes, ALC 1967 John L. Currell, ALC*
2018 Jimmy Settle, ALC* 1992 David Hemenway, ALC 1966 Bert C. Hanson, ALC*
2017 Brandon Rogillio, ALC 1991 Robert C. Meeks, ALC* 1965 L.M. Bushart, ALC*
2016 Bob Turner, ALC 1990 Lawrence B. Caldwell, ALC* 1964 Jack Justice, ALC*
2015 Terri Jensen, ALC 1989 G. Edmond Massie, ALC 1963 Stephen Dorcich, ALC*
2014 George Clift, ALC 1988 Jerry Brewer, ALC 1962 Don L. Temple, ALC*
2013 Charles “Chuck” Wingert, ALC 1987 Otto Sprenger, ALC 1961 Leonard P. Kayne, ALC*
2012 Ray Brownfield, ALC 1986 J. Alvin Hawbaker, ALC 1960 Wayne Adams, ALC*
2011 Jesse Lane, ALC 1985 John E. Cyr, ALC 1959 R.E. Seden, ALC*
2010 Dan Hatfield, ALC 1984 Richard G. Palmer, ALC 1958 R.A. Capshaw, ALC*
2009 Keith Morris, ALC 1983 Richard E. Beaty, ALC 1957 J. Vernon Groff, ALC*
2008 Michael Landreth, ALC 1982 A. Tom Lund Sr., ALC* 1956 Elton L. Boudreau, ALC*
2007 John McAllister, ALC 1981 Judge B. Fite, ALC* 1955 Frank W. Baumann, ALC*
2006 Randy Hertz, ALC 1980 Carl F. Hertz, ALC* 1954 Charles J. Happ, ALC*
2005 Sam Kain, ALC 1979 Ron Bentz, ALC 1953 Owen W. Sherril, ALC*
2004 Norma Nisbet, ALC 1978 Bake Young, ALC* 1952 Don W. Reed, ALC*
2003 John Dean, ALC 1977 Cy Kuefler, ALC* 1951 L. Louis Gairaud*
2002 Mac Boyd, ALC* 1976 Robert W. VanArsdale, ALC* 1950 Ralph A. Hunt*
2001 Robert Hatcher, ALC 1975 Owen V. Hall, ALC* 1949 Otto Knudson*
2000 D.L. “Gooley” Orr, ALC 1974 Thad S. Cwik, ALC* 1948 Frank L. Huffman*
1999 JR Larsen, ALC 1973 Harry A. Finkelman, ALC* 1947 C.A. Bresnahan*
1998 Roger Heller, AFLB 1973 Dwight W. Jundt, ALC 1945-1946 George L. Domm, ALC*
1997 Barbara Douglas, ALC 1972 Burr Brown, ALC* *denotes deceased
1996 Pierre Vining, ALC* 1971 Lester R. Arie, ALC*
1995 Mark Cumbest, ALC 1970 Wayne D. Phipps, ALC*