Meet Your 2021 REALTORS® Land Institute 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.

Renee Harvey, ALC

Renee Harvey, ALC

2021 RLI President

Renee Harvey, ALC, has been a long-time member of RLI, receiving her ALC Designation in 2011. Renee has served as Chair of the RLI National Education Committee in 2013, 2014, and 2017. She has 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 currently in Paris, Clarksville, and Bonham. As the 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 13 years. Serving as RLI’s 2020 President-Elect, Renee is looking forward to ensuring 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.

Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM

Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM

2021 RLI President-Elect

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-Elect, 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

Luke Worrell, ALC

2021 RLI Vice President/ Treasurer

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 new position with RLI. Among his many accomplishments, he has twice served as President of the Jacksonville Area Association of
Realtors; is the 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 and 2019 APEX Producers Clubs.

Kyle Hansen, ALC

Kyle Hansen, ALC

2021 RLI Immediate Past President

Kyle Hansen, ALC, has been a member of RLI since 2008, receiving his ALC Designation in 2011 and serving as the RLI National President in 2020. In 2015 and 2016, he served as Chair of RLI National’s Future Leaders Committee. He is an active member of the RLI Iowa Chapter, serving as their president from 2012-2013. The chapter also awarded him the RLI Iowa Chapter Land Broker of the Year Award in 2013. Then in 2014, he received the RLI National Rising Star Leadership Award which recognizes a member approaching a mid-level in their career who is on their way to making significant contributions to the land profession and to RLI. Kyle later went on to be an APEX 2017 Top Twenty Producer and was among those recognized in
the APEX 2018 and 2019 Producers Club as part of the RLI APEX Awards Program. Kyle received his Broker’s license in 2016 for Iowa and Missouri.

Meet Your REALTORS® Land Institute 2021 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.

Randy Hertz, ALC

Randy Hertz, ALC

NAR Executive Committee Representative
Drew Ary, ALC

Drew Ary, ALC

At-Large Director
Deitra Robertson

Deitra Robertson

ALC Designation Committee Chair
George Clift, ALC

George Clift, ALC

At-Large Director
Jim Miller

Jim Miller

Education Committee Chair
Geoff Hurdle, ALC

Geoff Hurdle, ALC

At-Large Director
Clayton Pilgrim, ALC

Clayton Pilgrim, ALC

Future Leaders Committee Chair
Russell Riggs

Russell Riggs

Institute Legislative Staff Liaison; Ex-Officio Officer
Tim Kellogg, ALC

Tim Kellogg, ALC

Governmental Affairs Committee Chair
Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE

Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE

CEO