Alabama REALTOR® Day at the Capitol

2023

Invest. Grow. Advocate.

REALTOR® Day at the Capitol

The event will be an opportunity for networking with fellow REALTORS® and political leaders from all three branches of government, while advocating for REALTOR® issues. Attendees will also get to hear from leading voices in Alabama politics, and the day will conclude with our annual Legislative Reception at the Alabama REALTORS® building. On Wednesday we will host the At Home with Diversity® course.

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2023 Agenda

REALTOR® Day at the Capitol

 
 
 

Tuesday, March 14th

Coffee and Registration

10am-10:30am

Welcome remarks and opening by President RaJane Johnson.

 

Political Panel with State Senate Leaders

Moderated by Todd Stacy featuring Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed and Senator Minority Leader  Bobby Singleton.

 

Economic Development Discussion

Moderated by Liz Bogie featuring Secretary Greg Canfield.

 

Lawsuit Abuse Panel

Moderated by Allison Ross featuring Paul Pinyan and Russell Davis.

 

Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Featuring Dr. Kimberly Robinson.

 

Legislative Briefing

Hear the latest on the Association's legislative issues from CEO Jeremy Walker.

 

ARPAC Awards Presentation

The 2022 Governor's Cup and the Robert C. "Bob" Meeks Awards will be presented by ARPAC Chair Timothy Mills and President-Elect Senia Johnson.

 

Legislative Meetings at the State House

2:30pm-4pm

Tour the State House, visit with your local legislators, and watch the action on the floor from the gallery.

 

Legislative Reception

4pm - 6pm

Join your fellow REALTORS® and members of the Legislature at our annual reception with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and live music.

 

Wednesday, March 15th

At Home with Diversity®

9am-4pm

Instructed by Maurice Taylor at Alabama REALTORS® Building

The course is worth 6 hours of GRI elective credit and 6 hours of Alabama CE credit.

Ticket Information

Tickets are $149 or FREE for 2023 Major Investors

 

Members who make a pledge to be a Major Investor for the year 2023 will receive free admission to all REALTOR® Day activities. 2023 Major Investor pledge forms must be submitted to and received by AAR by February 24, 2023 to be eligible for a free REALTOR® Day ticket. The At Home with Diversity® course is a separately ticketed event and is not included in this promotion.

 

REALTOR® Day at the Capitol Speakers

Real Estate Leaders and Issues Experts

Liz Laurie Bogie

Account Executive at Alabama Media Group

Liz Laurie Bogie is an Account Executive for Alabama Media Group. In this role, she works alongside her clients to execute successful strategic digital marketing campaigns. Since joining AMG in 2019, she has built a clientele of some of the state’s largest blue-chip companies, trade associations, and state agencies. Liz’s primary focus of her job is cultivating partnerships with This Is Alabama, the “Good News Movement” that shares why Alabama is the best place for economic development, innovation, workforce recruitment, and talent retention, among others. The Alabama Association of REALTORS was one of the first partners Liz recruited, and they remain a treasured partner and solid proponent of TIA’s hard work sharing the best of Alabama with the world. Prior to returning home to Alabama, Liz spent a decade in Washington DC, starting her career on Capitol Hill with Rep. Martha Roby. She went on to work with former DHS/CIA/CBP leaders at a global cybersecurity consulting firm, handling external communications and event planning for one of DC’s largest restaurant and entertainment groups, and joining the Front Office with the Washington Nationals as the MLB team’s Manager of Administration and VIP Services. Liz earned her political science and communications degree from University of Alabama and her master’s degree in Strategic Communication from American University. Born and raised in Montgomery, Liz now lives in Vestavia Hills with her husband, Justin, and daughter, CeCe.

Greg Canfield

Secretary of Commerce

Greg Canfield has served as Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce since July 2011. In this role, he has provided consistent leadership for a statewide team of economic development professionals while helping to shape a strategic vision for sustainable economic growth and meaningful job creation across Alabama. Canfield reports directly to Governor Kay Ivey and frequently plays a leading role in negotiations with companies considering Alabama in their growth plans. During Canfield’s tenure, industry publications have repeatedly honored Alabama for economic development success. Because of extensive international travel, Canfield has developed a diverse range of high-level business contacts around the globe. As Commerce Secretary, he has led Alabama delegations to high-profile European air shows and on numerous trade missions to locations around the world, helping to drive export growth.

Russell Davis

Executive Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Alabama 

Russell Davis has served as the Executive Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Alabama since 1984.  The HBAA represents the residential housing industry with 8,000 members statewide. In addition, Davis is the Fund Administrator for the Alabama Home Builders Self Insurers Fund, a workers compensation trust fund with an average $44 million in annual contributions.  In existence since 1984, the Fund serves approximately 5,400 members. A United States Army veteran, Davis is a graduate of the University of Maryland.  He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and is a past president of the Alabama Society of Association Executives.  He is certified by the National Association of Home Builders as a Building Industry Association Executive (BIAE). Davis chaired the Business Associations’ Tax Coalition (BATC) for 6 years and currently serves on the executive committee of the Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee and chairs the Alabama Council of Association Self Insurers’ Funds.

RaJane Johnson

Alabama REALTORS® President

RaJane Johnson is a long-time resident of Hartselle with an in-depth knowledge of Morgan County and the surrounding areas. Well-rounded, knowledgeable, and experienced in all areas of the real estate industry, she prides herself on being a “one-stop-shop” for VIP treatment for both buyers and sellers. One of the things that puts RaJane at the top of her profession is her dedication and passion to making a difference in the North Alabama Real Estate market and her pursuit to protect and promote homeownership throughout the country. RaJane has the ability to listen to her clients so that she will thoroughly understand her clients’ needs and create solid relationships that lead to continuously achieving, often exceeding, her clients goals and expectations.  For her, there is no greater honor than the growth her business has achieved through referrals and repeat clients. Her clients even voted her “The Best of the Best” in 2021!

Senia Johnson

Alabama REALTORS® President-Elect

Senia Johnson has been a REALTOR for over 16 years and currently a licensed broker with Keller Williams Realty.  Johnson serves as Alabama REALTORS® President-Elect and Chair of the Public Policy Committee.

Timothy Mills

Alabama REALTORS® ARPAC Chair

Timothy Mills is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He matriculated to Troy University where he earned a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Management. Timothy has been a Realtor since 2007. He is currently working on the distinct designation of Commercial Certified Investment Member (CCIM). Currently, he’s the Senior Broker Associate with The Cummings Company. Timothy is a member of the National Association of Realtors where he serves on the National Major Investor Counsel and as Federal Political Coordinator. Timothy serves as President-Elect for Mobile Area Associates Realtors and President Gulf Coast Multiple Listing Service. Timothy was appointed by Mobile City Council to the Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Commission.

Paul Pinyan

Executive Director of the Alabama Farmers Federation

Paul Pinyan is executive director of the Alabama Farmers Federation and general manager of Alabama Farm Bureau Services, Inc. As executive director, he oversees the staff, programs and finances of the Federation and its affiliates. Paul also assists the Federation and Alfa Insurance president with the promotion of agriculture through policy implementation, public relations, education, leadership development and member services. Paul joined the Federation staff in 1998 as an area organization director. In 2000, he moved to the Department of Governmental Affairs as director of agriculture and environmental legislation. Paul was named assistant department director in 2004 before being promoted to director in 2007. He held that position until his appointment to executive director in 2010. Paul serves as chairman of the Alabama 4-H Foundation; treasurer of the Alabama FFA Foundation; treasurer of the North Alabama Agriplex and is on the boards of directors of the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation, Farm Bureau Bank, Southeastern Livestock Exposition, and Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the advisory boards for UAB Medical School Montgomery Campus and Baptist Medical Center South.

Greg Reed

Senate President Pro Tem

Greg Reed is the President Pro Tem of the Alabama Senate. He has served in this capacity since 2021, when he was unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as the top-ranking member. Reed previously served as Senate Majority Leader from 2015 to 2021. During his first term in office, Reed served as Chairman of the Senate Health Committee from 2011 to 2014. Media outlets have credited Reed as being a “brilliant tactician” who brings a business-type mentality to the governing process. Reed’s business career spanned more than three decades in the medical device sales industry. Reed attended Walker College, which is now Bevill State Community College, before earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama.

Dr. Kimberly Robinson

Executive Director and CEO of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center 

Dr. Kimberly Robinson is the CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Kimberly graduated with a doctorate in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Her three decades at NASA included positions as Utilization Manager for Advanced Exploration Systems for the Artemis Program, Payload Mission Manager for Artemis 1, Strategic Communications Manager, Deputy Program Integration Manager for NASA’s Space Launch System, and Program Integration Manager for Ares I-X. Awards include NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal, a Silver Group Achievement Medal, and the Astronaut Corps’ Silver Snoopy Award.

Allison Ross

Owner of YellowHammer Multimedia, LLC

Allison Ross is the owner of Yellowhammer Multimedia, LLC, an Alabama-based company delivering news and information across a variety of platforms. Ross took the helm of the business in September 2017 and oversees all aspects including business development, brand expansion, new product integration, sales, marketing, radio and television production, talent management and content integration across all platforms. Under her leadership, the company has seen expansion of its digital presence beyond 56 million annual pageviews and 8.5 million users. Allison came to Yellowhammer Multimedia with a wide spectrum of exposure in the economic development industry for over 11 years representing projects on both sides of the table. After working as the Vice President of Morgan County Alabama Economic Development Association, Allison joined the team at an international site selection and consulting firm. At Hickey & Associates, she led strategic consulting services for capital investment projects across industry sectors spanning the United States, with specific expertise in new investments, relocations, incentive negotiation and project financing. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Science with a degree in Broadcast News and Political Science.

Bobby Singleton

Senate Minority Leader

Senator Bobby Singleton is serving his fourth term in the Senate. He was elected on January 25, 2005, to fill the unexpired term of former Senator Charles Steele. He served in the Alabama House of Representatives for one term. Senator Singleton has a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Alabama State University and a Juris Doctor from Miles College; he is a consultant. Senator Singleton is a member of Greenleaf Missionary Baptist Church, Greensboro Alabama and he is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Todd Stacy

Publisher of the Alabama Daily News

Todd Stacy is the Publisher of the Alabama Daily News and host of Capitol Journal on Alabama Public Television. He has worked in and around Alabama politics for 20 years, from the State House in Montgomery to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. His morning newsletter is a "must read" for Alabama politicians and policymakers in Montgomery and Washington. Todd hails from Prattville, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University.

Maurice Taylor

At Home with Diversity® Instructor

A Broker at Coldwell Banker RPM in North Little Rock Maurice Taylor is also a member of the Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Club recognizing him for outstanding sales performance. Maurice has spent twenty years in the real estate business, was named 'Realtor of the Year' by the North Pulaski Board of Realtors in 2008 and 'Realtor of the Year' by the Little Rock Board of Realtors in 2011.  Has served in various leadership positions in the North Pulaski Board of Realtors, the Little Rock Board of Realtors and on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Realtors Association.  A Past President of the Arkansas REALTORS® Association, Maurice is also a member of the National Association of Realtors and serves in leadership. Passionate about education. Maurice holds the following real estate certifications and designations GRI, ABR, SRES, CRS, CRB, SRS, GREEN, At Home with Diversity, Military Relocation Professional, Pricing Strategy Advisor, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resources, Real Estate Negotiations Expert. A licensed Real Estate Instructor, Maurice currently instructs agent pre and post license, broker pre and post license and continuing education throughout the state of Arkansas through Vivid Real Estate Learning Center and across the country with Dynamic Directions and CRS.

REALTOR® Day at the Capitol Hotel

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa

The main activities associated with this event will be held in the Convention Center at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa. Click the link below to reserve a room in the event block for a group rate. Reservations must be made by February 14. Transportation will be provided for travel between the Renaissance Hotel and Spa and the AAR building.

REALTOR® Day at the Capitol Sponsors

Making the Day Possible

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Madeline Roth at (334)-386-5345 or madeline@alabamarealtors.com for more information.