At the inaugural NAR 360 program, President Gary Thomas said, “This year we are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Code of Ethics. Earlier this year members showed how much the Code of Ethics meant to them with a grass roots social media campaign that went viral. In less than three weeks, thousands of members individualized a web banner with their name and photo. It was the most successful grass roots social media campaign ever.”
A special gratitude and recognition goes out to the core group who made this campaign go viral below (with Nobu Hata, not pictured):
Brian Copeland (CRS, GRI, ePRO, ABR) is a REALTOR® in Nashville where he is the Chief Engagement Officer and Chief of Broker Services for Village Real Estate Services. In 2014, he will join NAR's extended leadership team as the Membership Services Liaison for Steve Brown. He is a 2012 graduate of NAR Leadership Academy, and is a member of the 2013 Strategic Planning Committee, Social Media Advisory and Virtual Association PAG. He serves as Vice President of the Tennessee Association of REALTORS®, board member and RPAC trustee for the Greater Nashville AOR, and serves as the emcee for the Council of Residential Specialists' national conference. In 2010, Brian won the NAR Technology Spotlight Award for his technology advocacy. Brian has spoken for numerous state and local associations, including Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, Oklahoma, Florida, Oregon, Illinois, Arkansas, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Arizona. He’s a strong RPAC advocate, have worked as Tennessee’s Major Investor Council Rep and a Golden R President’s Circle Member. In 2012, he lead his company to become Inman’s 2012 Most Innovative Brokerage/Franchise. Brian has appeared on countless HGTV and TLC TV shows and considers himself a reformed TV addict. Brian makes his home on a farm outside of Nashville with his toddler son, Micah, and spouse, Greg.