CRS Bids Farewell To CEO Cottrell

Laughter, tears and celebration filled The Washington Hilton Friday night as hundreds of REALTORS celebrated Nina Cottrell, CEO of the Council of Residential Specialists, who retires after 40 years of service.

More than two decades of CRS Presidents came out to celebrate Nina Cottrell's retirement.

Over two decades of Council presidents turned out for the evening of celebration.

  • 1985 President  –   Chip Morrison, CRS and his wife. Kathy
  • 1987 President  –  Gail Lyons, CRS
  • 1988 President  –   Rick Deluka, CRS
  • 1990 President  –    Pat Zaby, CRS, CCIM, CRB
  • 1991 President  –   John Clements, CRS
  • 1992 President   –   Mike Brodie, CRS
  • 1993 President  –  Susan Showers Anderson, CRS and herhusband, Russ Anderson
  • 1994 President  –  Dick Dillingham, CRS
  • 1995 President  –  Judy Sykes, CRS, CIPS, CRB andher mother, Janet Sugimoto
  • 1996 President  –   Frank Kowalski, CRS, CIPS and hiswife, Norma Kowalski
  • 1997 President  –  Myra Zollinger, CRS
  • 1998 President  –  Ed Hatch
  • 1999 President  –  Toni Sherman, CRS
  • 2000 President  –  Doug Richards, CRS
  • 2001 President  –  Gee Dunsten, CRS
  • 2003 President   –  Bill Sloan, CRS and his wife, Peggy
  • 2004 President  –  Gail Flagel, CRS and her husband,Dwayne
  • 2005 President   –   Ingrid Glancy, CRS
  • 2006 President  –  Randy Eager, CRS
  • 2007 President   –  Kay West, CRS and her significant other, John Molyneaux
  • 2008 President  –  Michael Selvaggio, CRS, CCIM and his wife, Christine
  • 2009 President  –  Greg Hodges, CRS and his wife, Margot
  • 2011 President   –  Frank Serio, CRS and his wife, Audrey
  • 2012 President   –  Mark Minchew, CRS
  • 2013 President  - Mary McCall, CRS

Also, in attendance were NAR Past Presidents

  • Russ Booth
  • Dorcas Helfant Browning
  • Norm Flynn
  • Charles McMillan
  • Layne Morrill
  • Richard Mendenhall
  • Nestor Weigand

Brian Copeland

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. He is part of the extended leadership team as the Membership Services Liaison for Steve Brown. He is a 2012 graduate of NAR Leadership Academy. He serves as Vice President of the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS®. 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. In 2014, he was named in the Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate professionals by Inman. 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 son, Micah, and spouse, Greg, where they are expecting a daughter any day now.

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  1. Jennie Chapin

    Great job tonight Brian it was an excellent celebration!!

  2. Rose La Pira

    Great event…Wonderful to see everyone come together to celebrate with Nina!