HomeServices of America Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier Elected 2008 RESPRO® Chair
WASHINGTON, DC–( EMWNews – April 1, 2008) – The Real Estate Services Providers Council,
Inc. (RESPRO®) elected Ronald J. Peltier, Chairman and CEO of
HomeServices of America, Inc. as its 2008 Chairman.
HomeServices of America, Inc. is based in Minneapolis and is the nation’s
second-largest full-service residential real estate brokerage firm and the
largest settlement services provider in the country. It also offers
integrated real estate services, including mortgage, title and closing
services, and other home related services.
Peltier began his career as sales associate with Minneapolis-based Edina
Realty and within two years opened a new sales office for the company.
After managing at the branch level for one year, he was appointed to
Regional Manager, responsible for the eastern half of the Twin Cities
market. In 1983, he became General Sales Manager, and in December 1992 was
named Edina Realty President and CEO. He was named President and CEO of
HomeServices of America, Inc., in early 1999.
The Board also elected Rich Macaluso, President and Chief Operating Officer
of Orange Coast Title, in Santa Ana, California as RESPRO® Vice Chair for
Other 2008 RESPRO® officers elected include President Susan E. Johnson of
RESPRO® in Washington, D.C.; Secretary Stephen D. Morrison of Wells Fargo
Home Loans in Des Moines, Iowa; and Treasurer George Eastment, III of Long
and Foster Companies in Fairfax, Virginia.
RESPRO® 2007 Chair Arthur Sterbcow, President of Latter & Blum, Inc.
Realtors in New Orleans, Louisiana, and 2006 RESPRO® Chair Brian Levy,
Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Shelter Mortgage LLC in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin will continue to serve on RESPRO®’s leadership
through its Executive Committee.
The Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc. (RESPRO®) is a national,
non-profit trade association of real estate broker-owners, real estate
franchisers, mortgage lenders, title insurers and agencies, home builders,
technology companies, home service and settlement service providers united
to deliver convenient, innovative and cost-effective services to consumers
through strategic alliances across the home buying industry. For more
information about RESPRO®, see www.respro.org.
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