GLVAR names Michele L. Caprio its new CEO The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) has hired experienced association executive and former REALTOR® Michele L. Caprio as its new chief executive officer.

Keith Lynam, the 2015 president of GLVAR and a longtime local REALTOR®, said Caprio, who holds the REALTOR® Certified Executive designation, “has extensive credentials and is well-qualified to run our association on a daily basis.”

“Michele has a long history of relevant real estate experience, both as a REALTOR® and as a successful CEO for several REALTOR® associations in Rhode Island,” 2014 GLVAR President Heidi Kasama added.

“She has also served as a local board and state association president and has been very active with the National Association of REALTORS® and in fundraising with the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC).”

Lynam and Kasama led the nationwide search that resulted in GLVAR hiring Caprio to succeed Nelson Janes, who retired Jan. 9 after three years as GLVAR’s CEO. Caprio starts work at GLVAR on Feb. 1. During the rest of January, GLVAR Director of Operations Wendy DiVecchio will oversee the daily operations of GLVAR.

Caprio’s diverse career includes working in retail banking, as a real estate appraiser and as a legislative aide to the speaker of the house in the Rhode Island Legislature. She worked as a REALTOR® in Rhode Island for 17 years, highlighted by serving as the elected president of the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS® in 2003 and the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® in 2006.

She transitioned from working as a REALTOR® to running associations in 2007, eventually serving in her most recent position as CEO of three real estate associations in Rhode Island – the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS®, the Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board of REALTORS® and the Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS®.


GLVAR’s Tiffany James earns designation from National Association of REALTORS®

Tiffany James, communications director for the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR), was honored this month by the National Association of REALTORS® with its REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE) designation recognizing exceptional efforts made by association executives.

James, a longtime Las Vegan and GLVAR executive, is one of more than 425 REALTOR® association executives nationwide who have achieved this mark of excellence. Local and state association executives who hold the RCE designation represent

REALTORS® in 48 states and U.S. territories. “This is a significant honor and accomplishment for people in our profession,” said GLVAR CEO Michele Caprio, who also holds the RCE designation. “Tiffany worked hard to earn this and gain the additional expertise that will benefit her, our association and our members for years to come.”