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Ginger is a recognized REALTOR® Association Executive and a national speaker and facilitator, who regularly conducts leadership and AE training programs. She chaired many NAR AEC committees and work groups, ultimately serving as both AEI Chair and AEC Chair. Ginger also served on key NAR Committees, including as a NAR Director, and on its Executive, Finance, Strategic Planning, Communications, Convention, Issues Mobilization, Public Policy Coordinating Committee, and Diversity Committees; NAR’s Leadership Academy and Treasurer of REALTOR® University (2012 – 20).
Ginger has presented at numerous NAR Leadership Summits. For 10+ years, she spoke at NAR’s new AE training and was consistently ranked the #1 presenter. Ginger has been a guest speaker at national meetings of WCR, IREM, and NAA and was the featured keynote speaker at the RAPDD Summit in 2018. She was a NAR RLP instructor and is both a content developer and instructor for NAR’s L.E.A.D. program.
Ginger joined her partner, Alice Martin, upon her retirement from C.A.R. Since the inception of Martin & Downs Association Consulting Solutions in May 2018, M&D has provided services and training to over 60 associations, including planning, leadership training, general facilitation, governance reviews, executive search, and much more.
Ginger resides in Vancouver, WA. with her husband of 29 yrs., Bruce, and their five (yes – 5) cats.
John Winston – Campaign Services Manager, National Association of REALTORS®-John is a former campaign manager, political director, and consultant, with over twenty years of experience teaching candidates and organizations best practices in campaign tactics and techniques. He has led trainings for multiple organizations around the country on topics ranging from best fundraising practices to how to evaluate and use direct mail in campaigns. As NAR’s Campaign Services Manager, he has worked with numerous associations on meeting their advocacy goals and running successful issue or independent campaigns. John also serves as the lead instructor for NAR’s Candidate Trainings, Apex Trainings and the Best Practices for Choosing REALTOR® Champions course.
Christine E. Hansen (GRI), a REALTOR® for more than 30 years, was the 2020 Vice President of Advocacy for the National Association of REALTORS®. She has served in association leadership almost continuously at the state and national levels.
As 2019 REALTOR® Party Director, she’s focused on ensuring REALTORS® understand the strength of their collective voice on Capitol Hill and in their state and local legislatures advocating for the many critical public policy issues affecting our industry.
Hansen has been an NAR Director since 2006, with a brief break during 2010 to 2011. She served on the NAR Strategic Planning Committee from 2007 to 2014. In 2017, she was NAR Liaison for Member Relations.
In state leadership, Hansen served as 2018 president of Florida REALTORS® and its 180,000 members, a culmination of many years of service in Florida governance roles, including as a Florida Director. She has held numerous committee and task force posts in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Association, now the REALTORS® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale Association (RAPM-GFLR).
Hansen is broker-owner of Century 21 Hansen Realty in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a full-service 80-practitioner strong real estate company with residential, luxury homes, rental, and relocation departments. Real estate practice runs in her family. Her mother, Anita Hansen, was a REALTOR® and founded Hansen’s company. Her daughter, Jennifer Parker, and son-in-law are also REALTORS® in Florida.
Awards include REALTOR® of the Year for RAPM-GFLR in 2018 and for the Fort Lauderdale association in 2008, not to mention a variety of Century 21 accolades.
Hansen is a life coach, helping people reach their full potential personally and professionally so they can lead more joyful and healthy lives. As a trained mediator, she conducts mediation for brokers and local associations.
She has been involved in numerous civic and charitable endeavors, including fundraising to help a REALTOR® who was injured in the 2012 Boston marathon bombing. In her community, she supports Easter Seals; Challenge Air, which takes physically challenged children on inspiring airplane flights; and Silent Angels, a charity that provides funds, supplies, and services to individuals who are making a determined effort yet are financially needy or otherwise distressed.