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Announcement from Anthony Andaya 2016 PSAR President

posted Sep 23, 2016, 10:34 PM by Richard D'Ascoli   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 11:13 PM ]
We have some exciting news to share with PSAR members that will provide multiple benefits in the future for all members. Richard D’Ascoli, Chief Executive Officer with PSAR, also will begin serving as CEO of the North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® (NSDCAR). Rich is adding CEO of NSDCAR duties to his workload, plus he will remain as CEO of PSAR. 

This arrangement will give both NSDCAR and PSAR the opportunity to benefit from professional executive support in a cost-effective manner, but each Association will continue to operate independently as two separate organizations governed by separate and independent boards of directors. Mr. D’Ascoli will report to each board separately.

The recently announced retirement of Dianne McMillan, the CEO of NSDCAR, presented the two Boards with the opportunity to expand the shared-services agreement between PSAR and NSDCAR. As you may know, the agreement is providing new benefits to members of both Associations and access to many services, resources, and discounts offered by either Association to both PSAR and NSDCAR members irrespective of with which Association they have their membership. 

Rich will begin serving NSDCAR on Oct. 1, but will gain the CEO of NSDCAR title effective Jan. 2, 2017, following Dianne’s end-of-year retirement. Dianne has worked with NSDCAR for the past 25 years. We are grateful for her dedication and service to NSDCAR. All of us at PSAR wish her the best in her retirement. 

Rich has served PSAR for the past 10 years. He has more than 25 years of management experience and 10 years of REALTOR® association experience. He served in the U.S. Air Force, has earned the REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE) professional designation from the National Association of REALTORS®, an MS from Golden Gate University and a BS from Fordham University. 

In a statement to NSDCAR members, Raylene Brundage, NSDCAR 2016 president, said, “Rich has a proven track record and is well suited to help find creative solutions to the challenges we face in an industry that is changing quickly. The NSDCAR Board and I are excited to have Rich with our organization. The NSDCAR Board is looking to the future and is committed to the long-term growth and viability of our organization. Rich is local, plus he has experience engaging with members in the field to identify areas where the association can support our members, protect property rights and build professionalism. He is very accessible and understands the challenges that REALTORS® face every day. The Board and I are confident that he will invigorate and build on the strong foundation established by our current and past leaders of NSDCAR.”

In a statement, Rich said, “I’m very excited and looking forward to this opportunity to serve our industry as CEO of both PSAR and NSDCAR. Shared services programs help REALTOR® associations expand services and streamline management through strategic partnerships. The focus of shared services is not about mergers, rather it’s about collaborations, partnerships and other mutually beneficial relationships among REALTOR® associations that enhance the level of service to all members and increase the association’s efficiency and productivity.”

Congratulations to Rich and good luck with his new expanded role in the San Diego County real estate profession.