Government Affairs
Professional Standards
District Council
Global Council
Young Professionals
MLS Advisory


Maintains a mutually beneficial balance between REALTORS® and Affiliate members. These committees are made up of professionals who provide education and information to REALTORS® and spearhead the Association’s major fundraisers. They also provide support for many other Association projects and social events.

Bob Hillard, Affiliate Director (619) 691-6966

Meets as needed

Government Affairs

East County - Rebecca Pollack-Rude (619) 846-3040

South County - Ditas Yamane (619) 474-2500

Professional Standards Committee:

Members of the Professional Standards Committee shall be selected to serve on hearing panels as required to hear matters of alleged ethical misconduct by association members or to provide arbitration as requested. *Committee members must have been REALTOR members for at least three (3) years and complete annual mandatory training to qualify.*

Sally Valdez, PSAR Director of Operations (619) 749-2497

District Council (East and South):

The District Council (DC) allows members within the District to address local issues, operate the A.O.R.’s community service projects and local marketing sessions, select charities to be a recipient of the District’s charitable volunteer and fundraising activities, to facilitate members within the District being active with respect to local issues, and with public officials and elections within the District.

East County - Carey Guthrie (619) 944-8009

South County – Merrie Espina (619) 274-6395

Global Council:

Assists the needs of PSAR members who desire to expand their international reach. The mission of the Council will be to provide PSAR members with the opportunity to learn and expand their niche market in real estate internationally. The vision of the Council will be to provide and facilitate educational opportunities to enable PSAR members expand their practice and organize global-themed events through various mechanisms. Currently meets in the south office monthly.

Hector Zamaro (619) 869-3560 and George Ching, PSAR Staff Liaison (619) 421-7811

Young Professionals:

Focuses on connecting and engaging PSAR REALTORS® through networking opportunities and events, technology and social media, and professional development. YPN encourages the next generation of REALTORS® to seize responsibility for shaping the direction of the Association and the real estate industry as a whole.

Tech Committee:

Identifies technology programs and tech related educational opportunities for PSAR's membership. The committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding technology to PSAR's, Board of Directors, Staff, and Local District Coordinating Committee. Meetings cycle between the east and south location monthly.

Mike White, Tech Committee Chair (858) 271-4327


Researches, plans and presents an annual agenda of industry-related seminars, events and/or workshops to meet the present and future needs of members and further support them in their individual businesses. Meets annually and as needed to advise.

Bob Hillard, Affiliate Director (619) 691-6966

Meets as needed

Charity Committee (South County):

Is responsible for reviewing, recommending and promoting events that support the enhancement PSAR's public image in the community, while creating & developing quarterly charitable events in the South County.

Co- Chairs: Angie West (619) 733-4667

Grievance Committee:

Reviews complaints against members to determine if the complaint warrants arbitration or grievance hearing.

*Must be REALTOR® member for at least 3 years, must attend annual mandatory training, and meet membership requirements to qualify for Committee.*

Sally Valdez, PSAR Director of Operations (619) 579-0333


Sam Calvano, Secretary/Treasurer (619) 470-8100

MLS Advisory:

Acts as a liaison between the Association’s REALTOR® membership and the Multiple Listing Service. Brings REALTOR® concerns and recommendations regarding policy and procedure to the Board of Directors and advises on MLS variances.

"We joined with PSAR to invest in the ownership of California Signs and Marketing because PSAR is an organization that has built an amazing level of trust with its members, in the community and with us personally. Together we are doing great things for the San Diego Real Estate Community." Bob and Christi Browning Co-Owners California Signs and Marketing
"I feel so blessed in life, I have developed many, dear friends who are always eager to help me, each other, and the community through our work at PSAR." Carey Guthrie - REALTOR® - CalDRE # 01183170
“I know what it takes to run a successful company, and PSAR is a well-run organization. love it when a live person answers the phone. It indicates PSAR’s business-friendly environment.” Joe Garzanelli - Broker-Owner Keller Williams El Cajon