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March 2017

King County broker tapped to chair Northwest MLS Board

John DeelyJohn Deely, principal managing broker at Coldwell Banker Bain Seattle, has been elected 2017 chairman of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) board of directors. Other new officers are Jason Wall, vice chairman; Robert Wasser, secretary; and Kevin Campbell, treasurer.

Member-brokers of Northwest MLS also elected two new directors and re-elected two others for its 15-member board. Together, these directors represent 11 districts within 21 counties across the MLS service area.

Newly elected directors are Chris Millsap, owner/designated broker at RE/MAX Advantage-Lake Chelan, and Cindy Thuirer, designated broker/owner at North Beach Realty Ocean Shores. The two directors who were re-elected for two-year terms are Dick Beeson, principal managing broker at RE/MAX Professionals in Gig Harbor, and Jason Wall, president/designated broker at Lake & Company Real Estate in Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood.

Deely's career in real estate dates to 1978. He assumed his current leadership role at Coldwell Banker Bain in March 2008. Among his service to Northwest MLS, Deely has been a long-time member of its Forms Committee. The widely-recognized expert on local forms is a past chair of the Washington Association of Realtors® Risk Reduction Committee and is credited with initiating the push for unified forms statewide.

Deely is also well known among top producers for his coaching skills. In 2008, the state Supreme Court appointed him to be a real estate industry representative on the Limited Practice Board.

Vice chairman Jason Wall began his career as a real estate professional in 1989 and became part of Lake & Company Real Estate in 1995, eventually assuming ownership of the area's top-producing independent real estate office. The Seattle native also serves on the board at Seattle King County Realtors® and is a past president of the Northwest Independent Brokers Association.

Robert Wasser, this year's secretary of the Northwest MLS board, is the current president of the Northwest Independent Brokers Association, a position he has held since 2013. A graduate of the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, he is marking his 10th year as the owner-broker of Prospera Real Estate in Seattle. Wasser's real estate industry involvement also includes service on the MLS Disciplinary Review Panel.

Kevin Campbell, this year's treasurer, has more than 20 years of experience in real estate, including service on several industry boards. He is the designated broker and owner of the Kelso/Longview and Cathlamet offices of Windermere Real Estate.

Joining the board as the director representing Central Washington (including brokers in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas and Okanogan counties) is Chris Millsap. A resident of the Lake Chelan Valley, he is the owner/designated broker at RE/MAX Advantage-Lake Chelan, which he opened in 2011. His background spans 37 years and includes experience as an owner in two construction companies, a developer, an owner of a title and escrow company, and a member of The Mike Ferry Organization, an industry leader in training programs for real estate professionals.

The second newly-elected member of the Northwest MLS board is Cindy Thuirer, the designated broker/owner of North Beach Realty Ocean Shores, which she founded with her husband in 2013. The one-time dental assistant started her real estate career in 2006, becoming a managing broker in 2012. She is an active volunteer with several youth programs. Thuirer's role on the MLS board includes representing other brokers in Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Mason counties.

Dick Beeson will continue his service on the MLS board with his re-election by colleagues in Pierce and Thurston counties. His career in real estate dates to 1979 and includes leadership positions with Washington Realtors® and Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS®. Additionally, he is a past chairman of the Northwest MLS board, serving a two-year term from 1999-2000.

Eight other broker-members also serve on this year's board of directors:

  • Scott Comey with RE/MAX Elite in Lynnwood;
  • Michael Connolly with Windermere Real Estate Central in Kirkland;
  • Joe Deasy with Windermere Real Estate/East in Bellevue;
  • Randall Fischer with Coldwell Banker Koetje Real Estate in Oak Harbor;
  • David Maider with Windermere Real Estate M2 LLC in Everett;
  • George Moorhead with Bentley Properties in Bothell;
  • Bobbie Petrone Chipman with John L. Scott, Inc. in Puyallup; and
  • Frank Wilson with John L. Scott, Inc. in Poulsbo


Northwest Multiple Listing Service, owned by its member real estate firms, is the largest full-service MLS in the Northwest. Its membership of over 2,250 member offices includes more than 26,000 real estate professionals. The organization, based in Kirkland, Wash., currently serves 23 counties in the state.