Southern Maryland 2017 Leadership Team

Would you like to serve on SMAR's Leadership Team?  Applications to serve on the Board of Directors are accepted July - mid-August.  Candidates for the Board of Directors are voted on at the Annual Membership Meeting in October.

Lisa Van Tassel PictureLisa Van Tassel, ABR, BPOR, GRI, MRP, SFR
President

Lisa is currently co-owner/agent with Home Towne Real Estate in Lexington Park and has been a REALTOR® for over 10 years.  She has served on SMAR's Board of Directors and Committees including Awards & Special Events and YPN.  Her personal charitable experience includes Team Captain for Home Towne Real Estate Relay for Life team for five years.  Lisa graduated from MAR's Leadership Academy in 2013. Email Lisa


Kathy Suite PicturesKathy Suite
President-Elect

Kathy is currently a REALTOR® with RE/MAX One in La Plata and has been a SMAR Member for over 33 years.  Her committee service includes Grievance, Professional Standards, Legislative and Forms.  Her charitable experience includes Mediation Education Director for Southern MD Learning Academy, Hospice of St. Mary's, and Mechanicsville Recsue Squade. Kathy is currently attending MAR's Leadership Academy. Email Kathy


Kendra McCourt PictureKendra McCourt, SFR
Vice President

Kendra is currently the manager of RE/MAX 100 in Dunkirk and has been a REALTOR® for over 12 years.  She has been committed to her volunteer service to SMAR over the years by being involved in the SMAR Forms & Legislative Committees, GAD Task Force and former Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors. Email Kendra


Christopher Moore PictureChristopher Moore
Secretary/Treasurer

Chris is an REALTOR® with RE/MAX One in Prince Frederick and has been a SMAR Member for over 5 years.  Chris served as a Calvert County Director and also has experience with SMAR's Commercial and Legislative Committees.  Chris is deeply involved in the civic community within Calvert County.  He has served on the Calvert Economic Developments Committee and Calvert County Chamber.  He is a previous business owner and previous aide to Delegate Mark Fisher. Email Chris


Steve Paul PictureSteve Paul, CRS, GRI, SFR
Immediate Past President

Steve is a REALTOR® with Residential Plus Real Estate and has been a SMAR member for over 20 years.  Through the years at SMAR, he has served on the Board of Directors as a St Mary's Director, Vice-President and on the Awards & Special Events Committee.  He is also very involved in local fundraisers for charities which include St. Mary's Hospice, Toys 4 Tots and a "Bra" model for CRS' Bras & Drawers for the Cause benefiting the Red Devil Society. He is a REALTOR® Party supporter and advocate and previous graduate of the Maryland Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy. Email Steve


Bev Rasmussen PictureBeverly Rasmussen, ABR, CRS, GRI, EPro, PMN, SRES
MAR District 9 Vice President/Non voting ex-officio

Beverly is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX 100 in Dunkirk and has been a SMAR member for over 27 years. She is a Past President and currently serves on the Board of Directors as a MAR District 9 Vice President/Non-voting ex-officio. Her involvement also includes the following committees: SMAR Professional Standards, SMAR Finance, SMAR Legislative, and RPAC. Email Beverly


Rita JonesPictureRita Jones, ABR, WHC
Calvert County Director

Rita is a REALTOR® with Home Towne Real Estate in Solomons and has been a SMAR member for 3 years. In addition to serving on SMAR's Board of Directors, she is a member of MAR's Affordable Housing Committee. Email Rita


Dawn Riley PictureDawn Riley, GREEN, GRI
Calvert County Director

Dawn is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX One in Prince Frederick and has been a SMAR member for over 15 years. In addition to SMAR's Board of Directors, she is a member of SMAR Forms Committee. Email Dawn


Judy Szynborski PictureJudy Szynborski,
Calvert County Director

Judy is a REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices McNelis Group Properties in Solomons and has been a SMAR member for over 28 years. Through the years at SMAR, she has served on the Board of Directors, Chair of SMAR Forms Committee, SMAR Grievance Committee, SMAR Professional Standards Committee, and SMAR CEO Search Task Force. Email Judy


Craig GoughCraig Gough
Charles County Director

Craig is a Loan Officer with 1st Mariner Bank in Waldorf and has been a SMAR Affiliate member for 6 years. Through his company, he as sponsored many REALTOR® events as well as volunteering on SMAR's Legislative/Grassroots Committee. Craig brings his own management experience to the table as VP of his office. (SMAR's Bylaws provide for one affiliate member to serve per county.) Email Craig


Aimee Johnson PictureAimee Johnson
Charles County Director

Aimee is a REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Waldorf and has been a SMAR member for over 11 years. Her many years in real estate and management experience brings a wealth of knowledge to SMAR's Board of Directors. Email Aimee


Kregg Kantak PictureGregg Kantak
Charles County Director

Gregg is a REALTOR® with The Todd-Gordon Companies in La Plata and has been a SMAR member for 5 years. He currently serves as Chair of SMAR's Grievance Committee and has served on SMAR's Awards & Special Events Committee. Email Gregg


Billy Fitzgerald PictureBilly Fitzgerald
St. Mary's County Director

Billy is a REALTOR® with Fitzgerald Realty and Auctioneers in Charlotte Hall and has been a SMAR member for over 26 years. He has served as Chair of the Commercial/Industrial Committee for a number of years. He also donated his skills as an auctioneer for our annual Bras & Drawers for the Cause Fundraiser. Email Billy


Karrie Gonzalez PictureKarrie Gonzalez
St. Mary's County Director

Karrie is a REALTOR® with Residential Plus Real Estate Services and has been a SMAR member for over 26 years. She has served two years on the Mediation Panel for Long & Foster, was an Office Manager for 17+ years, Graduate of Long & Foster Management Training, and was on the 2012-2014 Board of Directors of Drum Point Club. She also served as Chair for SMAR's Awards & Special Events committee and currently serves on the Education Committee. Email Karrie


Chris Hill PictureChris Hill
St. Mary's County Director

Chris is a REALTOR® with Century 21 New Millennium in California and has been a SMAR member for over 8 years. Besides serving on the Board of Directors, he currently serves on SMAR's Finance and Legislative/Grassroots Committees.  He also earned the award for St. Mary's Rookie of the Year.Email Chris


Jennifer Jones PictureJennifer Jones
Director-at-Large

Jennifer (Jenn) is a Settlement Officer at Lakeside Title in White Plains and has been an Affiliate member of SMAR for 7 years. She has served on the SMAR Awards & Special Events Committee and as Chair of SMAR's YPN Committee.Email Jenn