Staff Expansion Advances the 2021-2023 Strategic Plan
TAMPA, FL, April 12, 2021 – Celebrating 110 years as the oldest association in the state of Florida, Greater Tampa REALTORS® (GTR) is expanding its workforce. Meeting the demands of the changing market, GTR is proud to announce the following new promotion and hire.
Ms. Grace Smith, who joined GTR in January 2017, has been promoted to Vice President of Strategy and Engagement. Grace has been involved in many aspects of the real estate association industry, most recently serving as the Director of Education & Member Development at GTR. She has achieved numerous REALTOR® certifications and designations, including the REALTOR® Association Certified Executive designation. In her new role, Grace will advocate and develop projects that further GTR’s strategic goals and objectives and analyze association metrics, the industry environment and market data to strengthen GTR and drive long term growth. She will also manage the data services, ethical advocacy/standards, and professional development and events teams.
Mr. Stephen A. Doukas has been hired as the new Vice President of Operations. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Tampa, Stephen has worked for various contracting organizations in the United States Department of Defense and worked in various C-level management positions in the nonprofit industry in the areas of prisoner rehabilitation, information security and certification, veterans’ affairs medical research and education and most recently in exploration geophysics. For GTR, Stephen will oversee the departments of communications/marketing, community affairs, finance, governmental affairs, and member services.
About Greater Tampa REALTORS®
As “Your Premier Real Estate Resource” in Tampa since 1911, Greater Tampa REALTORS® (GTR), represents over 13,000 members and is the largest Tampa Bay-based professional association of real estate brokers and sales associates conducting business throughout the Bay area. GTR represents REALTORS® who are involved in the following specialties: residential sales, commercial sales and investment, property management, and appraisals. The term “REALTOR®” is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and abides by its strict Code of Ethics.