SOURCE: Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS

Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS

March 29, 2016 13:35 ET

Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® Announces Addition of New Government Affairs Director

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - March 29, 2016) - The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) is pleased to welcome Ryan Maxson as its new Government Affairs Director. Maxson will represent SDAR membership on governmental issues impacting real estate, provide advice to local policy makers and key government staff and recommend association policy.

Maxson is a public affairs professional with more than a decade of experience working on issues at the federal, state, and local levels of government. He began his career in Washington, DC as a legislative aide for Congressman David Dreier, then-Chairman of both the House Committee on Rules and the California Republican Congressional Delegation.

After seven years in DC, Ryan returned to Southern California to attend graduate school. He earned his MBA from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management while working at Bridgepoint Education, where he managed the organization's advocacy and local public affairs initiatives before joining the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS®.

"SDAR is excited to have Ryan on our team," said Michael Mercurio, Chief Executive Officer of SDAR. "He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our organization which will serve him well as he coordinates efforts to promote housing opportunities, protect private property rights and foster economic development and a pro-business environment conducive to the real estate profession."

Maxson is a board member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Young Leaders and a graduate of LEAD San Diego's Impact and Embark programs. He previously served as the representative of Bridgepoint Education on committees within the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, Downtown San Diego Partnership, San Diego County Taxpayer Association, and the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.

ABOUT SDAR -- With more than 12,500 members, the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® is the largest trade association in the county. We help our members, who adhere to a code of ethics and professional standards, sell more homes. We also help people realize the dream of homeownership, and we are dedicated to protecting private property rights.

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