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Critical connectors

Seeking applicants for the Regional Vice President Advisory Council

By Dawn Carpenter, CPM®

Regional Vice Presidents (RVPs) play a crucial role in helping IREM reach our strategic goals. They are the critical connectors between IREM headquarters and chapters and among the chapters within their regions. Serving as ambassadors, coaches, guides, visionaries, and strategic partners, RVPs collaborate with our chapters to help them grow and succeed.

In addition to providing an overview of the RVP Advisory Council, I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage you to consider becoming an RVP to serve IREM in this important role.

What does the RVP Advisory Council do?

Each RVP is a member of the RVP Advisory Council, which is chaired by the IREM President-Elect. The RVP Advisory Council works to identify and support innovative ways to increase the effectiveness of the Institute’s chapter structure and systems. This includes identifying content for and hosting chapter programming. The Advisory Council also makes recommendations to the Governing Council on the establishment and termination of chapter status, chapter jurisdictions, and other chapter bylaws matters. The group does this work while ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion.

RVPs further their goals by developing relationships with their fellow RVPs and IREM chapters. Through these connections, meaningful and productive bonds are formed between the RVPs and chapters.

Why should I consider becoming an RVP?

Many who’ve served as an RVP call it “the best job in IREM.” The role provides a unique leadership opportunity and the privilege to support and represent the chapters within a region. By serving as an RVP, you’ll benefit professionally and personally by:

  • Developing your leadership skills
  • Expanding your network of industry contacts
  • Increasing your visibility within IREM and the real estate management profession
  • Identifying and mentoring the next generation of
  • IREM leaders
  • Collaborating with your peers from around the country
  • Supporting the growth of IREM
  • Having fun!

Here’s what some previous RVPs had to say about their RVP experience:

Angela Aeschliman, CPM®, CCIM, LEED AP ND

“As an RVP with IREM, I gained personal value from connecting with fellow IREM members by attending the regional events, helping chapter leaders work through various goals, and sharing my experiences for their consideration in decision-making. Being able to be part of multiple chapters and meeting new and existing board members has been a fun, rewarding, and enriching experience.”

—Angela Aeschliman, CPM®, CCIM, LEED AP ND
Region 9 RVP | 2022-2023
The Missner Group
Des Plaines, IL


“Serving as an RVP has been the absolute highlight of my volunteer career, and one that will be challenging to top. It has been an incredible opportunity to challenge myself and learn from some of the most intelligent and amazingly fun people who I consider friends—all while providing the best possible counsel to my region, its chapters, and their leaders. Serving in this role really provides a 360-degree view of IREM and gives you the unique chance to make a meaningful impact at individual and group levels, near and far.”

IREM Board of Directors | 2024-2025
Region 7 RVP | 2022-2023
Stream Realty Group
Austin, TX

Jason Jackson, CPM®, ARM®

“Without a doubt, my time as an RVP was one of the best and most rewarding experiences I’ve had in my career. Engaging in fun and meaningful ways with chapter leaders in my region, as well as IREM HQ, broadened my awareness of all IREM has to offer our industry and accelerated my own professional development in ways I couldn’t imagine.

I would, without reservation, encourage anyone thinking of taking this next step in their IREM journey to go for it! I guarantee you won’t regret it.”

—Jason Jackson, CPM®, ARM®
IREM Board of Directors | 2024-2025
RVP Advisory Council Vice Chair | 2023
Region 12 RVP | 2021-2022
Emerald Initiative
Spokane, WA

How do I learn more about becoming an RVP and serving on the RVP Council?

Applicants should be a CPM and live and work within the region’s jurisdiction. Those selected as an RVP serve a two-year term. This includes serving on the RVP Advisory Council for a two-year term. Here are some other desired skills and qualifications:

  • Active engagement with and knowledgeable about the real estate management business
  • Previous experience as an IREM volunteer
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of IREM’s governance and operations
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Passion for innovation and creative problem-solving

For more information, talk to your RVP and go to the IREM website:

How and when do I apply?

Applications will open in spring 2024 for the 2026–2027 Regional Vice President positions for Regions 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10. Applications are online.

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Dawn Carpenter, CPM®, is the 2024 IREM President-Elect and chair of the RVP Advisory Council. She’s broker-owner of Dawning Real Estate, Inc., AMO® in Staten Island, NY. A CPM since 2002 and a REALTOR® for 20 years, Dawn is a past president of the IREM Greater New York Chapter and was their CPM of the Year in 2008. She’s past president of the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR), past chair of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service, and was the 2017 president of the New York Association of Realtors®. Active in her community, Dawn’s a longtime volunteer with the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, and the Columbia-Greene and Richmond County Special Olympics.

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