Ginger Downs, RCE, CAE, IOM
Ginger has always had a passion for Association Management. From 1985 – 2018, she served as the CEO of five local REALTOR® associations, including the Skagit Co. AOR and MLS (1985 – 1992), Portland BOR (OR.) and the Portland/Metro Commercial Overlay Association (1993), Seattle-King Co. REALTORS® (1994 – 2005) and the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (2005-2018).
Ginger is a recognized REALTOR® Association Executive and a national speaker and facilitator, who regularly conducts leadership and AE training programs. She chaired many NAR AEC committees and work groups, ultimately serving as both AEI Chair and AEC Chair.
Ginger is a recognized leader within the real estate industry. In 2017, she received the NAR William R. Magel Award of Excellence in Association Management (30th recipient).
Upon her retirement as an Association Executive in 2018, she joined her partner, Alice Martin and they formed Martin & Downs, Association Consulting Solutions.