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Celebrating WR Leaders During Women's History Month

Women's History Month is about commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history, including our own REALTOR® history! Washington REALTORS® have been electing Presidents for our organization since 1935. However, it wasn't until 1985 that the first woman President Melva Mabry was elected to office. Since then, we've been fortunate to have a slate of strong WR women leaders providing representation and encouragement for future REALTOR® leaders! 

1985- Melva Mabry
1985 • Melva Mabry  |  Kennewick

1991 and 1986 - Constance Boyle
1986 & 1991 • Constance Boyle  |  Federal Way

1993-Pat Lindemuth
1993 • Patricia Lindemuth  |  Seattle

1996-Cindy White
1996 • Cindy White  |  Bellingham

2001-Cheryl Ferrier
2001 • Cheryl Ferrier  |  Bellingham

2002-Pili Meyer
2002 • Pili Meyer  |  Port Angeles

2008-Jan Ellingson
2008 • Jan Ellingson  |  Sedro Woolley

2012-Faye Nelson
2012 • Faye Nelson  |  Kennewick

2016-Karen Schweinfurth
2016 • Karen Schweinfurth  | Bothell

2017-Margo Wheeler
2017 • Margo Wheeler  | Tacoma

2020-Kitty Wallace
2020 • Kitty Wallace  | Cle Elum

2022-Cheri Daniels
2022 • Cheri Daniels  | Yakima

2023-Alisha Harrison
2023 • Alisha Harrison  | Allyn

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