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Jenny Pakula, Esq., CAE, RCE
Chief Executive Officer
Jenny joined Oregon REALTORS® in September of 2003. Prior to stepping into the role of CEO, Jenny served as the Association’s legal counsel, providing programs and services which help members reduce and manage their risks of doing business. Jenny is responsible for all aspects of planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the staff programs and activities of the Association. In 2004, Jenny was instrumental in forming the Oregon REALTORS® HOME Foundation which has provided over $2 million to organizations dedicated to affordable housing. Over the years, Jenny has served the National Association of REALTORS® on a variety of committees, including the Professional Standards Interpretations and Procedures Sub-Committee, chair of the Association Executives Institute and the Legal Action Committee.
Director of Legal Affairs & Public Policy
Jeremy is responsible for the Legal Affairs of the Association and works with the Government Affairs team on policy and legislative issues. He staffs the Business Issues Key Committee, the Legal Action Committee, the Economic Development Committee, and also works on Professional Standards issues. Jeremy works on the Association’s Legal Hotline and on providing programs, services and tools which help members reduce and manage their risks of doing business.
Nicholas provides in-house legal counsel to the Association and its committees, provides risk management guidance to members through the Legal Hotline, and develops programs, services and tools that help members practice real estate in Oregon competently, lawfully and ethically.
Lori provides support to the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors, and is the staff liaison to the Elections, Distinguished Service Award, and REALTOR® of the Year Committees. She supports Oregon REALTORS® leadership with activities at the national level. Lori is in charge of planning our annual convention/trade-show, spring governance meetings and assists with Leadership Academy. She is the staff administrator for the HOME Foundation, planning fundraisers, and providing support during the annual grant cycle.
Executive Support Coordinator
Heather provides administrative support to the CEO and Executive team. She works with the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and facilitates the Volunteer Committee application process.
Administrative Coordinator & Facility Manager
Kelly provides support to all departments and entities. She is the Professional Standards Administrator, manages human resources and the Oregon REALTOR® Plaza, serves as an operational resource for local Association Executives, and is responsible for the state's Core Standards compliance. Kelly also works with our legal team, and is the staff liaison to the Safety Committee and the Good Neighbor Award Recognition Committee.
Director of Education & Diversity
Erica is responsible for strategic initiatives within continuing education and diversity at Oregon REALTORS®. She leads the day-to-day management of our professional development department and implementation of diversity, inclusivity, and fair housing initiatives within the organization. She serves as the staff liaison to the Professional Development Key Committee and Diversity Key Committee.
Brock is Oregon REALTORS® Grassroots Advocacy Manager, responsible for keeping the Government Affairs Department of the Association running efficiently and effectively by coordinating administrative support to the Director and the Department. Brock will also assist the team with coordination of Oregon REALTORS® involvement in state issue and candidate campaigns as well as with preparing and maintaining committee meeting minutes for the Government Affairs and Political Affairs Key Committees and the ORPAC Trustees.
Marketing & Communications Manager
Shayna develops and executes member-benefit driven communication and marketing messages, through social media, email and the Oregon REALTORS® website. She assists all Oregon REALTORS® departments to ensure communication is in keeping with Oregon REALTORS® brand.
Risk Management Administrative Support
Anna is a valuable member of the Risk Management Department where she provides administrative support and takes on key projects. She also assists with the Business Issues Key Committee and Good Neighbor Award Recognition Committee. Anna is a student at Oregon State University, currently pursuing a major in Economics and minor in Political Science.
Vanessa Valencia Torres,
The Marketing Intern is a temporary position that works with the Marketing and Communications team to meet member and staff needs, as well as ensure that messaging is in keeping with the Oregon REALTORS® brand.
Education & I.T. Coordinator
Katie is in charge of sending out class correspondence, processing CE for classes, registering students, and processing transactions and payments. She assists the Education Manager with additional needs and also works on the GRI designation.
Charlotte Van Werven,
Administrative Support & ORPAC Coordinator
Charlotte acts as ORPAC administrator which includes processing incoming and outgoing contributions and keeping records of Major Investors. She also assists the Executive Assistant with managing association governance and serves the office through administrative support.
Administrative Support Coordinator
Alex serves as the Administrative Coordinator for the Government Affairs Department, and she provides support for all in-house I.T. needs. She updates the Oregon REALTORS® website and compiles data from database systems. Alex is a friendly voice to members on the phones, assisting with reception and legal hotline. She provides support for events and helps wherever she is needed.
Reception / Administrative Support Coordinator
Stephanie is the first point of contact for the entire organization. She provides day-to-day support to the team, including answering phones, legal hotline, greeting guests, directing incoming and outgoing mail, ordering office supplies, and maintaining an efficient office environment. She also assists the membership department with operations and handles membership inquiries, payment processing, and subscriptions. If you call or email with a question, Stephanie will ensure you get the help you need.
Finance & Membership Administrator
Gretchen is responsible for coordination, maintenance, and processing of the Association’s finance and membership information. She also provides support services to the CFO with bookkeeping and accounting activities in daily, monthly, and annual cycles.
Erin oversees the accounting, budgeting, and finances of the Association and its entities. Additionally, she is responsible for the financial stewardship and financial strategy to ensure they line up with the association’s strategic plan, mission and values.
Shaun Jillions, Jillions Group LLC
As a consultant to the Association via Jillions Group LLC, Shaun is responsible for lobbying the State Legislature and Executive Branch agencies on behalf of REALTOR® interests, developing legislative and regulatory strategy, and providing legal analysis of legislative and regulatory proposals. In addition, Shaun advises on the grassroots and political affairs of the Oregon REALTORS® as well as RPAC activities.