Meet the 2022 Leadership Team. (Effective December 1, 2021)


Portrait of Denise Ramey

Denise Ramey

GRI

President

Local Association: Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS®

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Born in Keflavik, Iceland and having lived at various times of her life in Florida, California, Alabama, Maine, and Virginia, Denise Ramey is not only a REALTOR®, but truly an expert in relocation. As a child of a United States Navy officer, she had the pleasure of living on both coasts and many places in between as a child but loved that her family ultimately settled in their home state of Florida.

Upon graduating from the University of Florida, she began her career in sales with BellSouth and that 15-year career allowed Denise to move around the state of Florida seven times before settling in Central Virginia. A REALTOR® since 2006, Denise has been affiliated with Long & Foster since 2014.

Denise served on the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) Board of Directors from 2008 to 2014, including as President in 2013, President-Elect in 2012, and Treasurer in 2011. A member of the CAAR Professional Honor Society since 2008, Denise has served on many local association committees. She was honored in 2013 as the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® Sales Associate of the Year, and then in 2015, was honored to be awarded the CAAR REALTOR® of the YEAR.

At the state level with Virginia REALTORS®, Denise has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2016, and most recently served on the Leadership Team as the 2021 President-Elect. She has served on numerous committees and workgroups including Member Communications Committee, Strategy Committee, RPAC Fundraising Trustees, Broker Involvement, Public Policy Committee, RPAC Disbursement Trustees, and served four years on the Relocation Conference Workgroup, where she also served as Chair from 2012-2014. As a graduate of the Virginia REALTORS® Leadership Academy (VLA) in 2009, she later served as the Chair or “Mom” for the fabulous VLA class of 2015.

Denise has been involved at the national level (National Association of REALTORS®) since 2012 as a member of the Member Communications Committee, the State and Local Issues Policy Committee, and the RPAC Participation Council, which she will continue to serve on through 2022. As President of Virginia REALTORS®, she will also have a seat on the NAR Board of Directors.

Denise enjoys spending time with her family at home in Crozet, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and at Smith Mountain Lake whenever possible.

 

Portrait of Katrina M. Smith

Katrina M. Smith

ABR, GRI, ePRO, SFR

President-Elect

Local Association: Blue Ridge Association of REALTORS®

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Katrina has been a full-time REALTOR® in the Winchester/Frederick County area since April 2005. From her start with Long and Foster, she earned multiple awards from 2005–2012 including Executive Club and Presidents Club, in addition to being a seven-time Outstanding Service Award recipient. Now as Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Synergy, not only does she help clients buy and sell real estate, she also mentors other REALTOR® professionals in her community. She is licensed in Virginia and West Virginia, specializing in the Northern Shenandoah Valley and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.

A proud member of the Blue Ridge Association of REALTORS® (BRAR), Katrina has served on many committees over the years, having repeatedly chaired the Education Committee, Legislative Committee, and Community Service Committee. After being a member of the BRAR Board of Directors from 2008–2010, she went on to serve as its President in 2013. Katrina is the recipient of numerous Blue Ridge Association of REALTORS® awards including 2013 REALTOR® of the Year, 2015 REALTOR® Code of Ethics, and is a multiple recipient of the BRAR President’s Award and Director’s Award.

At the state level, Katrina most recently served on the Leadership Team as the as the 2021 Vice President after serving on the Board of Directors from 2019–2020. She has chaired both the Professional Development Committee and the Public Policy Committee. In addition, she is a graduate of the 2011 Virginia Leadership Academy. Katrina also serves Virginia REALTORS® as a member of the RPAC Fundraising Trustees and the RPAC Disbursement Trustees. She was honored by her peers to be the recipient of the 2019 REALTOR® of the Year.

Katrina is also involved at the national level, having served since 2016 on several NAR RPAC committees including the RPAC Participation Council and the RPAC Trustees Fundraising Committee, which she will continue to serve on through 2022.

Katrina lives in Winchester with her husband, Greg, and are proud parents of one daughter, Dominique. She enjoys spending time with her family and her fur babies.

Portrait of Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell

ABR, GRI

Vice President

Local Association: Greater Piedmont REALTORS®

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In 1971, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Navy, then accepted an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in 1973, graduating in 1977. After resigning his commission, Tom worked for Northrup-Grumman as a budget analyst until 2003 when he left Northrup-Grumman to concentrate solely on his real estate business.

Tom has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1997. In 2007 he formed the business entity Campbell Team LLC. For 18 years Tom was associated with Long & Foster REALTORS®. In 2015, he was recruited to join Fathom Realty as District Director (Managing Broker) in the Northwestern counties of Virginia.

Tom served as President of the Greater Piedmont REALTORS® (GPR) in 2014 having been their President-Elect in 2013. He has served in numerous capacities at GPR including being a state delegate from 2012-2015, and a member of several committees.

At Virginia REALTORS®, Tom has served on the Board of Directors since 2018 and was elected Treasurer of the Board in 2019. He served on the Public Policy Committee for six years and held the position of Chair in 2017. He is a certified Ethics instructor, a graduate of the VLA Class of 2011, and has been a member of the Virginia REALTORS® Honor Society every year since 2011.

At the national level (NAR), Tom is a 3-time appointee to the Public Policy Coordinating Committee and will serve on that committee until his term ends in 2021.

Outside of the real estate community, Tom served three years on the Board of Directors of the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce, two years as Vice Chair of Legislative Affairs, and he also served the Greater Warrenton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as Secretary. Tom was President of the Rotary Club of Warrenton for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Currently he serves as Chair of the Advisory Board to the Salvation Army, Piedmont Region.

Portrait of Lorraine Arora

Lorraine Arora

ABR, GRI, SRES, CIPS

Treasurer

Local Association: Dulles Area Association of REALTORS®

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Having been a REALTOR® for more than 25 years, Lorraine is currently a managing broker for the Old Town Alexandria and Annandale offices of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, where she now focuses her time on coaching and mentoring her agents.

Lorraine came to the United States in 1985 to fulfill her American Dream! The eldest of five children, her parents encouraged her to pursue whatever she set her mind to accomplishing, regardless of gender.

When she saw what her parents went through when purchasing a home in Northern Virginia, she decided to get her real estate license, knowing that she and her siblings would one day also purchase homes. There was no looking back.

A member of the Dulles Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) and the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR), Lorraine has served on many local committees over the years. Having been involved in leadership positions with NVAR since 2011, she served as the 2018 NVAR President after being their 2017 Vice President and 2016 Treasurer. She continues to serve NVAR as an RPAC Trustee, which she has done since 2015. Currently, Lorraine also sits on the DAAR Budget & Finance Committee, the Education Committee, and she chaired the 2021 DAAR D3! Annual Convention Committee.

At the state level, Lorraine was most recently a director on the Board of Directors from 2019 until 2021 and has been a Virginia REALTORS® since 2016.

Lorraine is also involved at the national level, having served on numerous committees since 2016. She was the 2019 Vice Chair and then 2020 Chair of the CIPS Advisory Board and has served on the Global Business and Alliances Committee for four years where she will continue to serve through 2022. In addition, Lorraine has been elected every year since 2016 to the NAR Board of Directors and will continue to have a seat on the NAR board through 2023.

Lorraine and her husband live in Northern Virginia where she is very active in her community volunteering at her church, serving as the current director of The Brain Foundation, president of her homeowners’ association, and is co-chair of the Fairfax County Fair Housing Task Force.

An avid soccer fan, she coached her two sons when they were young. In her spare time, Lorraine still enjoys being “mum” to her now-grown boys, reading, gardening, cooking, and walking her Cairn Terrier, Enzo.

“To those whom much is given, much is expected in return,” is how she leads her life.

 

Portrait of Beth Dalton

Beth Dalton

CRB, AHWD

Immediate Past President

Local Association: Richmond Association of REALTORS®

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Beth Dalton has been deeply involved in the real estate world since obtaining her sales license in 2003. She earned the Rookie of the Year award and later obtained her Associate Broker’s license in 2010. In 2012, Beth earned the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) designation. Previously the managing broker for the Long and Foster Real Estate Blacksburg office, she relocated to Richmond, Virginia in 2019 to assume the position of managing broker for the Tuckahoe and Centerpointe offices. Beth is currently the managing broker for the Centerpointe, Grove, Stony Point, and Tuckahoe offices.

Over the years, she has served at the New River Valley Association of REALTORS® (NRVAR) in numerous capacities including NRVAR MLS Chair, Director on the NRVAR Board, Secretary/Treasurer, RPAC Chair, and Chair of the NRVAR Governmental Affairs Committee.  Beth received the NRVAR 2008 REALTOR® of the Year honor and is a three-time recipient of the NRVAR President’s Appreciation Award. Beth is an honoree of the Richmond Association of REALTORS® Circle of Excellence and currently serves on the Legislative Committee.

Having been a member of the Virginia REALTORS® Board of Directors since 2016, Beth most recently served as Virginia REALTORS® 2021 President. She has been the Chair for the RPAC Disbursement Trustees, Virginia Leadership Academy, the Public Policy Committee, and Virginia FPC Forum plus being an active participant on numerous other state committees including the Strategy Committee of the Board of Directors, Investment Management Committee, and RPAC Fundraising Trustees. In addition, Beth was chosen Virginia Manager of the Year in 2015 and is a member of the Virginia REALTORS® Honor Society.

Beth’s involvement at the national level began in 2011 as the FPC to Congressman Morgan Griffith, which continues today. She is deeply committed to RPAC, having served as Vice Chair and then Chair of the NAR RPAC Fundraising Forum, the state representative to the REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Committee, and serving on the Presidential Advisory Group as part of the RPAC State Fundraising Partnership Goal. A graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy in 2016, Beth will serve on the 2022 NAR RPAC Trustees Federal Disbursement Committee and on the NAR Board of Directors.

Beth currently resides in Richmond but returns to Radford whenever possible where she loves hiking the AT and spending time on Claytor Lake with her family. She is a Past Chair of the Radford City Parks & Recreation Commission and the American Red Cross. She spent many years being involved with the Main Street Radford Program, and the Boy Scouts of America Blue Ridge Mountain Council.

Portrait of Terrie Suit

Terrie Suit

MBA, CAE, CIPS

Chief Executive Officer

Local Association: Virginia REALTORS®

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Terrie L. Suit was appointed as chief executive officer of the Virginia REALTORS® on September 23, 2013. Terrie’s real estate background began in 1985 as a REALTOR® and later transitioned into a twenty-year mortgage lending career.

In 1996, Terrie accepted an appointment from the Governor to the Virginia Real Estate Board. Several years later she was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates where she served the 81st District for nearly a decade. During her time as a delegate, Terrie served as chair to the General Laws Committee, and the Virginia Housing Commission. As a delegate, Terrie was recognized by legislative peers and constituents as an expert on both housing and military relations.

In April of 2011, Terrie was appointed by Virginia’s Governor to be Virginia’s first Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. As an United States Army daughter and a United States Navy wife, Terrie worked diligently to fulfill the Governor’s goal of making Virginia “the most veteran-friendly state in the nation.”

As Virginia REALTORS®’s chief executive officer, Terrie has also served at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) level on multiple committees and workgroups, the most recent as the 2-year chair of the NAR Governance Game Changer PAG charged with the monumental task of evaluating and recommending changes to the governance structure of the National Association of REALTORS®.

Terrie is a graduate of both Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. She completed her Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Mary Washington, earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Terrie and her husband, Tom, reside in Spotsylvania County.