CHICAGO – January 16, 2018 – Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has named Jessica Edgerton as executive vice president of operations. In this role, Edgerton will oversee operational areas of the company, including technology, marketing, learning and development, preferred vendor relationships and events. Additionally, she will interface closely with the finance department to ensure smooth, financially-healthy business operations.
Edgerton previously served as Associate Counsel for the National Association of REALTORS®, where she interfaced with NAR’s communications, conventions and technology teams, as well as its membership. Her responsibilities included contract negotiations for NAR’s various divisions, helping ensure regulatory compliance, speaking on risk management topics at industry events and authoring content on various legal issues relating to the industry.
Additional industry experience includes serving as general counsel/chief compliance officer for a national appraisal company and as assistant director for a commercial real estate company.
Edgerton joins LeadingRE as part of recently-announced changes in the company’s executive team, including the retirement of long-time President/CEO Pam O’Connor and the advancement of the company’s current COO Paul Boomsma to that role, effective April 1.
“We are delighted to have Jessica join our team. Her extensive involvement in the industry, her expertise on relevant legal and regulatory issues and her ability to clearly communicate complex issues verbally and in writing make her uniquely qualified for this important role,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor.
LeadingRE COO Paul Boomsma adds, “Jessica’s experience working closely with inter-department teams will be incredibly valuable, as she interfaces with our existing team of department heads to continuously expand and enhance the services we offer our member brokerages.”
Edgerton is a cum laude graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College. She is based in LeadingRE’s Chicago headquarters and can be reached at +1 312-424-0400.