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The Indianapolis-based MIBOR REALTOR Association has named Shelly Specchio chief executive officer. Specchio, who currently serves as CEO of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS, will begin her new role February 1.

Specchio will succeed Steve Sullivan, who is retiring at the beginning of the year after 26 years with MIBOR. She was chosen after a national search by committee of MIBOR members and Washington D.C.-based executive search firm Huntbridge Inc.

"The nationwide search for our new CEO presented us with many excellent candidates, and the decision was not easy," said Roger Lundy, 2016 MIBOR president. "Shelley was the clear choice with her impressive background, knowledge and her respect for the real estate industry. I know that the MIBOR staff and membership will be well served with her proven dedication to the industry and promoting the REALTOR brand."

Specchio has served as CEO of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS since 2008. She says it was the people who drew her to MIBOR.

"Of course, I knew MIBOR through the sterling reputations of Steve Sullivan, Tom Renkert and Chris Pryor in the national arena; the opportunity to be a part of that culture was compelling on its own," said Specchio. "It was when I met the volunteer leaders whose commitment and dedication to MIBOR was demonstrated in so many ways throughout the process, that I knew my own enthusiasm and skill would complement an already vibrant organization."

Speccio previously served as the 2015 president of the Council of Multiple Listing Services and on the National Association of REALTORS Board of Directors.

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