Mitchell named president of Virginia Association of Realtors

Jay Mitchell, managing broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty in Virginia Beach, was installed as president of the 33,000-member Virginia Association of Realtors.

The Norfolk resident launched his real estate career in 2004 and has served as chairman of Hampton Roads Realtors Association’s government affairs committee, owners/managers council and political action committee – fundraising, and has twice been a HRRA board member, according to a news release. He was honored as HRRA’s Realtor of the Year in 2016.

His accomplishments include leading the National Association of Realtors’ federal political coordinator team for U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine in 2016, and serving as the Virginia Realtors’ federal political coordinator for former congressman Glenn Nye. He has chaired the Virginia Realtors’ strategic planning committee, public policy committee and legislative bill review Ccommittee. Mitchell has served on the Virginia Realtors’ board since 2013.

Additionally, HRRA member Charlee Gowin was elected to the Virginia Realtors board of directors, according to a news release. Gowin, with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty, was HRRA’s board chairman in 2009 and HRRA’s 2011 Realtor of the Year.

Hanna William E Wood, were named Omega Tau Rho medallion recipients during the state awards and installation. These honorees are recognized for their service and dedication to the Realtor organization and the real estate industry and become life members of the Omega Tau Rho fraternity.

The other inductees are: Ruth Benjaminson, Ruth Ann Chandley, Linda Drelick, Ruth Ellen Gans, Charles Grant III, Roland Harrell, Janice Jessup, Priscilla Lytton-White, Susan Murphy, Diana O’Brien, Bob Schaefer, Gerry Sessor, Henry Thrasher and Betty Wuthrich.