Leadership and StaffThe backbone of Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors®
2018 Leadership Team
Delegates to the VAR Delegate Body
President Kevin McGrath
President-Elect Drew Fristoe
At-Large Christine Singhass
View the list of FAAR’s past presidents.
Pat Breme, RCE, CIPS
Chief Executive Officer
Works directly for the Board of Directors and manages a staff of 7 who are tasked with executing the policies of the Board. Handles professional standards issues including ethics complaints, arbitration requests, mediation and the Citation System. Organizes strategic planning sessions, serves on VAR and NAR committees. Heads up special projects. Staff liaison to Professional Standards, Awards, Grievance, Nominating Committees, Housing First and a member of Budget & Finance, Investment Committees. The person to contact with questions regarding professional conduct. A closet decorator who loves art and her grandgirls.
Is the brain trust for all things relating to FAAR finances and financial records. Staff liaison to Budget & Finance and Investment Committees. In charge of preparing the financial statements and reporting to the various agencies. Manages all FAAR accounts including operations, investments, RPAC and the Foundation.
Events and Sponsorships Director
Markets FAAR products, services and events through various means of communications. Is the editor of the Weekly and Broker Updates, Affiliate Directory, and FAARSide Newsletter, Coordinator of the Trade Show and Affiliate Marketing Partners program. Staff liaison to Special Functions, Technology, Relationships, and the REALTORS® Foundation. She is the person to contact about sponsoring a FAAR event.
Webmaster | Communications Director
Lauren’s job duties include website maintenance, engaging members thru social media, and performing special projects as needed. She has 7 years of professional association and marketing experience and an eye for design. In the warmer months, you can find her kayaking the Rappahannock with friends.
Barbara Castillo, RCE
Professional Development Director
Administers the Real Estate Career Academy. Writes curriculum, hires instructors and creates class schedule for topical classes, CE, PL, Certifications and Designations. Transmits credits to DPOR. Staff liaison to Education, Community Outreach, and Managing Brokers Network. The person to contact if you need classes to complete licensing renewal course requirements. Could be a travel agent or party planner.
Membership Services Director
Processes new members and issues Sentrilock system. Coordinates orientation, sends dues billing and reminders, turn off keys for lack of payment/non-compliance of ethics requirement. Updates member records to NRDS (National REALTORS® Database System). Manages the REALTOR® Store. Staff liaisons to YPN. She is the person to notify about agent transfers, new companies, registration for classes and events. Is a former New Yorker and brings back cheesecake, bagels and pizza from the Big City.
Receptionist | Membership Services Assistant
Official greeter at the FAAR office. Fields member issues to proper staff person. Shares many of Lori’s responsibilities including processing new members and issuing Sentrilock system. Handles registrations for events and FAAR Academy classes. Merchandises product in the Store and oversees the Member Lounge. A person to contact if you have requests about FAAR events. In her spare time Lydia enjoys reading and the company of friends and family.
Public Policy Director
Handles all legislative, regulatory, and policy issues relating to local and state government. Is the staff liaison to Fredericksburg REALTORS® Foundation, Housing First, Public Relations, Property Management and Legislative and Government Affairs Committees. Represents FAAR in various community organizations and has established a working relationship with many area officials. Is the person to contact with concerns over private property rights, land use and area agencies that deal with housing issues. Former Capitol Hill staffer and Mom to Jack and Ellie, who are honorary FAAR employees.