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March 6, 2012

Business News in Brief

Newburyport resident named to Realtors' post

Kevin Wallace, a Realtor with Stone Ridge Properties in Newburyport, has been appointed communications/technology focus-area vice president for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

As vice president for communications/technology, Wallace is responsible for coordinating the initiatives of the MAR business plan relative to the association's communications and technology programs.

In addition, he will act as a liaison between leadership and all MAR work groups formed for communications and/or technology programs. He automatically becomes a member of the MAR Executive Committee and Board of Directors as a result of his appointment as a focus area vice president.

Wallace was the legal affairs/member benefits vice president and member of the Executive Committee in 2011. A MAR director since 2007, he was a member of the Business Development Committee for several years and was the committee's chairman in 2010. Wallace was also a member of the Electronic Forms Sub-Committee in 2010.

On the local level, Wallace was the 2011 president of the North Shore Association of Realtors, where he also served on the Business Planning and Nominating Committees. He was the president of the Greater Newburyport Board of Realtors in 2007.

A Realtor since 2001, Wallace has earned his certified buyer representative professional real estate designation and received his loss-mitigation certification.

Sloan Consortium names Ives as COO

The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C), an association of individuals, institutions and organizations of higher education engaged in online learning, announced an important leadership change. Board of directors president Meg Benke announced the promotion of associate director Kathleen Ives to chief operating officer for the organization.

In her current role as associate director, Ives directed the launch of Sloan-C's highly successful workshops, as well as other certificate programs and many other Sloan-C initiatives, including the establishment of the Sloan-C Institute.

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