Patrick Lieuw, president of the Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, announced today that David Tanner, a long-time Sacramento REALTOR®, has been hired as the CEO of the association. Mr. Tanner will replace Nelson Janes, who left Sacramento in May to become CEO of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS after ten years at SAR. “We conducted a nationwide search for a new CEO,” Mr. Lieuw said. “We had a number of excellent candidates and are pleased that Dave Tanner is willing to switch roles from volunteer to executive. Dave knows the association and its members and staff very well.” “I look forward to the opportunity to work with the excellent staff at SAR to continue to provide high quality services and benefits to our valuable Members,” Mr. Tanner said when Mr. Lieuw made the announcement. Mr. Tanner has been a real estate licensee since 1978 and real estate attorney since 1981. He has owned and/or managed residential and commercial brokerages for over 30 years. He was president of the San Jose Real Estate Board in 1995 and of SAR in 2005. Mr. Tanner most recently served on the Board of Directors and Professional Standards Committees at the Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, the California Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. As an attorney, he has served Of Counsel to the Hanson Law Firm focusing on broker risk reduction. He has been a valued SAR instructor, offering courses in ethics, disclosure, listing agreements and purchase agreements, as well as regional professional standards training. “I would also like to thank President-elect Chris Little, who chaired the Search Committee,” Mr. Lieuw said. “Chris and the committee put in a lot of time making sure they made the best choice possible.” The Sacramento Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1908. It promotes professionalism and ethics among its members, provides education and other services and advocates for private property rights and private property values. It has more than 5300 members. The term “REALTOR®” can only be used by real estate agents who are members of the National Association of REALTORS®.