Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Certification
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John Gronewold

Hickory

Summary

Experienced Executive Director offering expertise in business planning and program management. Ready to leverage 21 years of experience to increase strategic outreach, boost membership and increase contribution base. Recognized for leveraging strong team leadership and development to drive forward progress. Superior communication skills and adept at directing high-performing teams.

Overview

1
1
Certification
3
3
years of post-secondary education
23
23
years of professional experience

Work History

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Catawba Valley Association of REALTORS
2019-04 - Current
  • Manage staff of 5 and operational management of association with membership of 661 members.
  • Spearheaded contract negotiations to obtain favorable merger of Multiple Listing Service.
  • Coordinated and implemented effective training for over 3 Boards of Directors to improve association processes.
  • Focused teams on developing innovative and cutting-edge approaches at all levels with effective resource allocation and strategic planning.

INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Master Builders Association
2017-01 - 2018-01
  • Chief staff for 650 member construction trade association.
  • Had largest growth (28%) among local Home Builder associations in U.S.
  • Managed a staff of 4 and other professionals.
  • Coordinated all companies, business executives and site leadership teams by interacting effectively and establishing communication best practices.

CEO

California Desert Association Of Realtors
2015-01 - 2017-01
  • Provided overall vision, planning and operational management for 2700 member association and 3100 member Multiple Listing Service.
  • Developed strategic plan and implemented mission governed by a 14 member Board of Directors.
  • Managed diverse staff of 9 and other professionals.
  • Managed budget of 2.3 million.
  • Led operational oversight and budgetary supervision for two locations.
  • Achieved substantial membership growth by using market expertise and business knowledge to make proactive decisions.

BUSINESS SERVICE MANAGER

Oregon Association Of Realtors
2012-01 - 2015-01
  • Managed core standards for state and local boards.
  • Provided Association Executive services for 4 small local associations.
  • Facilitated leadership development program.
  • Spearheaded business operations by consistently seeking methods to improve profitability through cost containment, efficiency improvements and revenue generation.

BRANCH MANAGER

U.S. BANK
2007-01 - 2012-01
  • Overall management for 2 retail bank locations and 15 staff.
  • Engaged employees in business processes with positive motivational techniques.
  • Increased new bank relationships within local community by 8% through execution of quarterly promotions.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MULTIFAMILY NORTHWEST
2004-01 - 2007-01
  • Managed staff of 4 and 1.5 million dollar budget of property management trade association.
  • Created SPECTRUM trade show with 140 vendors and 1,200 participants.
  • Oversight of 1.7 million dollar budget.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Portland Board Of REALTORS®
2000-01 - 2004-01
  • Chief staff for association of 1600 members and Multiple Listing System.
  • Managed staff of 4 and budget of 1.1 million.

Electronic Warfare Specialist

U.S. Navy
1982-02 - 1985-09
  • Advised Operations Department on operations, intelligence and risk assessments in daily briefings.
  • Produced reports on equipment status, incidences, personnel readiness and intelligence for superiors on daily basis.

Education

Bachelor of Science - Computer And Information Sciences

Griffen College
1985-09 - 1988-04

Skills

Property management
Retail
Strategic
Vision

Consulting

Business administration

Budgeting

Team Bonding

Relationship building

Certification

Duke University Certificate in Non Profit Management

Timeline

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Catawba Valley Association of REALTORS
2019-04 - Current

INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Master Builders Association
2017-01 - 2018-01

CEO

California Desert Association Of Realtors
2015-01 - 2017-01

BUSINESS SERVICE MANAGER

Oregon Association Of Realtors
2012-01 - 2015-01

BRANCH MANAGER

U.S. BANK
2007-01 - 2012-01

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MULTIFAMILY NORTHWEST
2004-01 - 2007-01

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Portland Board Of REALTORS®
2000-01 - 2004-01

Bachelor of Science - Computer And Information Sciences

Griffen College
1985-09 - 1988-04

Electronic Warfare Specialist

U.S. Navy
1982-02 - 1985-09

Duke University Certificate in Non Profit Management

John Gronewold