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    The REEA DREI Designation

    "Distinguished Real Estate Instructor"

    This designation was created by the Real Estate Educators Association to set the standard for excellence in real estate classroom instruction.  Regulators and others can be assured that a real estate educator who has earned a REEA DREI designation will exhibit a mastery of subject matter, proven presentation ability, relevant experience, and superior teaching skills.

    The REEA DREI program is administered by the REEA DREI Leadership Council which is elected by the REEA DREI membership. The REEA DREI designation is a classroom teaching designation that adheres to the Generally Accepted Principles of Education (GAPE) adopted by REEA.

    Your 2024 REEA DREI Leadership Council


    Stormie Benfield, DREI, GSI - 2024-2026

    Deb Carpenter, DREI - 2024-2026

    Robert "Bob" Kutschbach, DREI, GSI - 2023-2025

    John Mayfield, DREI - 2023-2025

    Steve Oliver, DREI - 2022-2024

    John Wenner, DREI - 2022-2024

    Brad Barker, DREI, GSI - REEA Immediate Past President and REEA Board Liaison



    • National publicity for designee and his/her organization
    • Use of the REEA DREI credential, denoting excellence as a real estate classroom instructor
    • A REEA DREI Certification of Excellence suitable for framing
    • A REEA DREI lapel pin
    • Recognition on the REEA website, newsletters and other publications; and
    • Invitation to the annual REEA DREI Summit; available only to REEA DREIs, REEA DREI Candidates and invited guests



    Superior School of Real Estate

    One thing I have learned about REEA is that it is a tight knit community. Members genuinely care about each other. I have witnessed members help other members in their pursuits of designations and also offer assistance in growing teaching opportunities. I have also witnessed members investing in the lives of each other as demonstrated by outpouring of support in challenging times and celebrating achievements of their fellow instructors. It is an honor to be a member of this group.

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    REMINDER: As stated in the REEA DREI Policies and Procedures Manual, Section III. Designation Renewal Criteria c. REEA DREI Summit:  Upon the third and each subsequent renewal, each REEA DREI shall attend at least one(1) REEA DREI Summit in the three (3) years immediately prior to renewal.



    Join us for our Annual REEA DREI Summit in January 2025

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    Mr. Brad Barker, DREI, GSI, REEA Past President Mr. Mark Barker, DREI, GSI, REEA Past President Michelle Behrendt, DREI, GSI
    Mr. George Bell, DREI, REEA Past President Stormie Benfield, DREI, GSI Velore Brown, DREI, GSI
    Fredrick G. Buehler, Jr.,MBA, PhD., DREI, GSI, GRI Ms. Deborah Carpenter, DREI David Catanzaro, DREI
    Ms. Cindy S. Chandler, DREI, GSI Leslie Clauson, DREI Inactive, GSI Rev Spencer Clifford, MDiv, DREI
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    Elizabeth Cushman Hume, DREI, GSI Rebecca Jones, DREI, GSI Brenda Kasuva, DREI, GSI
    Mr. Robert C. Kutschbach, DREI, GSI, REEA Past President Jeffrey Lapin, CPM, ARM, DREI Melea Lemon, M Ed, DREI, GSI, CDEI
    Dr. Mark Lee Levine, DREI Suzy Lieber, DREI, GSI, M.S.M.,EdM.A. John Mayfield, DREI
    Mrs. PeggyAnn E. McConnochie, DREI, GSI Mr Dennis Everett Miller, DREI, GSI, GSL, MBA, MIRM, CDEI, CSP, CMP Mr. Bruce Wayne Moyer, DREI, GSI, GSL, REEA Past President
    Kara Nicholls, DREI, CDEI Mr. Steven Oliver, DREI Will Parker, DREI, GSI
    Cammie Reed, DREI, GSI Dr. Conrad R Richards, DREI, GSI, Current President Steve Robinson, DREI, GSI
    Vickie S. Rogers, DREI, GSI Ms. Marcie Roggow, DREI Mary Sand, DREI
    Mr. Daniel Paul Sarrett, DREI CDEI Debbie Shields, DREI, GSI Ms. Joyce Bea Sterling, DREI
    Ms. Kim Stotesbury, DREI, GSI Mr. Maurice Taylor, DREI, GSI, President Elect John B. Walker, DREI
    Mr. John Wenner, DREI, CDEI Ms. Sandra L. Williams, CDEI, DREI Mr. Richard Carl Wright, DREI
    Dee A Young, DREI, GSI, CDEI   
    REEA DREI (Emeritus)
    Mr. Alec Hagerty, DREI Emeritus Mr. John A. Hamilton, DREI Emeritus, REEA Past President Mr. Charles J. Jacobus, DREI Emeritus, REEA Past President
    Don Levi, DREI Emeritus, REEA Past President Ms. Karel Murray, DREI Emeritus, REEA Past President Mr. Dana S Rhodes, DREI Emeritus, GSI, CDEI, MAED
    Mr. Tim R. Terry, DREI Emeritus   
    REEA DREI (Retired)
    Ms. Roz Allemond, DREI Retired Ms. Marianne F. Allen, DREI Retired Ms. Penny Alston, DREI Retired
    Ms. Betty J. Armbrus, DREI Retired, REEA Past President Ms. Marianne F. Barkman, DREI Retired Mr. Stuart M. Bernstein, DREI Retired
    Ms. Dianna W. Brouthers, DREI Retired, REEA Past President Ms. Sherald Butler, DREI Retired Mr. Maurice Clifton, DREI Retired
    Mr. Henry S. Harrison, DREI Retired Ms. Patricia Johnson, DREI Retired Mr. Robert R. Jones, DREI Retired
    Joanne Klein, DREI Retired Mr. Kent Levine, DREI Retired Ms. Victoria P. Lilly, DREI Retired
    Mr. Richard S. Linkemer, DREI Retired Mrs Gail G. Lyons, DREI Retired Mr. Jack A. Marinello, DREI Retired
    Dr. Beverly H McCormick, DREI Retired Mr. Stephen Mennuti, DREI Retired Sr. Mr Jack Miedema, DREI Retired
    Dr. Cheryl Nance, DREI Retired Ms. Karen Post, DREI Retired, REEA Past President Mr. Richard Reece, DREI Retired
    Mr. John W. Reilly, DREI Retired, REEA Past President Mr. Fred G. Richter, DREI Retired Ms. Marcia L. Russell, DREI Retired
    Ms. Barbara Samet, DREI Retired Mr. Douglas L. Schmitt, DREI Retired Mr. Carlton H. Segars, Jr, DREI Retired
    Mrs Priscilla G. Senecal, DREI Retired Ms. Diane Simpson, DREI Retired, REEA Past President Dr. David Sirota, DREI Retired
    Ms. Marie S. Spodek, DREI Retired Mr. Ralph Tamper, DREI Retired, REEA Past President Mr. Roger R. Turcotte, DREI Retired
    Mr. Randall S. Van Reken, DREI Retired Mr. Terry Wilson, DREI Retired Mr. Everett Worcester, DREI Retired
    Mrs. Mary E. Yonkers, DREI Retired   


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