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Executive Officers


Jim Parsons (2014/2016)
Century 21 Central Realty & Associates
714 E. Wisconson
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Office: (989) 772-9449
Fax: (989) 773-0075
Email: jim.parsons@century 21.com


President Elect

Marci Browne (2014/2016)
America's Choice Realty
108 E. Center St.
Ithaca, MI 48847
Office: (989) 875-5148
Email: msbrowne@winntel.net


Immediate Past President

Sue Welling (2015/2015)
Coldwell Banker WMH-Alma
202 E. Superior Street
Alma, MI  48801
Office: (989) 463-1219
Fax: (989) 463-6040
Email: sue@suewelling.com



Julie Rush (2013/2015)
Weichert Realtors Broadway Realty
614 E Broadway
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Office: (989) 775-3800
Fax: (989) 775-3400
Email: julierush74@gmail.com



Leslie Walton (2015/2016)
Richmar Realty
4585 East Pickard, Suite G
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Office: (989) 775-3344
Fax: (989) 772-0972
Email: leslie@richmar.com

REALTOR Directors

Meredith Lott (2014/2017)
New Horizons Realty
302 North State Street
Alma, MI 48801
Office: (989) 463-4633
Fax: (989) 463-5308
Email: meredith@centralmichiganhomes.com


Rick Arlt (2012/2015)
Hometowne Realty
402 North Mission Street, Suite 2
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Office: (989) 775-7779
Fax: (989) 773-1056
Email: rick@rickarlt.com


Barbara McCollom (2012/2015)
Coldwell Banker MPR
304 E. Broadway Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Office: (989) 773-5972
Fax: (989) 773-2197
Email: barbmccollom@gmail.com


Lee Aldrich (2013/2016)
Richmar Reatly
4585 E Pickard Street, Suite G
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Office: (989) 775-3344
Fax: (989) 775-0972
Email: lee.aldrich@yahoo.com


Dave Zamarron (2014/2017)
Central Real Estate
925 South Mission Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Office: (989) 773-6000
Fax: (989) 772-4160
Email: davidzamarron@yahoo.com


Marci Browne (2013/2016)
America's Choice Realty
108 East Center Street Suite A
Ithaca, MI 48847
Office (989) 875-5148
Fax: (989) 449-4380
Email: msbrowne@winntel.net


Randy Golden (2014/2017)
Re/Max of Mt Pleasant
1414 W High Street
Mt Pleasant, MI  48858
Office: (989) 773-3332
Fax: (989) 772-6151
Email: randy@mtpleasanthomes.com


Affiliate Director

Paul Alexander (2015/2017)
Mt. Pleasant Abstract & Title 
116 Court Street, Suite A 
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Office: (989) 773-3651
Fax: (989) 773-0751
Email: palexander@mtpleasantabstract.com




Jim Parsons, President

Jim graduated from Central Michigan University in December of 1999 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  He as been licensed to sell real estate since January of 2001.  Jim has been active in all levels of  Central Michigan Association of Realtors including: finance committee, bylaws committee, education committee, MLS committee, and orientation instructor for the MLS.  Jim also served on the Board of Directors from 2005-2009 and was President of the Association from 2006-2008. In 2008 Jim was the recipient of the George D. Noch Leadership Award and in 2010 the Realtor of the Year award.  In June of  2009 Jim became partner and broker/owner of Century 21 Bowerman/Peake Realty, Inc.  Jim is now serving another 3 year term on the Board of Directors from 2012-2014.

Marci Browne, President Elect

In 1999 I began my career in Real Estate with American Dream Properties and 3 years later I obtained my Broker License and opened America's Choice Realty. During the time I operated my business in the city of St. Louis, I was an active member of both the Middle of The Mitten Committee, and St. Louis Downtown Development, where I enjoyed working on the many projects and events. Then in 2007, I made the decision to relocate America's Choice Realty to the Village Shoppes Building, located in downtown Ithaca. Currently I've been serving a second term on the Board of Directors for the Central Michigan Board of Realtors, a member of Membership Committee & Equal Opportunity Housing Committee. Additionally, I'm a member of Ithaca Downtown Development, an Ambassador for the Gratiot Area Chamber of Commerce & board member, Co-Chair for the Gratiot County Princess Ball Event, Chairperson for the Ithaca Promotional Committee, CMAR representative on the Greater Gratiot Development board and a member of the Alma Area Business & Professional Women's Association. In 2009 I was presented with the Woman of Achievement Award, in 2011 I was presented with the Ithaca Area Person of the Year , and in 2012 I was presented with the Central Michigan Association Realtor of the Year and was very humbled and honored to receive all three of these awards. Working fairly & honestly and helping to grow my community has always been my number one goal.

Sue Welling, Immediate Past President


Julie Rush, Secretary

Julie was born and raised in the area, attended the local school systems, and has built her life here in the Central Michigan area. She is not only knowledgeable and well informed in the market she works, she also lives it, is part of it, and very involved. Julie resides in Mt Pleasant with her husband, a local attorney, and her two very active kids. Her life is not unlike many of her clients lives, which gives her a great deal of empathy and real life experience that allows her to be even more beneficial to her clients. Add that with her real estate licensing, continued education and additional certifications, you have the right agent for you. Previous to becoming licensed in Real Estate, Julie worked in other capacities within the Real Estate industry, Title Insurance and Mortgage processing, for over 12 years. She has grown her career substantially since 2012, gaining accolades such as top producing agent within her office in 2013. Being a team player is also very important to Julie, and gets the respect from her colleagues that she gives to them alike. When Julie isn't helping clients find their dream home or sell their most valuable asset, she enjoys skiing in the winter, golf in the summer, and spending as much time with her family and friends as she can. You can also find her helping at her kid's school, or serving as Secretary for the Central Michigan Association of Realtors Board of Directors, a position of which she was nominated and installed by her peers. Julie is also a Board Member for the Central Michigan Home Builders Association and Junior Achievement (JA) of Isabella County.

Leslie Walton, Treasurer

Leslie was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant Michigan. After graduating from Western Michigan University, Leslie held several management positions within the retail industry between 1986 and 2001. She received her Real Estate license in the fall of 2001 and her Brokers license in 2005. She is Co-Owner of Richmar Realty which opened in June of 2002. She is a member of the Central Michigan Association of REALTORS®, is a past chair of the Education/Program committee, has chaired several Sub-Committees, and is a past member of the Michigan Association of REALTORS® Task Force for the annual convention. Leslie was the President in 2014 and currently the Treasurer on the Central Michigan Association of REALTORS® board of directors and Chair of the Bylaws committee. Her primary focus within the Real Estate industry is commercial property management and commercial leasing. In her spare time she can be found on the golf course in the summer time or riding her snowmobile somewhere in northern Michigan in the winter time.


Rick Arlt, REALTOR Director

Rick is the Broker/Owner of Hometowne Realty in Mt Pleasant. Rick has been a licensed REALTOR® for over 30 years. He is married to Claudia and they have two children Stephanie and Robert. Rick has a Bachelor degree from Ferris State University in Business, and a MBA from Central Michigan University. He has served as President and Treasurer for the Association in the past and was REALTOR® of the Year in 1995. Rick is an Accredited Buyers Representative and his specialty and passion is working with first time home buyers. His company also is heavily involved with property management including homes and apartments. Rick and Claudia enjoy house boating on the Muskegon River.

Barb McCollom, REALTOR Director

Barb McCollom is pleased to serve as a Director of the Central Michigan Association of Realtors. She studied Business at Michigan State University earning a B.A. degree in Marketing. Barb has been a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker/Mt. Pleasant Realty since 2010. Mt. Pleasant has been her home for 33 years. Barb and her husband, Chuck, have a daughter, Tracy and a son, David. Barb has earned her CRS Certified Residential Specialist, ABR Accredited Buyer Representative and SFR  Short Sale/Foreclosure Resource designations. She has been a volunteer for Michigan Special Olympics for 24 years serving on the Management Team and Games Committee. She has also presided as Board Chair for the Central Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross and served as Congregation President for Immanuel Lutheran Church. She has received the American Red Cross Clara Barton Award and Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award. In addition to working with her real estate clients Barb enjoys travel, golf, sewing, watercolor painting and photography.

Lee Aldrich, REALTOR Director

About Me: I live near Alma with my wife of nearly forty years Janah who is an employee of the Alma Public Schools and is an organist at Zion Lutheran Church in Mt Pleasant. As empty nesters, we share our home with our canine family Dottie who seems to think that she actually owns the place. We look forward to visits with our children who reside in Wyoming and California. I am a licensed Associate Broker and have held a Residential Builders license for about twenty years. As a landlord, I fully understand the pros and cons of real estate investing. I have a wide variety of interests but never seem to find time to enjoy all of them. I love the outdoors and fall is unquestionably my favorite time of year. My undergrad degree is in Business Management. Community work as Chair on a local Board of Review provides me with additional training and experience that can assist my clients with tax appeals. Let me demonstrate for you the advantages of having a skillful and experienced Broker representing your real estate interests.

, REALTOR Director

Dave Zamarron, REALTOR Director

Dave is the co-owner/Broker of Central Real Estate in Mt. Pleasant, MI.  He was 2002 REALTOR of the Year.  As a licensed builder in Michigan he has his Bachelor's of Science in Community Development from Central Michigan University.  He also is a member and Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Meredith Lott, REALTOR Director

Meredith received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and relocated to the Central Michigan area thirteen years ago.  She currently resides in Alma with her husband Richard and their children-Emma, Sophie, Brittany & Brendyn.  Meredith is the Broker/Owner of New Horizons Realty.  She has served on several committees with the Central Michigan Association of REALTORS, including the Education Committee, Equal Opportunity in Housing and the Bylaws Committee.  She is thrilled to begin serving as a Director for Central Michigan Association of REALTORS!  In her spare time, Meredith enjoys spending time with her family & friends, cross stitching and traveling.

Randy Golden, REALTOR Director
Paul Alexander, Affiliate Director

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