4801 Forest Run Road, Suite 201
Madison, WI 53704-7337
Joanne Chando is a national educator & speaker who has engaged & enlightened audiences across the country bringing with her 35 years of active real estate experience. She became a Broker upon moving to Southwest Florida in 1997. In 2005 she opened her own brokerage which she continues to operate.
A 2009 Leadership Academy graduate at Florida REALTORS®, Joanne has served on Professional Development and numerous other committees since 2002.
Joanne’s a multiple year FR Director, an 11 year Honor Society Member and RPAC GOLDEN R, too.
In 2017 she will serve as Vice-Chairman of Florida REALTORS® Education Programs.
Joanne is the 2015 Florida REALTORS® Educator of the Year and 2014 Broker of the Year at her association.
James E. Jacobs has been active in the appraisal profession for over 40 years. During this time he held positions with major real estate organizations including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Citicorp Investment Bank. For the past 24 years, Jacobs has operated his own appraisal firm, Jacobs Company/Texas in Sherman, Texas. Jacobs is an AQB-Certified USPAP Instructor and has taught USPAP and other appraisal courses throughout the United States and Canada. Presently he serves an investigator with the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.
Bill King is a licensed real estate broker and certified residential real estate appraiser in Washington state and is a nationally recognized instructor of real estate and appraisal courses and seminars. With over 35 years of experience in real estate and valuation, he has served as a forensic expert on valuation and housing issues in local, regional and national cases. King has extensive experience in real estate and valuation technology. He has been a valuation representative to the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), consulted with the GSEs on USPAP issues for UCDP, and participated in the creation of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). In addition, King has taught dozens of appraisal courses and has contributed to the country's most widely used appraisal textbook, The Appraisal Institute's The Appraisal of Real Estate. King is the president and chief valuation officer at Real Info Inc., based in Buffalo, NY, that has provided Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) and automated real estate analytics to national clients since 1995.
Eric Kodner has over 20 years of experience as a college faculty member and over 30 years of experience in labor negotiations. Before entering real estate a decade ago, he enjoyed a successful career in the performing arts as a symphonic musician and conductor.
Since 2008, Kodner has taught real estate courses in technology, fair housing, ethics and agency in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. He created courses for the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®, taught at EXIT Realty and People's Home Mortgage corporate offices in the Twin Cities, and presented a Web SEO course as a guest speaker at the 2005 WRA convention. In 2009, he presented a seminar on social networking at the LuxuryRealEstate.com Spring Retreat in Las Vegas.
A member of the WRA education faculty, Kodner currently serves on the board of directors of the NAR 2010 Equal Opportunity - Cultural Diversity Committee, the WRA Equal Opportunity in Housing Committee (EOC), is a NAR-certified At Home with Diversity instructor, and also serves as Education Chair for the Wisconsin Chapter of the CRS.
Kodner is the broker and owner of Madeline Island Realty in LaPointe, Wis., and Wayzata Lakes Realty in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn."
Carol E. Krigbaum is the managing member of Krigbaum Law LLC, a general practice firm in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, just north of Milwaukee. Ms. Krigbaum received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in both journalism and history and graduated from Marquette University Law School. She holds a Wisconsin real estate broker's license and answers questions on the Legal Hotline for the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association. Ms. Krigbaum is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Greater Milwaukee Area REALTORS®, the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association, and the National Association of REALTORS®. She serves on the Professional Standards Committee for the Greater Milwaukee Area REALTORS®. She is president of the Whitefish Bay Historical Society and serves on the Village of Whitefish Bay's Historic Preservation Commission. She is a frequent presenter on real estate related topics for the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Jennifer Lindsley is the director of training for the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association.
Jennifer participates as an attorney on the WRA Legal Hotline and serves as a liaison between the WRA and the Wisconsin Technical College System. Her responsibilities include drafting education materials, developing pre-licensing and continuing education resources, and teaching WRA pre-license and continuing education courses.
She received her B.A. from Portland State University and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Jennifer is a member of the Real Estate Educators Association. In 2014, she received the WRA Instructor of the Year award.
Doug Richards has extensive experience in both residential and commercial real estate sales and has been involved in the ownership and management of various rental homes, apartments and commercial properties for 35 years. Doug was certified as a CRS instructor in 1989 and authored most of the recent changes to the current CRS 204 and CRS 205 courses. In addition to his CRS instruction, Doug has taught courses on tax, finance and real estate investment in 48 states as well as China, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.
Doug began his real estate career in 1976 and has served in leadership positions with his local board as well as the state and national levels. His previous awards include being named Salesman of the Year and REALTOR® of the Year by the Salt Lake Board of REALTORS® as well as CRS of the Year by the state of Utah.
Robert Sayas is an attorney with the law offices of Sayas, Schmuki, Rondini & Plum S.C. Rob is a Legal Hotline attorney for the WRA, answering member questions about real estate related matters. He received his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University in Indiana.
Michael Sewell is a real estate broker in Green Bay and a past president of the REALTORS® Association of Northeast Wisconsin. He has taught pre-license classes, continuing education courses and professional standards throughout Wisconsin since 1991.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western Michigan University and received his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School in 1978. He practiced law for 10 years prior to entering the field of real estate in 1988. Michael was named the WRA 1998 Instructor of the Year and serves on the WRA's Professional Standards Work Group and the Professional Standards Hearing Panel.
Mike is a 1980 graduate of Marquette Law School. He is also a licensed real estate broker, and has been teaching pre-licensing and continuing education real estate classes for over 30 years. His law practice in Wauwatosa emphasizes real estate as well as other areas of general practice such as estate planning, income taxation and corporate representation. In addition to representing parties directly, he also provides closing services for institutional clients through Fidelity National Title. In 2009, Mike was named the WRA instructor of the year.
Liz Tobolt has been actively selling real estate for over 22 years. Liz is also a licensed Wisconsin attorney with a practice in Hartland, Wisconsin.