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2014 Officers

 
 
 
 

BIO of President

Carol Ferguson, CRS, GRI, SRS, SFR
2014 President

Carol Ferguson, Broker/Sales Manager started her Real Estate career in 2006. She has lived and volunteered in the Joplin Metro area for the past 33+ years. She is part of a “Family of REALTORS®” in which she partners with her Daughter (Shawna Lamb) and Husband (Tim Ferguson, GRI, SRS) at PRO 100, INC REALTORS®. She has been on numerous Committees and acted as Chair of the Community Involvement Committee and was the Founder of the OGAR REALTOR® Benevolence Fund. As an active member in the REALTOR® community, she has held title for the following awards: The Ozark Gateway Association of REALTORS® 2011 REALTOR of the Year, 2007 Rookie of the Year, 2011 Treasurer, 2012 Vice-President and 2013 President Elect for the association. She is a Graduate of the 2011 Missouri Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy and has been a State Director for the Missouri Association of REALTORS® the past 2 years. 

BIO of Past President

Melissa Annis
2014 Past President 

Melissa Annis's corporate background in Marketing & Public Relations led her to begin her Real Estate career in 1997 as the Advertising/Public Relations Director for a local Real Estate company. After receiving her real estate license in 2001, she began her journey through the ranks of the Ozark Gateway Association of REALTORS(R). She has been on numerous committees, acted as Chair for the Policy & Procedures Task Force, as well as chairing the MLS and Strategic Planning committees.
She has been on the OGAR Board of Directors since 2005. 
Melissa joined Keller Williams when they opened in 2006. She was the recipient of OGAR's Spirt Award in 2006 and the REALTOR(R) of the Year award in 2007. 

BIO President Elect

Dave McGarrah, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRS
2014 President Elect

David McGarrah has as best friend and spouse, JeAnna, for over 43 years.  He has two very successful and talented children and five wonderful grandchildren.  He has successfully operated, as the broker and owner, Show-Me Real Estate in Neosho for over thirteen years.  David has been licensed as a Missouri Real Estate Broker since 1978 and has earned designations for Graduate Realtors Institute, Council of Residential Specialists, Seller Representative Specialist and Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers.  He is a graduate of the 2013 Missouri Association of Realtors Leadership Academy and has been a state director for several years.  He received the OGAR Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.  David has actively chaired and participated on various Ozark Gateway Association of Realtors committees.  David has twelve years’ experience as a mortgage originator and received the Direct Endorsement (DE) underwriting designation from HUD, automatic VA underwriting approval, and Lender Appraisal Processing Procedure (LAPP) from VA.  He believes that active participation in local and state Realtor functions is required in order to defend the American Dream.