Staff

Michael P. Barr, CAE, e-PRO - Chief Executive Officer
336-854-5868 ext 229

Michael is the Association liaison to the community at large. He coordinates strategic planning, encourages the leadership to become visionary and manages the Association's business operations. He researches trends for the real estate industry and Association management. He assists, advises and supports the Greensboro Regional REALTORS®. Association President, Executive Committee and Board of Directors. In addition, Michael also serves in the following capacities:

  • Ex-officio member of the Triad Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors and the Triad Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition (TREBIC).
  • Association Liaison to the State (NCAR) and National (NAR) Associations of REALTORS® and the International Sector of NAR.
  • Primary Liaison with Association Attorney and Association CPA.

He guides the interrelated constituencies for a competitive environment, conducts financial oversight and analysis of revenue streams, and manages the staff and day-to-day operations of the Association. He also serves as the the Executive Officer for the North Carolina Certified Commercial Investment Members Chapter
(NC-CCIM), North Carolina Chapter of the REALTORS® Land Institute(NCRLI), and the Carolinas Chapter of Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (CSIOR).

Barbara P. Gilliland - Director of Office and Financial Operations
336-854-5868 ext. 230

Barbara advises, assists and supports the Chief Executive Officer in all matters relating to the financial well-being of the Association. She tracks the Association's investments and revenue sources. She maintains the Association's human resource records and performs bookkeeping functions for the GRRA and its affiliate divisions. Barbara is the Administrator for the Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM) Chapter #56 and staff liaison to the GRRA's Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Division. She also serves as staff liaison to the Association's REALTORS®Community Service Committee (RCSC), the REALTORS®Political Action Committee (RPAC), the Audit and Leadership Development committees, as well as the GRRA's Foundation.

Megan Tasman - Membership and Special Events Coordinator
336-854-5868 ext. 228

Megan assists new members in joining the Association and plans and executes the Association's orientation events. She plans and oversees the GRRA's continuing education classes and assists the planning and execution of Association luncheons and special events. She also assists in special projects for the Chief Executive Officer and acts as the staff liaison to the Social Committee.

Peter Johnston - Chief Operating Officer, e-Pro
336-854-5868 ext. 233

Peter, our resident technology expert, assists our membership with support in Multiple Listing Service (MLS) issues. He addresses issues in the SUPRA system and coordinates the GRRA, GRRA-RCA, NC-CCIM, Carolinas Chapter of SIOR, and NCRLI websites. Acting as the staff liaison to the Technology Users Group, Peter ensures the even flow of information and implementation of new technologies. Peter supports the technical infrastructure of the Association, which includes training in software and hardware applications and providing technical support to the GRRA staff.

Sharon Gray - Information Specialist
854-5868, ext. 221

Sharon serves as the GRRA's first point of contact. She fields telephone calls and directs them to the appropriate staff members and assists the Director of Office and Financial Operations with billing entries and mailings. She is also in charge of the GRRA's library, the REALTOR® Store, and assists in various association projects.

Ashley Blackburn - Commercial Coordinator
336-854-5868 ext. 232

Ashley is the Commercial Division Coordinator. She helps coordinate the NC-RLI, Carolinas Chapter of SIOR, and NC-CCIM chapters. She is their first stop for information regarding their respective chapters and helps to organize their conferences and continuing education needs.

Melanie Carr - Communication Specialist
336-854-5868, ext. 231

Melanie serves as the Association's internal and external Communications Specialist.  She serves as the contact person for the local, state and national media as well as a staff liaison to the Affordable Housing Task Force; the Awards and Nominating Committees; and supports the Board of Directors administratively.  In addition, Melanie updates the Association's social media outlets and provides content for the website as well as marketing and advertising efforts of the Association. 

Amber Coe- Banquet and Event Sales
336-854-5868, ext. 224

Amber responds to customer inquiries about facility rental.  Markets the Oak Branch Events and Conference Center through through outside sales calls, prospecting, direct mail,networking, and referrals. She ensuring successful events that meet both the client needs and company's guidelines and manages events from initial sale through successful completion.

Nicole Arnold - Local Government Affairs Director
336-808-4237

Nicole facilitates GRRA's civic and political involvement.  As Government Affairs Committee staff liaison, Nicole communicates GRRA's message to community leaders and executive staff from the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, the Greensboro City Council, and the Guilford County Board of Education.  In addition, Nicole writes NAR grants for GRRA and oversees grant-funded, REALTOR®-involved projects from planning to completion.