National Housing Conference Honors NAR’s Joe Ventrone with Housing Visionary Award

By klrw460 June 6, 2024

WASHINGTON (June 6, 2024) — Joe Ventrone, former Vice President of Federal Policy and Industry Relations at the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), was awarded the Carl A.S. Coan, Sr., Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service at the National Housing Conference’s Housing Visionary Awards Gala on June 5. This prestigious event recognizes individuals who are making substantial contributions to addressing the critical shortage of affordable housing in the nation.

The event saw the presence of NAR President Kevin Sears, Chief Advocacy Officer Shannon McGahn, and numerous other colleagues and friends who came to support Mr. Ventrone.

“Joe has devoted his life to advancing affordable housing,” said NAR President Kevin Sears. “His dedication and hard work in rallying NAR members, staff, and other industry stakeholders to advocate for homeownership opportunities for everyone is commendable. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Joe on receiving this well-deserved award!”

NAR’s Chief Advocacy Officer Shannon McGahn added, “Joe has consistently worked to promote policies that strengthen the housing industry and expand opportunities for all Americans. His efforts from Capitol Hill to his role at NAR have been crucial in developing initiatives that enhance affordable homeownership, improve access to financing, and address the diverse needs of communities. Joe has built a legacy at NAR with a team of experts who continue his work. His recognition tonight celebrates his accomplishments and his unwavering commitment to ongoing progress.”

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Ventrone highlighted his dedication to fostering bipartisan cooperation, emphasizing the importance of transparency and collaboration in achieving common goals. “Connecting the dots through cooperation and bringing people together is what NHC stands for, and I am proud to contribute to this legacy,” he said.

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