Executive Director Miriam Baer announced that Sandra O’Connor of Greensboro has been elected as Chair and Wendell Bullard of Durham as Vice Chair of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Their terms will begin on August 1, 2020.
Sandra O’Connor was appointed to the Commission by Governor Roy Cooper in 2017. O’Connor has been a licensed North Carolina real estate broker since 1983, and from 1985 to 2005 she was the owner and sole proprietor of Sandra O’Connor & Associates. She is a broker with the Greensboro Allen Tate office, for which she served as Sales Manager from 2005-2010 and Broker-in-Charge from 2010-2018.
O’Connor has been active with the national, state, and local REALTOR® organizations and in community affairs. She is Director of the National Association of REALTORS® and a past Region IV Vice President. A past President of the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, as well as a Region V Vice President and Treasurer, O’Connor received its REALTOR® of the Year award in 2014. She is also a past President and REALTOR® of the Year of the Greensboro Regional REALTORS® Association and has been admitted to its Hall of Fame.
O’Connor is a member of the Greensboro Zoning Commission, a past chair and member of the Greensboro Planning Board, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Guilford Green Foundation. Additionally, she is a Commission-approved NC real estate instructor. She also holds a B.A. from Carlow University in Pittsburgh and a Masters of Librarianship from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Bullard was appointed to the Commission by Governor Cooper in 2018. Licensed in 1994, he is Managing Broker at Bullard Properties, LLC, in Durham. Bullard is past President of the Durham Regional Association of REALTORS® and the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® and past REALTOR® of the Year in both organizations.
Bullard is also an original founding member of several charter schools in North Carolina. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from North Carolina Central University and is a United States Air Force Security Specialists veteran.