Scottsdale, Ariz. (July 30, 2015) – REDPLAN™, Inc., the real estate information industry data protection association, announced today that two more industry leaders have joined its Board of Directors: Chris Galler, Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Association of REALTORS®, and Victor Lund, founding partner of WAV Group and CEO of RE Technology. REDPLAN’s Board of Directors is now comprised of:
- Gregg Larson, Clareity Security
- Claude Szyfer, Strook, Strook & Lavan
- John Mosey, Northstar MLS
- Merri Jo Cowen, My Florida Regional MLS
- John Leonardi, Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS®
- Martin Scrocchi, Instanet Solutions
- Ira Luntz, SolutionStar
- Brian Mushaney, RealtyTrac
- Victor Lund, WAV Group, RE Technology
- Chris Galler, Minnesota Association of REALTORS®
REDPLAN is excited to have these two established experts join its Board of Directors while it begins its two newest initiatives, a Library of Prior Art and a National Forms Registry. Both of the new Board Members bring an extensive background and interest in technology, real estate and data protection.
For more than a decade, Lund has mastered the strategic role of technology in real estate by providing research, strategic planning and analyst services to MLSs, large brokerages, technology firms and investment banks. He is currently providing services to two large projects including Project Upstream and the National Broker Public Portal.
Lund says, “Patent Trolls and Data Scrapers undermine the real estate industry in untold ways. Individually, real estate firms have little chance to fend off this scourge. REDPLAN is assembling the stakeholders together to fend off these attacks on a unified front. WAV Group’s focus has always been on the health of our industry and its constituents. REDPLAN is our volunteer effort to contribute to the health of the real estate information industry along with a great group of industry leaders.”
Galler has been in the real estate industry since 1985 and with the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® since 1996. He is a registered lobbyist and an approved Real Estate Continuing Education Instructor while overseeing his 17,500-member association.
Galler says, “REDPLAN provides the entire real estate industry with an ability to strategically protect the intellectual property our business success is dependent upon.”
“Adding Chris Galler and Victor Lund to our Board supports even more sectors of the real estate information industry as REDPLAN grows to be a powerful voice to champion the protection of real estate data.” says Darity Wesley, REDPLAN’s Executive Administrator.
REDPLAN, Inc., a Delaware Nonprofit Corporation, is an organization dedicated to protecting the real estate industry’s copyrighted materials and intellectual property rights. Protecting real estate data for its rightful owners has been a prominent issue in today’s information industry, thus giving reason to create REDPLAN™. REDPLAN™’s Board of Directors continues to recruit representatives of its member companies: MLSs, Associations of REALTORS®, Brokerages, Franchises, Real Estate Information Companies and those who compile real estate data.
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