President David J. Tina and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce the promotion of longtime association executive Wendy DiVecchio as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
 
DiVecchio, who previously served as GLVAR’s Director of Operations, has worked at GLVAR for more than 17 years. She has been serving as GLVAR’s interim CEO since former CEO Michele Caprio left the association in early December to move back to her home state of Rhode Island. DiVecchio also served as GLVAR’s interim CEO in early 2015 before Caprio was hired.
 
GLVAR President David J. Tina said, “Wendy has played an integral role in running GLVAR and several of its most important departments for many years she has a wealth of institutional knowledge and experience directing everything from GLVAR’s educational programs to its contracts with vendors and suppliers to overseeing our staff and daily operations. The GLVAR Board of Directors is pleased to promote her into this position. We’re confident she’s the right person to lead GLVAR during this crucial time in its history.”
 
Before being promoted in 2013 to direct GLVAR’s operations, DiVecchio worked for several years as its Education Director. As CEO, she will now oversee GLVAR’s more than 30 employees and all aspects of Southern Nevada’s largest professional organization – including its move into a new headquarters building being built in the southwest part of Las Vegas.
 
While working full time at GLVAR, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, a MBA and a Masters in Management, both from the University of Phoenix. Her professional accomplishments include being elected by her peers to serve as national chairwoman of a group of education directors for local and state REALTOR® associations in 2011 and 2012. She also earned the REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE) designation from the National Association of REALTORS® recognizing exceptional efforts made by association executives.
 
A longtime resident of Las Vegas, DiVecchio enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children.