The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) has hired experienced real estate executive Donna Andrews as its Chief Operating Officer.


Andrews joins GLVAR after serving since 2015 as the CEO of three associations in Rhode Island, including the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS®, Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS®, and Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board of REALTORS®. Her accomplishments there included implementing strategic alliances to facilitate a shared services agreement for three local REALTOR® associations, while reducing overall costs and enhancing services to members.


Andrews has numerous professional and industry affiliations. They include serving as a director of the New England Society of Association Executives, as a salary review commissioner for the City of Providence, Rhode Island, and as a member of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Professional Women and as a registered lobbyist in Providence. In 2012, she also served as president of the Rhode Island Young Professionals Network and was named by the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS® as its REALTOR® Of the Year.


Her professional designations include being a REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE), a graduate of the REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), and Professional Standards Administrator (PSAT).


Andrews has more than 13 years of real estate industry experience, including nearly a decade as a successful REALTOR®. In 2010, she earned the Lear Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS® for outstanding commitment to the profession. She was also inducted into the REBAC (Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council) Hall of Fame in 2011.


She is completing a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University. Please give a warm welcome to GLVAR’s new COO, Donna Andrews.