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November 17, 2023


The Nominating Committee presents the following candidates for the 2024-2025 Board of Directors:

2024-2025 Directors (Choose 4): Robert Baker, Paige Batten, Teresa Clegg, Denise Murphy, Mike Purcell

2024-2025 Commercial Director (Choose 1): Frazier DeVaney, Natalie Hostetler

Those elected will serve alongside the 2024 Officers & Directors: President Kadi Brown, MLS Chair Jeff Nixon, Immediate Past President Steven Sharpe, and Directors Connie Brewer, Holly Harwell, Karen Parris, and James Streeter. Also serving will be the 2024 President-Elect and 2024 Secretary-Treasurer, both of whom will be elected by the current and incoming Directors on December 14.

Online voting begins Friday, November 17, when each REALTOR® member eligible to vote will receive an email from containing the secure voting credentials unique to the email recipient. Voting will remain open until 5 pm on Wednesday, November 29. Election results will be announced on November 30.

2023-2024 DIRECTORS

ROBERT BAKER, GRI (Zach Taylor-Chattanooga)

I have very much enjoyed serving on the Bylaws and Budget & Finance Committees for the past two years. That experience, as well as my previous education and skills in finance, banking, marketing, and entrepreneurship may be of some service to the Association and its membership in the coming years.

LOCAL: Governance Presidential Advisory Group (2023); Budget & Finance Committee (2022-2023); Bylaws Committee (2022, 2023 Chair)

COMMUNITY: Chattanooga Civitan Club (2018-2021, 2021 Director); Homebuilders Association of Greater Chattanooga (2018-2021)

BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Education: B.B.A., Finance (Mercer University); M.Div. Theology (Concordia Seminary); M.S. Bioethics (Creighton University); Previous professional experience includes: International Bank Marketing Officer (Bank of America, Frankfurt am Main, Germany); Pastor, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (Vero Beach, FL); Senior Editor (Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO); Adjunct Professor of Bioethics (Lindenwood University, Belleville, IL); Founder and Owner, Tinker, Dicker & Doc (St. Louis, MO)

PAIGE BATTEN, ABR, AHWD, ASP, C2EX, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, RCS-Divorce, RENE, PMN, PSA, SREA, SRS (Premier Property Group)

I want to give back to the Association for all it has done for me in my career, I want to advance my leadership development and skills, be an advocate for my fellow REALTORS®. I want to stay relevant with what is happening in our local market and be part of making a difference. It’ important for me to network with my peers, stay informed with what’s going on and to hopefully make a difference. I am passionate about education and knowing our industry. I feel that being a part of the leadership team will give me an opportunity to help others see the importance of getting involved.

LOCAL: Education & Professional Development Committee (2020, 2022 Chair); Leadership Academy Graduate (2019); Leadership Development Committee (2020-2021, 2023 Chair)

STATE/NATIONAL: TN REALTORS® A.R.E.A. Graduate (2022); TN REALTORS® Forms Committee (2023-2024); TN REALTORS® Professional Standards Committee (2022-24)

CHAPTERS/COUNCILS: Women’s Council of REALTORS®-Chattanooga (2019-2021); Residential Real Estate Council-Chattanooga (2021, 2024)

COMMUNITY: Tutor & Substitute Teacher (2010-2020); Chattanooga Chamber-East Brainerd (Member, Director)

BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Office Top Producer (2018-2023)

TERESA CLEGG, C2EX, CRS (Real Estate Partners)

I want to ensure our Association promotes and protects the property rights of all property owners. I value being involved in our community to enhance the life for all of Greater Chattanooga.

LOCAL: Bylaws Committee (2023); Governmental Affairs Committee (2023); Leadership Academy Graduate (2022); RPAC Committee (2019-2023); RPAC Major Investor (Bronze 2019-2020, Sterling 2021-2023); RPAC Trustee (2022-23)

CHAPTERS/COUNCILS: Women’s Council of REALTORS®-Chattanooga (2018-present, 2019 Secretary, 2020-2021 Events Director, 2023 Credentialing Committee Chair ); Residential Real Estate Council-Chattanooga (2021-2023)

COMMUNITY: Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute; Hixson United Methodist Church (2020-2022 Board of Trustees); Hixson United Methodist Church (2021-2022 Child Development Center Board); Junior Achievement Fundraising Committee (2020-2022)

BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Multi-Million Dollar Producer

DENISE MURPHY, ABR, CRB, CRS (Keller Williams)

I believe that it is essential as Directors to hold ourselves to a high standard both professionally and ethically. Our decisions and input should benefit all members, with no hidden agendas for ourselves or our companies. We need to be level-headed, good problem-solvers, and good examples to our fellow REALTORS® and members of the Community. I strive to achieve these qualities and hope to be given the opportunity to serve our members for another term on the Board. I hope to encourage more members to become involved and to see the importance of our local board and what can be achieved with a collective effort.

LOCAL: Board of Directors (2015-2016 Director, 2018-2019 Director, 2020 Secretary-Treasurer); Community Involvement Committee (2018 Director Liaison); Governmental Affairs Committee (2023); Grievance Committee (4 years); Diversity Inclusion Committee (2016), Professional Development/Education Committee (4 years); Professional Development Committee (Chair, 2011); Professional Standards Committee (2016); RPAC Committee (2018 Director Liaison); RPAC Major Investor (

CHAPTERS & COUNCILS: BNI, 2004-13 (the following at least twice: President, Treasurer, Membership Committee, Education); CNC, 2013-present (President, Governance Committee; Membership Committee); CRS local events

COMMUNITY: Chambliss Children’s Home; Habitat for Humanity; Served food to homeless on many Thanksgiving & Christmas Days. Put on “Jump Rope for Heart” events 10+ years with American Heart Association; Snack Pack Volunteer

BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Realty Center-Rising Star, 2004; Keller Williams-Agent Leadership Council, 4 years; Keller Williams Hixson Managing Broker (2013-2015); Served on various committees at Keller Williams and occasionally teach classes. Previous professional experience includes: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education (University of Kentucky); Master’s Degree in Secondary Education (University of Kentucky); Top Undergraduate Departmental Award (University of Kentucky); State Student President representing University of Kentucky; Competed for Great Britain for four years in two Track & Field events.


I have honored to serve as a Director for the past two years and am proud that along with my fellow Board members we have been active in advocating for consumers and members on a number of issues affecting property owners and the general public. If elected to serve a second term, I pledge to represent our members and the public and to continue the great work our current Board has begun.

LOCAL: Board of Directors (2022-23); Governance Presidential Advisory Group (2023); Governmental Affairs Committee (2019-2021); Grievance Committee (2018-2020, 2020 Chair); Professional Standards Committee (2021 Chair); Leadership Academy Graduate (2018)

STATE & NATIONAL: Tennessee REALTORS® A.R.E.A. Graduate (2022); Tennessee REALTORS® Professional Standards Committee (2021-present); Tennessee REALTORS® Global Business Network Committee (2023-2024)

CHAPTERS & COUNCILS: Residential Real Estate Council (2017-present)

COMMUNITY: Member, Burks United Methodist Church, Trustee (2022-2024); Board Member and President, UTC Alumni Board of Directors (2008-2011); Board Member, Mustard Tree Ministries- (2016-2019); Member, Affordable Housing Initiative Committee (2019-present); University of Chattanooga (UC) Foundation (2008-2011)

BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Executive MBA, UT Chattanooga (1998); UT National Alumni Association Appointment by Chancellor, UTC (2009-2011); Licensed Real Estate Broker (2019-present); Licensed Professional Engineer (1985-2023)



I am a third-generation commercial member of Greater Chattanooga REALTORS®. While serving on the Commercial Services Advisory Group, I felt the need to further my involvement with the Association. I believe it is important to have representation by an involved Commercial REALTOR®, who can understand and represent commercial members. I want to further contribute to the Association by advocating for the needs of our commercial members. I can bring a level of community involvement, professionalism, and experience that can represent the commercial agents in Chattanooga. 

LOCAL: Commercial Services Advisory Group (2023)

CHAPTERS & COUNCILS: Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) (2023 President); Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) (2019-present, Executive Council)

COMMUNITY: Metropolitan Ministries - King Oehmig Memorial Classic (2023 Chairman); Rotaract (2023)

BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS: CityScope “The Gold Club” Identifying 30 Influence Business Leaders (2023); NAI Global Young Professional Council (2019-present); NAI Global Elite Corporate Services: Office Group (2022-present); Masters in Commercial Properties, Lipsey School of Real Estate (2020)


As a lifelong Chattanoogan and daughter of a REALTOR®, I feel that giving my time and talent to further support the Association by serving as Commercial Director is not only an honor, it's my duty! Training and development as a strong foundation for success is my mantra, and I look forward to sharing knowledge about governance and Greater Chattanooga REALTORS® role as a voice for real estate in Greater Chattanooga in a fun, inclusive, and inspiring way.

CHAPTERS & COUNCILS: CBRE Women's Council (2023); ICSC Retail Council (2019); SIOR Candidate (2023); SVN Healthcare Real Estate Council (2022 National Director)

COMMUNITY: Member, Tennessee Medical Group Management Association-Chattanooga Chapter;  Heart Association Fundraising Board; American Cancer Society Fundraising Board; Lookout Mountain School Annual Fund Chair; Junior League of Chattanooga (2008-2011 Executive Board Member)

BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Wharton School of Business ICSC University Graduate (2012); Chattanooga Times Free Press “Best of the Best” Award, Commercial Real Estate (2021-2022); CoStar Power Broker “Top Transaction Volume, Office Leasing” (2018-21); CoStar Power Broker “Top Transaction Volume, Industrial Leasing” (2019); SVN|Second Story Real Estate Core Value Award (2022)