The Alliance is governed by a system of organizational checks and balances.  We have an elected corporate Board of Directors over the 501(c)6 organization, Elected Officers and a Chapter Delegate Board to lead the National Membership Program, and a Corporate Advisory Board to provide industry insight.  Additionally, we are proud to employ a staff dedicated to the management of the organization. 

This structure is unlike any LGBTQ+ organization in the industry. 

National Membership Program

Elected National Officers (ELT) 

Anita Legacy Blue (Houston, TX)
National President + Chair of the Board

Justin Ziegler (Atlanta, GA)
2024 President-Elect & National VP

Dave Gervase (Hollywood, FL)
2023 Immediate Past President

Tommie Wehrle
National Vice President-Elect (2026 President)

John Lynah
National Treasurer

Riaz Pooran
National Secretary 

Tim Garvey (Boston, MA)

Alliance Resource Groups (ARGs)

PRISM: Professionals of Color
Riaz Pooran, Chair
Mia Rooks, Co-Chair

SERVE Veteran & Military Newtwork
Nikki Goslin, Chair
Towanna Jackson, Co-Chair

EmpowHER Women’s Network
Stephanie Weiss, Chair
Vacant, Co-Chair

Callen Jones, Chair


International Ambassadors 
Guy Parker, Chair
Ruben Sanchez, Vice-Chair

Commercial Advisory Council

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council
Derek Lee, Chair

Kimberly Davis, Co-Chair

Mortgage Advisory Council
Jennifer Green, Chair
Rodney Mason, Co-Chair

Policy + Advocacy Council
Christopher Suranna, Chair



Non-Profit Board of Directors

Anita Blue – Chairwoman (eXp)

Dave Gervase – Interim Immediate Past President (Keller Williams)

Austin Rowe – Director (ROWE Realty)

Kimberly Davis – Director (Keller Williams)

Monty Smith – Director (John L. Scott)

Tim Hur – Director (Point Honors)

Derek Lee – Director (Charles Rutenberg Realty)

Gabrielle Claiborne – Director (Transformation Journeys WorldWide)

John Thorpe – Director (The Agency)

Jim Schiefelbein – Director (Mainstreet Organization of Realtors)

Tim Garvey – Parliamentarian (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)

Ryan Weyandt – CEO (LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance)

Zaylore Stout, Esq. – Chief Legal Counsel (Stout & Associates)


The Staff

Ryan Weyandt
Chief Executive Officer

Zaylore Stout
Chief Legal Counsel

Mary Mancera
Chief of Staff & Sr. Vice President, Industry Relations

David Siroty
VP, Communications + PR

Farrah Wilder
Executive Advisor – J.E.D.I & Governance

Alex Cruz
Director, Education

Randy Kravarik
Manager, IT Services

Pip Franke
Manager, National Chapter Program

Alayna Gohl
Executive Operations Assistant

Meredith Jensen
Art & Graphic Design 


 Chapter Delegate Board (CDB)

The Chapter Delegate Board is composed of Delegates from all governance regions of the Alliance, as well as the national Officers of the Alliance.  The National President also chairs the CDB.  Delegates can be located on the National Chapter Program page.

Thank You

The organization was conceptualized by and created at the direction of a 53-person Steering Committee, led by an 11-person Executive Board headed by Chairperson Ryan Weyandt. Ryan was nominated and elected to this role by the members of the Steering Committee.

Together, these volunteers combined their passion, knowledge and expertise to guide the development of critical assets including bylaws, mission + vision statements, a website, naming, branding, and chapter development. 

We also greatly appreciate the financial support of our Founding Contributors who helped fund the establishment of our organization. Without these individuals, our organization would not be where it is today.

Listed alphabetically by first name.


Alex Cruz

Joshua Baumgardner

Amelia Robinette

Julie Nelson

Amy Adams

Kenneth Osborn

Anthony Hitt

Kimber and Grady White

Anthony Vulin

Lauren Feher

Brandon Jordan

Lydiana Navarro

Brian Maguire

Marcus Saitschenko

Brian Tiffany

Mark S. Rosenberg

Bruce Williams

Martin Scott

Christopher Suranna

Mary Mancera

Chuck Garrett

Michael Jewer

Darryl Hunt

Michael Tessaro

Dave Gervase

Michael Ussery

David Ferrando

Mj Moss

Dennis Gorman

Monty D Smith

Ellen Grubert

Nada Djomehri

Eric Axelson

Octavius Smiley-Humphries

Eric Wyse

Portia Ryan

Erin Morrison

Rodney Mason

Geoff Hamill

Ron Crouse

Guy Parker

Ryan Weyandt

Jackie Garber

Sandy & Jeff Naragon

Jay Feldman

Scott Poe

Jeffrey Lines

Shannon Brien

Jeff Little

Skip Kirst

Jen Haggard

Spencer L Eiseman

Jim Meyer

Timothy Garvey

John Harper

Tracie Mayo

John Thorpe

Valeria Scinto

John Westfall-Kwong

Zachary Krasman

Custom Awards and Recognition

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