Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2015 - 2016

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Scott Russell has served as a Director at the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver where he was President in 2009-2010 and a BCREA Director in the past. Active in the profession since 1980, he is a broker and owner of Sutton Group – Seafair Realty in Richmond. Scott has served on numerous BCREA committees including as Chair of the Nominating Committee.

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Deanna Horn has been an active REALTOR® for 29 years and is an Associate Broker at RE/MAX Treeland Realty in Langley. She was President of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board in 2010 and has served on many of the Board's committees. Deanna also volunteers her time with community groups and is currently Vice-Chair of the Langley Hospital Foundation.

Past President

Jake Moldowan has been in the real estate profession for over 35 years and is President of RE/MAX Jake Moldowan Realty and Versatile Development Group in Richmond. He was the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s 2010-2011 President. Jake has served on several BCREA committees including as a member of the Human Resources Committee and as Chair of both the Governance Committee and the Journey of Discovery Task Force.

Chief Executive Officer


Robert Laing joined the BCREA team in March 2000 as the Director of Government Relations, where he focused the efforts of BCREA and its Government Relations Committee to develop and maintain an effective, proactive government relations program. He became the Association’s Chief Executive Officer in 2002.

For almost 30 years, Robert has served the real estate profession in the roles of lawyer, educator and liaison to all levels of government, crown corporations and regulatory bodies. Before joining BCREA, he was head of The University of British Columbia's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration's Real Estate Division.

REALTOR® Directors

David Kearney is an Associate Broker with RE/Max Sabre Realty. Since first licensed in Ontario in 1990, David has practiced both commercial and residential sales and leasing.
Gary McInnis, previously employed as a builder, has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1991. He has served as a Victoria Real Estate Board Director, as its President in 2005 and as a BCREA Director.
James Palanio, a managing broker of RE/MAX Penticton Realty, has been licensed since 2002. He is an active community volunteer on city advisory boards, non profit societies and at sporting events.
Dick Pemberton, a sales associate with RE/MAX Real Estate Kamloops since 2006, has volunteered as a Director with the Kamloops and District Real Estate Association and was President in 2010.
Rosario Setticasi, a managing broker with Sutton Group, has been licensed since 1982, – West Coast Realty in North Vancouver. He has served as President of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and on numerous board committees.
Jim Stewart, a sales associate with 460 Realty in Nanaimo, has been licensed since 1993. He has served as a Vancouver Island Real Estate Board director, as its President in 2011 and as a BCREA Government Relations Committee member.

Public Directors

Anthony Ariganello - headshot Anthony Ariganello, CEO of the Human Resources Management Association, is former President and CEO of CGA Canada where he helped raise the profile, strength and vibrancy of the organization. He is also former President of Avon Canada.
Sharon Bryan was previously employed as Senior Director of Corporate Services at the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. She has served as Director on the Provincial Health Services Authority and the BC Human Resources Management Association.