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MRED Well Represented in First CMLX Graduation Class

New Designation Awarded to MRED’s CEO and
Director of Communications and Training

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), announced today that its CEO and its Director of Communications and Training are a part of the first graduation class for the new CMLX designation.

The CMLX designation is offered by the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS).  The CMLX program was developed to produce certified MLS Management specialists who meet specified standards based on continued and ongoing training, mastery of core knowledge and skills, and compliance with competency standards manifested in the knowledge assumptions and skill sets identified by professional peers.  There are three levels of certification within the CMLX designation.  The first class has just completed the curriculum and testing required for the Level 1 certification.

Recognized for obtaining the CMLX Designation at the recent National Association of Realtors® (NAR) meetings in San Francisco were Russ Bergeron, MRED CEO, and Jeff Lasky, MRED Director of Communications and Training.

Bergeron is known throughout the world for his leadership in bringing technological advances to the multiple listing industry. In recognition of his leadership and innovation, he has been named one of the nation’s 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate for the years 2009 through 2013 by Inman News.  Under Russ’ direction, MRED was recognized by Inman News as 2013’s Most Innovative in the MLS or Real Estate Trade Association category.  Prior to joining MRED in 2010, Bergeron was the founding CEO of Southern California Multiple Listing Service (SoCalMLS), a position he held for seventeen years.

Lasky has been in the real estate industry for almost twenty years.  Prior to coming on board with MRED in 2008, he was the Director of Operations for the MAP Multiple Listing Service.  He has worked closely with Bergeron and other MRED staff on great accomplishments this past year, most notably the real estate technology event MREDpalooza.

For a complete list of the first CMLX graduating class, click HERE.

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