Edward Segal is the chief executive officer, government affairs director and communications director of the Marin Association of REALTORS® and earned the prestigious Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry; less than five percent of all association professionals and only five California REALTOR® association executives have earned it after passing a stringent examination on 156 competencies related to association management. Segal also earned the REALTOR® Certified Association Executive (RCE) designation from the National Association of REALTORS® and the e-PRO designation.
A Background in Politics, Journalism and Public Relations
Segal’s unique background spans politics, journalism and public relations. Prior to joining MAR in 2003, he was the marketing strategies columnist for The Wall Street Journal’s Web site for entrepreneurs. He is a former PR consultant whose clients included the Consumer Electronics Show, Marriott Corporation, Ford Motor Company and more than two dozen trade associations. Segal previously served as the press secretary and legislative assistant to members of Congress on Capitol Hill and was campaign aide for presidential and congressional campaigns across the country.
Mary Anne Heffernan
Operations Manager/Professional Standards Administrator
Mary Anne Heffernan joined MAR in 2005. She was born and raised in Marin. She has a Bachelors Degree from Sonoma State and a teaching credential from Dominican College. Before coming to MAR, she spent 20+ years in the gift industry and most recently worked as a trade show manager and events planner.
Mary Anne works with leadership and staff to develop and implement the many events, programs and activities for MAR's members, manages the web site, as well as managing daily operations. She is certified by the California Association of REALTORS® to be MAR’s official professional standards administrator and trainer. Mary Anne received her administrator certification in January, 2007 and is one of two people to have ever scored a 100% on the final exam.Donna Lahey
SUPRA Liaison/Member Services Department/ Marketing Assistant
Donna is the newest MAR staff member. She joined the staff in 2012. Donna is the contact for any issues or questions concerning lockbox keys and boxes, and assists members with their questions about transfers, Marin Reports, etc. Donna has over 5 years of diverse administrative and customer service experience.BettyRuth Madsen Executive Assistant 415-507-1013 BettyRuthM@MarinCountyREALTORS.com
BettyRuth joined MAR in 1990. She attended College of Marin and Merced College. In addition to assisting MAR’s CEO and operations manager, BettyRuth writes the weekly MAR Update, maintains MAR’s historical records and photos and provides committee support.
Terry McEllistrim Membership Director/GAD Assistant 415-507-1008 TerryM@MarinCountyREALTORS.com
Terry joined MAR in July of 2006. She is the contact for any issues or questions concerning Membership. Terry has more than 20 years of diverse administrative experience, and prides herself on providing the highest level of customer service promptly and proficiently.
Deborah Stone Front Desk/Store Administrator 415- 507-1000 DeborahS@MarinCountyREALTORS.com
Deborah Stone has been at MAR since 2003. She comes to us from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School campus in San Francisco where she worked in admissions. She is our front desk and MAR store coordinator. Her duties at MAR include handling the phones, greeting and answering questions for our REALTOR® members who stop by the office, ordering and selling REALTOR® products for the MAR store, as well as ordering and distributing CAR forms for our member offices.