Staff Update: Kris Brend

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Kris joined us at the end of October as our new Director of Education! She was formerly CEO of Central Iowa and Heart of Iowa local REALTOR® boards. Kris brings over 25 years of REALTOR® Association experience to IAR and we are excited to have her!

She grew up in Churdan Iowa and attended Iowa Central Community College. She and her husband, Joe, live on an acreage outside of Ogden, Iowa. Their daughter, Abby, lives in Madrid and works at Renewable Energy Group and their son, Brandon, lives in Rochester, MN working at IBM. (Pictured above) In her free time, loves a good IPA, junk shopping, and being surrounded by family. 

“I love the challenge of learning new things, yet still being surrounded by her REALTOR® family,” she says of joining IAR. Kris’ goals for the organization include adding 
additional instructors, expanding education opportunities for members, and getting REALTORS® excited about taking classes.

Her favorite part about working at IAR? “I enjoy the people! Who wouldn’t like working with Dotty?”