Don Roth begins term as PAR president
Friday, January 29, 2010
By Kim Shindle

Don Roth

From left: Barb Roth, Don Roth and Jim Helsel
(Photo credit: Stuart Leask)

Donald D. Roth was installed as the 2010 president of PAR at the annual Inaugural Banquet held Tuesday evening in Harrisburg.

Roth, a REALTOR® from Harrisburg, was sworn into office by NAR Treasurer James L. Helsel Jr., also a PAR past president.

“I’m humbled, honored and excited to have this special opportunity to lead PAR in this challenging time. I will make our association a better one in the coming year,” Roth said.

Roth said association members will face many challenges in 2010 including regulatory, legislative, business and consumer expectations. He said the association has many ongoing projects it will focus on in the coming year including the Community Reinvestment Project (CORE), the statewide housing trust fund, educational requirements and cultural diversity outreach.

“The times have changed and we will continue to change to meet the changes in our industry,” he added.

Pennsylvania Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin), Glen Grell (R-Cumberland) and Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) made a special presentation to Roth on behalf of the House of Representatives during the evening’s festivities.

Outgoing PAR President Gregory Herb thanked members for the opportunity to serve as president. He reminded them, “Never has your PAR membership been more valuable than it is today.”

About Kim:
Kim Shindle is the Communications Specialist at the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®.