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Jerry Reece Jerry Reece
Jerry Reece Chairman Emeritus (Retired)

Jerry Reece

This marks my 46th year of real estate brokerage experience, having served as CEO of ReeceNichols until July 2013. As Chairman Emeritus, I am enjoying my role as teacher, mentor and coach to the many rising stars on our leadership team. I also love working with and advising our outstanding sales professionals who, year after year, keep getting better and better.

After graduating from the University of Oregon with a BS in finance, I joined the Marines, became an infantry officer, served in Vietnam and retired thirty years later as a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. My wife Patty and I enjoy the cowboy life on our ranch in the beautiful Kansas Flint Hills, where my superior horsemanship skills are often challenged by our six grandchildren.

Linda Vaughan Linda Vaughan
Linda Vaughan CEO

Linda Vaughan

As CEO, it is my privilege to guide the company to provide a personalized experience that is rewarding for our clients, agents and employees. My exciting career in real estate began as a sales associate, then Branch Manager, and then President of ReeceNichols in 2005. In 2013, I also became CEO.

I appreciate networking in Kansas City and in the real estate industry, and have been named to the KC Business Journal Women Who Mean Business and Swanepoel Power 200. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Mike Frazier Mike Frazier
Mike Frazier President & CFO

Mike Frazier

As President and Chief Financial Officer, I spend my days ensuring the long-term health of all our entities by assisting managers with business issues, managing finances and keeping our facilities in top working order. The most rewarding part of my job is working with agents to help them become more profitable and efficient.

I joined the company in March 2007. After graduating from William Jewell College, I worked in banking, then spent 15 years with Hallmark Cards working on the real estate end with Crown Center Redevelopment. I enjoy spending time with my wife and two boys. In my spare time, I like to golf, exercise and travel.

Amy Ringsdorf Amy Ringsdorf
Amy Ringsdorf Chief Legal Officer

Amy Ringsdorf

As Chief Legal Officer, I provide legal support and guidance to our agents, our managers and our various business units and subsidiaries including brokerage, title and escrow, commercial and franchise operations. On any given day, you might find me presenting at an office sales meeting, teaching agents in our training facilities, answering questions when deals get sticky, helping agents guide their clients or reviewing vendor contracts in connection with ReeceNichols’ latest efforts to provide our agents and clients with cutting-edge tools.

Prior to joining ReeceNichols, I worked as an attorney at the Polsinelli PC law firm in the Financial Services Department and at Sprint supporting the commercial sales and product development teams. I was born and raised in Iowa, and I moved to Kansas City immediately after graduating law school. I am a loyal Cyclone fan and proud to be a Kansas Citian.

Chelsea Fanders Chelsea Fanders
Chelsea Fanders Marketing Manager

Chelsea Fanders

I have the exciting responsibility of leading the creative direction of ReeceNichols and managing the talented marketing team. I’ve worked in the real estate industry since 2007 and love this business. I understand the important role agents play and the impact they make on the lives of our consumers. Anytime we can provide resources that help make our agents’ lives easier, it’s a win.

I grew up in Nebraska and earned a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in marketing and a Master of Arts with an emphasis in international business from Doane University. I also have my Kansas real estate license to keep a better pulse on the ever-changing world of real estate. I’ve called Kansas City home since 2010 and love every bit of this city. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling with my husband, Jacob, and long games of fetch with our dog, Henry. We make frequent trips to Nebraska and Iowa to visit our families, too.

Missy Greene Missy Greene
Missy Greene VP, Business & Lead Development

Missy Greene

As the Vice President of Business and Lead Development, I lead a dedicated and experienced team to redefine how we organize and account for all company-generated leads and explore innovative business opportunities that directly benefit our agents.

I joined ReeceNichols in 2011 and originally specialized in working with investors, leasing and property management. Prior to ReeceNichols, I enjoyed working with Toyota North America for 10 years in Los Angeles with roles including District Sales Manager as well as Customer Care Field Manager. We successfully launched customer-centric processes to balance volume and the dealership experience. When not at work, you will find me with my favorite people, ideally traveling and eating something delicious!

Bonnie Maret Bonnie Maret
Bonnie Maret VP, Regional Manager

Bonnie Maret

As Regional Manager, my duties are to use my 40 years of experience in real estate to assist and coach our fabulous managers and to help, create and present new training programs for the company. I began as a sales associate, which led to my promotion assistant manager. For the last 30 years, I have been able to manage one of the largest offices in the company. I now work side-by-side with Linda Vaughan, Mike Frazier and Amy Ringsdorf, and together, we are constantly looking for new ways to keep our company moving forward.

In my spare time, you can find me perfecting my swing on the golf course, enjoying the country, road trip style, or relaxing on the beach, all surrounded by my wonderful husband, children and grandchildren.

Kathleen Markham Kathleen Markham
Kathleen Markham Business Development Coach

Kathleen Markham

I am thrilled to be leading the New Agent / Mentor initiatives that includes a 5-day Instructor led ReeceNichols Advantage, Fastrack to Success and Certified ReeceNichols Consultant. Advantage is a fast-paced course covering business basics, marketing your business, working with sellers and buyers, and next steps as CEO. FastTrack is a step-by-step nine-unit tutorials. Each unit is packed with videos, instructions, role playing scenarios and scripts to help each new agent have the best opportunity for early success – from how to position themselves on social media to what to say when working with buyers and sellers. Finally – for the on-going training for our agents is Certified ReeceNichols Consultant training – that encompasses innovative prospecting to building clients for life.

Holly Smith Holly Smith
Holly Smith VP, Corporate Counsel

Holly Smith

As Corporate Counsel, I provide legal support and guidance to our agents, our managers and our various business units and subsidiaries including brokerage, title and escrow, commercial and franchise operations. My daily routine ranges from answering agent questions to assist them and their clients through the transaction when needed, visiting with our agents during onsite sales meetings, reviewing vendor contracts and staying abreast of the many rules and regulations facing our industry.

I have been in the real estate legal field for the past ten years. Prior to joining ReeceNichols, I worked as a Supervising Attorney for SouthLaw, P.C. in the Loss Mitigation Department and at Nations Default Services supporting a nationwide network of creditor’s rights attorneys. I attended the University of Kansas School of Law and quickly fell in love with the Kansas City area. I am a Colorado native and also love calling the mountains my “home!” I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and daughter in my spare time.

Katie Stephans Katie Stephans
Katie Stephans VP, Information Technology

Katie Stephans

As Vice President of Information Technology, I lead our dedicated team in creating and delivering industry-leading online systems and resources that help our agents drive business and our customers throughout their home buying and selling journey.

I joined ReeceNichols in February 2008, where I’ve had the opportunity to grow and learn from many of the industry’s best and brightest. I am a life-long Kansan and have had the pleasure of calling Kansas City home for more than a decade. When not with my ReeceNichols family, I enjoy spending time with my husband traveling, hiking and cheering on K-State Football. I am also a voracious bookworm and amateur genealogist.

Bruce Van Buskirk Bruce Van Buskirk
Bruce Van Buskirk Director, Information Technology

Bruce Van Buskirk

As the Director of Information Technology, I direct a team of Network and Systems admins and field support staff to ensure our agents have the ability to service clients’ needs smoothly through the use of email and internal systems. I also support and maintain all ReeceNichols databases and write and support many internal web-based applications and data processes.

I joined ReeceNichols in 2003 after five years as a software analyst at Black and Veatch. Before that, I was in law enforcement in South Dakota for 15 years before going back to school for an Information Systems degree at Dakota State University. When I am not solving technology challenges, I enjoy winemaking and smoking brisket, pulled pork and ribs. I have been married to the same wonderful woman for over 30 years, who is also a ReeeceNichols agent out of Lee’s Summit. We have three great kids and two spoiled Shelties.

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