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KCRAR Names New Chief Operating Officer

March 4, 2022 in KCRAR

KCRAR’s newest staff member, Julie Bolton, stepped into her role as Chief Operating Officer this week, succeeding Perry Crume, who retired at the end of last year. Bolton comes from the Tri-Lakes Board of REALTORS® in Branson, Mo., where she served 6+ years as Association Executive.

“I am extremely pleased that Julie agreed to join our team!” KCRAR CEO Kipp Cooper said. “With our amazing COO Perry Crume retiring, it was very important for me to find a candidate that had the experience, understood our industry and how to best work with our members and professional staff. Thankfully Julie has all three of those traits.”

Crume announced his retirement from the COO position in October, and at the start of 2022, Crume moved to a part-time position assisting with the COO transition as well as continuing his responsibilities with the forms committee.

The KCRAR COO oversees the services that touch members including education, communications, community outreach, events, membership department, Supra lockbox program, strategic planning, products and services, and standardized residential contract forms.

Prior to her time as AE for the Tri-Lakes Board, Bolton worked for the Branson/Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the White House Area Chamber of Commerce. KCRAR welcomes her to Kansas City and to her new role as Chief Operating Officer.

Linda Cone • April 1, 2022 at 3:57 pm

congrats to Julie. You will shine as our new COO. I have met Julie at several events now and find her to be very accommodating and knowledgeable .
Looking forward to getting to know you better


sharon sigman • March 29, 2022 at 9:04 am

Congratulations on your new position. Welcome to Kansas City.
I enjoyed meeting you last week and appreciate your help with resolving my lockbox problem.


Kathryn Clark • March 18, 2022 at 2:50 pm

Congratulations and welcome to our world!


Scott Haggerty • March 11, 2022 at 1:37 pm

Congratulations Julie — well earned! You’ll continue doing an outstanding job. KCRAR is fortunate to have you and your leadership!!!


DAN ONEILL • March 5, 2022 at 10:35 am

It has been my pleasure to work with Julie at the Missouri Realtor level for several years. She will be a great asset to our Association, Welcome abroad Julie


Sandy Maag • March 4, 2022 at 4:03 pm

Welcome, Julie!!!


Lin Van Meter • March 4, 2022 at 2:29 pm

So happy to have Julie among us! She’s amazing, and although I miss Perry, I know she will do an amazing job!


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