Donald Flynn has been promoted to CEO of the Colorado Association of Realtors, the largest real estate association in the state, officials announced today. Flynn has served as the association’s Chief Financial Officer since April and will continue to serve in that role as well.
Prior to joining CAR, Flynn served five years as CFO of the 155,000-member California Association of Realtors, where his responsibilities included oversight of the association’s strategic mission, as well as the operations of the finance department and aspects of human services.
“We are very excited to have Don as our new CEO/CFO,” said CAR President Scott Matthias. “His extensive experience in both association management and finance will be a benefit to us as our state association expands services and benefits to our members statewide.”
“It is a tremendous honor and a wonderful opportunity to be asked to serve as CEO/CFO of the Colorado Association of Realtors,” Flynn said. “I’m excited to have the chance to build on the outstanding work that Bob Golden has done as CAR’s CEO these last nine years and I’m looking forward to working with the outstanding leadership and staff here in Colorado to move the organization forward.”
CAR represents more than 20,000 members in Colorado.
Flynn is a graduate of Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. He is a certified public accountant and began his career at Romberger, Wilson and Beeson in Glendale, Calif., before taking his first association management position as the director of operations for Motor Car Dealer Services Inc. in Sacramento During his tenure from 2005 – 2012 at the California Association of Realtors, Flynn oversaw the for-profit subsidiary of that organization called Real Estate Business Service, Inc., along with his duties as CFO.