Ohio REALTORS Announce 2022 Leadership Team
The Ohio REALTORS 2022 Leadership Team (from left): Treasurer Ali Whitley, President John Mangas, President-elect Ralph Mantica
The Ohio REALTORS 2022 Leadership Team was announced during the Association’s Annual Convention, September 27-29, in Columbus, Ohio. Next year’s team will be John Mangas, President, Ralph Mantica, President-elect, and Ali Whitley, Treasurer.
Ohio REALTORS 2022 President John Mangas is principal broker of RE/MAX Preferred Associates.
Mangas has served as a member and in leadership on a variety of Toledo Regional Association of REALTORS (now Northwest Ohio Realtors, “NOR”) Committees, including serving as its President in 2014. Additionally, he was honored as its Citizen of the Year in 2016, REALTOR of the Year in 2009 and has chaired the NOR Legislative & Government Affairs committees, RPAC and has twice served as the MLS (NORIS) Chairman. Mangas, who was first licensed in 1981, opened RE/MAX Preferred Associates with foundering partner Kathy Kuyoth in December 2001.
On the state level, Mangas has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2006. He has served as a member and in leadership for a number of the organization’s committees and task forces, including Executive, Finance, Legislative Steering, Professional Development, Strategic Planning, Issues Mobilization, Convention and Business Technologies.
Mangas has served on the National Association of REALTORS’ Single Family Investment Management Council and Broker Advisory Council. He has contributed to RPAC as a Sterling R Investor since 2014.
Civically, he has been past chair of the United Way Community Builder Program. Additionally, he has been involved with the Children’s Miracle Network and the Susan B. Komen for the Cure for the past 26 years, raising more than $400,000.
Mangas and his wife, Ann, were married in 1982. They have two children, Grant age 32 and Nicole age 30. They reside in Sylvania, Ohio.
Ohio REALTORS 2022 President-Elect Ralph Mantica is broker/owner of Kinzeler Realty in Dayton.
Mantica has served as a member and in leadership on a variety of Dayton REALTORS committees and task forces, including serving as its President in 2015. Additionally, he was honored as its REALTOR of the Year in 2018, served as Dayton Director (2011-2016), on the Finance Committee (2013-present) and was a member of the organization's Joint Forms Task Force in collaboration with the Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS.
On the state level, Mantica has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2006. He has served as a member and in leadership for a number of the organization’s committees and task forces, including Executive, Finance, Legislative Steering, Issues Mobilization and Legal Issues among others. He is a 2016 graduate of the Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy, served as District 5 Vice President (2018-2019), acts as the Association's State Political Coordinator for Ohio Rep. Jim Butler (R-District 41) and was selected as Ohio's REALTOR of the Year in 2018.
Mantica has served on the National Association of REALTORS’ Federal Taxation Committee and Workgroup and Issues Mobilization. He was a NAR Director in 2015 and has recently earned the Association's Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) endorsement. He has contributed to RPAC as a Sterling R Investor since 2014 and served as Ohio RPAC Major Investor Council Chair in 2018.
He has earned the Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) professional designations offered by NAR. He served as president of Ohio CRS in 2019. He is a 1980 graduate of the University of Dayton and was first licensed in 1985.
Mantica is an active member and parish council member of St. Albert the Great in Kettering. He is a member of the Archbishop Alter High School's Knights of Gold, a football alumni association.
Mantica and his wife, Kathy, who were married in 1981, reside in Kettering. They have three children, Christopher, Michael and Tim, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren.
Ohio REALTORS 2022 Treasurer Ali Whitley is a Real Estate Agent and Director of Education with RE/MAX Crossroads in Akron, Ohio and is an Instructor of professional designations and certifications conferred by the National Association of REALTORS.
Ali Whitley has been involved in the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS since 1999 and has chaired and served on several committees such as OR NAR Leadership Development, Professional Development Equal Opportunity Committee, Communications Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Nominating and Leadership Development, and Legislative Committee. She also served on the RPAC Trustees in 2015-2016. She won the 2013 REALTOR of the Year from the Akron Area Board of REALTORS and was honored by Crain’s Cleveland Business as a Women of Note in 2012.
On the state level, Whitley has served as Ohio REALTORS director/alternate since 2006. She has served as a member and in leadership for a number of the organization’s committees and task forces, including Executive, Finance, Global Business Alliance, Nominating Committee, Professional Development, Enlarged Legislative Committee among others. She served as District 3 Vice President in 2019-2020 and has been involved with My REALTOR party, RPAC fundraising and programs, and as an RPAC Trustee.
Whitley is a National Association of REALTORS Director and is a member of the 2021 Commitment to Excellence Committee and Vice-Chair of the 2022 Emerging Business and Technology Forum. She has also served on the Commitment to Excellence Advisory Board, Social Media Advisory Board, and Professional Development Committee. She contributes as a Crystal R Investor to RPAC.
Whitley has earned the National Association of REALTORS Commitment to Excellence Endorsement (C2EX) and has earned multiple designations and certifications including the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and Real Estate Negotiations Expert (RENE), among others. She is a 1992 graduate of The Ohio State University.
Civically, she serves as 2nd Vice President and Trustee of Weathervane Community Playhouse, volunteers as a member of Firestone ASA Theater Stage Parents Booster Association, and past involvement includes President of Miller South Drama Parent Association, a PTA member at Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts, PTA member of the King Elementary School, and a Girl Scout Troop Leader.
Whitley resides in Akron with her three children, Kayla age 21, Martin age 19, and Frances age 16.
The Ohio REALTORS, with more than 36,000 members, is the largest professional trade association in Ohio.