Dan Breault: Executive Vice President and Regional Director
RE/MAX of New England is growing. That’s the only way it can go with Dan Breault in charge. Dan came on board as Regional Director in April 2012, after a four-year tour as Regional Director of RE/MAX of Indiana, during which time market share increased 25 percent and agent productivity increased 38 percent.
Perhaps surprisingly, much of Dan’s 30-year career was not spent in real estate, but with industries as diverse as medical devices (Johnson & Johnson), business consulting, and a $150 million homebuilder. The common thread was an ability not only to drive sales, but also to help others be more successful. As a management consultant with a particular focus on sales, performance improvement and executive leadership, Dan advised a wide range of companies and expanded the business to 68 countries spanning six continents.Wanting to work with high-performing professionals, but without having to change his time zone every day, Breault jumped at the opportunity to join RE/MAX. Dan’s introduction to RE/MAX was as a residential client. He liked the company so much, he joined it!
Dan is a graduate of Ball State University. The father of two children and married for 30 years, Dan and his wife, Karen, recently moved to back to New England, where the skiing, walks with his dog and time zone are just right.
Christine George: Vice President, Marketing & Promotions
As VP of Marketing for all six New England States, Christine George oversees the marketing team and all of the marketing related activities one would expect, including advertising, public relations, communications and social media. But that’s just the beginning. Christine is also responsible for the RE/MAX luxury initiative, technology, events, education and trademark matters.
Not surprisingly, Christine was already a seasoned marketing professional when she joined RE/MAX of New England in 2008, bringing more than 16 years experience in sales and marketing in the consumer packaged goods industry. She spent 10 years at Nestle USA and Nestle Waters North America and also worked for the Gillette Company and Miller
Christine received her BA in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her MS in Management from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She enjoys power yoga, watching the Red Sox and spending time with her family–husband Greg, son Gil, and dog Molly.
Bob Leighton: Executive Director of Franchise Development
Thirty years of real estate experience in various leadership roles make Bob Leighton well suited to lead strategic development and expansion efforts throughout RE/MAX of New England. Bob owned and managed one of eastern Connecticut’s dominant brokerages before selling it to DeWolfe in 1999. DeWolfe acquired not only a multi-office brokerage, but a seasoned leader for its Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts offices as well. The pattern was repeated when DeWolfe was acquired by NRT, where he assumed the executive vice presidency of the Mass South region and, subsequently, the presidency of NRT’s Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA, the dominant company in central Pennsylvania and one of the largest brokerages in the ERA network. Fortunately for RE/MAX, New England beckoned. Bob came home to Connecticut in 2011, bringing with him broad experience in so many aspects of our business and a reputation for setting goals and achieving them. Just as important, he’s a hands-on leader who makes a difference at all levels of an organization through effective communication and team building. Bob has a wonderful ability to motivate and develop people and a keen interest in seeing them succeed.
An avid hiker, cyclist and spinning enthusiast, Bob and his wife, Miki, live on a lake, where he enjoys boating and spending quality time with family and friends. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, the Coaches Training Institute and the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School’s Executive Education Leadership Development program.
Chris Daniels: Director of Administration
Chris joined RE/MAX of New England in 2005 and was promoted to his current position two years later. As Director of Administration, Chris is responsible for preparing franchise sale contracts, transfers, terminations and amendments, as well as negotiating and securing all franchise renewal contracts.
Chris has a strong sports background, having graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Sports Administration. Prior to joining team RE/MAX, Chris was part of two other illustrious New England teams—the New England Revolution and the New England Patriots, where he was member of the marketing department during the Pats’ first championship season. He now holds the singular honor of being the only person in the entire RE/MAX family to have a Super Bowl ring!
Chris lives in Norton, MA, with his wife Paula, daughter Ashtyn, and their dog Oakley.
Carolan Frechette: Administrative Services Coordinator
Carolan joined RE/MAX of New England in February 2011 as the Regional Assistant and has since been promoted to the Administrative Services Coordinator position. She is now responsible for drafting various legal documents for the region.
She graduated in 2010 from Endicott College in Beverly, MA, where she received her BS in Marketing. Previously, Carolan worked as a Regional Marketing Representative at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino in Uncasville, CT. She has now brought her customer service skills to RE/MAX of New England and is excited to grow with the company.
Carolan is originally from a small town in southeastern Connecticut, but has been living in Massachusetts since 2007. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, playing a round of golf, going for rides on the back of her boyfriend’s motorcycle, and spending time with her pet rabbit, Moose.
Gabrielle Connelly: Receptionist/Regional Assistant
Gabrielle joined RE/MAX of New England in October 2012 as the Regional Assistant with responsibility for various reports, monthly newsletters, instructional guides and membership audits.
A graduate of the University of Vermont, where she received her BS in Public Communication. Previously, Gabrielle has managed a retail shop, and has now brought her customer service background to RE/MAX of New England.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, knitting, and playing piano and flute.
Lois MacDonald: Membership Coordinator
RE/MAX of New England depends on Lois MacDonald, not only for the processing of all monthly billing but also to train new franchise owners and office administrators on the iFranchise billing system. She is a superb multi-tasker with the ultimate credentials: she was a stay-at-home mom for a number of years. Prior to joining RE/MAX in 2009, Lois assisted in the accounting departments of a training company, a retail establishment and a non-profit organization.
Raised in Framingham, MA, Lois and her husband have three daughters, who were raised there as well. She attended Syracuse University, where she studied magazine journalism and graphic design. Lois enjoys the theater, all things pop-culture, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Roz Anton: Senior Strategic Development Consultant
Who better to lead the growth of new RE/MAX team franchises than someone who has truly “been there, done that,” and Roz Anton has indeed. In her 16 years as a REALTOR, including 10 years with RE/MAX Absolute in South Portland, ME, Roz led one the top 25 most successful real estate teams at RE/MAX of New England and earned membership in the Platinum Club—achieving a gross minimum annual commission of at least $250,000—for seven years. It’s not surprising she’s a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
Roz finished her sales career as the #2 RE/MAX team in Maine in 2009, having developed a superior book of business by designing a comprehensive, “high-touch” customer communication and feedback strategy and implementing a successful team concept that fostered agent specialization.
Today, Roz consults with Broker/Owners on: accurate assessments of their business; creation of short and long term goals; design of agent development, recruitment, and productivity plans; establishment of internal systems and measurements, and improvement in client communications and marketing. She understands that each business is unique, and customizes her consulting approach accordingly for maximum impact.
Samantha Krupski: Executive Assistant to Regional Director, Franchise Sales & Development Coordinator
Versatile describes Samantha Krupski, who joined RE/MAX of New England in 2012 and ably undertakes assignments as varied as preparing reports to developing and maintaining operations manuals, from event and meeting planning, to project management.
Samantha began her career in the real estate field working at MAPASS, Inc., where she was an office manager and technology trainer and helped plan and execute the start-up of a satellite office in Florida. She has also worked as a paralegal, initially for an employment law firm and then for a corporate, intellectual property and franchising law firm. We are delighted that the impressive administrative skill set she has developed is now contributing to the growth of our company.
A 2009 cum laude graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, MA, where she earned a BA in Business Management, Samantha’s openness to adventure extends to her life outside of work.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, running, hiking, and taking road trips to new places.
Following a lengthy career at Verizon, where he consistently ranked in the top tier in BTB sales, John entered the Real Estate field in 2006 with one of the largest Independent Real Estate companies in the Northeast. Seeing the advantages of a nationally recognized brand, John accepted a position as Director of Corporate Relocation and a National Seniors Division with the largest RE/MAX franchise in New England. In September of 2013, John accepted a position as Strategic Development Consultant for RE/MAX OF New England.
In his free time, John spends his time with his wife and his four amazing daughters. A recreational tennis player, John bounces around from state to state, watching his daughters play competitive tennis in high school and college. When he is not near a court, you can find him with a great book on a beach in Kennebunkport, ME or Montego Bay!
Event planning is a world away from party planning. Just ask RE/MAX of New England’s event manager, Katy Robinson. Responsible for all regional events throughout New England, she is always looking for new technologies and ways to create memorable, high-impact experiences for our employees. She also manages all of our vendor partnerships and corporate sponsorships.
Katy is a multi-tasker extraordinaire who honed her skills working in event sales and planning at the Seaport Hotel in Boston for eight years before joining RE/MAX in 2011.
Originally from Upstate New York, Katy is a graduate of William Smith College, where she earned her BA in Economics. She currently lives in Ashland, MA, with her husband Steve and son Ben. In her free time, Katy enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.
After two years with a marketing services company following her graduation from Bentley University in 2009, Monica Nicholas joined RE/MAX of New England in 2011 as our Marketing Communications Manager.
Her diverse responsibilities range from drafting newsletters and internal communications to managing our social media channels to supporting our partnership with the Boston Celtics and our charitable giving causes, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Children’s Miracle Network.
Monica is originally from Cape Elizabeth, ME, and enjoys outdoor adventures, time with friends and family, and staying active by running, biking and playing a variety of sports.
Sarah Westney: Manager, Technology Development & Education
Probably few Anthropology majors become technology mavens, but Sarah Westney is a woman of many talents. After first starting in the administration department when she joined RE/MAX of New England in 2007, she transitioned to the marketing team a year later.
Since then, she has successfully grown the region’s technology training program, incorporating both RE/MAX platforms as well as emerging technology trends in the industry. Sarah’s current focus is leading the innovative roadmap of technology solutions through strategic partnerships that enable RE/MAX of New England Brokers and Agents to grow their businesses and maintain a competitive edge.
Sarah grew up in Vermont, graduated cum laude from the University of Vermont, and frequently visits family and friends there. She also enjoys making craft projects from vintage antiques, and reading with her cat, Prescience.
Dan Levine: Specialist, Franchise Technology Solutions
It would be easy to say Dan Levine’s biggest asset is his extensive knowledge of the latest technologies, but his real gift is his ability to translate his expertise into improving or developing solutions that make RE/MAX of New England systems more efficient, more informative and easier to use. Charged with managing the internal IT needs of RE/MAX of New England, Dan assesses training needs and supports the technology onboarding of new franchisee offices. He also directs the development of new solutions, such as an improved broker-based lead management system and a tracking system for technology training.
Dan is already a RE/MAX “lifer,” who began working for RE/MAX during college. He has been a franchise development intern in Vienna, Austria, supported new office development for both R/MAX of New England and RE/MAX of Indiana and, most recently, was Technology and Innovation Training Specialist for RE/MAX affiliate Prestige Real Estate, Inc. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and coaches college students on career development and self-empowerment.
A graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Dan managed work, school, and an extracurricular life that earned him several “most valuable student” awards. One wonders when he had time to establish and serve as president of the Massachusetts Children’s fund, a 501©3 organization serving inner city children.