Ventura County Coastal Realtors Name New CEO

symptoms arial, search sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>After a nationwide search, the Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors (VCCAR) has hired veteran Realtor® association executive Wyndi Austin as its new CEO. She joined the VCCAR staff on December 5 and will take over from retiring CEO Randy McCaslin effective February 1.

Austin has more than 11 years’ experience in association management, most recently as Director of Marketing Communications for the SouthEast Valley Regional Association of Realtors® in the greater Phoenix area.

She has extensive experience with community relationship building, board relations, finance, staff training and development, marketing leadership, and strategic planning. She also is committed to helping members perform at a top level and making technology a fun avenue to implement within their daily lives and businesses.

“We interviewed several outstanding candidates to replace Randy, but ultimately agreed that Wyndi had the experience and personality to serve as VCCAR’s top staff member,” said 2017 VCCAR President Lyle Elliott, who began his term on December 9 at the Association’s annual Installation Gala.

“In her most recent position in Arizona, Wyndi worked to create a new brand identity for her Association, provided leadership guidance, and helped members become more familiar with its benefits and offerings.”

Elliott also noted that Austin has completed her Realtor® Association Certified Executive (RCE) designation and the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives, which is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Less than 5 percent of all association professionals have earned the CAE.

Austin said she was looking forward to joining the VCCAR team.

“VCCAR is in a great position thanks to the leadership of its Board over the years and because of Randy McCaslin’s 17 years as CEO,” Austin said. “I intend to build on that legacy and do everything I can to help our members be successful as our industry continues to evolve.”

A Wyoming native, Austin began her career with a startup computer software developer at the age of 19.

One of her first assignments was to promote the company’s software programs with leading industry publications. In just a few years, her efforts led to thousands of articles being published nationally in publications ranging from the New York Times to the Los Angeles Times to PC Magazine.

She ultimately was promoted to Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations and remained in this industry for many years, eventually becoming a partner and was instrumental in guiding the company through its initial public offering (IPO).

Austin eventually moved into the technology sector and then as a marketing manager for The Rich Dad Company with New York Times best-selling author Robert Kiyosaki.

She is a sports fan, especially football and baseball, and enjoys hiking, biking, and the great outdoors. She spends every spare moment with her family – husband Roshiem, stepson Isiah (20), and daughter Myka (15).

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Wyndi Austin

The Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade association of nearly 2,000 licensed real estate agents in western Ventura County, including the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Fillmore and Port Hueneme. Its members abide by a strict code of ethics and have access to a wide variety of business services that are not available to non-REALTORS®. This gives them a competitive edge in the marketplace, enabling them to provide superior services to buyers and sellers of real property.


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