The Broker Insider Event of the Season

Connect with Stellar MLS brokers, team members, and industry experts to discuss the latest trends, legal news, and shifts shaping the industry while exploring strategies for success in the current market!

As the need for agent safety programs continues to grow, our keynote speaker, Carl Carter of the Beverly Carter Foundation, will provide insights to brokers on how to create safety protocols for their office.  

We will draw names for prizes in between sessions for three $25 gift cards to Amazon, three $25 gift cards to Uber Eats​ and three $50 Visa gift cards!

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Event Agenda


Jennifer Thompson-Kersting, Chief Growth and Relationship Officer at Stellar MLS, will lead us through introductions.


Stellar MLS CEO Merri Jo Cowen will review the work Stellar MLS has done in 2021 to empower its brokers to thrive in a changing market.  

Juana Watkins and the Florida REALTORS® Legal Team will update brokers on current legal and regulatory issues, including ADA Demand Letters for Web Accessibility, fraud mitigation, copyright issues, preparing for DBR audits, and proposed updates to advertising laws. 

15-Minute Break

As the need for agent safety programs continues to grow, Carl Carter of the Beverly Carter Foundation will provide insights to brokers on how to create safety protocols for their offices.

Through an interactive trivia game, Stellar MLS’s Broker Success Manager Chris Lumia and Sr. Training Manger Tamara Waters will share tips and tricks for brokers to grow their business and save money with Stellar MLS tools.

Shayne Fairly, Chief Operating Officer of Stellar MLS, will update brokers on Stellar MLS’s long-range plan to deliver cutting-edge technology to drive real estate brokerages forward.



Keynote Presentation: Office Safety Protocols

Carl Carter, Jr.

Founder & Executive Director
The Beverly Carter Foundation

Carl is A REALTOR® and the founder of The Beverly Carter Foundation (BCF), a completely independent not-for-profit foundation dedicated to the ideal that every agent goes home safe every day by providing scientifically based research, information, consulting, training, and support at little to no charge to every MLS, association, brokerage, and agent. Carl’s mom, Beverly Carter, was a REALTOR® who lost her life while doing the work she loved. Since losing his precious mom, Carl has dedicated his life to creating safety training and tools to make positive changes in agents’ lives and businesses.

“My mom was an angel among us; I strive to honor her life and her legacy with everything I do and I want all real estate professionals to join me. Let’s fight on.”

-Carl Carter


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Merri Jo Cowen

Stellar MLS

Juana Square

Juana Watkins

VP & General Counsel

Chris Square

Chris Lumia

Broker Success Manager
Stellar MLS

Tamara Square

Tamara Waters

Sr. Training Manager
Stellar MLS

Shayne Square

Shayne Fairley

Chief Operating Officer
Stellar MLS


Jennifer Thompson-Kersting

Chief Growth and Relationship Officer
Stellar MLS