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The Williamson County Association of REALTORS announced it hired a new Executive Vice President Thursday.

Rob Wigton, who has more than 22 years of experience in the industry,  will officially start in the position on May 1, according to the release.

“It is an absolute pleasure to have Rob joining WCAR as our new Executive Vice President,” Lisa Wurth the current WCAR President, said. “His experience, focus, education, energy, commitment and personality match extremely well with what both the WCAR board of directors and search committee identified as expectations at the beginning of this process. We welcome him to the association, and to the community.”

Wigton in the past served as CEO of state and local REALTOR associations. From 2009 to 2013 he headed the Nevada Association of REALTORS. He comes to Williamson County and the position after  most recently being the CEO of the Greater Gateway Association of REALTORS in Glen Carbon, Illinois, outside of St. Louis, Missouri. The industry has recognized his talent and skill multiple times; he was named REALTOR® of the Year at both the local and state levels. He also

“It has been a pleasure to connect with the WCAR leadership and search committee through the interview process,” he said. “Their passion for excellence in serving the members of the association, as well as the community, is very clear. I am looking forward to helping WCAR grow in areas of service such as professional development, advocacy, community service and communication. I am deeply grateful for this opportunity.”

Wigton is a graduate of The University of Jamestown in North Dakota and did post-graduate work in communications and journalism at North Dakota State University. He has earned the REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE) designation and a Certificate in Non-Profit Association Management from the University of Chicago.

“‘The WCAR board of directors, on behalf of the entire membership, is very appreciative of the hard work and long hours invested by the search committee in this process,” Wurth said. “They have done us all a great service, as the board unanimously and enthusiastically accepted their recommendation,” Wurth said.