Newport resident named 2020 President of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS

Randall, Realtors’ Professional Development Manager and North Kingstown-based Broker Associate Shannon Buss, who currently resides in Newport, was recently introduced as the 2020 President of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® (RIAR) at the National Association of REALTORS® Annual Conference held in San Francisco, California.

Shannon Buss

Buss, who is responsible for agent recruitment, development and training support for Randall, Realtors, has 15 years of professional real estate experience. She was admitted to the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council Hall of Fame in 2012 and is a 2014 graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy for which she currently serves as vice chair. She has been featured in Top Agent Magazine and recognized as an Entrepreneur of the Year by the Women’s Council of REALTORS®

“I’ve always found a great deal of importance in collaborating with and advocating on behalf of my fellow real estate agents across the state,” Buss said. “I look forward to using my platform as President of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® to lead, help educate and engage Rhode Island’s next generation of incredible real estate professionals.”

“We are lucky to have someone with Shannon’s impressive resume representing our association. She has worked tirelessly to raise the bar of professionalism in our industry. Thanks to her genuine concern for our members and their profession, I know she will be an excellent leader,” said Philip Tedesco, CEO of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS®.

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Buss most recently served as Broker and Owner at Bayside Realty in Newport, RI. She is a member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®, served on the Global Business & Alliances Committee of the National Association of REALTORS®, and previously held Broker/Associate roles at William Raveis Real Estate and Keller Williams Real Estate. Buss is a graduate of Roger Williams University, where she recently served as its Alumni president for six years and currently resides in Newport, RI where she served as a director on the board of the Museum of Newport Irish History for seven years.

About Randall, Realtors:

Headquartered in Charlestown, R.I., The Randall Family of Companies ranks among the top real estate firms in the United States. Twice named one of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. with over $1.6 Billion in sales in 2018 and over $7 billion in sales in the past six years, Randall maintains 33 offices with more than 630 agents across Kinlin Grover Real Estate in Massachusetts, Randall Realtors in Rhode Island and Connecticut and Page Taft Christie’s IRE in Connecticut.


The Randall Family of Companies is a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International. The company is a RIS Media Power Broker and a Real Trends Top 500 Real Estate Company. For more information visit www.randallfamilyofcompanies.com

About the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® (RIAR):

The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS®, one of the largest trade organizations in Rhode Island with more than 4,600 members in approximately 800 offices, has been serving Rhode Islanders since 1948. Advocating for Rhode Island’s property owners, the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.

The Association is one of more than 1,400 local boards and associations that comprise the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing over 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries and who subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics.

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