We are pleased to announce that Amanda Creel, CAE, RCE, will join our team as CEO.
Amanda is slated to start in her new role on January 19, 2021.

For the last four years, Amanda has served as the CEO of the Prescott Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) and its MLS in Prescott, Arizona. During her time in Prescott, PAAR received national recognition for partnerships with local and state Women’s Council of REALTORS® networks, joined with other associations and leadership professionals to create a regional REALTOR® leadership development program, implemented a variety of real estate technology solutions benefiting REALTORS® and consumers and overhauled its governance structure.
"We were pleased with the number and quality of candidates applying for the CEO position from all over the country. I think this speaks to the opportunity and future of the Birmingham Association of REALTORS®. We are delighted to welcome Amanda Creel aboard as the new CEO, and her knowledge, energy, and servant's heart stood out through the entire selection process. We are very excited about the future for BAR and GALMLS under Amanda's leadership and passion."
–Brian Sparks, Chair, CEO Search Committee
At PAAR, Amanda successfully developed innovative ways to monitor member satisfaction and created an orientation program that led to higher member engagement and increased awareness of the Association’s and MLS’s offerings. 
“I can’t wait to partner with both volunteer leadership and the staff team at BAR and GALMLS and provide the unparalleled service our members and subscribers deserve.”
–Amanda Creel
An active member in both the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Amanda has served in numerous capacities in both organizations. She most recently served as the 2020 NAR Local Leadership Idea Exchange Medium Board Forum Chair and as the Association Executive representative on the Arizona REALTORS® 2020 Executive Committee.
“We are thrilled that Amanda is joining our team at BAR and GALMLS. Birmingham has been recognized for excellence on the state and national levels, which brings opportunities to our membership. Amanda's industry knowledge, breadth of experience, and enthusiasm for involvement in these opportunity discussions locally, within the state, and nationally, is a perfect fit for our Association."
–Kelli Gunnells, 2021 Incoming BAR President
Amanda is on the advisory boards for, National Real Estate Ethics Day, and the MMSI Association Management System (AMS). She has a long history of leading by example when advocating on behalf of private property owners and the real estate industry. She is also a REALTOR® Party (RPAC) Golden R, President’s Circle Major Investor. 
"I am looking forward to working with Amanda; she is so positive and enthusiastic. She is the perfect mix of professionalism, experience, and proven successes in moving an Association and MLS forward. The thing that impresses me the most is that she is member-focused and truly cares about people. Fasten your seat belts – 2021 will be a year of growth and fun.”
–Janet Hamm, Incoming 2021 GALMLS President
Amanda is an Alabama native who received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Auburn University. She is married to Justin Creel and is the proud mother of two boys, Avery, 16, and Sawyer, 13.