Jennifer Pino Bio
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty

As the Vice President and Managing Broker of the Buckhead Office of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's international Realty, Atlanta native Jennifer Pino leads an award-winning team of professionals specializing in the Atlanta market. One of the biggest joys in Jennifer's life, after her husband and their two children, is helping others to succeed. A natural encourager, Jennifer spent her professional career in roles that brought out the best in others and helped others to reach their goals. With a background in education, design and residential real estate, Jennifer is dedicated to providing an environment in which each of her agents can thrive with extensive training, one-on-one business coaching as well as innovative marketing and technological resources.

Jennifer values giving back to her community both professionally and personally. She is honored to have served the Atlanta REALTORS® Association as Fundraising Committee Chair, YPN Chair, Vice President of Professional Excellence, and the 2018 Vice President of Community and Public Affairs. She and her husband enjoy volunteering together annually at Habitat for Humanity and Jennifer serves as the Class of 2021 Chair for Milton Young Men’s Service League. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys cheering on her kids at Scouts and Cheerleading around their home in Milton, Georgia.


Cynthia Lippert Bio
Ansley Atlanta North Fulton

Cynthia began her real estate career in the spring of 1989 in the midst of an extreme buyer’s market. Working against the marketplace at a record pace, she was recognized as the Rookie of the Year out of the gate! She returned to the field in 2011 with Keller Williams Realty, after many years on the corporate side of Residential Real Estate. In 2016, Cynthia joined Engel and Volkers in the Brookhaven office. Her expertise in pricing and selling strategies for the luxury home market are her specialty.

Vice President
Professional Excellence

Quinn Arnau Bio
Homestead, REALTORS®

Quinn is a lifelong resident of the Atlanta area and a sixth generation Atlantan. A graduate of The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business Quinn has served as chairperson of the Member Engagement Committee, the RPAC Subcommittee and The Government Affairs Committee. Quinn is a 2017 Emerging Leaders Program and a recipient of both the Five Star Circle of Service and the Young Achievers Awards and also serves as an ARPAC Trustee.

Quinn and his wife live in the Grant Park neighborhood and are active fundraisers for the Grant Park Conservancy. Quinn also actively supports both Habitat For Humanity and the Georgia Transplant Foundation. As Vice President of Marketing & Business with Homestead, REALTORS®, Quinn enjoys Georgia Bulldogs football, loves English Bulldogs and snow skiing.

Vice President
Member Services

Michael Fischer Bio
Homestead, REALTORS®

Recognized as the 2019 REALTOR® of the Year by the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, Michael’s people-centric approach to real estate has built a respected presence in the metro-Atlanta real estate market. He is the Co-Founder and Broker of Homestead, REALTORS®, a boutique, independent Brokerage located in the heart of Atlanta, GA. Throughout his career, Michael has been a tireless supporter of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association.

Michael has served in a variety of roles within the Association, including Vice President of Professional Development, Member Engagement Chair, Governmental Affairs Chair, Emerging Leaders Chair, and Orientation Chair. On the State and National level, Michael has remained committed to the industry by serving on various Committees, giving advice on Tax Policy and State Legislative Issues. He is a proud RPAC Major Investor and President's Circle Recipient.

Michael grew up in metro-Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia. He is a resident of Brookhaven, GA, with his wife Jennifer, daughter Ella, and two rescue dogs, Holly and Rosey. In his free time, Michael and his family support a number of charitable organizations, including the Atlanta Humane Society, PAWS Atlanta, Soccer in the Streets, and the Red Shoe Society.

Vice President
Administration & Finance

Karen Hatcher Bio
Sovereign Realty & Management

Mother, wife and real estate executive, Karen Hatcher, is the CEO and head broker for Sovereign Realty & Management. Karen is a Certified Property Manager® (CPM®), which is the elite mark of distinction to those invested in real estate demand when they seek someone who they trust to manage their assets. Serving the Atlanta-metro area for over a decade, Karen sets the standard in keeping vacancy rates low- and maximizing-income sources for her clients.

This Rochester, New York native landed in Georgia’s capital city of Atlanta when she attended Clark Atlanta University, where she received her bachelor’s in Finance degree in 2002. She then continued her education after pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration, with a concentration in Real Estate, from Georgia State University in 2011.

Founded in 2008, Karen created Sovereign Realty & Management to be a full-service, one-stop-shop real estate management experience with the necessary “know-how” to provide her clients with unparalleled service. She and her dedicated employees serve every customer with the passion of their motto, “Improving Lives, Transforming Communities.”

Karen has been recognized by her real estate community in more ways than one. While at Georgia State, she was awarded Student of the Year in 2011 by the Institute of Real Estate Management® (IREM®) Georgia Chapter, then gain as Candidate of the Year in 2014, and finally receiving the Presidential Award in 2015. Karen entered into the Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club (Not coined Top Producers) by the Atlanta REALTORS® Association in 2015 and met every year since. She continued on to be awarded the Five Star Circle of Service and Captain of the Industry awards in 2017 from the Atlanta REALTORS® Association.

Karen makes an effort to give back to the community that has given so much to her. She serves on the Executive Council for IREM®-Georgia Chapter, Vice President of Administration and Finance and Trustee on the Political Action committee for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, and as a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). Karen also makes time for teaching and is passionate about real estate education. She is an Continuing Education instructor for the Capitus Real Estate School where she teaches Ethics and Leasing and sits at the Board of Governors. She also serves her time by volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, Hosea Feed The Hungry and several other charitable organizations, all in Atlanta.

When Karen isn’t working real estate she is a devoted wife and mother of three beautiful children.

Vice President
Community & Public Affairs

Kelly Thrash Bio
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty

Kelly Thrash always knew she would follow in her Grandmother’s footsteps to become a successful REALTOR®. Watching her Grandmother be a trailblazer and help so many families inspired her from a young age. Kelly is a Lifetime Member of Top Producers of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, ranking among the Top 10% of REALTORS® in Atlanta. She is currently serving as Vice President of Community Affairs and Public Relations of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, having served six years on the Board of Directors, two years as the Chair of the Fundraising Committee, one year as the Chair for the Southeast’s Largest Real Estate Trade Show, and one year as Chair of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). Kelly is also a Major Investor and President’s Circle member in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC), supporting property rights and home ownership.

Kelly has more than 10 years of experience in real estate, with extensive knowledge of the home-building market in the Metro Atlanta and North Georgia areas, specifically specializing in Forsyth and Fulton Counties, Lake Lanier, golf communities and Big Canoe. She is also a mountain and lake specialist.

Kelly attributes her consistent success to her results-oriented approach and her effective negotiation skills. Her commitment and dedication to understanding and fulfilling her client's needs is her top priority. She is passionate about assisting buyers with finding their perfect home, as well as successfully marketing her seller's homes. To Kelly, helping her clients is her greatest joy, whether they are searching for their perfect home or looking to sell their home and move into a new chapter of their lives. She is dedicated to providing her clients with a seamless and exceptional real estate experience from beginning to end.

Originally from Alabama, Kelly graduated from The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee and then obtained her bachelor's in psychology and advertising from the University of Alabama. While there, she became a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, Order of Omega and was President of the Panhellenic Association, and prior to joining Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, gained 12 years of award-winning sales experience working for international and Fortune 500 companies.

Kelly has served her community through memberships with the Junior League of Atlanta, the National Association of Women Business Owners and numerous other volunteer organizations including assisting in building with Habitat for Humanity for 8 years. She is a Guardian Circle supporter of the Atlanta Humane Society.

In her free time, Kelly enjoys concerts, action movies and dining with friends all around Roswell, Alpharetta and Crabapple. She loves curling up with a good mystery book, is a Pilates enthusiast, fantasy football (she is a two-time champion!) and of course, Alabama Crimson Tide football! (ROLL TIDE)

Kelly currently lives in Crabapple with her rescue dog and rescue cat.

Immediate Past President

DeAnn Golden Bio
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

DeAnn earned her Georgia Real Estate License in 1995 and Associate Brokers’ license in 2000.  She has been active in the Atlanta REALTORS® Association on the Board of Directors, as a Vice President on Executive Committee, AMAS Board of Directors, or Georgia Institute of Real Estate Board of Directors in one role or other since 2005. She chaired the Habitat for Humanity Committee, the Auction, the Fun-Raiser event, and the PR committee, and she has been a Sterling R RPAC contributor.  DeAnn was named 2017 Atlanta REALTOR of the Year, and she is a recipient of the E.A Isakson Award, Captain of the Industry Award, and Five Star Circle of Excellence Award with our Atlanta REALTORS® Association.
DeAnn serves as Vice President and Managing Broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties.  Her passion is training others to develop their talents and is often found in a classroom teaching, coaching, or mentoring others.  She has volunteered on the GAR Forms committee and served as a voting member previously. She is a Certified Mentor for Brian Buffini's 100 Days to Greatness & Peak Producers and was awarded with a Top Mentor in the Nation Award by Buffini and Company.  DeAnn also holds a CRB and earned her MBA in real estate, strategic management and marketing from the University of Georgia in 2005.  She is also a second generation REALTOR®.
Outside of real estate and making homeownership matter, DeAnn devotes her time to her children and several other charitable causes.

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