SPAAR CEO John Fridlington was a Realtor® champion and member advocate

SPAAR - 01/08/2024

John Fridlington was a dedicated REALTOR® Association leader for more than 40 years, most recently as CEO of the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR) where he just surpassed his nine-year anniversary.

Prior to joining SPAAR, he held three previous REALTOR® Association roles at the state level, including as CEO in Massachusetts and Florida. John also worked at California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) where his most recent position, after 22 years, was vice president of its executive department under the direction of former CEO Joel Singer. John began his career at CAR in its legal department.

John held the National Association of REALTORS® designation of REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE) and the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE). Throughout John’s career, he was active in National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) activities, including serving on its Finance Committee, Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He was also a Golden R and President’s Circle member of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). John, in 2007, was inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame.

John received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa; he earned his law degree from the University of Notre Dame.

John’s obituary will be published at O’Halloran & Murphy later this week. A celebration of life will be held at a future date at SPAAR.

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