Bell-Meyer brings with her over 10 years’ experience working with chambers of commerce and economic development initiatives.
Michelle Pfeffer Appointed Director of Career Development of Howard Hanna | Rand Realty
Howard Hanna | Rand Realty reported that Michelle Pfeffer has been appointed the brokerage firm’s Director of Career Development. She will oversee the professional development programs for the organization and support the company’s New Development, Luxury, and Teams programs.
“Michelle is a terrific asset to our team. She brings great knowledge, dedication, and diligence to our company and is always going the extra mile. Michelle has years of experience and will be very successful as she takes us on this role,” said Matt Rand, Chief Executive Officer at Howard Hanna | Rand Realty
Pfeffer began her career as a founding partner in an international importing and distribution firm based in southeast Georgia. Over 10 years, she and her partners grew the company to produce more than $5 million in annual revenue with more than 40 employees. During her tenure, she served as national sales manager, chief financial officer, and chief of operations. After selling the company, she worked in multimedia advertising and marketing consulting, before accepting a position as director of economic development for a joint development authority. Pfeffer returned to the Hudson Valley in 2016, where she joined Rand Realty as a full-time residential real estate agent, then achieved her Real Estate Associate Broker’s License.
Pfeffer has also served as director of communications for the Orange County Arts Council and as vice president for marketing and communication with Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a research and policy planning organization that serves the Mid-Hudson Valley region. She served in this role throughout the pandemic, helping to provide critical information about housing, healthcare, transportation, and demographics to the region. During her time at Pattern for Progress, she co-facilitated the Pattern Fellows Program, served on Pattern’s DEI Committee, and supported The Board Institute, a program that works to create pathways to board leadership for underrepresented communities.