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Management Team
    
"Our Management team knows the needs of brokers in rural markets differ from the metropolitan markets.
We address those needs by providing powerful marketing programs along with technology-based services that
are unique to the industry." 
    
  Dan Duffy
Chief Executive Officer
    
Mr. Duffy joined United Country as part of a successful effort in February 2006 to secure growth capital to support the rapid growth of the United Country system.  He serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors.  In his role as CEO, Mr. Duffy is principally responsible for the establishment and execution of a long-term strategy for United Country designed to deliver competitive advantage to United Country franchisee partners as they operate in their local markets and serve their clients. 
    
Prior to joining United Country, Mr. Duffy spent nearly 20 years focused on serving clients in a number of senior executive positions.  Most recently Mr. Duffy served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft’s “2005 Global Partner of the Year” and largest North American Microsoft Business Solutions partner with over 20 offices serving 12,000 clients across the United States and the U.K.
  
Prior to his tenure in the technology services market space, Mr. Duffy served as the Chief Development and Financial Officer of an on-line business-to-business exchange serving the auction and brokerage market for industrial equipment and was a founding member of the Chicago practice of The Center for Strategic Transactions, a division of Ernst & Young L.L.P., providing strategic and corporate finance advisory services to Fortune 100 companies as well as high growth technology, product and services organizations across multiple industries.
 
  Mike Duffy
President
    
Mike Duffy is focused on bringing new, added value services and programs to United
Country franchisees. With a 20 year background building such national brands as Coca-Cola, Winston Cup NASCAR, RJ Reynolds, Minute Maid, Community Coffee, and numerous other well known brands, Mike is bringing this experience to building recognition and understanding of the United Country Real Estate brand to real estate buyers. In addition to branding initiatives, Mike has extensive experience in sales, building strategic partnerships and launching new programs.
 
  David Dickey
Chief Operating Officer
    
Most recently, Dickey was Sr. Vice President Professional Services for ePartners. 
ePartners, the Microsoft 2005 Partner of the Year, specialized in delivering, integrating
and customizing solutions tailored specifically for each client’s business needs. The group
has a concentration in Microsoft .Net programming, Portal development services,
systems integration, and a focus on ePartners’ core ERP and CRM product offerings.

Prior to joining ePartners, Dickey was Director of Worldwide Professional Services at Pervasive Software where
he led the services group in both North America and Europe.  The group focused on solving complex database problems and had a specific practice in replication and disaster recovery solutions.

Dickey has spent a number of years in the enterprise software space where he developed mission critical
software for a wide range of businesses working with clients such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Office Depot, & Burlington Northern.

Dickey received his BBA in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University, continuing education from Kellogg School of Management, and is a graduate of the Stagen Leadership Institute.
 
  Jason Cole
Chief Financial Officer
    
Jason Cole brings over 12 years of financial experience to United Country.  After joining United Country over a year ago, as Controller, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to United Country, Jason spent 7 years with Walmart Stores Inc, in various financial roles, last serving as Senior Accounting Manager for the Corporate Traffic Department managing the payables and receivables for the company.

After Walmart, he spent several years with Kansas City Southern Railroad, last serving as Accounting Manager helping prepare the monthly, quarterly, and yearly SEC reporting for the company, as well as managing the inventory for the railroad.  Jason’s last position was Controller doing international financial reporting for ThyssenKrupp Access, a global German company.
 

  Dick McTague
Vice President Information Services
    
Dick McTague began his career with United Country in 1978.  In 1995, he was
appointed Director of Information Services and in 1996, became Vice President of Information Services.  Mr. McTague oversees the company’s information technology
and software development.
 

  Mike Jones
President, United Country Auction Services
    
Jones has served as chairman and president of the National Auctioneers Association.
He’s the past president of the Texas Auctioneers Association and a Hall of Fame member.
In 1995, he was named Texas Champion Auctioneer. Three years after that, he was crowned International Auctioneer Champion. Jones brings more than 30 years of experience as owner and president of an auction company and national auctioneer training school.
All told, he’s conducted more than 1,800 auctions globally.
 

  Shawn Terrel, CAI, AARE
Vice President, United Country Auction Services
    
Shawn Terrel CAI, AARE brings a very extensive auction background to our executive management team.  Terrel has more than 15 years of professional auction and bid calling experience in the United States.  He currently sets on the Board of Directors of the National Auctioneers Association and is a Past Chairman and President of the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association.   In 2007 Terrel was named the Oklahoma State Champion Auctioneer.  During his career in this profession, Terrel has become recognized as one
of the industry’s authorities on conducting online auctions and live internet auction simulcasts.  He participated in over 1,800 auctions and has facilitated many of these auctions incorporating online internet auction solutions.
 

  Kevin Oldham
Vice President, United Country Marketing Services
    
Kevin Oldham brings over 14 years of marketing and advertising expertise to the
United Country team. Prior to joining United Country, Oldham launched a marketing
firm that catered exclusively to real estate developers, offering strategic solutions
designed to generate traffic for their projects. Prior to this entrepreneurial venture,
Oldham offered marketing services for Kansas City’s largest residential real estate
broker and for an international movie theatre circuit. Oldham earned his MBA
from Baker University in 2007.
 

  Lou Francis
Executive Management Strategic Advisor
    
Lou Francis has spent his entire real estate career with United.  He became President of United in 1986 and a Director of First Horizon in 1990 at the time of its incorporation and subsequent purchase of United National Real Estate.  He and three partners purchased the organization and renamed it United Country Real Estate.  Much of United Country’s success has occurred since 1997 when they introduced the United Country franchise program.
 

  Carl Hopkins
Executive Management Strategic Advisor
    
Carl Hopkins joined United Farm Agency in 1972.  He has spent his entire career
with United, holding numerous titles in the administrative and financial areas of the company.  Mr. Hopkins was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a
Director of First Horizon at the time of the acquisition in 1990, and also has served
in the capacity of Secretary since 1991.
 

  Joe Karpinski
Executive Vice President / Eastern Division
    
Joe Karpinski has worked with United Country in various management positions
since 1989. He presently serves as Executive Vice President for the company’s Eastern Division, overseeing franchise sales and member services. His 28-year real estate career
has included the operation of a real estate brokerage, specializing in land and commercial development and real estate franchising.
 

  Richard Thompson
Executive Vice President / Central Division
    
Richard Thompson joined United in 1988 in the position of Region Vice President,
becoming Division Vice President in 1995. He was appointed Executive Vice President
of the Central Division in 2003. In his 31-year career, Thompson gained experience in various levels of real estate sales and marketing, including work as a sales associate,
broker and franchise owner. 
 

  Doug Adams
Executive Vice President / Western Division
    
Doug Adams began his real estate career in 1999, as a broker associate with United
Country – Premier Broker in his hometown of Salida, Colorado. In 2001, Doug joined United Country’s management team as a Region Vice President for Colorado and New Mexico and was appointed Executive Vice President over the Western Division in 2005.
 
   
    
   
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