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Upton elected President of RPM Group

The Board of Directors of Rector Phillips Morse, Inc, (RPM), has elected Kris Upton president of the 58-year-old Arkansas real estate company. Upton, a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Commercial Investment Member and licensed Realtor, has been with RPM since 200-3, and have served as treasurer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

“We are excited to announce Kris’s promotion to president,” said Pete Hornibrook, chairman and CEO of RPM. “His experience in finance and strategic planning, management of the company’s investment portfolio, as well as management of day-to-day operations supporting the work of our individual divisions, has prepared him to help guide the performance and growth of our company.”

In addition to Upton’s promotion to president of RPM, the Board elected Robin Miller and Rick Freeling as senior vice presidents of the parent company. Miller will continue to serve as president of Coldwell Banker-RPM, RPM’s residential real estate division, and Freeling will continue to serve as director of commercial sales in RPM’s commercial division.

“I look forward to the opportunity given my by the board to help serve our company, its employees and associates.” Upton said. “Working directly with our chairman and CEO, Pete Hornibrook, and the leaders of our operating companies, we will continue to provide outstanding service to our customers and clients, the true foundation of RPM’s success for nearly 60 years.”

With approximately 200 sales associates and 130 employees, RPM is Arkansas’s largest, full-service real estate company. The operating divisions of RPM include Coldwell Banker-RPM (residential), RPM Commercial, and Investment, RPM Management, and RPM Mitchum Auctions. Together, the divisions provide a breadth of real estate focused services unmated in the state, including commercial sales, leasing and investment, property management, residential sales, and construction and development. The Little Rock based company was founded by William E. Rector in l955.

Source: Craig Douglass Communications, Inc.