John Blom, CRS, e-PRO
Managing broker, Hasson Company, REALTORS® - Vancouver, Wash.
John Blom was a member of the 2017 NAR Leadership Academy and is passionate about taking the leadership skills he has gained through volunteering with his state and local REALTOR® association out into the community. In addition to serving on several non-profit boards during his 10-year real estate career, in 2016 he ran and was elected to a seat on the Clark County Council.
John has always had a passion for public policy. After earning his master’s in history from Ohio University, he spent four years as a historian/analyst for the U.S. Army’s Combat Studies Institute. When one of his fellow brokers heard about this interest, she encouraged him to join the local association government affairs committee.
From that point, he was hooked. He has served on national, state, and local policy and REALTOR® Party committees. Talking about advocacy, John says, “We need to always be connecting the stories to the policy. Flood insurance isn’t just numbers on an actuarial table, it is people’s lives. We can’t get lost in the policy and forget the people it impacts.”
Beyond real estate and his role with the county, John enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, rock climbing, golfing, and training for obstacle course races.