Our Staff

Jean Beck, RCE
Executive Vice President
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Jean Beck has served as the Executive Vice President of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors® since January 2008, where she is responsible for the management of a 900 plus-member professional organization. Her job duties include ensuring compliance with the governing laws and documents pertaining to the 501 (c)(6)entity, managing personnel and programs, as well as oversight of a 14-member Board of Directors and approximately 20 committees and task forces. She is also assists the public and REALTORS® with ethics and professional standards complaints.

Jean began working for the Association in September 2006, following three years of sales experience as a REALTOR®. She has served on many committees at HHAAOR, as well as the Board of Directors. Prior to real estate, Jean had an extensive management career as Operations Supervisor of a Corporate Travel Reservation Center.
Jean is originally from Connecticut, she and her husband Jim live in Hilton Head Plantation and have two children and four grandchildren.

                          Honors, Achievements, Community
                          St. Francis By the Sea Church Choir Member  -  2003-2010
                          Member Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce -  2008-present
                          Board of Directors Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce - 2011-present
                          Board of Governors Hilton Head Hospital - 2014 - present
                          Member Zonta Club of Hilton Head Island - 2009 - present
                          President Zonta Club of Hilton Head Island -  2013
                          Community Advisory Board, Center for Service Leadership  -  2013- 2015
                          Certified Professional Standards Administrator for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
                          OF REALTORS
                          REALTOR Certified Executive (RCE) with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
                          Strategies in Nonprofit Management Certificate from The Univ. of Chicago Graham School
                          of General Studies

                          2010 State Association Executive Vice Chair
                          2011 State Association Executive Chairman
                          2014 Realtor Education Fund Board of Directors Association Executive member
                          2016 RPAC AE Liaison 
                           2012  AEC Organizational Structures Work Group
                          2013 AEC Online Orientation Work Group
                          2014  AEC Leadership Program Work Group
                          2014 RCE AE Competencies and RCE Body of Knowledge Work Group
                          2015 AEC Chapter Formation Work Group
Michelle Blakley
Education and Events Manager
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Michelle joined our Association August 2012 as the Education and Events Manager. Her duties include maintaining continuing education records for students, classes, forms, tuition and costs. She facilitates committees in selection of courses and instructors not only for Continuing Education but also for Professional Development. Michelle also assists with new member orientation classes.  

Michelle works with other committees planning events, and works directly with outside venues negotiating contracts and event set up.

Michelle was in real estate with a major homebuilder selling new construction for eight years. She lives in Palmetto Hall with her daughter.

Jocelyn Metzger Staigar
Government Affairs Director
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Jocelyn joined our Association January 2012 as the Government Affairs Director.  Jocelyn has multiple years experience in managing and advocating on business and non-profit issues, as well as effective fundraising strategies for non-profit organizations. Her duties include increasing the Association’s strength in the legislative and advocacy issues important to our local REALTORS® and increasing participation in fundraising activities to support RPAC’s ability to secure the continued success of the real estate industry.

Jocelyn is a member of The Rotary Club of Hilton Head and enjoys fishing, reading, and music. She lives on the Island with her husband, David and daughter, Jessica.



Our Mission

As the region's trusted voice of real estate, the Hilton Head Area Association of REALTORS® supports and educates its members to enhance their professionalism and success while providing the highest level of ethical service to the public and the consumers they serve.

Our Values

  • HHAAOR will provide the highest level of customer service to our members in a transparent and professional manner. 
  • HHAAOR will always be courteous with our members and the public. 
  • HHAAOR will conduct the business of our members with honesty, integrity, and the highest ethical standards.
  • HHAAOR will be knowledgeable and educated on the issues that impact our members.
  • HHAAOR will be proactive and decisive regarding issues that affect homeownership and property rights in our region.
  • HHAAOR will be involved in our community because we care about the quality of life in the region.