Diane Ruggierio

Diane M. Ruggiero

CEO, Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors®, Heartland MLS


Diane has spent 35 years managing real estate related associations and MLSs. From 1994-2000 she served as the Executive Vice President of the Washington, D.C. Association of Realtorsâ. Prior to that, she was the EVP for the Burlington County Association of REALTORSâ in New Jersey for 10 years, where she helped form a regional MLS and create the foundation for a merger of three real estate associations in southern New Jersey. She started her association management career with the Cleveland Area Board of Realtos® in 1981, where she served as the education director for four years.


Diane also spent a year in Seattle working for Microsoft where she was part of the MSN HomeAdvisor.com team, serving as the liaison to real estate associations and multiple listing services (MLSs) in the US.


She is a Realtor Association Certified Executive and a Certified Association Executive (with the American Society of Associations and recently received her CMLX designation.


Diane has a BA degree from Hiram College and an MA in divinity from the University of Chicago.

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