As chief executive officer, Jarrod C. Grasso leads NJ Realtors® in its mission to serve the professional needs of its members, develop programs and services to conduct business successfully and ethically, and advocate for private property rights and the real estate industry. Grasso joined the association in 1999 and was promoted to vice president of government affairs in 2002. For nine years, he served as NJ Realtors®’ chief lobbyist before reaching his current role. In addition to his work in New Jersey, Grasso has maintained an active role on the national association level and served as a National Association of Realtors® Director and Chair of the Association Executives Committee in 2015. In 2006, Grasso was honored by NAR with the Realtor® association Certified Executive designation, which recognizes his specialized industry knowledge and achievements. In 2013 Grasso was also inducted into the NAR Association Executives Committee’s Dr. Almon R.”Bud” Smith Leadership Society. Grasso has been honored on numerous occasions for his work within the association and for his involvement in his local community. Currently, he serves as vice-chair of the foundation board at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health Community Medical Center and currently serves on the board of directors for the hospital. He is also a member of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Board. Grasso also received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University in 2004. In 2015, Grasso was recognized by the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey with the Good Guy Award for his leadership in advancing policies in support of women and families. He has previously been selected by business publication, NJBIZ, as a winner in the annual “Forty Under 40” award program. In 2020, Grasso received the National Association of Realtors® William R. Magel Award of Excellence for excelling in his role as an association executive.