Meet the CEO of Florida Realtors®, Florida’s Largest Professional Association
ORLANDO, Fla. – John Fridlington joined Florida Realtors® as executive vice president in January 2005, and was named chief executive officer in January 2010. As CEO, he serves as the chief management officer of the state association and is responsible for administration of Florida Realtors’ programs, services and policies, as well as its financial condition.
He holds the Realtor association Certified Executive (RCE) and Certified Association Executive (CAE) designations, earning recognition for specialized industry knowledge as well as association achievements and experience.
Fridlington earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa and received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is an attorney member of the California State Bar. While Fridlington began his career as a corporate attorney for a private California firm, he soon accepted a position in the legal department at the California Association of Realtors (CAR). After a 22-year career there, he left his position as vice president of CAR’s executive department to take on the top management position at the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR).
"Every day, Florida Realtors strives to enhance our members’ ability to earn their living in an ethical, progressive and efficient way; to protect private property rights; and to advance smart growth solutions that help Florida continue to grow and prosper while safeguarding the state’s quality of life for all of its residents and visitors, now and for the future."