Topsail Realty President Becomes President-Elect of VRMA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 1, 2016 – The Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) is proud to announce that Mike Harrington, President and Principal Owner of Topsail Realty Vacations, LLC, has assumed the role of president-elect on the association’s board of directors.headshot

Harrington, who has worked in the vacation rental industry for more than 12 years, has been a member of VRMA since 2005. His previous roles on the board of directors include vice president, co-treasurer, treasurer, and chair of the finance committee.

“It is an honor to continue serving on the VRMA board of directors in this new role,” said Harrington. “It is encouraging to see VRMA adapt to the changing landscape of our industry and continue to focus on the core fundamentals of professional vacation rental management. The focus on our category is at a peak, and the goal of the VRMA is to continuing being the voice of the vacation and short-term management industry.”

In addition to his work with VRMA, Harrington is the immediate past president of the North Carolina Vacation Rental Managers Association and sits on East Carolina University’s Advisory Board for the School of Hospitality Leadership. He previously served on the Outer Banks Association of Realtors board of directors, and also served as the chair of the Outer Banks March of Dimes sponsorship committee.

“Mike has been a fantastic presence on our board of directors,” said Mike Copps, VRMA’s executive director. “We look forward to the contributions he will continue to bring to VRMA.”

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About the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA)

Founded in 1985, the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) is a professional trade association that represents the vacation rental property management and hospitality industries. Headquartered in the United States, membership includes professional vacation rental managers and industry suppliers in countries throughout the world. VRMA provides education and networking opportunities, promotes the value of the vacation rental experience and drives industry growth and professionalism. For more information, visit, call +1 (202) 367-1179 or email

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