Joe King was named president of Coldwell Banker West Shell in January 2005, and in May 2005 he added the title of president for Coldwell Banker King Thompson, Coldwell Banker West Shell's Columbus-based sister company. In this dual role, he oversees the daily efforts of more than 1,150 sales associates in 18 offices throughout Columbus, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.Prior to his current position, King served as regional vice president for another Coldwell Banker West Shell sister company, Coldwell Banker Gundaker in St. Louis, overseeing 17 offices and 1,600 sales associates. King began his real estate career with Gundaker Realtors in 1993. As an associate, he consistently ranked in the top one percent of the company in sales. In 1999, he was named branch manager for the company's new office in a developing area. Gundaker Realtors was acquired by NRT in 2001, and King was appointed manager of one of the largest offices in the newly formed Coldwell Banker Gundaker company. King resides in Cincinnati with his wife and two children.