Front Row (left to right):
Cameron Platt, Jay Mac Sanders, Cindi Bulla, Colin Mullane, Seth Task, Ilene Horowitz, Rebecca Thomson, Erica Solomon
Back Row (left to right):
Paul Dizmang, Anne Meczywor, David Robison, Christina Vail, Axay Parekh, Maureen Francis, Tiffanie Mai-Ganske, Michelle Rojas, Ingrid Prather, Yoshinori Takita

Leadership Academy Class of 2015 to Graduate May 11

Before most of the legislative events get underway in May, the 2015 class of NAR’s Leadership Academy will meet for it’s last official session. For the last three months the group has been working together to identify ways that NAR can best serve the Realtor® membership and the public as millions of home buyers return to the housing market after losing their homes to foreclosure, short sale and deed-in-lieu during the Great Recession. They will present their suggestions on ways NAR can help Realtors® to work with Boomerang Buyers to the Leadership Academy Advisory Board on the 11th in Washington, DC.

As a member of this class, I can tell you it has been a great honor to meet and work with this fantastic group of Realtor® leaders. I find their commitment to our industry inspiring and it’s a group that truly walks the walk when it comes to “raising the bar” in real estate. In addition to NARLA ’15 members commitments to providing their clients with outstanding professional representation, these leaders work toward redefining the industry from within and through work on legislation, advocacy and professional standards at the local, state and national levels.

Allow me to introduce you to my friends from NARLA ’15, and in a long running joke that every class boldly proclaims, I assure you that this is THE BEST NARLA class ever!

If you are interested in learning more about the NAR Leadership Academy, I’d be happy to talk to you, and I bet any of the others in my group would as well. Interviews are already underway for the NARLA 2016, but it’s time to begin thinking about applications for NARLA 2017. More details can be found here.

Front Row (left to right): Cameron Platt, Jay Mac Sanders, Cindi Bulla, Colin Mullane, Seth Task, Ilene Horowitz, Rebecca Thomson, Erica Solomon Back Row (left to right): Paul Dizmang, Anne Meczywor, David Robison, Christina Vail, Axay Parekh, Maureen Francis, Tiffanie Mai-Ganske, Michelle Rojas, Ingrid Prather, Yoshinori Takita

Front Row (left to right):
Cameron Platt, Jay Mac Sanders, Cindi Bulla, Colin Mullane, Seth Task, Ilene Horowitz, Rebecca Thomson, Erica Solomon
Back Row (left to right):
Paul Dizmang, Anne Meczywor, David Robison, Christina Vail, Axay Parekh, Maureen Francis, Tiffanie Mai-Ganske, Michelle Rojas, Ingrid Prather, Yoshinori Takita

Maureen Francis

Twenty-four years ago, Maureen Francis left the U.S. to work as a business advisor in the first group of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers to serve in the former Soviet Union. After nearly a decade in Ukraine, Maureen found a new calling: residential real estate in her hometown of Birmingham, Michigan, where she is an Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel. Maureen is a graduate of the 2015 NAR Leadership Academy, Past President of the Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®, and a director of Michigan REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®

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