2010 Leadership Institute Graduates Honored

For Immediate Release: January 7, 2011

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Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS®
Honors its 2010 Leadership Institute Graduates
New Leaders are Poised to Guide
Consumers on Path to Home Ownership

Fairfax, Virginia – Twelve Northern Virginia Realtors® were honored on Thursday, January 6 for completing the 2010 Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Leadership Institute. Graduates received their completion certificates at an annual leadership meeting at the association’s Fairfax headquarters. The group fulfilled a year-long training course designed to prepare its members to assume positions of leadership in the real estate community.

“There is no better leadership boot camp training than NVAR’s Leadership Institute,” said Karen Trainor, 2011 NVAR Chairman of the Board and 2008 institute graduate. “In today’s economic climate, Realtors® serve in the role of trusted advisors to their clients. Our NVAR Leadership Institute offers a pro-active, year-long program that fine tunes our members’ knowledge about industry trends, market fluctuations and the use of effective strategies to communicate these realities to consumers.”

The program serves a dual purpose, to educate future leaders about the local association’s role within state and national professional real estate organizations, and to prepare them to represent Realtors® and real property interests within the community. Participants are immersed in industry resources and practices through a series of learning opportunities that take place throughout the year.

The following Realtors® graduated from the 2010 Leadership Institute:

  • Tammy Bagnato – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Springfield
  • Brian Block – RE/Max Allegiance, McLean
  • Paula Calvin – Century 21 New Millennium, McLean
  • Kate Casey – RE/Max Gateway, Chantilly
  • Sweth Chandramouli – Keller Williams Realty, Alexandria
  • Angie Delboy – RE/Max Distinctive, Arlington
  • Sita Kapur – Arlington Premier Realty, Arlington
  • Elena Lane – Westgate Realty Group, Falls Church
  • Scott MacDonald – RE/Max Gateway, Chantilly
  • Lorena Rios – Aelis Realty Group, Reston
  • Merlin Smith – RE/Max Premier, Fairfax
  • Theo Theologis – Arbour Realty, Arlington

For the photo of the NVAR Leadership Institute graduates, click on the link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3344631/Events/Leadership-group-1-7-2011.jpg
Caption: 2010 NVAR Leadership Class graduates in attendance at the January 6, 2010 NVAR leadership meeting received certificates from CEO Christine M. Todd. Pictured [left to right] are: Todd, 2011 NVAR Chairman Karen Trainor, RE/Max Allegiance; Theo Theologis, Arbour Realty; Merlin Smith, RE/Max Premier; Sita Kapur, Arlington Premier Realty; Angie Delboy, RE/Max Distinctive; Brian Block, RE/Max Allegiance; Tammy Bagnato, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; and Lorena Rios, Aelis Realty Group.

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The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® serves as The Voice For Real Estate in Northern Virginia and provides a variety of services to its members including educational opportunities, professional standards enforcement, market statistics, legislative reviews, issues lobbying, multiple listing and lockbox services, and more. The purpose of NVAR is to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully, to promote member professional competency, to maintain members’ adherence to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics and to promote the preservation of the right to own, transfer and use real property. NVAR has about 9,000 REALTOR® and affiliate members who carry out an $11 billion real estate industry in a community of more than 2 million residents. Visit NVAR online at www.nvar.com.

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