RENO – The Nevada Realtors announced a class of 16 Realtors from across the state who will hone their leadership skills while helping Nevadans in need as part of this year’s Leadership Academy, now celebrating its 20th year.
Programming for this year’s leadership class starts with an education and team-building event scheduled for Jan. 22-24 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
“Emulating successful leaders and businessmen and women is a good way to grow and succeed,” said Las Vegas Realtors Andy Stahl, a member of the academy’s 2019 class. “When multiple respected peers completed this program and recommended it to me, I jumped at the chance to follow in their footsteps. I’m looking forward to surrounding myself with intelligent individuals and sharing in the accountability that leads to personal and business growth.”
Elko Realtors Marcella Syme will serve as the Leadership Academy dean in 2019. Las Vegas Realtors Tim Kuptz is the past dean. Las Vegan Stephanie Dibbs is the second-year trustee. Las Vegan Tom Blanchard, a 2017 graduate of the leadership program and this year’s president-elect of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, is a first-year trustee.
Nevada Realtors President Keith Lynam said the state association is committed to identifying and cultivating future leaders of the real estate profession in Nevada. The Leadership Academy is a year-long program that meets four times a year in various locations and addresses a variety of areas of personal and business growth, including public speaking and team-building. Previous classes have volunteered at local homeless shelters and conducted a year-long community service project to support Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Nevada.
The Leadership Academy Class of 2019 includes Nevada Realtors Sandra Avila and David Lostra, of Elko; Brad Lewis, Amy Smith, Trevor Smith and Shane Thompson, of Incline Village; Claudia Saavedra, of Carson City; Sarah Scattini, of Reno; and Darryl Braswell, Rebecca Bray, Darcy Dauderis, Thomas Diasparra, Stephanie Grant, Allison Jung, Sherrie Killion-Kuzmanovic, and Andy Stahl, all of Las Vegas.
Nevada Realtors, formerly known as the Nevada Association of Realtors (NVAR), is a professional trade association with more than 17,000 members committed to protecting, promoting and preserving our communities. Visit www.NVAR.org.