NC REALTORS® officially recognized the NC REALTORS® William C. Bass Leadership Academy (“Leadership Academy”) Class of 2017 during the association’s Inaugural Meetings in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, this week.
Greensboro, North Carolina (January 25, 2017) — The NC REALTORS® William C. Bass Leadership Academy Class of 2017 includes:
Mumtaz (TAZ) Ameen, High Point Regional Association of REALTORS®
Kelly Benton, Union County Association of REALTORS®
Miguel Carreno, High Point Regional Association of REALTORS®
Michael Harrell, Mid Carolina Regional Association of REALTORS®
Chanel Hart D’Aprix, Orange Chatham Association of REALTORS®
Amanda Parmer, Jacksonville Board of REALTORS®
Caleb Phillips, Hendersonville Board of REALTORS®
Kristi Snyder, Mid Carolina Regional Association of REALTORS®
Ryan Wall, High Point Regional Association of REALTORS®
Kevin Wester, Fayetteville Regional Association of REALTORS®
"Embracing leadership and all of the qualities and characteristics that make a good leader great is the foundation for the NC REALTORS® William C. Bass Leadership Academy," stated Stephanie Walker, CRS, GRI, president of Stephanie Walker and Associates and NC REALTORS® 2016 REALTOR® of the Year. "As one of the early Leadership Academy graduates, I personally witnessed and experienced the value it creates for the association, industry and REALTOR® graduates."
The Leadership Academy is a nine-month training and development program exclusively for NC REALTORS® that identifies, inspires and mentors emerging leaders in real estate. This leadership development program is designed to guide each participant through their own self-discovery process and teach the necessary skills to become a more positive influence within the community and the industry. The Leadership Academy is open to all NC REALTORS® in good standing.
Courses begin in January, with six retreats during the year across North Carolina. It concludes with the graduation ceremony during the NC REALTORS® Conference & Expo in September.
In 2016, the official name of the program was changed to honor of William C. Bass – an NC REALTOR® with a legacy of leadership and dedication to REALTORS®, the association and the industry. Bass was also an early champion of the Leadership Academy and helped steward its success throughout the years.
The mission of the Leadership Academy is threefold:
(a) To identify and develop new leaders who are members of NC REALTORS®.
(b) To ensure the NC REALTORS® William C. Bass Leadership Academy is diverse, non-discriminatory, geographically representative and forward thinking in its vision, application and administration.
(c) To ensure that the program is designed to develop leadership skills that can be applied to benefit the candidates in their family life, community, local boards and associations, and state and national associations of REALTORS®.