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NEFAR member graduates from NAR Leadership Academy

NEFAR member graduates from NAR Leadership Academy

Gonzalo Mejia, a REALTOR® with Watson Realty Corp., graduated from the 2021 National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy during the NAR Convention and Expo in San Diego, California. The graduation ceremony was held on November 10.

Mejia has been a NEFAR member since 2009. He graduated from NEFAR’s Leadership Academy in 2010 and from the Florida Realtors® Leadership Academy in 2012.

As one of 24 REALTORS® from throughout the country who were chosen to participate in the 11-month program, Mejia completed a rigorous course that is designed to prepare emerging state and local volunteers for future leadership positions at NAR.

“NAR’s Leadership Academy provides one-on-one experiences and tools that equip volunteer leaders for the critical roles they will play shaping American real estate in the years ahead,” said 2021 NAR President Charlie Oppler. “Volunteer leaders are vital to our industry, and by better understanding the needs and strategies of our professional association, Leadership Academy graduates can affect change at the national, state, and local levels of this organization.”

Throughout the Leadership Academy program, participants developed, enhanced, and honed their leadership skills while becoming familiar with the history and innerworkings of NAR and its leadership structure. The interactive virtual and in-person experiences will help prepare the graduates to represent NAR and its 1.5 million members as the organization moves forward, continuing the association’s long-standing and successful volunteer leadership structure.