Annapolis, MD – Chris Hill, with Century 21 New Millennium, was among twenty graduates from the Maryland Realtors® eighteenth annual Leadership Academy honored at ceremonies held in Annapolis.

The Maryland REALTORS® Leadership Academy was formed by REALTORS® who understand the vital role they play in their community and the need to enhance the leadership skills, knowledge, and competencies of fellow REALTORS® interested in making a difference in their personal lives and their communities.

The Southern Maryland Association of Realtors® (SMAR), one of sixteen local Realtor® Boards/Associations in Maryland, is a strong advocate and recognizes the importance of this program to our Association’s future.

The Maryland REALTORS® Leadership Academy offers an intensive curriculum designed to develop skills in leadership, communications, strategic planning, legislative and government affairs and community involvement.   Classes are conducted over seven months and stress the value of professional and personal commitment to business, charitable and civic endeavors.

Chris Hill, current Vice President of SMAR and Maryland licensee since 2009, says “I learned so much from the Maryland Realtors® Leadership Academy – from meeting incredibly talented Realtors® throughout the state, to how to make my association an even better organization.” He continued, “I have learned exciting ways to implement positive change in our association which will help me be a better leader.”

“Today we honor you as future leaders in communities and within our REALTOR® organization and thank you for your willingness to step into a leadership role,” said 2018 President Boyd Campbell. He added, “you have already achieved so much.”  David Charron, Bright MLS Chief Strategy Officer, addressed the graduates and guests. Charron told the graduates, “the path of leadership is crooked and dormant until it happens…things that don’t make sense get disrupted and that’s when leaders emerge.”

The MRIS Investors and REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) sponsored the 2017-18 Maryland REALTORS® Leadership Academy event and received recognition for their support. 

The Maryland REALTORS® is the largest Maryland professional trade association serving over 24,000 members and is dedicated to preserving the vitality of the real estate market. REALTORS® is a registered collective membership mark which may only be used by those real estate professionals who subscribe to the REALTORS® organization’s strict Code of Ethics, and who are members of the National, State and Local REALTORS® organization. 

The Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS® is a trade organization dedicated to serving its members and the wider Southern Maryland community. We advocate for private property rights and ensure the high ethical and professional standards established by the National Association of REALTORS® are adhered to by our members. We offer our members dispute resolution, education, training, career advancement, advocacy, professional networking, and performance recognition.