Biana Arentz graduates from MAR Leadership Academy training
ANNAPOLIS — Biana Arentz, an agent with Long and Foster (Kent Island) and a member of the Bay Area Association of Realtors, was one of 22 graduates from the Maryland Association of Realtors 16th annual Leadership Academy honored at ceremonies held in Annapolis. Arentz received the Achievement Award.
The MAR Leadership Academy was formed by Realtors who understand the important 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 in their communities.
The Bay Area Association of Realtors, one of 16 local Realtor boards/associations in Maryland, is a strong advocate and recognizes the importance of this program to the association’s future.
The MAR 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.
“Today we honor you as future leaders in communities and within our Realtor organization,” 2016 President Bonnie Casper said.
2014 NAR President Steve Brown addressed the graduates and guests. Brown encouraged MAR Leadership Academy graduates to get involved and to get their peers involved. Brown added, “…that the greatest sign of leadership that one can achieve is to gather a group of people together to achieve one common goal.”
Realtors Property Recourse and the Realtors Federal Credit Union sponsored the 2015-16 MAR Leadership Academy and were recognized for their support.