Jim Hyatt Associate Broker EXIT First Realty graduates from Maryland Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy

Jim HyattAnnapolis, MD (May 7, 2007) – – Jim Hyatt, Associate Broker of EXIT First Realty, Arbutus, and member of the Howard County Association of REALTORS® (HCAR), was one of fourteen graduates from the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR) Leadership Academy honored at ceremonies held recently in Annapolis.

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.

HCAR, one of sixteen local REALTOR® Associations and EXIT Mid-Atlantic are strong advocates and recognize the importance of this program to our industry’s future.

The MAR Leadership Academy offers an intensive curriculum designed around the development of leadership skills, communications, strategic planning, legislative and government affairs and community involvement.  Classes are conducted over 7 months and stress value of professional and personal commitment to professional, charitable and civic endeavors. 

Licensed in Maryland since 1999, Jim Hyatt has helped hundreds of families with their Real Estate needs. Jim holds an Associate Broker’s License and is on the Board of Directors in his local association of REALTORS ® (HCAR). He is also on the Maryland Association of REALTORS ® legislative committee. Jim also leads a world-class team. Each member is a full-time licensed professional specializing in certain areas of Real Estate. Jim’s team is results-oriented and committed to each and every one of their clients.  
"The Leadership Academy really taught me the importance of leadership in a trade association that has such an impact on the general public," Jim explains.

2007 President Ilene Kessler "This program is near to my heart.  I shared the vision of 2001 President Adam D. Cockey, Jr. and served as the first chairman of the inaugural Leadership  Academy committee, which designed this program, "The Association is so very proud of the 129 graduates beginning with its first graduating class in 2001.

Vicki Cox Golder, NAR 2008 First Vice President Nominee and guest speaker provided inspiring testimony that "being in leadership today is not just making yourself successful, but making those around you successful too."  She emphasized that "the fruits of this award go back to the community, Association, and family." She congratulated the graduates on their community activism and encouraged them to "work in organized real estate and move into association leadership.


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