Colorado Association of REALTORS | Sixteen Colorado REALTORS® graduate from State Association’s Leadership Academy
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Sixteen Colorado REALTORS® graduate from State Association’s Leadership Academy

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May 15 2017

Sixteen Colorado REALTORS® graduate from State Association’s Leadership Academy


May 16, 2017


Contact: Lisa Hansmeier



Sixteen Colorado REALTORS® graduate

from State Association’s Leadership Academy


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Association of REALTORS® celebrated the graduation of 16 REALTORS® from its 2017 Leadership Academy program, an exclusive four-month training and development program designed to nurture future association leaders through in-depth industry and association knowledge.


Working with CAR staff and professional mentors over the course of the past year, Leadership Academy participants developed a wide range of skills including conflict resolution, public speaking, consumer education, political advocacy and an expanded overall knowledge of Colorado’s real estate industry.


“Leadership Academy is a commitment from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® to develop the next generation of REALTORS® to lead the profession and ensure it continues to thrive,” said CAR CEO Tyrone Adams. “This year’s class is a very talented, diverse group and will continue to make impressive contributions for years to come.”


The 2017 graduates represent the fourth graduating class of the association. Participants are selected from local REALTOR® associations across the state.


The 2017 Leadership Academy graduates include:


First Name

Last Name Location Company Name
Brieonna Aljets Crested Butte Keller Williams Realty Colorado Heritage
Marlene Berrier Pueblo RE/MAX Pueblo West
Julia Daley Estes Park First Colorado Realty
Barbara Ecker Denver Century 21 Golden West Realty
Amanda Fein Denver Kentwood Real Estate
Will Flowers Fort Collins Windermere Real Estate-Fort Collins
Tina Harbin Grand Junction Real Estate West
Debbie Howes Colorado Springs RE/MAX Performance, Inc.
Amy Jackson Denver EXIT Realty DTC
Matthew Leprino Denver Leprino Home, Inc.
David Madone Canon City River Street Real Estate, Ltd.
Jody Malone Denver Teater Realty Company
Elizabeth Moore Evergreen RE/MAX Alliance Evergreen
Laura Sellards Eagle Keller Williams Mountain Properties
Rene Sheridan Denver Demis Realty, Inc
Julie White Winter Park

Real Estate of Winter Park



Here is what a few graduates had to say about their Leadership Academy experience:


“The CAR Leadership Academy is an amazing opportunity to network and learn from many of the brightest minds in the real estate industry.  With a focus on professional standards, legal issues, political advocacy, industry statistics, public image and Code of Ethics, I gained valuable skills and tools to navigate and lead in this continually changing industry.  I look forward to sharing this knowledge with my local board and colleagues to continue to raise the REALTOR® standards,” said Laura Sellards of Keller Williams Mountain Properties.


“For the past 3 years I had to wait for the right time to apply for Leadership Academy and thankfully 2017 was my year to do just that.  The education, experience, networking and connections were well worth the wait.  I would highly recommend any REALTOR® who has a desire to learn and become more involved in the larger REALTOR® community to jump in and apply for Leadership Academy.  It’s an investment in yourself that will pay you strong dividends over the life of your career,” said Amy Jackson of EXIT Realty.


“The Leadership Academy has opened up an entirely new, yet hiding in plain sight, perspective to the incredible work our organization does. The enriching experiences and invaluable relationships I have formed are something I would have never been able to know I needed before graduating from this program,” said Matthew Leprino, Managing Broker of Leprino Home, Inc.


Applications for the 2018 Leadership Academy are available now. REALTOR® members interested in strengthening their leadership skills and who are passionate about the industry are encouraged to apply. Applications are available at





The Colorado Association of REALTORS® is the state’s largest real estate trade association representing more than 24,000 members statewide. The association supports private property rights, equal housing opportunities and is the “Voice of Real Estate” in Colorado. For more information, visit

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