On Friday, CEO David Charron was named to the National Association of REALTORS® Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society. More commonly known as the Smith Society, it’s purpose is to recognize those who excel in the association management profession by demonstrating uncommon leadership, a willingness to help others, and acceptance of a responsibility to constantly improve themselves.
Six Smith Society inductees received recognition at Friday’s lunch during the NAR Midyear Conference. With this induction, David joins the likes of over 100 influential real estate leaders who make up the Smith Society.
“All of us on the Committee felt that David was absolutely a perfect example of someone who epitomizes the meaning of the Smith Society,” said NAR’s Recommendations and Recognition Committee Chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®, Diane Ruggiero. “David was an easy choice for us because of his progressive thinking and incredible contributions to the advancement of the industry and profession.”
In addition to Charron, 2012 inductees of the Smith Society include: Art Carter (CEO, California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc.), Dallas Hancock (CEO, Peoria Area Association of REALTORS®), Linda Lang (CEO, Orange County Association of REALTORS®), David Phillips (CEO, Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®), and Daniel Sale (CEO, Capital Area Association of REALTORS® in Illinois).
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