Become a Leader in Business, Your Personal Life,
and the REALTOR® Organization

Applications for the 2023 Leadership Academy Class are open until November 1, 2022

Student Application                                                                                 Dean Application

MAR Leadership Academy Class of 2022

Arlene Castellano

REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley

Ryan Cook

REALTOR® Association of Southeastern Massachusetts

Donna Davids

REALTOR® Association of Southeastern Massachusetts

Eileen Duff

North Shore REALTORS®

Lee Joseph

REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts

Krista Matthews

Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®

Christine McLellan

South Shore REALTORS®

Nick Pelletier

North Central Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®

Peggy Pratt Calle

Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®

Sara Presti

Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®

Kamryn Willis-DuBois

REALTOR® Association of Southeastern Massachusetts

About the MAR Leadership Academy

The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) Leadership Academy was established in 2004 and created to nurture and train individuals who aspire to become active volunteer leaders in the REALTOR® association, and/or civic and charitable organizations.

Throughout the program, Leadership Academy participants will get an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at how the REALTOR® organization operates. Many of the same principles that guide the staff and leadership of this 1,300,000+ member organization can be applied to how you run your business and make decisions that impact your everyday life. Graduates of the MAR Leadership Academy will have the tools to guide the REALTOR® organization through the 21st Century.

MAR Leadership Academy participants will work together in a training course that combines individual study, group sessions, team-building exercises, goal setting, personal profile analysis, network building, and communication skills. This year-long learning experience is designed to train, nurture and inspire tomorrow’s leaders. During the sessions, a series of respected national and regional instructors and leadership volunteers will guide you through the fundamentals of what every good leader needs to know.

Applications for the MAR Leadership Academy are invited from interested Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® members. Approximately 15 individuals will be selected to participate in this program. Since the number of participants is limited, applicants who are not selected may be placed on a waiting list and are also encouraged to reapply in subsequent years. Commitment includes the completion of the application. Tuition for the program is $1,000 (includes all training sessions, some meals, all overnight accommodations, and instructional materials for the entire year’s sessions.) Additional costs to the participants will include transportation to and from the meeting sites and minimal expenses which may be incurred while on-site.

The MAR Leadership Academy Selection Committee will include past and current leaders of the REALTOR® organization. The Selection Committee will review applications and interview prospective candidates who may best serve as local, state, or national leaders in the future and are selected based on their business success, their track record of volunteer performance for their local board and/or civic organizations, and their personal integrity. Prospective participants are required to attend an in-person interview at the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® headquarters in Foxborough, MA.