Leadership Page

Leadership is being in front of the challenges we face. Leadership is about having the vision and skills to inspire others. Leadership is the key to our REALTOR® organization’s success, and our volunteer leaders are the heartbeat of VCCAR.

The Leadership Academy permits only a limited number of participants each year; seven (7) REALTORS® and one (1) Affiliate. If selected, you will begin a nine (9) week journey designed to give you a unique in-depth perspective on leadership and what it takes to be a leader in your professional life, association, and community.

Interested candidates must complete and submit the online application. Those applicants that meet the criteria will be contacted for a personal interview with a panel selected by the Leadership Development Committee.


  • A REALTOR® applicant must have a minimum of eighteen (18) months experience as a REALTOR® as of the date of the application and a member in good standing with VCCAR.
  • An Affilate applicant must be a member of VCCAR for the past eighteen (18) months and a member in good standing with VCCAR.

Application deadline is Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Download a Leadership Academy Flyer

2020 Leadership Academy Program Schedule

2020 Leadership Academy Application

2019 Leadership Academy Alumni
Dawn Durazo, Beach View Real Estate
Erik Gladish, Michael Szakos, Broker
Nicole Gruttadaurio, RE/MAX Gold Coast REALTORS®
Sterling Granger, Comfort Real Estate Service, Inc.
Greg Smith, RE/MAX Integrity
Jonathan Tomala, Coldwell Banker Residential
Luis Mendez, Loan Depot
Will Schmeltz, RE/MAX Gold Coast REALTORS®

2018 Leadership Alumni
Vincente Arzate, Century 21 Everest
Ryan Bruns, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Thomas Buenger, Buenger Commercial Real Estate
Katie Connelly, The Address, Inc.
Dustin Dammeyer, Dammeyer & Associates
Ashley Grush, Dammeyer & Associates
Lupe Servin, Century 21 Everest
Kenneth Wallis, Century 21 Everest