Leadership Page

Please Note that the Leadership Academy has been Postponed until Fall 2020 - A new schedule will be available soon

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.

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