The Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Academy began training Wednesday and Thursday in Springfield with members of the 2020 and 2019 Leadership Development Programs.

Participants learn about effective leadership styles, assess their own strengths and weaknesses and participate in role-playing exercises during two days of training. The sessions were held at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

Members of the 2020 Class are:

  • Sheena Baker, CarMarc Realty Group, Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®;
  • Megan Beechen, Realty Executives Elite, Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®;
  • David Bovyn, EXIT Real Estate Partners, Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®;
  • Monica Bullington, RE/MAX Rising, Bloomington-Normal Association of REALTORS®;
  • Teresa Camarato, Property with TLC, LLC, Egyptian Board of REALTORS®;
  • Miguel Angel Fernandez, Home Smart Connect Real Estate, REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley;
  • Efty Garba, Efty Realty Group, Chicago Association of REALTORS®;
  • Liz McDonald, The McDonald Group, Champaign County Association of REALTORS®;
  • Matt Persicketti, Oak Leaf Realty, Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®;
  • Kelly Simpson, Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Heartland REALTOR® Association;
  • Dont’a Taylor, ARE Partners, Chicago Association of REALTORS®; and
  • Connie Vavra, RE/MAX Professionals, Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®.

Also on hand were 2020 Leadership Development Working Group Chair Brandon Shaffer and 2019 Chair Bob Eby. Adorna Carroll and Bruce Aydt taught the class.

Additional training modules are scheduled for this class on: March 3-4, April 20-21 and June 23-24. A final project presentation is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 17. Learn more.