Pictured left to right: Ricky Tucker, Betsy Birdsong, Kimberly Hayes, Leo Desselle, Tim Skinner, Jonathan Cerruti, Macon Mayeaux, Caroline Freeland, Donna Harris, Tressie Buckhaulter, Jay Dardenne, Lori McGrew, Kendra Novak, Dru Ellender, Vanessa Hackleman, Kayla Walker, Leigh Moss, Taylor Gagneaux, Mark Boline, James Hebert, Tahira Abdul-Rahman.

Pictured left to right: Ricky Tucker, Betsy Birdsong, Kimberly Hayes, Leo Desselle, Tim Skinner, Jonathan Cerruti, Macon Mayeaux, Caroline Freeland, Donna Harris, Tressie Buckhaulter, Jay Dardenne, Lori McGrew, Kendra Novak, Dru Ellender, Vanessa Hackleman, Kayla Walker, Leigh Moss, Taylor Gagneaux, Mark Boline, James Hebert, Tahira Abdul-Rahman.

Baton Rouge, La.— Louisiana REALTORS® graduated 20 REALTORS® practicing in markets around the state from the LRLeadership program, an initiative dedicated to broadening and enhancing the REALTOR® volunteer within our communities and within association leadership.

The program was started in 2000 and has graduated over 250 REALTOR® professionals. Requirements consists of four sessions that focus on: leadership skill development, the Louisiana legislature and advocacy, diversity, community service, communication styles, and team-building.

The program is facilitated by Amy P. Fennell, MPA and featured speakers for the program include: Harold Suire, Education, Research, and Information Services, Inc., Baton Rouge, La.; Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, Baton Rouge, La.; Evan Fuchs, 2017 National Association of REALTORS® Professional Development Chair; Norman Morris, CAE, RCE, CEO, Louisiana REALTORS®, Baton Rouge, La.; and Amy Jones, Founder of Burning Stick Creative, Lafayette, La.

“It is such an exciting thing to see how many bright and dynamic leaders emerge from this program every year. These professionals are dedicated to the real estate industry, their clients, and are committed to becoming stronger leaders in their communities,” said Norman Morris, CEO.

This year’s graduates include the following:

Tahira Abdul-Rahman, Tahira & Associates Realty Inc – Shreveport, LA

Betsy Birdsong, Birdsong Realty Group -Metairie, LA

Mark Boline, New Orleans Relocation, LLC- New Orleans, LA

Tressie Buckhaulter, Diamond Realty & Associates LLC- Bossier City, LA

Jonathan Cerruti, Jack Stumpf & Associates, Inc. - Harvey,LA

Leo Desselle, Pennant Real Estate- Baton Rouge, LA

Drusilla Ellender, Coldwell Banker Gallerie- Sulphur, LA

Caroline Freeland, Keller Williams Realty Services – Mandeville, LA

Taylor Gagneaux, Moffett/Latter & Blum Realtors- Lake Charles, LA

Vanessa Hackleman, Diamond Realty & Associates - Bossier City LA

Donna Harris, Shirley Kirby & Associates-Denham Springs, LA

Kim Hayes, Cunningham Appraisals -Pineville, LA

James Hebert, Latter & Blum Inc/REALTORS- Thibodeaux, LA

Macon Mayeux, KELLER WILLIAMS, RED STICK PARTNERS -Baton Rouge, LA

Lori McGrew, Keaty Real Estate Company- Lafayette, LA

Leigh Moss, Keller Williams Realty First Choice- Prairieville, LA

Tim Skinner, Keaty Real Estate Company- Lafayette, LA

Kendra Novak, Novak Realty LLC - Baton Rouge, LA

Ricky Tucker, EXP Realty LLC- Lake Charles, LA

Kayla Walker, Century21 Buelow-Miller Realty- Alexandria, LA

The program’s graduation took place Tuesday, September 18 at the Chateau Saint Denis in Natchitoches, La during the REALTORS®’ annual governance meeting.