Congrats to Claire Forcier-Rowe of Fredericksburg, who graduated from NAR’s Leadership Academy last week in Washington, D.C.

The Leadership Academy is a seven-month program that trains and develops Realtors from around the country as future leaders in their profession and in their association.

Through training with experts, meetings with NAR leaders, and workshops, the academy members learn to create a more effective connection with their peers and staff, develop their communications skills, and improve their understanding of NAR’s long-term goals.

So once again, congratulations to Claire and the entire 2013 NAR Leadership Academy Class.

Here she is holding her academy certificate, flanked by VAR leadership — from left to right, treasurer Bill White, 2013 president Mary Dykstra, and 2013 president-elect Brad Boland: