20 graduate from NEFAR Leadership Academy


The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors celebrated its largest class of Leadership Academy graduates during its 2024 Awards and Installation Gala on Jan. 4 at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel.

During the graduation ceremony, 2023 President Diana Galavis presented each of the 20 Leadership Academy candidates with a diploma and a special pin.

NEFAR’s Leadership Academy is a rigorous, yearlong program that is designed to train emerging leaders in how to become more involved in NEFAR activities. Through the program, candidates learn to grow their businesses, expand their leadership skills, develop a sense of camaraderie with their peers and make a difference within the extended real estate community.

NEFAR’s Leadership Academy class of 2023 consisted of:

  • Amy Trahan of Keller Williams Atlantic Partners Southside
  • Angela McKee of Watson Realty Corp. Property Management
  • Angela Wakefield-Manning of Century 21 Lighthouse Realty
  • Brad Lloyd of Hamilton House Real Estate Group
  • Brenda Thornton of CW Realty
  • DeMarcus Rodriguez of eXp Realty
  • Emily Lloyd of Hamilton House Real Estate Group
  • Erin Torres of Slate Real Estate
  • Heather Baptiste Henzie of Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Jan Jenkins of Select Home Realty Group
  • Jessica Tisby of Occupy Real Estate Group
  • Joanne Beepot of Residential Movement RE Group
  • Keith Royal of Residential Movement Real Estate Group
  • Laila Iarossi of Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage
  • LeTrell Jessie Clark of LaRosa Realty Jacksonville
  • Lilla Barrington of Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
  • Lisa Sawyer of Repass Law
  • Paulette Walker of Njoi Realty;
  • Ron Elliott of Navy to Navy Homes
  • Sara McGraw of Diamond Realty Group of Amelia Island