Congratulations to Suzanne Close, association executive of the Columbia-Greene Board of REALTORS®, Inc.!
Suzanne, who runs the CGBR organization representing more than 700 members and the Columbia-Greene-Northern Dutchess MLS, is being honored by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® with the REALTOR® association Certified Executive (RCE) designation, which recognizes exceptional efforts made by the REALTOR® association executives.
Suzanne is one of over 450 REALTOR® association executive who have achieved this mark of excellence. Local and state association executives who hold the RCE designation represent REALTORS® in 50 states/territories.
“This is truly an honor and I am very proud to be receiving this designation. It is a high point in my career as an association executive.” Close said.
Prior to becoming a candidate for the RCE designation, applicants must document their association management and academic experiences. Once they have completed this first step, eligible candidates must successfully complete a multiple choice exam, which is based on a comprehensive understanding of association operations and management practices. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of areas critical to REALTOR® association management, including association law, governance and issues related to member services. To retain the designation, RCEs must be recertified every four years.
Close will receive and award plaque from representatives of the New York State Association of REALTORS® during an upcoming event.