motivational speaker who happens to be hilarious in an
almost-inappropriate-but-still-family-friendly way. One of the top-selling
REALTORS® in the Charlotte, North Carolina real estate market. With the 2020
launch of One Community Real Estate®, Leigh continues her mission to support
and develop REALTORS® who are both leaders and advocates in their own
communities while still striving to serve buyers and sellers as their
REALTOR® advocate. In the RPAC Hall of Fame x3 (high five if you know
what that is).
wife. A mama. Runner, singer and pianist, who enjoys cooking, gardening and
needlepoint (yes, I’m an old Southern woman). A child of God and a follower
of Jesus. Trying to get life right, one mistake at a time.
Leslie J. Frazier
Epps-Rashad is the Director of Business Development of NC REALTORS® and
the co-staff liaison to the Diversity Committee. She has been with the
association for 15 years. She is a native North Carolinian. In her
spare time, Keri loves to cook, attend UNC Football games and
travel. She enjoys spending time with her two children Kayla and Kyler,
grandson, Jace and her husband, Kerry.
the Senior Vice President of Community and Industry Relations for Virginia
REALTORS®, Leslie J. Frazier serves as the Association’s relationship manager
for external organizations with shared interests and objectives. She focuses
on issues impacting fair housing and real property policy. In addition, Ms. Frazier
is the lead executive for the Association’s diversity, equity, and inclusion
becoming SVP of Community and Industry Relations for Virginia REALTORS®, Ms.
Frazier worked for two Virginia governors. She advised the Governor and Secretary
on issues impacting Virginia’s nearly 1 Million service members, veterans,
and their families (SMVF), created the secretariat’s annual legislative and
budget package, and worked with the Governor’s senior policy team and members
of the Virginia General Assembly to create policies for the SMVF population.
Ms. Frazier also directed a statewide initiative aimed at creating solutions
for children, families, and workers in the Virginia’s child welfare system.
It was her early endeavors on political campaigns where she garnered a
foundation in community organizing, helping her to build relationships and
foster strong connections to assist her with reaching her goals.
native of Chesapeake, Virginia, Ms. Frazier received her Bachelor of Arts
degrees in Government and Spanish from the University of Virginia and her
Master of Public Administration from Virginia Tech. She is also a graduate of
two leadership programs under the Sorensen Institute for Political
Leadership. In her spare time, she serves as a member of the Virginia Board
of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Virginia21 Board of
Hinton has 25 years experience in leadership and sales development. She
founded Willow North Growth Partners with a goal to help professionals
transform both their professional and personal lives in a way that would make
a monumental difference in their holistic work. Andora’s extensive knowledge
of game-changing strategies and proven techniques for their implementation
combine in a one-of-a-kind approach that has informed and transformed the
lives and careers of individuals all over the world.
lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and "bonus" daughter and has
a great passion for new restaurant experiences, yoga and learning from
Kemp is the co-liaison to the NC REALTORS® Diversity Committee as well as the
staff liaison to the NCR Property Management Division. She also assists
the Member Engagement Department and has been with the association for 7
years. She is a native North Carolinian. In her spare time, Amy
loves to read, listen to podcasts, play tennis and travel. She enjoys
spending time with her 17 year old daughter, her husband and three dogs.
Y. Lee, Senior Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Lee joined NAR in 2018. Prior to joining NAR, Charlie was with the Appraisal
Institute since 2008, where he served as Associate Counsel and as the primary
legal counsel to 90 chapters, and subsidiaries which included for-profits,
charitable and insurance organizations. Charlie’s focus included trade
association, corporate governance, not-for-profit taxation, cybersecurity,
contracts, intellectual property, advertisement, employment and antitrust
matters. He also has professional experience in commercial and
employment litigation, intellectual property, and serving as an Illinois
state’s attorney appellate prosecutor.
received his B.S. degree in Business Administration and Management of
Information Systems from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and
graduated cum laude from the John Marshall Law School. Charlie is
admitted to the state bar of Illinois and is admitted to practice before the
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S.
Supreme Court. He is a member of the American and Chicago Bar
Associations, ASAE, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
is an international speaker and educator. Every year her training firm
delivers over 200 seminars to entrepreneurs, corporate employees, and
associations across the globe. A former Engineer and Global Sales Executive,
she speaks on topics such as Communication, Goal Setting, and Technology.
and associations that have hired Juanita include LG, the CDC, and the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce. Her expertise has been published in Fast Company
magazine and the Investor’s Business Daily.
is a YouTube Partner with 3 million views on her videos. She’s also a member
of the National Speakers Association and she volunteers as a Technology
Partner for Habitat for Humanity.
is the Director of Community Engagement & Diversity for both the Atlanta
REAL TORS© Association (ARA) and the Atlanta Commercial Board of REAL TORS©
(ACBR). Hired by the associations only a few months ago, she has been able to
create impactful relationships and develop some major wins. Modeling after
the NAR example, Geilia executed MOU agreements with five major multicultural
organizations. She also facilitated a long-desired relationship between ARA
and the Atlanta Home Builders Association. With ACBR, Geilia supports the
Diversity Mentor-Mentee program. She works closely with the Diversity
Committees for both associations. In her community engagement role, she
oversees the ARA Community Partner Sponsorship program ensuring that all
sponsors take full advantage of their benefits. Geilia continues to identify
and establish mutually beneficial relationships with a variety of community
more than 20 years' experience in various roles that required establishing
and/or strengthening effective communications with community leaders,
decision makers, and key stakeholders, Geilia has mastered the art of
developing win-win relationships. Her primary expertise has been in the roles
of Diversity Contracting Program Management, Public Engagement, and Community
a graduate of Jackson State University, completed specialized training
courses for the management of minority, women, and disadvantaged business
programs at the National Institute on Inclusion and the Tuck School of
Business. She is able to motivate persons of diverse opinions to support a
fun facts about Geilia:
has two adult children - Her daughter is a Public Policy Specialist with a
non-profit that supports women's causes nationally; Her son is a college
graduate and certified welder.
is a licensed limousine driver (fulfillment of a childhood fantasy).
has experience in entertainment as a Stage Manager and Production Assistant.
Walker has been in the real estate business for more than 3 decades. That’s a
lot of material for use in her energetic and informative classes. Her
experiences, both in the field and volunteering at all levels of the REALTOR®
association, give her plenty of real life, in the trenches stories to
supplement her courses with actual scenarios that bring relevance, substance,
and humor to attendees. Her newest offering, “Risky Business, Doing it Right”
was just awarded the coveted 2019 Program of the Year award from the North
Carolina Real Estate Educators Foundation. “Doing the right thing is not the
problem. Knowing what the right thing is, that’s the challenge”. Attendees
remark that sessions with Stephanie are enjoyable, informative, interactive
and full of real-world examples that are relevant to the issues they face on
a daily basis. She has found a way to make Ethics fun! Stephanie holds the
ABR, CDPE, CRS, GRI, RSPS, SFR, and SRES designations and is trained in both
REALTOR® and Superior Court Mediation. She is an instructor in Professional
Standards Administration, Procedures and Process, Ethics, License Law, the
NCREC annual update courses, GRI classes, REALTOR® Mediation, Ombudsman
Training, Leadership Training and has become the “Go to” for Professional
Standards and Ethics questions.
the Broker/Owner of Stephanie Walker & Associates on the Outer Banks of
North Carolina, she is a past President of both the Outer Banks Association
of REALTORS® and the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®. At the national
level, Stephanie currently is the 2019 Law and Policy Liaison. She has served
on the NAR Professional Standards Committee, the Interpretations and
Procedures Advisory Board, the Resort Real Estate Committee and on NAR Board
of Directors since 2010. Stephanie served as the 2012 Chair of the National
Association of REALTORS® Professional Standards Committee and the 2013 and
2014 Chair of the NAR Interpretations and Procedures Advisory Board. In 2015,
she served as Liaison to the NAR President, serving the Association Executive
Committees, Local and State Leadership Forums and serving on the NAR
the state level, Stephanie served as President in 2011 and was honored as the
2016 NC REALTORS® REALTOR of the Year. She has chaired the Bylaws and
Professional Standards Committees, twice received with the NCAR Presidents
award and is a recipient of the NCAR Regional Service Award. She currently
serves as Chair for the NC REALTORS® William C. Bass Leadership Academy and
is a long serving member of the Professional Standards Committee.