September 17, 2019 (Chicago, Ill.) – The Realtors® Land Institute (RLI), a commercial affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, proudly announces its 2020 national leadership. Dean Saunders, ALC, was elected by membership as their 2020 RLI National Vice President. Dean joins the 2020 RLI National Board of Directors as a part of their Executive Committee alongside 2020 President Kyle Hansen, ALC, from Iowa with Hertz Real Estate Services; 2020 President-Elect Renee Harvey, ALC, of Texas with Century 21 Harvey Properties; and 2020 Immediate Past President Jeramy Stephens, ALC, of Arkansas with National Land Realty.
In this position, Dean will serve a four-year term on RLI’s Executive Committee making him the association’s 2022 RLI National President. He has an extensive record of service to RLI, serving as Chair of RLI’s Governmental Affairs Committee, as a member of the ALC Designation Committee, and on their Board of Directors. Additionally, he served as the President of the RLI Florida Chapter. Dean has been a member of RLI since 1998 and he earned the elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation shortly after in 2001.
Dean’s experience and dedication in the industry also add to the industry expertise he will bring to the position. Among his many accomplishments, in 2019, he was awarded the 2018 APEX Top National Producer Award for being the highest-producing agent in the country for land sales based on qualifying production volume. He has also been recognized as the Florida Realtor® of the Year by the RLI Florida Chapter and earned the #1 Sales Professional annual recognition in the CBC affiliate network five times, most recently in 2018.
The election also adds one At-Large Director to the RLI Board for a two-year term. In an effort to give members a stronger voice into the direction of the organization, the addition of three elected At-Large Directors seats were implemented in 2017. RLI is proud to announce the election of George Clift, ALC, of Clift Land Brokers in Texas, onto the 2020 RLI Board of Directors. George has served as the 2014 RLI National President, on various RLI Committees, its Board of Directors, and, most recently, as the RLI National Treasurer on the Budget & Finance Committee.
In response, RLI’s CEO Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE, released the following statement upon their election: “The RLI Board of Directors and I could not be more fortunate to have such dedicated and knowledgeable additions joining us in our mission to further position RLI as The Voice of Land in the industry. We look forward to another success-filled year of bringing our members exceptional expertise, camaraderie, and resources which help them to become the best in the business.”
About the REALTORS® Land Institute
The Realtors® Land Institute, The Voice of Land, continually strives to maintain its status as the acknowledged leader for all matters pertaining to the land real estate profession. RLI endeavors to remain the essential membership organization for the extraordinary real estate professionals who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage our most precious resource: the land. The Realtors® Land Institute provides the expertise, camaraderie, and valuable resources that are the foundation for all land real estate professionals to become the best in the business. For more information, visit rliland.com or call 800.441.5263. It’s the best time to join the best!