FROM THE DESK OF THE CEO: Meeting the Membership’s Evolving Needs

FROM THE DESK OF THE CEO: Meeting the Membership’s Evolving Needs
Lynda Fernandez, HGAR CEO

As previously announced, I joined the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors as your Chief Executive Officer on Sept. 1. I am deeply honored and thrilled to be serving you along with the exceptional team of professionals and leaders at HGAR.

It is with a great sense of obligation to honor the illustrious legacy and history of HGAR that I express my gratitude to President Tony D’Anzica and the entire leadership for the opportunity to serve and to my predecessor Richard Haggerty for his important work to cement HGAR’s position as a leading Realtor association in the U.S. and beyond.

HGAR and its leadership and staff have an outstanding reputation in the Realtor association community. I know I have big shoes to fill and I am committed to advancing and further strengthening the organization as we work together to embrace opportunities and withstand challenges.

Over the last few weeks, I have reconnected with old friends and already met many of you. Thank you so much for the warm welcome and endless well wishes. Your positivity, authenticity, and dedication mean the world to me and are a great source of inspiration.

I believe my past experience at the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors and the MIAMI Association of Realtors offers me a diverse and fresh perspective that will allow me to bring HGAR enhanced value.

We have a responsibility to meet our members’ evolving needs, consistently reviewing our offerings, value, and culture. I believe we can always do more and better to drive member engagement and success. While HGAR has successfully served you and the communities you serve for over a century, I see huge potential.

In the coming months, I look forward to meeting many more of you and hearing your feedback. As we work on our new strategic plan, we will be taking a holistic approach to identify ways to ensure your success through advocacy, education and collaboration.

We will focus on streamlining processes, reviewing governance structure and documents, enhancing technology and communications, and offering an elevated member experience.

HGAR is known for leading on many fronts. As one of the first associations to hire a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer, HGAR has been proactive in preventing discrimination and advancing fair housing.

I feel very fortunate in joining an association that is proactive and passionate about the most important issues and whose leadership is dedicated to ensuring diversity and inclusivity are a part of every aspect of the association.

I look forward to building on the impact and success of these initiatives and to continuing to set an example for other associations and organizations throughout the country.

HGAR has also created a fantastic culture of advocacy, which is fundamental to ensuring member success, effectively protecting the American dream of homeownership and our members’ ability to do business. HGAR members and leaders recognize the pivotal role of the Realtor Party, and I am excited to continue this essential work.

We will also leverage HGAR’s diversity in membership and geography, its position as one of the largest associations in the nation, and the global prominence of this market to generate further partnerships and resources, expand communications and exposure, and bring additional opportunities and business to our members.

I am filled with optimism and excitement as I look forward to working together to further elevate HGAR.

Hope to see you soon!

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