Ashlee Ricks, Regional Chapter Director for the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® was recently honored by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for earning the REALTOR® association Certified Executive (RCE) designation during the Association Executives Institute held in Atlanta, Ga. last week.
According to NAR, the RCE designation recognizes exceptional efforts made by REALTOR® association executives. Ricks is now one of around 500 executives nationwide who have achieved this designation, including five other KCRAR staff members, Kipp Cooper, Perry Crume, Kyla Barcus, Derek Ramsay and Debbie Strange.
To become a candidate for the RCE Designation, applicants are required to first document their associations and academic experiences. Once approved, eligible candidates must successfully pass a 3-part exam to illustrate their comprehensive understanding of association operations and management practices including knowledge critical to REALTOR® association management, such as association law, governance and issues related to member services. To retain the designation, RCEs must be recertified every four years.