Former Texas REALTORS® Chair Elected 2020 First Vice President for NAR

Leslie Rouda Smith, 2016 chair for Texas REALTORS®, has been elected 2020 first vice president of the National Association of REALTORS®. The election, which took place at the May 18, 2019 board of directors meeting in Washington, DC, puts Rouda Smith on the ladder to serve as NAR president in 2022.

A broker-associate in Dallas, Rouda Smith was an NAR regional vice president in 2017 and served as an appointed vice president of NAR in 2013 under President Gary Thomas of California.

Rouda Smith is the daughter of the late Harley Rouda of Columbus, Ohio, who served as NAR president in 1991. She’ll be the fifth NAR leader from the state of Texas.

From Plano, Rouda Smith has been a REALTOR® for nearly 35 years and specializes in residential and ranch and country real estate. She was named Texas REALTORS® 2018 REALTOR® of the Year and received a Distinguished Service Award in 2014. She holds the ABR, AHWD, CIPS, CRB, CRS, PMN, and ePRO.

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