MNCAR Focus/From your Executive Director, Dara Rudick: Goodbye and Thank-You
From your Executive Director, Dara Rudick: Goodbye and Thank-You
A little more than seven years ago, I responded to a job posting for “Executive Director of the Minnesota Commercial Association of REALTORS®.” I knew little about commercial real estate, but having had a number of years’ of association management experience, I knew I wanted to be an Executive Director.
Much to my surprise, after an extensive interview process, I was offered the position.
Walking through the doors of MNCAR my first day on December 5, 2005, I did not know what it meant to be an “Executive Director;” in fact, I didn’t KNOW that I didn’t know.
Over the past seven years, you all have taught me what it means to be an Executive Director. You have welcomed me as a member of your team. You have been my mentors, my role models, and my friends. You have allowed me the privilege of leading your great association, of being your Executive Director.
Your support of me, your support of your amazing MNCAR staff team, and your involvement, has made MNCAR strong, innovative, and resilient.
As I prepare to walk out the doors of MNCAR for the last time on December 21, 2012, and although I made this decision voluntarily, it will not be easy. I will miss you, and I will miss MNCAR.
I am fortunate to have had seven years with you and with MNCAR that I would not trade for the world.
Thank you for your continued commitment as MNCAR enters this next, exciting chapter. All the best!
Note: I am blessed to have made many wonderful friends at MNCAR. Many of you have asked how to connect with me after December 21. Our MNCAR leadership was kind enough to allow me to provide my contact information, please stay in touch! Phone: 651-592-3240; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.