Southern Maryland 2018 Leadership Team

Would you like to serve on SMAR's Leadership Team?  Applications to serve on the Board of Directors are accepted July - mid-August.  Candidates for the Board of Directors are voted on at the Annual Membership Meeting in October.

Kathy Suite PicturesKathy Suite
President

Kathy is currently a REALTOR® with RE/MAX One in La Plata and has been a SMAR Member for over 33 years.  Her committee service includes Grievance, Professional Standards, Legislative and Forms.  Her charitable experience includes Mediation Education Director for Southern MD Learning Academy, Hospice of St. Mary's, and Mechanicsville Recsue Squade. Kathy graduated from Maryland REALTORS®' Leadership Academy in 2017. Email Kathy


Judy Szynborski PictureJudy Szynborski, ABR, CIPS, CNE, GRI, MRP, SRES
President-Elect

Judy is a REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices McNelis Group Properties in Solomons and has been a SMAR member for over 28 years where she served 18+ years as a Sales Manager. Through the years at SMAR, she has served on the Board of Directors as a Calvert County Director for 3 years, Finance, Grievance and Professional Standards Committees, CEO Search Task Force, and Chair of Forms Committee where she worked with the committee to update the Forms platform to DotLoop and to evaluate all current SMAR Forms. Email Judy


Chris Hill PictureChris Hill
Vice-President

Chris is a REALTOR® with Century 21 New Millennium in California and has been a SMAR member for over 9 years. Besides serving on the Board of Directors, he currently serves on SMAR's Finance and Legislative/Grassroots Committees.  He also earned the award for St. Mary's Rookie of the Year. Email Chris


Christopher Moore PictureChristopher Moore
Secretary/Treasurer

Chris is an REALTOR® with RE/MAX One in Prince Frederick and has been a SMAR Member for over 5 years.  Chris served as a Calvert County Director and also has experience with SMAR's Commercial and Legislative Committees.  Chris is deeply involved in the civic community within Calvert County.  He has served on the Calvert Economic Developments Committee and Calvert County Chamber.  He is a previous business owner and previous aide to Delegate Mark Fisher. Email Chris


Lisa Van Tassel PictureLisa Van Tassel, ABR, BPOR, GRI, MRP, SFR
Immediate Past President

Lisa is currently co-owner/agent with Home Towne Real Estate in Lexington Park and has been a REALTOR® for over 10 years.  She has served on SMAR's Board of Directors and Committees including Awards & Special Events and YPN.  Her personal charitable experience includes Team Captain for Home Towne Real Estate Relay for Life team for five years.  Lisa graduated from MAR's Leadership Academy in 2013. Email Lisa


Kevin Turner PictureKevin Turner
MAR District 9 Vice President/Non voting ex-officio

Kevin is the Broker/Owner of Home Towne Real Estate and has been a REALTOR® since 2007. He graduated Maryland REALTORS®' Leadership Academy in 2012 and is currently a "Sustaining Golden R" RPAC Major Investor. His SMAR Committee experience includes Legislative, Forms, Credentials, and RPAC. For the 2017-18 committee year, he serves on four committees at Maryland REALTORS® - Legislative, Leadership Academy Advisory Group, Public Policy, and RPAC Trustees. Email Kevin


Debbie Buckingham PicDebbie Buckingham, GRI
Calvert County Director

Debbie is a REALTOR® with Exit by the Bay Realty in Prince Frederick and has been a REALTOR® for over 29 years. She has served on both the Education and Professional Standards committee for the past 4 and 6 years respectively. She earned her GRI Designation, holds an Associate Broker's License, and is a trained SMAR Ombudsman. Email Debbie


Dawn Riley PictureDawn Riley, GREEN, GRI
Calvert County Director

Dawn is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX One in Prince Frederick and has been a SMAR member for over 15 years. In addition to SMAR's Board of Directors, she is a member of SMAR Forms Committee. Email Dawn


Lindsay ClarkLindsay Clark
Charles County Director

Lindsay is REALTOR® with Colonial Realty in Waldorf and has been a SMAR Member for 3 years. She has served on the Community Relations Committee for the past 2 years and is currently the YPN Committee Chair. She attended NAR's YPN Leadership Summit in 2017. Her community activities include Treasurer of John Hanson Middle School PTSO and volunteers at the Charles County Humane Society. Email Lindsay


Aimee Johnson PictureAimee Johnson
Charles County Director

Aimee is a REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Waldorf and has been a SMAR member for over 11 years. Her many years in real estate and management experience brings a wealth of knowledge to SMAR's Board of Directors. Email Aimee


Tanya Redding PictureTanya Redding
Charles County Director

Tanya is a REALTOR® with Century 21 New Millennium in La Plata and has been a SMAR member for 16 years. She has served on SMAR's Legislative Committee from 2004-09 and 2015-Present. Her past community activities include Relay for Life, American Heart Association, Special Olympics, Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home and Lifestyles of Southern Maryland. Email Tanya


Billy Fitzgerald PictureBilly Fitzgerald
St. Mary's County Director

Billy is a REALTOR® with Fitzgerald Realty and Auctioneers in Charlotte Hall and has been a SMAR member for over 26 years. He has served as Chair of the Commercial/Industrial Committee for a number of years. He also donated his skills as an auctioneer for our annual Bras & Drawers for the Cause Fundraiser. Email Billy


Karrie Gonzalez PictureKarrie Gonzalez
St. Mary's County Director

Karrie is a REALTOR® with Residential Plus Real Estate Services and has been a SMAR member for over 26 years. She has served two years on the Mediation Panel for Long & Foster, was an Office Manager for 17+ years, Graduate of Long & Foster Management Training, and was on the 2012-2014 Board of Directors of Drum Point Club. She also served as Chair for SMAR's Awards & Special Events committee and currently serves on the Education Committee. Email Karrie


Connie Lord PictureConnie Lord
St. Mary's County Director

Connie is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX 100 in Leonardtown and has been a SMAR Member for 2 years. She comes to us from North Dakota where she served on the Minot Board of REALTORS®, North Dakota Association of REALTORS® and their Legislative Committees. Her charitable experience includes LIONS Club International Director through Vice President, JAYCEES Local President, YPN, AMHCF, and the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Email Connie