President-Elect: Brenda Lee Szlachta PMN
Clinton Township, MI
Brenda Lee Szlachta is a resident of Harrison Township, MI and has been a full time REALTOR® since 1990. She is very proud of her achievements over the past 25 years. As Vice President of Agent Development for Real Living Kee Realty, Brenda Lee leads the in-house agent training department as well as being an adjunct instructor of Real Estate Pre-licensing through NCI Associates Ltd.
Brenda Lee has a strong desire to bring her knowledge, communication and leadership skills to Michigan REALTORS®. Her designations and certifications include: Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI); Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR); Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES); and Performance Management Network (PMN). In addition, Brenda Lee has attended every NAR Mid-year meeting in Washington DC and National meetings since 2008.
Brenda Lee is completely engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry. She credits her successes to the people who have encouraged, educated and supported her. In 2005 it was time to give back. The Metropolitan Consolidated Association of REALTORS® was the first stop, working on multiple committees and volunteering whenever the opportunity presented itself. In an attempt to further her education, Brenda Lee attended monthly Women’s Council of REALTORS® business resource meetings. She joined the Council in 2005, was elected to the governing board in 2008, and was the recipient of the Women's Council of REALTORS® REALTOR® of the Year Award.
The Women’s Council of REALTORS® Lake Pointe Chapter encouraged leadership growth. Brenda Lee embraced the leadership opportunity and served as local Chapter President in 2012 and 2013. On the State level she was elected as Michigan State Governor in 2014 and is currently the Michigan State President-Elect. On a National level Brenda Lee was elected to the Women’s Council of REALTORS® National Executive Committee in 2015. In 2012 she was asked to facilitate a Performance Management Network meeting in Orlando, Florida and has been an instructor for the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Chicago, Illinois Leadership Academy in 2013 and 2014. Brenda Lee has served and chaired on various committees for her local association and the Women’s Council of REALTORS® from 2005 - 2015.
One of Brenda Lee’s proudest moments was when she received the Metropolitan Consolidated Association of REALTORS® Spirit of Success Award in 2010. She is currently serving a three year term as Director at Large of the Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®. Brenda Lee has always understood the importance of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and has contributed every year. In 2012 she decided to make a bigger commitment, becoming an RPAC Major Investor and in 2015 added President’s Circle.
Whether Brenda Lee is shaving her head to raise money for St. Baldricks, participating as a volunteer in the Thanksgiving Day parade or contributing time to a Women’s Build with Habitat for Humanity, she believes that giving back to the community is an important part of a balanced life.
In addition to her life in real estate and her community, Brenda Lee is very proud of her family life. Brenda Lee has been married to her husband Mark for 32 years. Together they have three sons, and are blessed with a beautiful granddaughter, the original princess Charlotte Lee.