CHICAGO (September 3, 2020) – Donna Gland, Senior Vice President of Talent Development and Resources at the National Association of Realtors®, has been named a “HousingWire Insider” for 2020. Each year, the real estate publication identifies 50 individuals who represent “the unsung heroes” of organizations from across the industry.
“As senior vice president, Donna Gland has evolved what was the traditional role of human resources at NAR… to one that is highly strategic, working alongside NAR’s CEO to influence and direct areas such as employee engagement, association culture and major organizational changes,” HousingWire wrote in its announcement. “In this capacity, Gland has become a trusted advisor not only to the CEO, but also to the other senior leaders of the organization.”
Under Gland’s direction, NAR’s Talent Development and Resources team has taken significant steps to increase the association’s emphasis on diversity and inclusion over recent years. She designed NAR’s first diversity and inclusion program in October 2019, and just last month promoted Andréa Moore to Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Opportunity at NAR. In the newly formed role, Moore is responsible for overseeing internal diversity and inclusion strategy at the nation’s largest trade association along with the development of its overall recruitment strategies and processes.
In addition, HousingWire notes that Gland has “sourced, interviewed and hired six vice presidents in key roles across the organization” over the past year while working to “collaborate with business leaders to refine the organizational structures of three of NAR’s largest teams.”
HousingWire’s editorial staff vets potential Insider Award recipients and submits lists to the publication’s editors for final selection in a process that takes several months. HousingWire notes that it aims to develop a list that represents a broad spectrum of the industries it covers.
The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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