Tony A. Smith

Tony A. Smith

Charlotte, NC

Region 4
Regional Vice President

I’ve been fortunate to have held various leadership positions within my state and local associations and have been reminded over and over that a leader is not the head of a group but a servant of the people he or she is leading. A leader’s job is twofold: to listen to and be inspired by the needs of the group and to further the goals of the organization as a whole. Moving the REALTOR® mission forward is my goal as 2019 Region 4 regional vice president. My first step will be to connect with our members and communicate on a personal level. It’s a fast-paced, ever-changing world; I want to help our members learn to embrace the chaos and find their way to new heights. I’d love to help the members of Region 4 experience the full value of being members of NAR, and I’d like to deepen continuity of leadership within the region so we’re not simply operating as four separate states but as a single entity with a common goal: to serve and bring value to the REALTORS® of our region. And I’d like to cement the idea of continuity by carrying forward the tremendous work of my predecessor, Randy, and by handing off something greater to my successor, Jay, in 2020. I’m excited for 2019 and grateful for the opportunity to serve.