Getting to Know NAR Interim CEO Nykia Wright
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has appointed Nykia Wright as its Interim CEO, an outside leader with a talent for change management. In an interview with NAR, Wright answered eight questions that provide insights into her background, vision, and goals for the organization.
1. What is your background in change management?
Wright has over 20 years of experience in change management, with expertise in transforming organizations, improving operations, and increasing profitability. She has worked with various industries, including real estate, media, and technology.
2. What attracted you to NAR?
Wright was drawn to NAR’s mission, vision, and the opportunity to work with the organization’s 1.5 million members. She believes that her experience in change management can help NAR navigate the challenges and opportunities in the real estate industry.
3. What are your priorities as Interim CEO?
Wright’s priorities include supporting NAR’s strategic objectives, enhancing member value, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization.
4. How do you plan to address the challenges facing the real estate industry?
Wright aims to leverage her experience in change management to help NAR and its members navigate the rapidly evolving real estate landscape, which includes technological advancements, regulatory changes, and shifting consumer preferences.
5. What are your thoughts on the role of technology in real estate?
Wright believes that technology is an essential tool for real estate professionals and can help improve efficiency, deliver better client experiences, and enhance the overall value proposition for NAR members.
6. How do you plan to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within NAR?
Wright is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture within NAR and the broader real estate industry. She plans to support and expand NAR’s existing diversity initiatives and collaborate with stakeholders to address disparities in homeownership and representation.
7. What is your approach to working with NAR’s volunteer leaders?
Wright emphasizes the importance of collaboration, communication, and mutual respect when working with NAR’s volunteer leaders. She is committed to listening, learning, and partnering with them to achieve the organization’s goals.
8. How do you plan to engage with NAR members?
Wright aims to be accessible, transparent, and responsive to NAR members, ensuring that their voices are heard and their needs are addressed. She plans to use various communication channels, including social media, to engage with members and keep them informed of NAR’s initiatives and progress.
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