The Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS® holds a ceremony every year for the installation of new officers and directors to the association in October.

Congratulations Lisa Van Tassel – 2017 SMAR President

2016 Installation of Officers & Directors

Congratulations to our newly installed Board of Directors! Over 110 were present at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department on October 27th to recognize the volunteer spirit of our members! The evening included networking, a delicious buffet dinner, followed by recognition of special guests, outgoing and current Board of Director members, Committee Chairs and Past Presidents. Outgoing President Steve Paul gave "A Reflection of the Year" grateful for the opportunities to work with the Board and our members, expanding his network of realtors and friends, being present for two years as SMAR won the CARE Award (again) and for an active participation in political advocacy.

Boyd Campbell, MAR President-Elect, was on hand to install the newly elected Board of Directors, elected at the October 4th Annual Membership Meeting. Lisa Van Tassel was then installed by Kevin Turner. Lisa ended the evening with closing remarks which, in part, included thanking her family for their support, pledging to keep SMAR moving forward by updating our 2012 Strategic Plan, being aware of the significant changes to our industry and the importance of playing a key role in an important organization for our members.

Thank you to everyone to who attended to make this event successful – especially the Awards & Special Events Committee for putting on the event and the following sponsors:

Diamond Bar Sponsor

  • Home Towne Real Estate - Kevin Turner


  • 1st Mariner Mortgage - Craig Gough


  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, McNelis Group Properties - Chris McNelis
  • C&F Mortgage Corporation - Tim Murphy
  • Lakeside Title Company - Raina Rath


  • All in One Home Inspections - Michelle & Steve Perrie
  • Colonial Mortgage Group - Paul Skeens
  • US Mortgage Corporation - Steven Lowe


  • CQI Home Inspections - Phil Cavalcante
  • Fizgerald Financial Group - Larry O'Brien