2019 Immediate Past President
BenchMark at Southwind Realtors LLC
Leon Dickson Sr., ABR, ABRM, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, owner and principal broker of BenchMark at Southwind Realtors LLC in Memphis, is 2019 Immediate Past President of Tennessee REALTORS®.
A REALTOR® for 29 years, Leon’s extensive experience spans the national, state and local levels. For the National Association of REALTORS®, he has served as a Professional Standards Committee member, a Director, and a member of the Risk Management Committee. In Tennessee, he was President in 2018, President-Elect in 2017, Secretary-Treasurer in 2016, and a Division Vice President in 2013 and 2014. In addition, he has served as a TREEF trustee, a Director, a Budget & Finance Committee member, and more. Locally, Leon served as President of the Memphis Association of REALTORS® in 2011, among many other leadership roles.
Leon’s numerous distinctions include being named REALTOR® of the Year by MAAR in 2012 and named BenchMark Realtors’ 2005 Top Producer for real estate and mortgages.
He also is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), the Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR), and the Certified Real Estate Specialists (CRES) chapter.
A native of Memphis, Leon and his wife, Mary Joyce, are the parents of three wonderful children, Leon Jr., Morgan and his dog Layla.
Leon is deeply engaged with his community. His volunteer service includes working with Habitat for Humanity, Youth Village, Hopeworks, and Germanshire Elementary School. He serves as an elder, oversees several ministry areas, and teaches Sunday School class at South Germantown Road Church of Christ.
Leon was also appointed to serve on the MLGW Board of Commissioners, by Mayor Strickland, in November 2016.
As another mark of distinction, Leon is the first African-American President in the nearly 100-year history of Tennessee REALTORS®.
TN REALTORS® Leadership Role:
As 2019 Immediate Past President, Leon is available to update Local Associations and other audiences on timely real estate topics from a statewide perspective, provide information about member services and benefits and listen to any insights or ideas that could be shared at the state level.