Naples Realtor® Wins Educator of Year Award

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 11, 2020 — Florida Realtors® has named Charles S. Bonamer, Joanne Chando, a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors®, as the winner of its Educator of the Year Award for 2020. The award was announced in a special recognition video that launched the state association’s first Virtual Convention held Aug. 24-27, 2020.

Chando is a two-time winner of this award, which she also received in 2015.

With a real estate career spanning 35 years, Chando teaches a dozen CE Express courses and more than a dozen GRI courses for Florida Realtors. She also writes and develops courses for the state association. Chando has been a featured speaker at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) AE Institute, NAR’s annual conference, North Carolina Vision Quest, Triple Play and many other events. She has served on the Professional Development committees for both Florida Realtors and NAR, as well as many other committees.

A graduate of Florida Realtors Leadership Academy, Chando holds 14 real estate designations and certifications. She advocates for the power of professional development to help members improve their skills, enhance their value to clients and boost their business.

Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 195,000 members in 51 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at

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