Jun. 29—TRIAD — The longtime president of the Triad Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition plans to step down.
Marlene Sanford will stay on in the role, which she's held for 22 years, until her successor has been named, TREBIC announced in a news release.
Sanford will transition over the next several months to an adviser and consultant role with TREBIC, said Brian Hall, chairman of the TREBIC Board of Directors.
Sanford said she looks forward to fresh challenges, including consulting with TREBIC — which is based in Greensboro and lobbies local governments on behalf of developers, builders and Realtors — and other companies, as well as new personal endeavors.
"This has been my dream job. It is such a privilege to toil alongside the industry's best, as well as a wide variety and countless number of other really good people. I count them all as family," she said.
Under her watch, TREBIC has won 11 industry and community awards at the local, state and national levels for excellence in government affairs.