Terry Penza

Terry Penza

Director of Association Network Membership

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Terry Penza, director of association network membership




Talk to her about: Realtor® Association network partnerships, Association Executive webinars and the Association Benchmarking Report


Terry has been in the real estate industry for 45 years, honing her chops straight out of college, when she worked for her father’s real estate company. She’s gained real estate knowledge in Illinois and Florida, as an association executive. In 2012, she was the recipient of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) William R. Magel Award of Excellence. Here at REAL Trends, Terry is the director of association network membership where she works remotely from her Florida office.


Terry’s responsibilities range from communicating with the association network members, selecting topics and details for webinars, as well as trafficking banner ads. Outside the office, Terry attended the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque for more than 10 years, crewing for Stars Over Champaign until she flew off a 50-foot cliff on a snowmobile, at which point her Association board of directors insisted on vacation approval.  She enjoys a relaxing lifestyle, including sunny days by her pool and watching movies where things blow up, but there is always a happy ending. Although the Florida sun is addictive, traveling to Italy may be in the cards as she dreams about connecting with her grandparents’ family abroad.