In its continuing drive toward growth and excellence, Long Realty Company has promoted two of its senior personnel. At the beginning of September, Laura Mance, formerly manager of the company’s Foothills branch, assumed the title of company president. Baron Gauna, the company’s director of education and associate sales manager, moved up to Foothills branch manager.
As president, Mance’s focus will be to develop strategic initiatives to continue the company’s history of growth. “Just as she’s grown the Foothills office over the last few years, Laura knows exactly what actions to implement to drive more business to you, and therefore the company,” Koberlein said in a announcement to Long Realty employees and its many sales professionals. The Foothills office is the highest-volume real estate office in Southern Arizona.
Mance managed the office for eight years, after a year managing the company’s Casas Adobes office and a lengthy career in leadership roles with other companies. “Laura and I have been great friends, and great competitors, since 1991,” said Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Companies. “She was an exceptional leader” even before joining Long Realty in 2009, Koberlein said. “Long Realty is the premier real estate company in our community and a nurturing, supporting environment for real estate pros to grow their business”, said Mance. Mance added, “We care about the success of every one of our sales professionals, and I am excited to grow their business further in my new role.”
Mance’s résumé includes a strong record of mentorship and service to the industry. Among many other positions, she is a past president and officer of the Tucson Association of REALTORS® and served three terms on the executive committee of the Arizona Association of Realtors.
No stranger to the Foothills office, Gauna based his operations as director of education at the office, while simultaneously serving as associate sales manager for the Foothills branch. He was named to the dual positions in November 2016, after a decade as manager of the company’s Central office.
Gauna joined Long Realty in 2002 after a career in public education. During his tenure with the company he has served as a sales agent, trainer and sales manager, as well as branch manager and director of education.
“It’s a pleasure to be able to promote two outstanding performers and colleagues,” Koberlein said.