Martha Mangum, who has served as executive director of RECSA since its founding in 1991, has announced her plans to retire this year.
“There is only one Martha Mangum, and it would be a fool’s errand for us to look for her clone,” said RECSA President Brad Carson. “She has set the bar too high for that to be our aim. But the skills and experience Martha brought to the job will inform our efforts to find the right successor. We wish her all the best as she enjoys well-earned time with her grandchildren, family, and friends.”
Mangum is RECSA’s first and only executive director. When she came on board the organization was barely more than an idea – the vision of some of San Antonio’s foremost real estate development industry leaders who knew that the industry desperately needed to band together to advocate on its own behalf in the face of a rising, persistent tide of political and regulatory forces that largely were going unchecked. Mangum and RECSA volunteers have attended thousands of hours of public meetings, workshops, and planning meetings and have managed hundreds of events that have both informed the membership and provided a forum to network and get things done.
“Leaving RECSA is like leaving home,” Mangum said. “I will miss the RECSA family, but am looking forward to this next phase of my life.”
The RECSA Executive Committee appointed a hiring committee, which has retained Lehman Associates of Austin to conduct the search for Mangum’s successor. For information on the opportunity, see job opportunity, below.
The Real Estate Council of San Antonio (RECSA) provides its members with vision, leadership, and initiative for one of the city’s largest industries. RECSA is the advocate for owners and professionals in the commercial real estate industry, informing, and educating its members and community leadership while supporting efforts to ensure a healthy economy and enhanced quality of life in the San Antonio metropolitan area. The organization represents some 250 member companies and more than 1,100 individuals.