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2020 – December 3 - 4 – Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, Georgia

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Ennis Antoine

Ennis Antoine is a leader and professional REALTOR® who combines his passion for the real estate industry with his unrelenting commitment to continuing education and the REALTOR® organization. 

Ennis started his career in 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana, before transferring to Atlanta, Georgia as an associate broker since March 2004. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Training and Career Development for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Ennis is a certified real estate instructor, teaching the 75-hour sales pre-license and post-license courses across the state of Georgia. Plus, Ennis has earned the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation.

Ennis is currently serving as the Federal Political Coordinator for U.S. Congressman David Scott and the 2020 Vice Chair for NAR Federal Legislative and Political Forum for the National Association of REALTORS®. Ennis has served in numerous leadership roles within the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

He is a graduate of the NAR Leadership Academy and was recently inducted into the prestigious NAR REALTORS® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame.

Other positions and awards include the 2018 NAR Chair Large Board Forum, the 2019 Atlanta REALTORS® E.A. Isakson Award, the 2018 RisMedia Newsmakers and a 2017, 2018, and 2019 Who’s Who of Atlanta.


Kim Haimes-Korn

  Kim Haimes-Korn, Ph.D. is a Professor of English at Kennesaw State University. Kim's work in the field for over 20 years focuses on innovative practices for writing classes and the training and mentoring of teachers. Her research and publications center on multimodal composition, digital pedagogies, digital storytelling, community engagement, response theory, portfolios and instructional design. She teaches courses at both the undergraduate level and at the graduate level including: Composition, Digital Storytelling, Literature, Rhetorical Theory and Practice, Digital Rhetoric, Digital Collaboration, Careers in Writing, Interactive Feature Writing, Honors Classes, Project Portfolio and Composition Theory and Pedagogy. Kim’s teaching philosophy encourages dynamic learning and critical digital literacies and focuses on students’ powers to create their own knowledge through language and various acts of composition. 

Kim likes to have fun every day, return to nature when things get too crazy, and think deeply about way too many things. She loves teaching as it has helped her understand the value of amazing relationships and boundless creativity.

Sgt. Debbie Kalish

  Debbie Kalish is a career law enforcement officer with over 25 years of experience in the Metro Atlanta area. She has worked in a number of capacities during her career, the majority of which have been devoted to personal safety and crime prevention.

As a detective, Debbie specialized in working cases involving crimes against women and children. As a school resource officer, she developed and implemented specialized training courses designed to teach students about cyber safety and personal safety. Finally, as a team leader in hostage negotiations, Debbie gained extensive experience diffusing incidents involving hostages, barricaded subjects and suicide threats.

For the past 12 years, Debbie has created and overseen the Community Services Programs Division for the Johns Creek Police Department. Designing and implementing programs in Crime Prevention. Debbie’s true passion, however, is engaging women and teen girls through training courses that focus on personal safety and self-empowerment. This training program called READY – Women and Teen Safety & Self-Defense has taught to hundreds of women and teens. Debbie’s many courses include Cyber Safety, radKIDS, Active Shooter.

Debbie holds certifications as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) Instructor, FBI-LEEDA/Life Lock Identity Theft Instructor, PTSD Responding to Retuning Veterans Instructor, Emergency Medical Instructor, radKIDS Instructor, Georgia POST (Police Officer Standards and Training Council) Instructor, Crisis/Hostage negotiator, and CART (Child Abduction Response Team) CEPTED (Crime Preventions Through Environmental Design) and many more.