Serving four-year term to RLI executive committee, Saunders will become RLI National President in 2022

Lakeland, Fla. (September 24, 2019) — The REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) recently announced the election of Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, founder and managing director of SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate, to serve as the organization’s 2020 National Vice President.

The RLI is a national membership organization for the land real estate profession. Members of RLI specialize in land brokerage of all types of land including farms, ranches, recreational, timberland, vineyards, orchards, undeveloped tracts of land, transitional and development land. The organization provides expertise, resources and networking support for real estate professionals in the land industry.

In this position, Saunders will serve a four-year term on RLI’s Executive Committee making him the association’s 2022 RLI National President. He has an extensive record of service to RLI, serving as Chair of RLI’s Governmental Affairs Committee, as a member of the ALC Designation Committee, and on their Board of Directors. Additionally, he served as the President of the RLI Florida Chapter. Saunders has been a member of RLI since 1998 and he earned the elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation shortly after in 2001.

Saunders brings extensive experience to his new role. Among his many accomplishments, in 2019, he was awarded the 2018 APEX Top National Producer Award for being the highest-producing agent in the country for land sales based on qualifying production volume. He has also been recognized as the Florida Realtor® of the Year by the RLI Florida Chapter and earned the #1 Sales Professional annual recognition in the CBC affiliate network five times, most recently in 2018. Also this month, Saunders was named one of Florida Trend’s Florida 500 as a distinguished industry leader based on extensive contacts in regional business circles, hundreds of interviews, and months of research.


Heather Celoria, marketing manager, SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate, 863-272-7151 / [email protected]

Ken Zeszutko, Z Corp. PR, 321-213-1818 / [email protected]