Kelly Abbott, of Canal Winchester, recently was selected to participate in the Columbus Realtors Leadership Academy Class of 2016-17.

Kelly Abbott, of Canal Winchester, recently was selected to participate in the Columbus Realtors Leadership Academy Class of 2016-17.

Abbott will complete an in-depth, nine-month curriculum designed to develop expertise in business, public speaking, leadership, government, outreach and the real estate industry.

She has been licensed since 2007 and is a member of Canal Connection and the CanalWinchester Labor Day Committee.

Abbott also is involved in supporting Canal Winchester and Bloom Carroll sports programs and other charitable organizations in her community.