AEC/Recommendations and Recognition Advisory Board:
Liaison: Ilene Horowitz
Chair: Karen Gehle, RCE, CAE
Vice Chair: Rebecca Grossman, RCE

Committee Goals:

Goal #1

Recommend the 2022 AEC Vice Chair at the 2021 Legislative Meetings.

Action/Update

The advisory board recommended that Jessica Coates, RCE, Chief Executive Officer, Howard County Association of REALTORS®, MD, be the 2022 AEC Vice Chair. This recommendation was approved by 2021 NAR First Vice President Kenny Parcell.

Goal #2

Recommend AEC Representatives to 2022 NAR committees at June 2021 meeting.

Action/Update

In light of the pandemic, this was a virtual meeting in July and the board recommended more than 40 AEs to various AEC Representative positions on 2022 NAR committees.

Goal #3

Select the 2021 Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society inductees at the June 2021 meeting (maximum of 3).

Action/Update

The following AEs were named to the Smith Society Class of 2021:

  • Theresa Hatton, RCE, CAE, Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®
  • Kevan Lyons, RCE, REALTORS® Organization of Central Colorado 
  • Carol Seal, RCE, Greater Chattanooga Association of REALTORS®, TN

Goal #4

Select the 2021 William R. Magel Award of Excellence recipient at the 2021 Legislative Meetings.

Action/Update

The advisory board selected Steve Francks, RCE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Washington REALTORS®, as the recipient of the 2021 William R. Magel Award of Excellence.

Goal #5

Select the Judith Lindenau RCE Scholarship recipients at the 2021 REALTORS® Conference and Expo.

Action/Update

Goal #6

In the first quarter of 2021, look at repurposing the Terry McDermott Community Leadership Award to focus more on community development and engagement.

Action/Update

The board agreed to repurpose the award to become an association award as opposed to an individual award. Staff is working with the Good Neighbor Award staff to ensure this repurposed award aligns with the Good Neighbor Award. Nominations for the new McDermott association award will open in late January 2022.

Goal #7

Select the 2021 Terry McDermott AE Community Leadership Award recipient at the 2021 REALTORS® Conference and Expo.

Action/Update

As noted above, the McDermott Award is being repurposed into an association award, and nominations will open in late January 2022.

Goal #8

Select the 2021 William D. North AE Institute Scholarship recipients in January 2021, and the 2022 William D. North AE Institute Scholarship recipients at the 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Action/Update

Goal #9

Select the 2021 AE Leaders of Tomorrow Young Professional Award recipient at the 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Action/Update

Actions to be taken to achieve goals:

Solicit nominations and applications from the AEC constituency prior to each National meeting; carefully review all nominations and applications and conduct interviews (when appropriate) to ensure that the most qualified candidates are recommended for these positions.

Expected outcome:

Qualified association executives are appointed to select positions within the association and selected as recipients for awards/scholarships.

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