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

In light of the pandemic, NAR’s committee application deadline was extended to late May. As a result, the AEC Vice Chair applications won’t be ready in time for R&R’s May virtual meeting. Therefore, a second virtual meeting R&R will be called in late May to interview AEC Vice Chair candidates.


Goal #2
Recommend AEC Representatives to 2022 NAR committees at June 2021 meeting.

Action/Update


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


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 has been looking at repurposing the award to mirror the Good Neighbor Award. Staff is working with the Good Neighbor Award staff to see how this might look and will keep the board apprised.


Goal #7
Select the 2021 Terry McDermott AE Community Leadership Award recipient at the 2021 REALTORS® Conference and Expo.

Action/Update


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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