AE Awards Recognize Service, Excellence, and Commitment

The National Association of REALTORS® recently recognized several REALTOR® association executives. Jarrod C. Grasso, RCE, CEO of New Jersey REALTORS®, accepted the 2020 William R. Magel Award of Excellence. Named for a longtime association executive, the award is presented annually to an individual who has excelled as an AE and has a record of participation, mentorship, and other contributions to the AE community. Read more about Grasso in this issue’s AE Voices profile on page 28. 

Three executives were named to the Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society in recognition of their commitment to the advancement of REALTOR® association management and anticipated future contributions to the profession: Amy Du-Bose, RCE, Bryan-College Station Regional Association of REALTORS®, Texas; Cliff Long, RCE, Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association, Fla.; and Breanna Vanstrom, RCE, Boise Regional REALTORS®, Idaho. 

And finally, Carla Rose, RCE, CEO of the Salisbury/Rowan Association of REALTORS®, N.C., accepted the 2020 Terry McDermott Community Leadership Award, given to AEs, association staff, and regional MLS executives who excel in community service and activism. Named for NAR’s 1998–2005 executive vice president, the award includes a $500 donation/honorarium made in the award recipient’s name to their charity of choice.

“I am honored to have been selected for the Terry McDermott award, and I am thrilled that the Rowan County Family Crisis Council will benefit from this,” Rose says. “It is in my role as CEO of our small REALTOR® association that I continually feel inspired to be a better beacon and to do more at the local, state, and national level.”

Congratulations to these outstanding professionals! For more on these and other awards, visit AE Awards and Recognition.

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