Awards and Recognition
Several awards were presented at the 2020 Midwestern Ohio REALTORS 2020 Officer Installation/Christmas Party held December 5, 2019. Congratulations to all our winners!
REALTOR® of the Year

REALTOR® Bert Barnes, of Troy, has been named the 2020 REALTOR® of the Year by the Midwestern Ohio Association of REALTORS®. She is a REALTOR® with Galbreath Realtors in Troy.


The REALTOR® of the Year award is presented to an association member who exemplifies the professional qualities of a REALTOR®. The award recognizes leadership in the REALTOR® association as well as service to civic, community and charitable causes.


“Bert is a leader who can always be counted on to get involved and make a difference not only in the REALTOR® association but her community as well,” said Krista Opperman, President, Midwestern Ohio Association of REALTORS®. Click here to read the full article

Mary L. Pollock Lifetime Achievement Award


Wayne Snyder, Broker/Owner, Galbreath Realtors, Troy has earned the 2019 Mary L. Pollock Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Midwestern Ohio Association of REALTORS®. This award seeks to recognize a member who has devoted their professional life to the improvement of the REALTOR® profession.


Wayne has been in the real estate industry for more than 50 years, is a recognized community leader and is active in the betterment of the community.  He has served on various Midwestern Ohio REALTORS committees, task forces and boards over the years. And, is a previous Broker of the Year award winner. Click here to read full article.

Bert Barnes, Galbreath Realtors

Wayne Snyder, Galbreath Realtors

Affiliate of the Year

Liberty National Bank, Ada and Bellefontaine have been named the 2020 Affiliate of the Year by the Midwestern Ohio Association of REALTORS®.


“The Affiliate of the Year Award recognizes Affiliate members for their service and commitment to the association,” explains Krista Opperman, president, Midwestern Ohio REALTORS®. She adds, “The award acknowledges their support through committee participation and support of association programs and events. This award also recognizes their efforts to make the communities they serve a better place.” Click here to read full article.

Liberty National Bank

Good Neighbor Award


Dava Royer, Bellefontaine has been named the 2020 Good Neighbor Award Winner by the Midwestern Ohio Association of REALTORS®. She is a REALTOR® with Royer Realty.


Dava’s real estate career began as a salesperson then progressed to broker/owner. She achieved the designations of CRS, GRI, and SRES. Dava is also a past Midwestern Ohio REALTOR and WRIST board member.  She has been a mentor and broker to many realtors over the years…. always available to give advice or be a sounding board. Click here to read full article.

Dava Royer, Royer Realty

Rookie of the Year


REALTOR® Christina Siefring, Coldwater, has been named the 2020 REALTOR® ROOKIE of the Year by the Midwestern Ohio Association of REALTORS®. She is a REALTOR® with Homes at Ohio’s Edge Realty in Rockford.


“This award is presented to new REALTORS® who have been licensed full-time in the real estate industry for less than two years,” explains Krista Opperman, president, Midwestern Ohio REALTORS. She added “recipients will have demonstrated their commitment to professionalism and the Code of Ethics. And will be judged on their participation the association, community service involvement and any additional education/certifications.”

Click here to read the full article.

Christina Siefring, Homes at Ohio's Edge

2020 Best Co-Op Award


REALTOR® Edward (Eddie) Miller, of Troy, has received the 2020 Best Co-Op of the Year Award by the Midwestern Ohio Association of REALTORS®. He is a REALTOR® with Galbreath Realtors in Troy.


“This award is presented to the REALTORS® who go the extra mile and have a positive attitude in transactions,” explains Krista Opperman, president, Midwestern Ohio REALTORS. “While the Code of Ethics and Professional Standards govern professional conduct, it does not address issues of courtesy and etiquette. This award recognizes those who---turn off lights after showing, return keys to lockboxes and---when there is a problem, work to resolve the issue and not become part of the problem,” said Opperman.

Click here to read the full article.

Eddie Miller, Galbreath Realtors


The following members were inducted into 2020 President's Sales Club:

Alice Ahrens(PSC2T), Jeffrey Apple(PSC1), Patricia Armstrong(PSC2), Mark Ashman(PSC1), Tammy Barhorst (PSC1), Jean Bates(PSC2), Laura Bates(PSC1), Jeffrey Bertke(PSC2), HeLena Berton(PSC1), Jeananne Blymyer(PSC1), Deb Borns(PSC1), Melissa Bosley(PSC1), Mary Kay Brown(PCS1T), Virginia Bryan (PCS1), Emily Bubeck(PSC2T), Chad Carey(PSC2), Tammy Cheek(PSC1), Denise Cisco(PSC2), Veryl Cisco(PSC2), Mark Collins(PSC2T), Tracy Comer(PSC1), Mary Couser(PSC5), Bryn Daring-Stewart(PSC5), Scott Donnelly (PSC1), Betty DuBry(PSC1), Paige Duff(PSC5), Timothy Eiting(PSC2), Angela Elsass(PSC1), Teri Frymyer(PSC7), David Galbreath(PSC1), Kassandra Gilbert(PSC1T), Michael Gilbert(PSC1T), Timothy Gleason(PSC1), Maria Goffena(PSC1), Karri Gray(PSC7), Dale Hart(PSC1), Katherine Henne(PSC5T), Hector Hernandez(PSC1), Paula Hill(PSC1), Jeremy Huebner(PSC1), Malia Hughes(PSC7), Carol Jackson(PSC1), Kristin Knight(PSC1), Devin Kramer(PSC2T), Robbin Kramer(PSC2T), Gabrielle Lawson(PSC5T), Nicole Loudenback(PSC2), James Macaluso (PSC1), Jill MacDonald(PSC1), Monica Margerum(PSC1), Kathy Mayse(PSC1), Cheryl McCullough(PSC1), Tallie McKinney(PSC1), Timothy McMahon(PSC1), Donna Mergler(PSC2), Tom Middleton (PSC1), Thomas Middleton(PSC1), Edward Miller (PSC1), Amanda Moening(PSC2), Pat Murphy(PSC1), Linda Murray(PSC1), Krista Opperman(PSC2), Drew Paulus(PSC1), Tina Pearson(PSC1), Teresa Penhorwood(PSC1), Chris Price(PSC2), Amy Rhoades(PSC2), Dava Royer(PSC2), Julie Schrader(PSC2), Susan Shaffer(PSC2) Darlene Shick(PSC1), Sandra Shipman(PSC1), Christina Siefring(PSC1), Jennifer Simpson(PSC1), Gay Smith(PSC5), Hannah Smith(PSC1), Shirley Snyder(PSC1), Erin Spray(PSC1), Kyle Springs(PSC1), CJ Steinke(PSC1), Andrea Stewart(PSC1), Kris Suerdick(PSC1), Angeal Szaruga(PSC1), Shair Thokey(PSC1), Maisie Tyler(PSC1), Justin Vondenhuevel(PSC2), Brandi Wagner(PCS1), Connie Watercutter (PSC1T), Stephanie Watercutter(PSC1T), Amy Watt(PSC1), Kelly Westgerdes(PSC1), T Wilmath(PSC1), Sue Wray(PSC2), Doug Zimmerman(PSC2), Libby Zimmerman(PSC1)

Ohio REALTORS celebrates its
2019 ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders Today’ class

Congratulations to the 25 Ohio REALTORS that participated in the 2019 “Tomorrow’s Leaders Today” program during the Annual Ohio REALTORS Fall Convention & EXPO, Sept. 16-18, in Cincinnati.

The TLT program, the brainchild of Past President George Smith in 2000, allows Local Boards/Associations to identify a rising industry leader and provides a free registration to attend the Ohio REALTORS Annual Convention. Ohio REALTORS hosts special programs — including a welcome luncheon — to expose the participants to the organization and encourage continued involvement.

“Tomorrow’s Leaders Today is a wonderful program that allows our future leaders to gain first-hand insight of Ohio’s REALTOR organization and how they can make a meaningful difference in the future direction of their chosen profession,” said AJ Frye, the 2019 Ohio REALTORS President. "We hope that their involvement and exposure to Ohio REALTORS will serve as an inspiration for continued involvement in the years ahead. I was extremely impressed with the members of this year's class and eager to see how their talents will move our Association forward."

The 2019 TLT class includes REALTORS from 27 Local Boards/Associations:

Akron Cleveland Area Board -- Jeannet Wright

Ashland Board -- Samantha Dreibelbis

Ashtabula County Board -- Jennifer Barton

Athens County Board -- Donald Walker

Beaver Creek Area Association -- Zach Underwood

Butler-Warren Association -- Sara Poe

Cincinnati Area Board -- Lauren Brann

Columbus REALTORS -- Brittany Eddy & Amy Nitzschke

Dayton REALTORS -- Laurie Westheimer

East Central Association -- Alisa Rizzo & Tamara Tangen

Firelands Association -- Cynthia Gunderson

Heartland Board -- Chris Keller

Knox County Board -- Karleen Wilhelm

Licking County Board -- Jeff Kreager

Marion Board -- Stephanie Shaffer

Medina County Board -- Stacie Jackson

Midwestern Ohio REALTORS -- Erin Spray

Northwestern Ohio Board -- Karol Yeager

Scioto Valley Association -- Lisa Minshall

Southern Ohio Association -- Sarah Kirkendall

Springfield Board -- Douglas Nave

Stark County Association -- Amanda Talkington

Toledo Regional Association -- Monica Davis & Jeremy Wolf

Warren Area Board -- Sam Maglassos

Wayne-Holmes Association -- Janell Cooper

West Central Association -- Ryan Clark & Sara Jullan

Youngstown Columbiana Association -- Brad McGovern


Erin Spray, Plus One Professionals is Midwestern Ohio REALTORS TLT (she is near the top of the stairs).