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.”
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.
Eddie Miller, Galbreath Realtors
2019 PRESIDENT'S SALES CLUB MEMBERS
AWARDED AT Ohio REALTORS® Fall CONVENTION
The following members were inducted into 2019 President's Sales Club:
Alice Ahrens Jeff Apple Frank Arling Patricia Armstrong Peggy Baird Tammy Barhorst Jeanie Bates Laura Bates Shelly Bergman
Jeff Bertke Helena Berton Jeananne Blymyer Deborah Borns Virginia Bryan Emily Bubeck Cindy Buroker Tammy Cheek
James Christman Denise Cisco Veryl Cisco Tracy Comer Mary Couser Bryn Daring-Stewart Betty Dubry Shawn Dues Paige Duff
Timothy Eiting Angela Elsass Teri Frymyer Angela Gibbons Kassandra Gilbert Tim Gleason Garrett Gray Karri Gray Sheryl Harner
Cynthia Hembree Tim Hemmelgarn Kathy Henne Hector Hernandez Paula Hill Jeremy Huebner Malia Hughes Carol Jackson
Lee Jones Kristin Knight Eric Kramer Robbin Kramer Gabrielle Lawson James Lehmkuhl Nicole Loudenback Jill MacDonald
Monica Margerum Cheryl McCullough Tallie McKinney Tim McMahon Donna Mergler Tom Middleton Thomas Middleton
Edward Miller Amanda Moening Patricia Murphy Linda Murray Lori Newman Krista Opperman Tina Pearson Teresa Penhorwood
Chris Price Caven Risk Tom Roll Sheena Ross Dava Royer Kathryn Sahle Julie Schrader Susan Shaffer Darlene Shick
Sandy Shipman Gay Smith Hannah Smith Shirley Snyder Amy Snyder-Curtis Kyle Springs Andrea Stewart Kris Suerdick
Angela Szaruga Shari Thokey Justin Vondenhuevel Brandi Wagner Connie Watercutter Stephanie Wattercutter Amy Watt
Kelly Westgerdes TJ Wilmath Sue Wray Linda Youmans Tambra Young Doug Zimmerman Libby Zimmerman
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).