Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma January 2020 - Page 6

Incoming Board President Jilian Russell Gardner, pictured with Jim Webb, was named 2019’s Realtor of the Year by members of the Edmond Board of Realtors. Gardner is Realtor of the Year for Edmond Board of Realtors BY TOM FINK | PHOTOS PROVIDED A rea realtors and real estate professionals in the Edmond area recently gathered at their annual banquet to recognize top associates and honor the work done in the previous year. “At our annual Edmond Board of Realtors Banquet, we install our incoming president, elect officers, and give away several awards from throughout the year,” said Stephanie Carter, association executive, Edmond Board of Realtors. As the Board’s association executive, Carter manages the association, handles event planning, oversees educational classes, and more, as well as organizing and helping to execute the annual banquet. Her real estate experience began shortly after her graduation from Western Kentucky Universit y, when she went to work for the Oklahoma Association of Realtors. After four years, she began working for the Edmond Board of Realtors, where she has remained for the past five years. In addition to installing the president, electing officers, and honoring real estate professionals of distinction with awards, the event also acknowledges accomplishments of the year gone by, such as offering 46 CE classes, translating to more than 120 hours of free continuing education, held 62 committee meetings, made $22,600 in communit y donations, held 27 special events, such as ELOT, auction, luncheons, golf tournaments, bowling, and more, as well as saved 126 lives through blood donations by 42 members, and more. 6 January 2020 | The Business Times George Carlton, pictured here with Tracy Ratcliff, won Most Cooperative Realtor of the Year.