Strategic Promotions and Two New Divisions

Drayton and I are pleased to announce several leadership and divisional changes that bring fruition to several months of in-depth organizational planning to further enhance core services for our 500-plus associates and for the public at large.

Ann Stickel has been named to the newly-created position of Vice President of Affiliated Services. Currently the divisional head of MS&C Mortgage, Ann will move up to oversee the new “Division of Affiliated Services,” which is structured to unify into one operation the related services of MS&C Mortgage, MS&C Title and the company’s Division of Relocation Services. She has worked in the financial industry for 18 years, been a mortgage broker for 12, and with MS&C Mortgage—an affiliate of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage—for the past 2-1/2 years.

Also moving up to an expanded role in the company, Beth Ann McFadyen has accepted the title and responsibilities of Relocation Director, that division’s highest ranking position. Beth Ann steps into her new position after a successful six-year tenure as the unit’s assistant relocation director where she was instrumental in the development of systems, procedures and reporting methods that have consistently earned her department noteworthy acclaim in national and international relocation circles.

In addition to being a licensed real estate associate, Beth Ann is a member of Worldwide ERC® (Employee Relocation Council) and holds the internationally recognized CRP (Certified Relocation Professional) accreditation. She has been actively involved in Leading Real Estate Companies of The World ™, where she holds two designations—World Referral Specialist (WRS) and Relo Certified (RCC)—and has been a featured speaker at its national and region conferences for the past five years.

I am also pleased to announce the related formation of another new initiative within the company. With the intent to further solidify the company’s commanding market share and strengthen its leadership position within the highest priced strata of the region’s luxury real estate market, we have created a Division of Luxury Marketing to be headed by another seasoned and highly-respected veteran of the company, Ann Runyon.

Ann brings unrivaled skills, boundless energy and enthusiasm, and an incredible legacy of success to her expanded role in the company. As Executive Director of the new division, she will be charged with consolidating the company’s luxury marketing expertise with its leadership in selling important properties, priced from $2 million and up. She will also use her extensive experience to guide associates and customers toward a deeper appreciation of the company’s extensive luxury marketing resources, its far-reaching worldwide affiliations, proven Web superiority and how each of these assets can be put to full and effective use to promote the company’s luxury listings before qualified buyers, both nationally and internationally.

My long-term confidence in the market is so positive that I wanted to make these important changes and promotions right now in order to fortify our position well in advance of a normalized market. I am fortunate to have deep reservoirs of talent existing at all levels of the company which enabled me to assemble exactly the team I wanted to drive these exciting new initiatives.


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