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Who's Making News in Real Estate? RISMedia Announces 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers

300 Honored in RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine and in Online Newsmakers Directory

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RISMedia, the leading information and news provider for the residential real estate industry, today announced its 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers, a dynamic group of individuals making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve.

RISMedia's 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers include 300 industry leaders, showcased in the January 2020 issue of RISMedia's Real Estate magazine and in a directory on RISMedia.com, in the following categories: Achievers, Crusaders, Futurists, Influencers, Inspirations, Luminaries, Trailblazers and Trendsetters.

Additionally, within the 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers, RISMedia honored the third-annual Hall of Fame Newsmakers:

  • Paul Boomsma, President & CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
  • Brian Buffini, CEO & Founder, Buffini & Company
  • Harold Crye, Principal & CEO, Crye-Leike REALTORS®
  • Marilyn Eiland and Mark Woodroof, Managing Partners, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene
  • Dan Elsea and Stuart Elsea, President, Brokerage Services, and President, Financial Services, Real Estate One Family of Companies
  • Georgianna Findley Finn, Co-Owner/Founder, Coach Real Estate Associates, Inc.
  • Lawrence "Larry" Flick IV, Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®
  • Bob Hale, President & CEO, Houston Association of REALTORS®
  • Dave and Gail Liniger, Co-Founders, Vice Chairs of the Board, RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.
  • Nick Shivers, President & CEO, The Nick Shivers Team, Keller Williams Portland Central

The 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers, including the Hall of Fame, will be celebrated and recognized at RISMedia's Annual Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, held May 13, 2020 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

"Every day, real estate professionals make significant positive impacts on many, many people," said John Featherston, CEO, president and publisher of RISMedia. "The world of organized real estate is constantly changing and adapting to meet the needs of consumers in every marketplace. The real estate leaders whose activities are making a positive difference in serving the needs of consumers and the communities they live in are celebrated in RISMedia's Newsmakers, and RISMedia is proud to honor these leaders throughout the year."

RISMedia's 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers – Category Highlights

Achievers
York Baur, MoxiWorks
Michele Harrington, First Team Real Estate
Marty Rodriguez, CENTURY 21 Marty Rodriguez
Doug Seabolt, Rocket Homes; ForSaleByOwner.com

Crusaders
Sam DeBord, Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO)
Joan Docktor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®
Keisha Hosea, KASI Homes
Anthony Vulin, The Collective, Realty

Futurists
Jon Coile, HomeServices of America
Jay Farner, Quicken Loans
Rikki Rogers, Curbio
Ryan Schneider, Realogy Holdings Corp.

Influencers
Morgan Carey, Real Estate Webmasters
Vince Malta, The National Association of REALTORS®
Todd Sumney, HomeSmart International
Sue Yannacone, Coldwell Banker, NRT

Inspirations
Angela Hucles Mangano, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
Bruce Johnson, RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach
Nicole Nicolay, Compass
Candice Payne, 5th Group Realty & Management

Luminaries
Allan Dalton, Real Living Real Estate; HSF Affiliates
Gary Keller, Keller Williams
Pamela Liebman, The Corcoran Group
Diane Ramirez, Halstead Real Estate

Trailblazers
Nick Bailey, RE/MAX
Chao Cheng-Shorland, ShelterZoom
James Dwiggins, NextHome, Inc.
Bill Scavone, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

Trendsetters
Kelley Dunn-Feliz, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Victoria Gillespie, The National Association of REALTORS®
John Mazur, Homesnap
Giuseppe "JP" Piccinini, JP and Associates REALTORS®

In spring/summer 2019, RISMedia called for nominations from readers for the 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers. For consideration for the 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers, please email nominations to maria@rismedia.com.

About RISMedia
RISMedia was founded in 1980 by CEO and Publisher John E. Featherston as the residential real estate industry's definitive source for news and information for real estate's most profitable and productive professionals. For 40 years, RISMedia has provided the industry with news, strategies and trends, and educational events, including RISMedia's Real Estate CEO Exchange; the Real Estate Newsmaker Reception & Dinner; and the Power Broker Forum, Reception & Dinner. For more information, please visit www.rismedia.com.

About RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers
RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers recognize those individuals making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the residential real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect real estate professionals and the consumers and communities they serve. For 40 years, RISMedia has been covering those making news in real estate through its print and online media vehicles, and formally honors those individuals at the Annual Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner.

Contact:
Maria Patterson
Executive Editor
RISMedia
203-855-1234 ext. 127
maria@rismedia.com