TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - Dec 18, 2012) - Williams & Williams, the premier brand in real estate auction, today announced it has promoted DC Roberts to Vice President of Sales for Distinctive, Charitable Trust and International Properties. Roberts, who had been senior director of sales, has significantly contributed to Williams & Williams' growth in the Distinctive and International categories. She also developed the company's REAL GIFT™ Charitable Trust program, a turnkey solution to increase cash donations through real estate auction sales. The Homes for Heroes Foundation is the first national charitable organization to take advantage of this new program to increase its ability to provide assistance to heroes such as Military personnel, Police/Peace Officers, Firefighters and First Responders who demonstrate neediness. Williams & Williams plans to announce more national charity partnerships in its REAL GIFT program in coming weeks.
Roberts, who joined the company in 2008, has managed many notable auctions for Williams & Williams including successful sales of an expansive 14,000 sf deepwater Virginia Beach estate, a stunning Milwaukee Penthouse, a 13,500 sf French Country estate, the Historic Grisso Mansion, an exclusive Palm Beach getaway, the Indian Springs Golf and Country Club, and the CapRock Winery. In addition, Roberts is managing the global auction of Le Manior aux Quat Saisons (House of Four Seasons), one of the most famous homes in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which takes place today at 2pm CST.
"As a distinctive land owner and former client who has bought and sold property through Williams & Williams, DC is a person our sellers trust to manage their sales," said Fontana Fitzwilson, Executive VP, Non-Institutional Sales for Williams & Williams. "DC has been instrumental in leading and managing the growth of our Distinctive and International property division and her sales are shining examples of the quality of a Williams & Williams' auction."
Prior to joining Williams & Williams, Roberts worked for sister company, Auction Network, overseeing production, programming and marketing for high-profile, interactive auctions across the United States. Before joining Williams, Williams & McKissick, Roberts spent over 25 years in the radio and television industry. Most recently, Roberts was the Anchor and Executive Producer for KTUL News Channel 8 "In the Morning," the top-rated morning news show in Northeast Oklahoma. During her 12 year career with KTUL, Roberts was instrumental in programming development and was awarded the prestigious "Best Television Personality" by the Broadcast Executives of Tulsa, an award for which she was nominated three years in a row. In addition to her career as an on-air talent, Roberts accrued over 10 years of marketing, sales and operations experience for Shamrock Communications, a privately held corporation that owns multiple radio stations and newspapers throughout the Midwest.
About Williams, Williams & McKissick:
Williams, Williams & McKissick (WWM) is empowering the open exchange of real estate worldwide. Owned by Dean Williams and Pam McKissick, WWM unites Williams & Williams and Auction Network®. WWM has a proprietary and industry-leading auction strategy which combines the power and effectiveness of live auction at the propertywith the global reach and convenience of global, real time, interactive bidding. For more information call 800-801-8003 or visit www.williamsauction.com.