Crye-Leike Names Its Circle of Excellence Vice Presidents Within Its West Tennessee Region

Memphis, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Mid-South, announces that five of its sales associates were recently inducted into Crye-Leike’s Circle of Excellence, one of the highest levels of professional and personal achievement in the real estate industry.

The Circle of Excellence, founded by Crye-Leike in 1987, has a total of 147 sales associates within Crye-Leike who have attained this elite distinction out of Crye-Leike’s 2,800 sales force. Members of the Circle of Excellence are awarded the designation, vice president of Crye-Leike.

Those five sales associates named vice presidents of Crye-Leike within its West Tennessee Region are:

Allen Keeton, Jeanene Lawhead, and Chris Meyer, all of Crye-Leike’s Quail Hollow branch office;  Cheryl Lamghari of Crye-Leike’s Cordova branch office; and, Pauline Podawiltz of Crye-Leike’s Collierville branch office.

In order to receive this honor, each real estate professional met stringent requirements of the program, showing exemplary performance in the areas of advanced education, ethics, loyalty, sales volume and service to the community and real estate profession.

“In keeping with our belief that success is a journey, not a destination, Crye-Leike created the diamond Circle of Excellence award to recognize those unique individuals who have attained the highest level of professional development,” said Harold E. Crye, chief executive officer. “Simply stated, they are, ‘the best of the best.’ ”

Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 27 years, is the nation’s 10th largest residential real estate company. Crye-Leike, Inc. in Memphis has a sales force of over 1,100 sales associates who are located in 23 corporate and franchise offices in eight counties throughout a three-state Mid-South region in Hardin and Shelby Counties, Tenn.; Crittendon County, Ark.; and DeSoto, Lee, Lowndes, Marshall, and Union counties, Miss.