Crye-Leike Names Its Circle of Excellence Vice Presidents

Memphis, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Mid-South, announces that 13 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.

Those five sales associates named as vice presidents of Crye-Leike within its Middle Tennessee Region are: Andrea Benson-Gaw of Crye-Leike’s Smyrna branch office; Kim Blanton of Crye-Leike’s Goodlettsville branch office; Mindy Hill of Crye-Leike’s Franklin – Cool Springs branch office; and, Nancy Rivers and Vickie York, both of Crye-Leike’s Brentwood East branch office.

Those three sales associates who were named vice presidents of Crye-Leike in its East Tennessee Region are: Bonnie Hamilton of Crye-Leike’s Signal Mountain branch office; and Terry Hardwick, and managing broker Kathy Tucker, both of Crye-Leike’s Hixson 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 real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South.  It has a network of over 2,800 sales associates and 68 branch and franchise offices located in 36 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida.


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