Crye-Leike Leaders of Arkansas Inducted Into Hall of Distinction

Little Rock, Ark. – Crye-Leike, Realtors, the nation’s 10th largest real estate company, announces that 17 Crye-Leike sales associates within its Greater Arkansas Region have been inducted into Crye-Leike’s Hall of Distinction for attaining distinctive honors and serving in key leadership roles within their local Realtor associations. They are:

Betsy Arey, a sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Benton branch office, who was elected 2005 president of the Benton Chamber of Commerce;

Diane Barsotti, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Bryant branch office, who was elected chairperson of the Benton/Bryant Realtors Association’s Award of Excellence Committee as well as a member of its Risk Reduction and Public Relations committees;

Anita Bell, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s West Memphis, Ark. branch office, who served as 2004 president of the West Memphis Board of Realtors;

Karen Crowson, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Benton, Ark. branch office, who was named 2005 president-elect of the Arkansas Realtors Association; will serve as chairman of its Member Services Committee and trustee of its Political Action Committee as well as a four-year appointment to the National Association of Realtors’ Professional Standards Committee;

David Goldstein, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s North Little Rock, Ark. branch office, who is a member of theĀ  board of directors of the North Pulaski Board of Realtors, serving a three-year term through 2007;

David Hand, a sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Hot Springs branch office, who was a member of the Arkansas Realtors Association’s Professional Standards and Grievance committees;

Randy Herrold, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Conway branch office, who served as a director of the Faulkner County Board of Realtors’ Multiple Listing Committee;

Rhonda Kimbrough, a sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Benton branch office, who was elected to serve a three-year term on the Benton/Bryant Association of Realtors’ board of directors;

Ron Laffler, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Maumelle, Ark. branch office, who is a member of the board of directors of the North Pulaski Board of Realtors through 2007;

Sue MacDonald, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Jonesboro, Ark. branch office, who served as 2004 treasurer of the Jonesboro Board of Realtors;

Heath Nix, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Benton branch office, who was installed as director of the Saline Home Builders Association;

Debbie Pannell, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Bryant branch office, who was a member of the Arkansas Realtors Association’s Legislative Committee;

Nedra Plumlee, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Hot Springs branch office, who was a member of the Arkansas Realtors Association’s Convention Committee and a 2004 member of the Hot Springs Board of Realtors’ board of directors;

Dana Powell, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Financial Centre branch office in Little Rock, Ark., who served as 2004 secretary of the Little Rock Realtors Association and 2004 district vice president of the Arkansas Realtors Association; and who will serve as a 2005 member of the Arkansas Realtors Association’s Public Relations and Legislative committees and 2005 member of the board of directors of the Little Rock Realtors Association;

Dena Simonovich, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Hot Springs branch office, who was a member of the Arkansas Realtors Association’s Equal Opportunity Committee as well as the Hot Springs Board of Realtors’ Legislative and Publicity committees;

Kathy Spory, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Bryant branch office, who was a member of the Arkansas Realtors Association’s Convention Committee as well as the Benton/Bryant Realtors Association’s Award of Excellence Committee;

Maurice Taylor, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s North Little Rock branch office, who was a member of the Arkansas Realtors Association’s Education and Equal Housing Opportunity committees;

“At Crye-Leike, we encourage our sales associates to become involved in their local Realtor associations by running for elected offices,” says Chief Executive Officer Harold E. Crye. “It is important for a real estate company of our size to keep up with all the issues involved within the real estate industry, so we look to our Crye-Leike leaders to keep us informed about our industry.”

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 28 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike of Arkansas, Inc. has 12 branch offices and two franchise offices with a sales force of over 250 sales associates who market residential and commercial real estate within eight counties in Arkansas: Craighead, Crittenden, Faulkner, Garland, Independence, Mississippi, Pulaski and Saline.