Crye-Leike Leaders Inducted Into Its Chattanooga Hall of Distinction

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors, the nation’s 10th largest real estate company, announces that 12 Crye-Leike sales associates within its Greater Chattanooga and North Georgia Regions 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:

Alan Anderson, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Johnson City branch office, who served as 2004 chairman of the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors’ Public Relations Committee;

Melonie Carideo, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s East Brainerd branch office, who served as 2004 chairperson of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors’ Partners in Education Committee;

Stephanie Conner, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Johnson City branch office, who served as 2004 treasurer of the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors and is president-elect for 2005;

Jay Craig, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s East Brainerd branch office, who served as 2004 director-at-large of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Corp.;

Grace Johnson, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Downtown Chattanooga branch office, who served as 2004 chairman of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors’ Cultural Diversity Committee;

Marie King, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Hixson branch office, who served as 2004 chairman of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors’ Environmental Committee;

Frank McDaniel, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. branch office, who served as a member of the Northwest Georgia Council of Realtors’ board of directors in 2004 and also served as chairman for the Chattanooga Association of Realtors’ Grievance Committee in 2004;

Janice Robertson, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Downtown Chattanooga branch office, who served as director of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors’ Multiple Listing Service in 2004 and 2005; was re-elected to serve as 2005 director of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors, a position she has held since 2003, and served as chairperson for its Partners in Education Committee;

Jean Smith, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Signal Mountain, Tenn., branch office, who served as 2004 vice president of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) and was elected to serve as its president in 2005;

Kathy Tucker, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Hixson branch office, who served as 2004 president of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors, was a 2004 member of the association’s Multiple Listing Service’s board of directors, and was named its 2004 Realtor of the Year;

Gail Walldorf, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Hixson branch office, who served as 2004 director of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors; and,

Robert Yarbrough, co-managing broker of Crye-Leike’s East Brainerd branch office, who served as 2004 director of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors.

“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 Chattanooga, Inc. has nine branch offices and eight franchise offices with over 400 sales associates who market residential and commercial real estate in 13 counties throughout East Tennessee in Bledsoe, Bradley, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Sevier and Washington counties, including Catoosa County in North Georgia. Crye-Leike of Chattanooga sold 4,000 units in 2004 with a sales volume of $573.6 million, up 16 percent from a year prior.