Crye-Leike Leaders Inducted Into Its Memphis Hall of Distinction

Memphis, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors, the nation’s 10th largest real estate company, announces that 20 sales associates within its Greater Memphis Region, including north Mississippi, have been inducted into Crye-Leike’s Hall of Distinction for attaining distinctive honors and serving in leadership roles within their local Realtor associations.

They are:

Bill Bates, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Quail Hollow branch office in East Memphis, who is 2005 chairman of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ Professional Standards Committee;

Steve Brown, general manager of Crye-Leike, Inc. in Memphis, who is a national director of the National Association of Realtors, serves as a member of its Risk Management Committee and was past member of NAR’s Professional Standards Committee and its Interpretations Sub-Committee;

Phoebe S. Burks of Crye-Leike’s East Memphis branch office, who served as 2004 president-elect of the Tennessee Chapter of Certified Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) and is serving as its 2005 president; who served as a Governmental Affairs Committee member of both the Tennessee and Memphis Area Associations of Realtors in 2004 and 2005; and, is 2005 co-chairman of the local Realtor association’s Realtor Political Action Committee;

Norma Cother, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Tupelo branch office, who served as 2004 director of the Northeast Mississippi Association of Realtors and is a 2005 director of the Tupelo Area Association of Realtors;

Tommie Criswell-Jones, co-managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Quail Hollow branch office in East Memphis, who served as 2004 secretary-treasurer of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and is a 2005 director of the Tennessee Association of Realtors;

Shirley Curry, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Tupelo branch office, who served as 2004 secretary of the Northeast Mississippi Association of Realtors;

Pat Goldstein, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Germantown Poplar branch office, who is 2005 chairman of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ Realtor Political Action Committee;

Nancy Guy, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Germantown Exeter branch office, who is serving a two-year term through 2006 as a director of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, as a 2005 director of the Tennessee Association of Realtors, as 2005 president of the Council of Residential Specialists – Tennessee Chapter, and a three-year term through 2007 as trustee of the Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation, the educational arm of the Tennessee Association of Realtors;

Kim Hairrell, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Bartlett branch office, who is serving as a member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ Education Foundation Board for a three-year term through 2008;

Carole Hinely, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Quail Hollow branch office in East Memphis, who is alderman of the city of Germantown and a member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ Governmental Affairs Committee;

Jimmie E. Hopson Jr., managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Whitehaven branch office, who served as a member of the 2004 board of directors of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors;

Jan Jaeger, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Collierville branch office, who was awarded the 2004 Outstanding Community Service Award by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors;

Kay Jefferies, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Southaven, Miss. branch office, who served on the 2004 board of directors of the Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors;

Jeanene Lawhead, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Midtown branch office, who is 2005 vice president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors;

Lynette Magee, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Hernando and Southaven, Miss. branch offices, who served on the 2004 executive committee and board of directors of the Mississippi Association of Realtors; and is serving a four-year term, ending June 30, 2007, as a real estate commissioner of the Mississippi Real Estate Commission;

Kathy McMath, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Germantown Exeter branch office, who is serving as a 2005 director of the Tennessee Association of Realtors and a three-year trustee through 2007 of the Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation, the educational arm of the Tennessee Association of Realtors;

William Mitchell, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Hickory Ridge branch office, who served as 2004 chairman of the Tennessee Association of Realtors’ Governmental Affairs Committee; and is serving as 2005 president-elect of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors; as a 2005 director of the National Association of Realtors; and as a 2005 director of the Tennessee Association of Realtors;    Saeed Nia, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Quail Hollow branch office in East Memphis, who is serving a two-year term through 2007 as director of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors;

Lillian Schneider, sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Millington branch office, who served as 2004 secretary of the Millington/Tipton County Realtors group;

Sue Stinson-Turner, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Germantown-Exeter branch office, who served as president-elect in 2004 and 2005 president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, as a 2005 director of the National Association of Realtors, and as a 2005 director of the Tennessee 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 Crye-Leike President Dick Leike. “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. Memphis-based Crye-Leike has 22 branch and three franchise offices with a sales force of over 1,300 sales associates who market residential and commercial real estate in seven counties throughout the regions of West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and Mississippi. Those regions include Hardin, Madison and Shelby counties in Tennessee; Crittenden County in Arkansas; and DeSoto and Lee counties in Mississippi.      Crye-Leike, Inc. (Memphis) collectively sold 12,690 units in 2004 with a sales volume of $2.1 billion.