Congratulations 2013 Award Winners!

REALTOR® of the Year

Ken Jackson of RE/MAX, was named SCR’s 2013 REALTOR® of the Year. Jackson plays an impressive juggling act between his career, SCR, community, church, and family involvement. He is a past honoree of SCR’s Distinguished Service Award and was named the 2011 “Best Realtor in the Pee Dee” by readers of the Morning News. He is a past recipient of the Order of the Palmetto – the highest civilian honor awarded by the Governor, for his, “exceptional dedicated service to our state.”

He is also a past president of the Pee Dee REALTORS® Association and SCR. 

REALTOR® Advocate Award

The South Carolina REALTORS® presented the REALTOR® Advocate Award to Andy Twisdale of Hilton Head Island. This award is given annually to a member who demonstrates a constant effort and unwavering commitment as an advocate for the real estate industry.

W. Mack Chamblee Quality of Life Award

The South Carolina REALTORS® presented the 2013 W. Mack Chamblee Quality of Life Award to Representative Bill Sandifer of Seneca. Whether its been fighting to tie real estate license fees to the Real Estate Commission, working against burdensome regulation or ensuring a healthy business and homeownership climate in SC, Chairman Sandifer has been an advocate for REALTOR® issues and does not shy from fighting for what is right.

Distinguished Service Award

The South Carolina REALTORS® presented the 2013 Distinguished Service Award to Donna Smith, from the Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS®. This award recognizes those REALTOR® members and Executive Officers who have gone above and beyond in their outstanding and ongoing voluntary commitments to SCR. 

Omega Tau Rho Medallion of Honor

Membership in this honorary fraternity is represented by the Medallion of Service, which symbolizes the recognition and appreciation of accorded inductees for their contributions to NAR, its affiliated institutes, societies and councils. The Medallion was presented to Gordon Seay from the Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS® and Max Hill, from the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS®. Recipients of this award have given their time and talents to the service of their local, state and national associations, going above and beyond the call of duty. 

James R. Peters Association Executive Award of Excellence

The South Carolina REALTORS® presented the James R. Peters Association Executive Award of Excellence to Kristyne Shelton of the Aiken Board of REALTORS®. This award is presented annually to an individual who has truly excelled in his or her role as an executive of a local South Carolina REALTOR® association. Receiving this award is considered a pinnacle achievement in REALTOR® association management.

C. Dan Joyner REALTOR® Community Service Award

The South Carolina REALTORS® presented the 2013 C. Dan Joyner REALTOR® Community Service Award to Cece Stricklin of Charleston. He is the founding Chairman of the Charleston Trident Association’s “Reading with REALTORS®” Program. In the Fall of 2007, the program took off pairing 40 REALTOR® volunteer members with 40 students reading one-on-one with them for an hour each week at one of the most in-need elementary schools in Charleston county.  This REALTOR® has tirelessly given his time, talents, and own resources to improve the lives of young children through learning experiences, enrichment, and mentoring.