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Coastal Association honors eight Realtors

(Aug. 13, 2015) Eight local real estate professionals were honored during the Coastal Association of Realtors (CAR) 2015 annual awards ceremony on July 29 at the Ocean City Marlin Club.
Edie Brennan, a Realtor for RE/MAX Crossroads in Ocean Pines, received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her extensive work in the local real estate industry, as well as numerous civic and charitable contributions.
A Realtor for more than 35 years, Brennan has been very active in her local real estate association. She is also very active with the Women’s Council of Realtors and regularly attends national and Maryland Associations of Realtor conferences and committee meetings.
Brennan is a champion of community outreach and service, most notably as a very active member of the board of directors for the Ocean Pines Players Community Theater Group.
She has been a breast cancer survivor for nine years and supports the American Cancer Society in many local events.
Vicki Harmon, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Ocean City, was recognized as CAR’s Realtor of the Year for being a driven leader who has given an enormous amount of her time to the success of CAR, while also thriving in the local real estate industry and volunteering for various local charitable efforts. Harmon has been a realtor member for nine years, currently serving as the president of the CAR Board of Directors.
Marlene Ott, a Realtor with RE/MAX Crossroads in Ocean City, won this year’s Super Nova Award, which recognizes a longtime Realtor who is still very successful and active in the association. Ott has been a Realtor for more than 35 years and boasts an extensive list of accolades, including induction into the RE/MAX Crossroads Hall of Fame in 1991 and being named Metropolitan Magazine’s Realtor of the Year in 2007, among others.
She is civically engaged, serving on the Worcester County Planning Commission for more than five years.
Rhonda Evans’ lengthy civic activity resume earned her this year’s Community Service Award. A Realtor for ERA Martin & Associates in Salisbury, Evans regularly volunteers for numerous local organizations, and her passion for helping the local aging community led her to found the Eastern Shore chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Mike Ciorrocco, Mid-Atlantic Division Manager with Universal Mortgage & Finance, is CAR’s 2015 Affiliate of the Year. An advocate for the association, Ciorrocco has been instrumental in the implementation of CAR’s monthly Business Card Exchange program, which allows Realtor and affiliate members to network at an after-hours event while raising money for a local charity.
Brandon Johnson, a Realtor with ERA Martin & Associates in Salisbury, received this year’s Rising Star Award. An association member for about two years, Johnson has served on various CAR committees, including Government Affairs, RPAC, and MLS Strategic Planning, among others. In addition to his work as a Realtor, Johnson also serves as ERA Martin’s Information Technology professional. He is also very active in the community outreach efforts of his firm, regularly participating in projects like the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, preparation of care packages for troops overseas, and collection of Christmas gifts for less fortunate families, among others.
Also honored during the awards ceremony were Paul Faulstich of Century 21 New Horizon and Dean Richardson of Richardson Enterprises for achieving Emeritus Status, meaning they have been continuous members of the association for 40 years.
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