SARASOTA, FL (Friday, December 2) – The Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) installed the 2017 officers and directors and recognized six members for their achievements at the Installation and Awards Banquet on December 1, 2016. Held at the end of each year, the banquet reflects on the year’s achievements and presents goals for the upcoming year.
Immediate Past President Linda Formella thanked RASM members for an accomplished year and welcomed 2017 President Xena Vallone. During her term, Vallone’s focus will be membership value, engagement, community outreach, advocacy and professional development.
“I am looking forward to 2017 with a great leadership team in place, our Board of Directors, our committee chairs and wonderful RASM staff,” said Xena Vallone, 2017 RASM President. “This year, I hope to instill the value of the Association, how it benefits them, their customers and furthers their career.”
Officers for the 2017 year include: President Xena Vallone, Xena Vallone Realty, President Elect Greg Owens, Keller Williams on the Water, Treasurer Amy Worth, RE/MAX Platinum Realty, Secretary Kristin Triolo, Sarasota Homes International and Immediate Past President Linda Formella, Michael Saunders & Company. Other board members include: Marie Avery, Georgina Clamage, Sharon Gould, Barry Grooms, Alex Krumm, Maryann Lawler, Diane Lee, Renee Marquiss, Brian McGreevy, Robert Milligan, Denise Oyler, Roger Piro, Christina Pitchford and Rita B. Smith.
Six members were also recognized for their contributions and achievements in 2016. The following recipients were nominated and selected by their peers: