The REALTORS Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh recognized several of its members last week at a ceremony held at Big Bang Pittsburgh, a dueling piano bar in Homestead. The venue was unlike anything we have seen recently. Guests enjoyed food, drinks, and a pair of killer piano players belting out your favorite songs. View the program booklet from the event.
Here is a run down of our distinguished awardees:
AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
(Recipient will be an affiliate member who has been actively involved with RAMP during the prior year.)
Maria Stinger of Keystone Building Inspections was presented with the 2019 Affiliate of the Year Award by our 2018 awardee, Miranda Gula of HSA Home Warranty.
Here is a photo of President Bob Moncavage with Maria Stinger.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
(Recipient will be a Realtor member with at least 25 years of continuous service to RAMP. )
Two REALTORS were recognized as recipients of the the Lifetime Achievement Award. They are Anthony J. Cimino of RE/MAX Heritage and Jerry Y. Speer of Equity Real Estate.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
(Recipient may be a member or non-member who has provided outstanding service to RAMP.)
The Executive Committee chose two REALTORS to be recognized with the Distinguished Service Award. They are Anthony Mete and Ruthanne Belus, both of Berkshire Hathaway HomeService - The Preferred Realty.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
(Recipient will be a member who is actively involved with humanitarian/philanthropic activities within the Metropolitan Pittsburgh region.)
Our awardee may be found at just about every community service project RAMP hosts. Any time we have asked Ed Sickmund of MyWay Mobile Storage to lend a hand, he is there for us and usually brings a friend or two. He has also served as a co-chair of the Community Service Committee for the past two years.
THE RICHARD J. STAMPAHAR REALTOR ACTIVE IN POLITICS AWARD
(Recipient will be a Realtor who is actively involved in the political arena at the local, state or national level.)
James C. Jarrett, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - The Preferred Realty, has shown interest in how government affects our industry. He has been active with the RAMP Government Affairs Committee and with the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS.
REALTOR OF THE YEAR
(Recipient is to be an active member of RAMP for at least the previous 5 years, whose efforts have resulted in significant benefit to RAMP, the REALTOR® organization, the profession and the community at large.)
Our 2019 REALTOR of the Year has been a champion fundraiser for the REALTORS Political Action Committee. David A. Dean of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has been passionate about raising awareness and funds for RPAC. While he was unable to be in attendance to receive his award, he was able to provide a video to show his appreciation. Just click on David's photo below to be taken to YouTube.