Congratulations to the 2015 William R. Magel Award of Excellence recipient Diane Ruggiero, CAE, RCE. Ruggiero is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®.
According to realtor.org:
The William R. Magel Award of Excellence is presented annually to an individual who has truly excelled in his or her role as an association executive of a REALTOR® association.
Who Was William R. Magel?
William R. Magel began his career as an executive officer in 1956 at the Kalamazoo Board of REALTORS® in Michigan. He also served as executive vice president of the Bronx Board of REALTORS® in New York; executive vice president of the New York State Association of REALTORS®; executive vice president of the REALTORS® National Marketing Institute; administrative vice president of the National Association of REALTORS®; and senior staff vice president of the National Association of REALTORS®. He was appointed to begin service January 1, 1979, as executive vice president of the National Association of REALTORS® before he suffered from a heart attack and passed away on July 19, 1978.
All paid local, state, and regional MLS association chief staff officers are eligible. Eligibility must be confirmed before the nomination is processed. Individuals receiving this award are to be thoroughly screened and evaluated to make sure that the distinction of this award remains the highest, and it is truly an honor that will never be taken passively by association executives of the REALTOR® association.
The candidate must have served at least 10 years, prior to nomination, in the capacity of either a chief executive officer of a local or state association of REALTORS®, or a combination of both. The candidate must have served at least one term as a member of the Association Executives Committee (call 312-329-8877 to verify). The candidate must have exhibited leadership abilities in his/her capacity as an association executive.
A statement shall be obtained from the local or state association for whom he or she served as executive officer specifying in detail the manner in which the candidate excelled in serving his or her respective organization.
Nominations may be submitted by any person other than the candidate and must be accompanied by a letter prepared by the person making the nomination, setting forth the details of the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions consistent with criteria.