North Carolina Association of REALTORS® CEO Andrea Bushnell was named the 2016 recipient of the prestigious William R. Magel Award. Andrea is respected as one of the most influential state association executives in America, running the largest association in NAR Region 4. She was instrumental in facilitating NAR’s core standards in recent years.
Andrea with 2016 North Carolina President Kim Dawson.
Steve Harding, Andrea Bushnell and Cindy Butts
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 local or state association of REALTORS® and who is active in the REALTOR® organization at the time of nomination.
William R. Magel began his career as an executive officer in 1956 at the Kalamazoo Board of REALTORS®, Michigan. He also served as executive vice president of the Bronx Board of REALTORS®, 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.