Past Award Winners

REALTOR® OF THE YEAR

This award is the highest tribute the South Bay Association of REALTORS® bestows upon its members. This special award is designed to recognize outstanding service to the Local, State and National REALTOR® Associations. The REALTOR® of the Year is a “hero” for the real estate profession, and demonstrates what we call “REALTOR® Spirit”, a faithfulness to the principles of the REALTOR® organization, professionalism and the Code of Ethics.

  • 1969 Gerald Alter
  • 1971 Tom Valentine
  • 1973 Larry Poeske
  • 1974 Dale Sprague
  • 1975 Connie Taylor
  • 1978 Bruce Short
  • 1981 Annette Graw
  • 1981 Mac McClellan
  • 1983 Tony Kriss
  • 1984 Derf Fredericks
  • 1987 Bob McCullough
  • 1987 Jim VanZanten
  • 1988 Jay Horrell
  • 1988 Irene Andre
  • 1988 Dan Ericson
  • 1989 Betty Ryan
  • 1989 Gary Stager
  • 1990 Vince DeLuca
  • 1991 Mike Collins
  • 1991 Millie Krueger
  • 1992 Mickey Turner
  • 1992 Cecil Crow
  • 1993 Steve Goddard
  • 1993 Richard Smith
  • 1994 B. Gentil Smith
  • 1995 Chris Stoten
  • 1995 Renee Turnberg
  • 1995 Larry Moore
  • 1996 Mark Consalvo
  • 1996 Kay Horrell
  • 1996 David Reams
  • 1997 Sandi Pfister
  • 1997 Larry Moore
  • 1998 Judith Scott
  • 1999 Jim Hamilton
  • 2000 Diane Harris
  • 2000 Yolanda Velasco
  • 2001 Skip Zeleny
  • 2002 Kathy Kelly
  • 2003 Lourdes Everett
  • 2004 Mickey Knickerbocker
  • 2005 Caren Greenwood
  • 2006 Carol Olney
  • 2007 Gary Fortune
  • 2008 Kari Walker
  • 2009 Sheri Fejeran
  • 2010 Tamara Suminski
  • 2011 Rob Morel
  • 2012 Bruce Blumberg
  • 2013 Jack Pharris
  • 2014 Mina Semenza
  • 2015 Michele Brown
  • 2016 Danny Fredericks
  • 2017 David Coe
  • 2018 Cheryle Ushkow
  • 2019 Tom Nickl

BROKER OF THE YEAR

The Broker of the Year goes to broker/managers that actively participate in leading their company through service, education, and training. They serve with the highest degree of professionalism to the public and they cooperate above and beyond expectations with fellow REALTORS® and are actively involved in our association and/or their community.
  • 2008 Glen Rollins
  • 2009 Carol Olney
  • 2010 Karl Woehrstein
  • 2011 Mike Collins
  • 2012 Laura Kim-Zaro
  • 2013 Sheri Fejeran
  • 2014 Steve Hatzias
  • 2015 Bruce Short
  • 2016 James Sanders
  • 2017 Jenette Phillips Toderick
  • 2018 Shyrl Lorino
  • 2019 Derf Fredericks

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

The Citizen of the Year is recognized for outstanding service to the community. The Citizen of the Year personifies a true community spirit and a demonstrated willingness to “pitch in” where ever needed to make a difference in the lives of citizens of their community.
  • 2006 Claudette Cooper
  • 2007 John Greenwood
  • 2008 Donna Dawick
  • 2009 Barbara Moore
  • 2010 Patricia Jones
  • 2011 Alison Clay-Duboff
  • 2012 Chantay Bridges
  • 2013 Mike Talleda
  • 2014 Mark Burton
  • 2015 David Coe
  • 2016 Carol Olney
  • 2017 Dave Caskey
  • 2018 Tara Klein
  • 2019 Alex Abad

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

The Rookie of the Year is someone who is newly licensed and is a full-time active member of the South Bay Association of REALTORS®. They have highly ethical standards and cooperate with other members, have a commitment to community involvement and are active in association activities.
  • 2008 Tamara Suminski
  • 2009 Rob Morel
  • 2010 Nick Schneider
  • 2011 Amir Shain
  • 2012 Danny Fredericks
  • 2013 Brittny Burford
  • 2014 Jamie Sutachan
  • 2015 Sloane Sanders
  • 2016 Chrissie Grasso
  • 2017 Jesse Dougherty
  • 2018 Rita Gerace
  • 2019 Lisa Lopez

COMMERCIAL REALTOR® OF THE YEAR

The Commercial REALTOR® of the Year is an individual who promotes professionalism in the commercial real estate industry with highly ethical standards and a commitment to community involvement and are active in association activities.
  • 2012 Michele Brown
  • 2013 Mo Sharifi
  • 2014 George Kivett
  • 2015 Brett Lyon
  • 2016 Steve Notaro
  • 2017 Ben Larson
  • 2018 Danny Raffle
  • 2019 Deborah Naumovski

AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR

The SBAOR is so fortunate to have a great group of Affiliates. They are very important to us and also for all REALTORS® and their individual businesses. At the SBAOR our affiliates are always supporting our classes and events with great sponsorships and raffle prizes whenever we need them.
  • 2013 Mark Applegate
  • 2014 Annette Reeder
  • 2015 Sam Martelaro
  • 2016 John Peterson
  • 2017 David Nordel
  • 2018 Joanne Galin
  • 2019 Jessica Kalkin