Last Tuesday, June 18th, over 215 REALTORS®, Affiliate Members, Sponsors, and friends joined together at The Museum of Science in Boston to help GBAR honor a few special members of our organization at the Annual Awards Brunch. Claiming the top honor of 2013 REALTOR® of the Year was GBAR's President-Elect, Michael DiMella, Managing Partner of Charlesgate Realty in Boston. Also honored was Bill Dermody, Manager of Coldwell Banker's Needham office, who was presented with the prestigious Andrew Hickey Distinguished Service Award, Joanne Taranto of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty in Weston who earned the REALTOR® Spirit Award. Joel Pratt of Janet Pratt, REALTORS® in Canton who received the GBAR Good Neighbor Award for his work with MatchingDonors.com, and the GBAR Affiliate Member of the Year award went to Amy Tierce, Regional Vice President of Fairway Independent Mortgage in Needham Heights. Also honored were five other REALTOR® of the Year finalists including Daphna Fields, Suzanne Koller, David McCarthy, Andrew Sarno, and Joe Schutt; REALTOR® Spirit finalists Andrea McDonough, Janis Urbanek, and Gary Rogers, and Affiliate Member of the Year finalist Barry Aldorisio of Century Bank. Additionally, several members were recognized for becoming new major investors for the REALTOR® Political Action Committee this past year including Robert Bowes, Bill Dermody, Greg Kiely, David McCarthy, Todd Movsessian, and Marie Presti. Please join me in congratulating all of our award recipients for the fantastic work that they all do!
GBAR Executive Director