Howard Hanna Agent Receives Vincent T. Aveni Lifetime Achievement Award at Ohio REALTOR Awards

Columbus, OH (September 30, 2020) – Howard Hanna associate broker and agent Jim West of the Stow Office has been awarded the Ohio REALTORS 2020 Vincent T. Aveni Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ohio Association of REALTORS.

The Vincent T. Aveni Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a previous President of the Ohio Association of REALTORS for their exemplary service to the organization. West served as President of the Ohio Association of REALTORS in 2005.

“I consider this award to be a great honor,” said West. “It has been my absolute pleasure to work with Ohio REALTORS, as President and as a member of committees and task forces. I look forward to continuing to serve with them as a trustee of the Ohio REALTORS Charitable Fund.”

West was announced as the recipient of the award at the Ohio REALTORS 110th Annual Convention & EXPO, which was held virtually on September 21-25.

“Jim is well-known and respected throughout the state of Ohio and particularly in Summit County, where he has spent over 50 years dedicated to the real estate industry,” said Ann Kyner, Vice President & South Regional Manager with Howard Hanna. “This award is well deserved by Jim, whose expertise shines through in all of his work.”

“Jim is one of the leading residential real estate professionals in North America, as recognized by the Realty Alliance,” added Tina Moyers, manager of the Howard Hanna Stow office. “Specifically, he’s in the top 5% of REALTORS in the nation. His rich personality and career alike speak volumes about his character and his work. We are extremely proud of his accomplishments and are delighted to celebrate this award with him.”

Some highlights of West’s career include being a Life Member of the Howard Hanna President’s Circle of Excellence; being a 2010 Trustee for the Ohio Association of REALTORS; working with the Charitable and Educational Foundation; and receiving a REALTOR of the Year award from the Ohio Association of REALTORS.

“I have known Jim West for many years, personally and professionally. Jim is a consummate real estate professional and very well respected in our industry. He is very deserving of this honor,” added Kristine Burdick, President of Howard Hanna’s Midwest Region.

The Ohio Association of REALTORS, with more than 33,000 members, is the largest professional trade association in Ohio.

About Howard Hanna: Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the #1 family-owned and -operated independent broker in the U.S.A. The full-service real estate company has 325 real estate, mortgage, insurance, title and escrow service offices across 10 states, including Allen Tate Realtors in the Carolinas, with more than 11,000 sales associates and staff, including many of the industry’s top-producing real estate agents. For more information, visit www.HowardHanna.com.

Contact: Kristine Burdick, KristineBurdick@HowardHanna.com, 330-760-6772

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