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Pleasanton Weekly

Real Estate - March 9, 2012

Local women's Realtors' group picks new president, makes awards

Pleasanton's Karla Brown named 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year

by Jeb Bing

Five women in the Southern Alameda County Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors have been installed in leadership roles for 2012.

In addition, three other members were honored by WCR for their outstanding commitment to the local chapter and their communities through their tireless efforts as dedicated and engaged leaders, entrepreneurs and volunteers.

Sue Williams of Coldwell Banker in Livermore was chosen president of the chapter with Cynthia Dake, a Realtor at Better Homes and Gardens in Livermore, chosen to be president-elect.

Others named to key posts in the organization were Lien Celi, a broker/Realtor at Celi Group Realty of Pleasanton and Fremont as vice president of membership, serving her second term, and Marylou Edwards, a mortgage professional at Diversified Mortgage Group in Pleasanton, who was named this year's treasurer.

Victoria Reback, a local mortgage professional at Patelco Credit Union in Pleasanton, was named chapter secretary and also awarded the chapter's "2011 Affiliate of the Year" recognition. She was also honored for her work over the last two years in garnering financial support from within the real estate community to help fund important activities and training programs sponsored by the Women's Council.

Awards also were given out to Karla Brown, a local Realtor at Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty, and to Charli Hyden, a Realtor with Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty.

Brown was awarded the 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, an annual award that recognizes a Realtor member as an entrepreneur and community activist. Brown has been active in Pleasanton political circles and was a candidate for Pleasanton City Council in 2010.

Hyden received the 2011 Member of the Year Award, being recognized for her work in handling a multitude of tasks in past years in support of the Women's Council. She chaired the council chapter's boutique event, and is currently the chair of the Valley Humane Society's annual garden tour.

The Women's Council of Realtors is a national professional development organization with more than 19,000 members and is an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

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