Awards

2019 REALTOR® of the Year Winner Mark Leaders receiving his award at the 2019 Inaugural with 2017 REALTOR® of the Year Winner Trudy Meyer.

REALTOR® of the Year Award

The REALTOR® of the Year Award goes to an outstanding REALTOR® member who exemplifies long-standing professionalism in the industry. Any member may nominate a fellow REALTOR®. The last three REALTOR® of the Year winners will vote on the nominations and the winner is announced at Inaugural.

Past REALTOR® of the Year Recipients
2019 – Mark Leaders
2000 – Henry Kammandel Jr
2018 – Andy Alloway
1999 – Perry Dawes
2017 – Trudy Meyer
1998 – Douglas Steinkruger
2016 – Deda Myhre
1997 – Edward Peters
2015 – David Matney
1996 – Jerry Ahlvers
2014 – Lisa Ritter
1995 – Samuel Mandolfo
2013 – Cathy Blackman
1994 – Ellie Bane
2012 – Sharon Rich
1993 – Diana Sayler
2011 – Shawn Maloy
1992 – J. Scott Allen
2010 – Vince Leisey
1991 – Harold Johnson
2009 – Monica Humpal
1990 – Cindy Forehead
2008 – Joe Gehrki
1989 – Jerry Heinrichs
2007 – Marilyn Johnson
1988 – John Hansen
2006 – Gary Stoneburg
1987 – Bill Morrison
2005 – Mike Riedmann 1986 – Ed Young
2004 – Joseph Valenti 1985 – Fran Rice
2003 – Karen Gray 1984 – Don Rohr
2002 – JoAnn Grennan
1983 – Harold Peterson
2001 – K. Carol Leisey
1982 – Gwen Lemke

Outstanding Affiliate Award

The Outstanding Affiliate Award goes to an Affiliate member who exemplifies long-standing professionalism in the industry. Any member may nominate a fellow REALTOR®. All affiliate members then vote on the nominations and the winner is announced at Inaugural.

Past REALTOR® of the Year Recipients
2019 – Lori Bonstetter 2005 – Shirley Stewart
2018 – Brent Rasmussen 2004 – Patrick Casey
2017 – Lisa Powell 2003 – Chip Monahan
2016 – Erin Trescott 2002 – Steve Hassenstab
2015 – Deb Martin 2001 – Pam Bails
2014 – Mary Sladek 2000 – Linda Ladd
2013 – Wendy Walker 1999 – Sue Malnack
2012 – Matt Thiel 1998 – Rick Bacon
2011 – Regi Powell 1997 – Annette Kelleher
2010 – Cherie Casey 1996 – Kathy Kmiecik
2009 – Debbie Kalina 1995 – Richard Meyers
2008 – Jim Murphy 1994 – Jim Palzer
2007 – Tori Ross 1993 – Burnice Sladek
2006 – Brenda Stuart

 

 

2019 Outstanding Affiliate Winner Lori Bonnstetter receiving her award at the 2019 Inaugural with 2018 Outstanding Affiliate Winner Brent Rasmussen.

Ethnic Minority Outreach Scholarship Program

As part of an ongoing commitment to affirmatively recruit individuals from all racial and ethnic groups to the real estate profession, the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® offers minority scholarships. The scholarship program is administered by the OABR Diversity Task Force. Contact our Programs Director with questions.

Judi Anding Educational Scholarship

The Judi Anding Educational Scholarship is entrusted by the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® Foundation. REALTOR® members of the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® are eligible to apply for a tuition scholarship for Designation and Certification Courses that are recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. Up to five scholarships will be given out per year. Contact our Programs Director with questions.