Doug Hutchins Honored at RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner
Event Was Held May 16 at Prestigious National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
RISMedia, publisher of Real Estate
magazine, recently honored Doug Hutchins, Broker Associate with Kentwood Real Estate, in its “Crusaders” category of Real Estate Newsmakers, during an awards ceremony held on May 16 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., held during the National
Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo taking place that week.
RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers recognitions, now in its second year, are designed to honor those individuals who made headlines for their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry and the communities and consumers they serve.
This year’s event hosted more than 225 of the nation’s leading real estate professionals during its Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, an invitation-only event. Newsmakers were honored in the following categories: Influencers, Trailblazers, Futurists, Achievers, Crusaders, Inspirations, Luminaries and Trendsetters.
category honors “the champions of a better way.” RISMedia’s Crusaders are the real estate professionals with a passion for a cause greater than themselves. From equal rights, to Realtor® safety, to disaster recovery, to children’s and women’s causes, to local charitable community efforts, and so much more, RISMedia Crusaders are honored for their efforts to improve the world around them.
Doug is an advocate for Hope’s Promise Orphan Ministries, an adoption and orphan care agency with care programs in Kenya, Nepal, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. He currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors and donates a portion of each closing’s proceeds to the charity. In 2018, he embarked on a 12-day mission to Nepal, when he visited with nine children in two Hope’s Promise homes. “It was a thrill to see how the children interacted with each other and how they truly were part of a family. These children are having so much more than their basic needs met. They are living in a family environment that allows them to thrive and fulfill their God-given potential!” To learn more about Hope’s Promise and the work it does, go to www.HopesPromise.com
According to RISMedia President and CEO John Featherston, “RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers event honors the industry’s real newsmakers—the people who are positively affecting our industry and the millions of consumers they serve. Over the past three-plus decades, RISMedia has covered, chronicled and celebrated the professionals making news in real estate, and we are thrilled to present our membership of RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers with these honors.”
During the event, RISMedia also inducted 10 industry leaders into its “Hall of Fame” of Real Estate Newsmakers. These honorees included Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America; William E. Brown
, founder of Investment Properties and past president of the National Association of REALTORS®; Carl Carter, Jr.
, REALTOR® with RE/MAX Elite and founder of the Beverly Carter Foundation; David Charron
, president of MRIS Investors, Inc.; Todd Hetherington
, CEO and co-owner of NM Management, Inc.; CENTURY 21 New Millennium; Diane Ramirez, chairman and CEO of Halstead; Rei Mesa
, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty; Mike Ryan
, senior advisor to RE/MAX LLC, executive officers and the board of directors; Michael Saunders
, founder and CEO of Michael Saunders & Company; and Mary Lynn Stone
, president and co-owner of NM Management, Inc.; CENTURY 21 New Millennium.
RISMedia was founded in 1980 by CEO and Publisher John E. Featherston as the residential real estate industry's definitive source for news and information for real estate's most profitable and productive professionals. For more than 39 years, RISMedia has provided the industry with news, trends, and strategies through Real Estate
magazine and RISMedia.com
, its award-winning blog, Housecall
, and its renowned networking and educational events, including RISMedia's Real Estate CEO Exchange; the Real Estate Newsmakers Awards, Reception & Dinner; and the Power Broker Forum, Reception & Dinner.