St. Louis Sales Professional Receives IRM’s Ripley Award
At the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. last month, NAHB’s Institute of Residential Marketing (IRM) named Jean Ewell, MIRM, the 2006 recipient of the Trina Ripley Excellence in Education award. Ewell is the director of sales and marketing for CF. Vatterott Construction Company in St. Louis.
Created in 1989, the annual award was named for Trina Ripley, who played an instrumental role in creating IRM's educational programs. Throughout her career, Ripley generously gave her time, expertise and energy to further the education of marketing and sales professionals throughout the home building industry.
"Jean embodies all of the qualities that the Trina Ripley Award honors," said Mary DeWalt, president of IRM and the Mary DeWalt Design Group in Austin, Texas. "Her tireless efforts on behalf of IRM have helped to make it the esteemed organization it is today, and those of us who have had the opportunity of knowing Jean are all better at what we do because of her."
A licensed broker and salesperson and a member of the St. Louis Association of Realtors,® Ewell is also a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a member of the Women's Council of Realtors.® Prior to moving to St. Louis, she worked as a personnel recruiter, a high school teacher and tutor and "professional volunteer."
Ewell is the immediate past president of IRM. Under her leadership and guidance, the breadth of the institute’s activities has grown along with the quality of education it is providing its students. Ewell currently serves on her local sales and marketing committee and is an instructor for four IRM courses: Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP), Marketing Research (IRM I), Marketing Plans and Budgets (IRM II) and New Home Sales Management (IRM IV). Ewell is also an active volunteer in the real estate and home building industries.
Ewell holds a bachelor's degree in education from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Gannon University in Erie, Pa.
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