Waltham Broker Receives Massachusetts Realtor® Distinguished Service Award


WALTHAM, Mass. – September 21, 12017 – (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) announced today that Gary Rogers, a Realtor® and broker of RE/MAX on the Charles in Waltham, has been named recipient of the Milton H. Shaw Distinguished Service Award for 2017. The award was presented at MAR’s Professional Awards Reception, which was held September 14 at the DoubleTree Hilton in Milford.

First awarded in 1984, the Milton H. Shaw Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to one Realtor® member or staff executive who has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and volunteered countless hours of personal time to serve on state association committees and participate in MAR activities.

“Gary has worked on many levels and in many capacities in this association, one has to wonder how he has time for it all,” said Massachusetts Association of Realtors® 2017 President Paul Yorkis, president of Patriot Real Estate in Medway. “Luckily, we all benefit from Gary’s ambition and steadfast commitment to this organization.”

On the state level, Rogers served as the MAR president in 2009 and was GBAR’s Regional Vice President in 2005. He was also named the MAR Realtor® of the Year in 2005. Rogers has served several terms on the state Board of Directors and is an active member of the MAR Conference and Event Committee.

A Realtor® since 1987, Gary Rogers has been an active member of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® (GBAR) Board of Directors. He was Chair of GBAR’s Regional Outreach Task Force and has served on the Professional Standards Committee.

Rogers was the 2014 National Associations of Realtors® (NAR) Region 1 Vice President and has been on NAR’S Board of Directors for the past seven years. He has also served on NAR’S Executive Committee in 2014, was a member of the Personnel Committee, and was the chair for the Members Communication Committee. Currently, he is the Vice-Chair of the NAR Conference Committee.

Rogers currently serves as the Northeast Region Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) Finance Leader and will be the Region Chair in 2018.

About the Massachusetts Association of Realtors®:
Organized in 1924, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® is a professional trade organization with more than 24,000 members.  The term Realtor® is registered as the exclusive designation of members of the National Association of Realtors® who subscribe to a strict code of ethics and enjoy continuing education programs.


by Eric Berman – eberman (at) marealtor (dot) com – 781-839-5507


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