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RLI Leadership Awards Program

The REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) is proud to award its members and LANDU Instructors for their outstanding achievements. RLI Leadership Awards will be presented at the Annual National Land Conference during the Leadership Awards Program. Below are the prestigious Leadership Awards conferred by RLI:

If you are an RLI Member interested in nominating yourself or another member for one of these prestigious awards, the deadline to submit a nomination is December 1, 2018.

2017 RLI Award Winners

Land Rising Star Award

First introduced in 2015, the Rising Star award was created to recognize a land professional who demonstrated promise. The Rising Star Award recognizes a member approaching a mid-level in his/her career who is on his/her way to making significant contributions to the land profession and to RLI.

Kasey Mock

Kasey Mock

Keller Williams Realty, KW Land, and Mock Ranches

Land REALTOR® of America Award

The Land REALTOR® of America Award recognizes members of REALTORS® Land Institute for their effort and work expended in the interest of their fellow RLI members, their profession, their clients, and their community.

Flo Sayre, ALC

Flo Sayre, ALC

Farmers National Company

The Robert C. Meeks, ALC, Distinguished Service Award

This award is presented to an RLI member in recognition of long-term commitment and service to fellow Institute members, the land profession, and their community. The Distinguished Service Award is presented in honor of dedicated long-time member Robert C. Meeks, ALC.

John Dean, ALC

John Dean, ALC

Landmart/Dean Land & Realty Co.

Excellence in Instruction Award

The Excellence in Instruction Award recognizes RLI LANDU-Approved Instructors for their exceptional teaching skills, contributions to the professional development of our students, and volunteerism for the LANDU education program.

Fletcher Majors, ALC

Fletcher Majors, ALC

Great Southern Land, L.L.C.

ALC-to-ALC Networking Award

The ALC-to-ALC Networking Awards showcase the range of referral opportunities available to those land professionals who have achieved the elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation.

Ray Brownfield, ALC

Ray Brownfield, ALC

Land Pro, LLC
Luke Worrell, ALC

Luke Worrell, ALC

Worell Land Services, LLC

Chapter Administrator of the Year Award

RLI’s Chapter Administrators play a key role in the success of each chapter. The Chapter administrators help keep everyone “on track” with schedules, policies, and more. The recipient is chosen by RLI staff and the choice is based on performance that builds a stronger RLI chapter—such as helping to enrich member experiences, provide support and benefits to members, applying for continuing education units for LANDU courses, and displaying a high code of conduct and ethical standards.

Ladonna Ignatuik

Ladonna Ignatuik

RLI Arkansas Chapter

Outstanding Chapter Award

The Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes one RLI Chapter that has demonstrated excellence and creativity in the following categories:

  • member retention and development,
  • course and other educational offerings,
  • volunteerism to national Institute,
  • technological achievements,
  • and outreach and collaboration with other Institute chapters and local and state organizations.
RLI Iowa Chapter

RLI Iowa Chapter

Past RLI Rising Star Award Winners

2016 Caleb McDow

2015 Aaron Graham, ALC

2014 Kyle Hansen, ALC

Past Land REALTOR® of America Award Winners

2016 Ray Brownfield, ALC
2015 George Clift, ALC
2014 Ben Crosby, ALC
2013 Kirk Goble, ALC
2012 Danny Smith, ALC
2011 Bob Turner, ALC
2010 Randy Hertz, ALC
2009 Sam Kain,ALC
2008 Tony Rickard, ALC
2007 Dan Hatfield, ALC
2006 Norma Nisbet,ALC
2005 Keith Morris, ALC
2004 Winnie Stortzum, ALC
2003 Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC
2002 D.L. Gooley Orr, ALC
2001 Roger Heller, AFLB
2000 David Hemenway, ALC
1999 Carl Maier, ALC
1998 John Dean, ALC

1997 Dan Bock, ALC
1996 Fletcher Majors, ALC
1995 Porter Martin, ALC
1994 Mac Boyd, ALC
1993 Robert E. Rhodes, ALC
1992 Robert C. Meeks, ALC
1991 Mark Cumbest, ALC
1990 Jerry G. Brewer, ALC
1989 G. Edmund Massie IV, ALC
1988 Otto H. Sprenger, ALC
1987 John E. Cyr, ALC
1986 Frank W. Geiger, ALC
1985 Carl V. Hertz, AFLM
1984 Judge B. Fite, ALC
1983 A. Tom Lund Sr., AFLM
1982 Owen V. Hall, ALC
1981 Ron Bentz, ALC
1980 Thad S. Cwik, ALC

1979 Bake Young, AFLM
1978 R.A. Capshaw, ALC
1977 Cy Kuefler, ALC
1976 Lyle Erickson, ALC
1975 Wayne D. Phipps, AFLM
1974 John L. Currell, AFLM
1973 Burr Brown, AFLB
1972 Lester R. Arie, AFLM
1971 John J. Brennan, AFLM
1970 George A. Simon, AFLM
1969 Harry A. Finkelman, ALC
1968 Bert Hanson, ALC
1967 Wilfred. Raynor, AFLB
1966 R.D. Selden, AFLM
1965 Duane W. Sandage, ALC
1964 Allan A. Stamler, JR., AFLB

Past Robert C. Meeks, ALC, Distinguished Service Award Winners

2016 Mac Boyd, ALC
2015 Porter Martin, ALC
2014 Fletcher Majors, ALC
2013 Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC
2012 Norma Nisbet, ALC
2011 Randall Hertz, ALC
2010 Carl Maier ALC,
2009 G. Edmond “Ned” Massie, IV, ALC
2008 David Hemenway, ALC

2007 Jerry Brewer, ALC
2006 Roger Heller, ALC
2003 Gooley Orr ALC
2002 Roger Poppen, ALC
2001 Carl Hertz, AFLM
2000 Judge Fite, ALC
1999 Harry A. Finkelman, ALC

Past Excellence in Instruction Award Winners

2016 Ben Crosby, ALC
2015 Steve Anderson, ALC
2015 Andre J. van Rensburg, ALC
2014 Ben Crosby, ALC
2013 Randy Hertz, ALC
2010 Ben Crosby, ALC
2010 Andre J. van Rensburg, ALC

Past ALC-to-ALC Networking Awards Winners

2016
Kyle Hansen, ALC
Troy Louwagie, ALC
Kirk Weih, ALC

2015
David Hitchcock, ALC
Clay Taylor, ALC

2014
Ray Brownfield, ALC
Doug Deininger, ALC

2013
David Hitchcock, ALC
Clay Taylor, ALC

2012
Ben Crosby, ALC
Squire Smith, ALC

2011
Bruce Erhardt, ALC
Nancy Surak, ALC

2010
Ray Brownfield, ALC
Mark Goodwin, ALC

2008
J. Frank Monk, ALC
Donald Cornett, ALC

Past Outstanding Chapter Award Winners

2016 RLI Wyoming Chapter
2015 RLI Illinois Chapter
2014 RLI Colorado Chapter
2013 RLI Iowa Chapter
2012 RLI Colorado Chapter
2011 RLI Texas Chapter
2010 RLI Colorado Chapter
2009 RLI Minnesota Chapter

Past Chapter Administrator Awards Winners

2016 Maggie Thomas, RLI Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming Chapters

2015 Molly Zaver, RLI Iowa Chapter

2014 Patricia Webb, RLI Texas Chapter

REALTORS® Land Institute Leadership Awards