The Women’s Council of Realtors  (WCR) of Orlando  awarded Heidi Foster, Sales Executive with Real Estate Closing Solutions with the 2013 Affiliate of the Year award. This award goes to the member who has demonstrated consistent service to the association and has actively advocated and advanced key issues and initiatives for the real estate industry.  Heidi currently is the Secretary of the Orlando Chapter and has been an active member of the organization for the last nine years. She has won this award previously from the Orlando chapter in 2011 and also in 2005 and 2008 for the Osceola County chapter.

The Women’s Council also awarded Dana Ward, Owner of Real Estate Closing Solutions, the Lou Sutherland Hall of Fame award. This award was created to recognize and honor the legacy of the late title insurance pioneer Lou Sutherland. The honor is focused on recognizing industry business owners like Lou who demonstrate positive and supportive leadership and vision in supporting all of those in the real estate industry through their time, commitment and company resources

They were awarded at the 2013 Installation Banquet & Holiday Party held at the Aloft Hotel in Orlando on December 12th. The event drew over 160 top industry attendees. Other awards given that evening were: Humanitarian award: Cat Brower, Mortgagee Title; Rising Star: Theresa Willis with DSW Surveying;  Member of the Year: Hollie Gondera, Arrowsmith Realty; and  Entrepreneur of the Year: Susan Logan, Logan Land & Homes.

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