[Photo above: Margaret Dixon, left, Chair of the ROTY Committee, presents Pat Beech with the 2018 REALTOR® of the Year award.]

Tennessee REALTORS® honored longtime member and volunteer leader Pat Beech of Memphis (Arlena Enos, Realtors) as its 2018 REALTOR® of the Year at the state association’s annual convention in Knoxville on Sept. 14.

Beech has a long legacy of service at the state level, in addition to being deeply engaged locally with the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) and nationally. Among many highlights:

— She has held MAAR leadership roles including President, Director and Education Foundation president. She is a life member and Past President of the Multi-Million Dollar Club. Local honors include REALTOR® of the Year and the Presidential Award.

— Beech has served as state President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, NAR Director, chair of nine committees (including RPAC Trustees and TREEF Trustees), and more.

— She is a REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) investor for 30-plus years and was inducted into the national RPAC Hall of Fame last May.

—  She is deeply involved in political advocacy, civic and community leadership for organizations as diverse as theatre, scouting, and education.

When she was installed as state president in 2015, Beech said, “The feeling you get handing over those keys never changes. We’re literally opening doors to a new life, new opportunities, and a better tomorrow. That’s why I love this.”

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