June 23, 2020
It’s the pinnacle of industry leadership, which goes to someone who doesn’t waiver from doing things the right way.
The moment culminated on June 11, when CREB® President & CEO Alan Tennant received the 2020 Association Executive Network’s (AEN) Award of Excellence for his work as a dedicated leader, mentor, change advocate and community volunteer.
The AEN Award of Excellence honours AEN members who demonstrate professionalism, commitment, and leadership within the community of REALTOR® associations. With just 28 other recipients throughout its existence, the award is only presented when someone truly deserving of the honour is nominated.
“A true visionary, Alan does not just imagine what the future might hold, he takes action to courageously create it. With eyes forward, his thought leadership has and continues to prompt transformational change for the betterment of this industry and those who serve it,” says CREB® Director of Strategy and Operations, Lisa Roberts. “He truly embodies the premise of this award and CREB® is better off for having him lead it.”
The AEN Award of Excellence was originally established in 1989 to recognize Frank Johns, a mentor and leader among industry Executive Officers. Frank served as President for the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®) and was known to freely share his expertise and wisdom for the betterment of the industry throughout his career.
How appropriate that this year’s recipient be from the same board as the awards namesake. Alan has over 33 years of experience in real estate and has served in multiple leadership roles including a stint as president for CREA and currently at CREB®.
He is also an active member in both the industry and community, earning him high accolades such as the RE/MAX of Western Canada Special Service award and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
Alan humbly accepted the honour, giving kudos to both the boards of directors he has worked with over the years and his current team at CREB®. “This recognition also goes to them in honour of their relentless quest for not only excellence but for the honourable and unyielding commitment they have to constant improvement in themselves, our organization and the value we deliver to our members. I could not be prouder to lead and work with these professionals...this [award] is for us.”
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