Annual Conference 2021 Recap
October 26, 2021
Alabama REALTORS® welcomed members to Annual Conference held at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama October 18-20, 2021! It was great to be together in person again after being apart due to the pandemic. Over 250 members from across the state enjoyed the conference, beautiful weather, and views of Mobile Bay.
The Conference began on Monday, October 18 with a Golf Scramble benefitting the Alabama REALTORS® Foundation at Lakewood Golf Course. A great afternoon of golf was followed by an evening spent recognizing several outstanding members and the new 2022 Alabama REALTORS® Executive Committee at the Awards Celebration & Installation.
Montgomery Area Association
David D. Roberts Award RecipientHuntsville Area Association
REALTOR® of the Year Award Recipient
Morgan County Association
2021 President Slade McElroy welcomed the attendees. Jim Lawrence emceed the event. Carol Andrews of Montgomery was announced as the 2021 Robert Jemison Award Recipient. Sid Pugh of Huntsville was announced as the 2021 David D. Roberts Award Recipient. Kim Hallmark of Decatur was announced as the 2021 Alabama REALTOR® of the Year Award Recipient. The 2022 Executive Committee was installed as follows: Wes Grant, President; RaJane Hampton, President-Elect; Senia Johnson, Treasurer; Margie Beth Shaw, Secretary; Slade McElroy, Immediate Past President; Sha Jarboe, Northern Regional Vice President; Dedra Cabaniss, North Central Regional Vice President; Sloane Rhoden, JSB Regional Vice President; Carol Andrews, Central Regional Vice President; Mary Jane Owen, Southern Regional Vice President. 2022 President Wes Grant was joined on stage by his family and administered the oath of office by his sister, Gina Grant.
Following the dinner, attendees danced the night away to the sounds of the Alabama-based Los Locos Band.
The General Session was held Tuesday, October 19 and moderated by Brian Copeland, of Doorbell Real Estate, with several well-renowned industry speakers and panelists. Speakers included Jason Pantana of Tom Ferry International; Ashley Gilbreath of Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design; Governor Kay Ivey; Jay Roberson, Vice President of 2022 World Games; Bill Dedman, Pulitzer & Peabody Award-Winning Investigative Reporter & Bestselling Author; Pam Ermen of Real Estate Guidance Inc; and Tasha Scott, Independent Executive Director, John Maxwell Team. Panelists included members Ashley Durham, Margi Ingram, Regina Mitchell, Carol Andrews, Richard Grimes and Timothy Mills.
Thank you to our members, speakers, and sponsors for making this conference a success! Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s Annual Conference, which will be held October 11-13, 2022 at Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa.