Morgan County Executive Wins Top Excec Award
February 27, 2023
Beth Tutwiler-McGuire, association executive for the Morgan County Association of REALTORS® (MCAOR), is all in when it comes to serving her local association and her community. From leading and growing her local association for nearly eight years to participating in AAR advocacy efforts and conferences, she commits 100 percent of her leadership talent promoting the real estate industry and developing practitioners. Tutwiler-McGuire is the 2022 Manie Barbour Association Executive Professional Excellence Award winner, the highest award bestowed by AAR on an association executive.
Named for Manie Barbour, who distinguished herself in her service as an association executive for the Tuscaloosa Association, the award honors a local real estate association executive who has served for at least seven years.
Tutwiler-McGuire said the award was a complete surprise. “This job is very demanding and some days can be utterly frustrating. To be honored with this prestigious award means the world to me. I am honored and humbled.”
As the Morgan County Association of REALTORS® only employee, Tutwiler-McGuire wears all the hats as a member of every committee and the Board of Directors. During her tenure, she restructured the association’s new member orientation class from half day to a full day featuring speakers on such topics as marketing, financing, contracts, and the closing process. The orientation also includes a top-producer panel and an “ask the newbies” panel.
In the award nomination, former MCAOR President Tina Terry cited Tutwiler-McGuire’s leadership skills and dedication. “Beth is organized, open, happy and helpful. She is enthusiastic and passionate about our Association and wants to see it thrive and grow each year. She encourages participation and genuinely cares for and about each member, both REALTOR® and Affiliate.” She serves as an effective spokesperson for the Association and maintains an active advocacy role in promoting REALTORS®.
Tutwiler-McGuire’s also cares about her community. Her involvement in Morgan County began when she moved back to Decatur in 2000. She graduated from Leadership Morgan County in 2003 and later co-facilitated that group for more than 10 years. Her community service also includes the Decatur/Morgan Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County, and Hospice of the Valley.
An avid volunteer, Tutwiler-McGuire was an active member of the Decatur Jaycees from 2003–2010 and was the volunteer coordinator for Riverfest, an event that raised more than $100,000 for local non-profits. She also volunteered for Mosaic and assisted in hosting an Easter party for the foster children of Morgan County. She is a member of Central United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher. She is currently involved and volunteering with Hands Across Decatur assisting the local homeless community.