The real estate company Howard Hanna recently announced its 2019 Anne F. Hanna Award winners at the company�s biennial convention, HannaCon19, held in Pittsburgh at the David Lawrence Convention Center, in front of more than 4,000 real estate agents and employees. The Anne F. Hanna Award is presented to individuals who not only excel in the real estate business, but in social and civil involvement as well.
The award is named in honor of Anne F. Hanna, co-founder of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services with Howard Hanna, Jr. in 1957, and matriarch of the Hanna family. Passionate in her resolve to give back to the community, Mrs. Hanna�s burning light lives on today, ingrained in the company�s culture.
The Anne F. Hanna award is presented to the individuals who best epitomize the spirit and virtue of the Howard Hanna family of companies. �Beyond sales and listing leaders, this award embodies the real essence of our company,� said Pennsylvania Vice President of Residential Sales, Kelly Hanna Riley.
This year, 3 outstanding Pittsburgh employees were recognized for their dedication and community service.
1. Lori Hummel
Lori Hummel of the Howard Hanna East Suburban office is one of the Anne F. Hanna Award winner for her philanthropic contributions in her community. One of the company�s top producers and the top producer in her office, Lori puts her heart into the community. She is one of the first to step up to write a check or host a collection drive when a tragedy occurs. She uses her home as a drop-off point and spends countless hours sorting donations and delivering them to those in need. She volunteers through PERSAD Center and the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce and is essential in organizing Oakmont�s Christmas Home Tour. Lori also created the Crayola Collection by collecting crayons for school districts. One of the most creative things she does is her �25 Days of Caring� in December, when she highlights a different charity on her social media each day.
2. Judy McGinnis
Judy McGinnis of the Howard Hanna North Hills office is the second Anne F. Hanna Award winner for her philanthropic contributions in her community. For more than six years, Judy has volunteered and raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and adaptive horseback riding. She also volunteered with the Women�s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, assisting women and children affected by domestic abuse with housing and food, and additionally wrote a cookbook for women in shelters to use once out on their own. Judy served in the U.S. Army for five years, taught the visually impaired how to scull, and as a survivor of breast cancer, she raised funds for Casting for Recovery, a breast cancer fly fishing group.
3. Bob Baum
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is pleased to announce that Bob Baum of Howard Hanna Wilson Baum Real Estate McKeesport is an Anne F. Hanna Award winner for his philanthropic contributions in his community. Bob is not only committed to the real estate profession, but also to his community. He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves from 1958-1964. He always believes in giving back by supporting many charitable causes and by being a proponent of the communities where he works. He is currently a member of the board of the Kiwanis Club and has helped to distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to community charities in need.
To learn more about how Howard Hanna is improving our communities, explore their philanthropy page.
About Howard Hanna: Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and the Carolinas. The family-owned and -operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgage, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal, property and casualty insurance, corporate relocation, and property management. In early 2019, Howard Hanna completed a partnership with the Allen Tate Companies, the 14th largest real estate company in the nation. The combined company has more than 300 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC, SC and IN, with more than 11,000 sales associates and staff who are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com or www.facebook.com/howardhanna.