Nominations for the 2019 award are now closed. Applications will open again in October 2020.
The Tom D. Morton Award is given to a Texas association executive for excellence, service to members, personal and professional accomplishments, and achievements. Tom D. Morton was an executive vice president of the Houston Association of REALTORS® who established new standards for executive officers around the nation.
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Nomination Guidelines and Qualifications
Who was Tom D. Morton?
Tom D. Morton (1927-1987) was the executive vice president of the Houston Association of REALTORS® for twenty years. During his tenure, he established new standards for executive officers around the nation. He was a leader and an example for each of us. His untimely death in December 1987 caused us to reflect on our jobs and ourselves.
As a way of honoring him and reminding us of the excellence he displayed, the TAR Association Executive Council and the Houston Association of REALTORS® established the the Tom D. Morton Memorial Award. This award is designed to recognize association executives for their excellence, their service to their members, and their personal and professional accomplishments and achievements. This award is not to be considered an annual award.
Nominations can be submitted by any person other than the candidate and must be submitted on the appropriate nomination form. If an association executive was nominated the previous year and was not the recipient, the nomination form will be returned to the board leadership with instruction to update the information and approval to resubmit the nomination form.
Previous recipients may be re-nominated after an eight-year period and only those new activities completed since awarded will be considered.
Nomination forms will be posted at TexasRealEstate.com in mid-September. The Awards Selection Committee will review and identify AEs who are eligible for the nomination at the TAR Conference in September. The committee will contact the leadership of those boards to encourage them to complete the nomination form. If a qualified candidate is selected by the Awards Selection Committee, the award will be presented the following year at the TAR Winter Meeting in February.
- Must be a local board association executive, executive vice president, or CEO
- AE/EVP/CEO career at least a total of five years
- Work a minimum of 30 hours per week
- Cannot have received the award within the past eight years
- Only those new activities completed since last awarded will be considered
|2018||Kim Lambert, Greater Lewisville|
|2017||Ed Moore, Greater Tyler|
|2016||Mary Leidy, Collin County|
|2015||Angela Shields, San Antonio|
|2014||Cade Fowler, Lubbock|
|2013||Shelia Torres, Lufkin Association|
|2012||Carolyn Arnold, Permian Basin Board|
|2011||Amy DuBose, RCE, San Marcos Area Board|
|2010||Larry Johnson, RCE, Arlington Board of REALTORS®|
|2009||Patricia Webb, RCE, Texas REALTORS®|
|2008||Carolyn Wall, RCE, Greater Metro West Association|
|2007||Travis Kessler, RCE, San Antonio Board|
|2006||Sherry Matina, RCE, Greater Fort Worth Association|
|2005||Connie Coots, RCE, Odessa Board|
|2004||Sandra Lancaster, RCE, Grand Prarie Board|
|2002||Kathy Burkhalter, RCE, Beaumont Board|
|2001||Richard Thomas, RCE, Greater Dallas Association|
|2000||David Foster, CAE, RCE, Austin Board|
|1999||Mary Lou Whitham, RCE, Greater Tyler Board|
|1998||Kandi Pool, RCE, San Angelo Association|
|1997||Bob Hale, Houston Association|
|1996||Karen Castleman, Greater Texoma Association|
|1995||Marv Gerard, RCE, Abilene Board|
|1994||Claire Shahzad, RCE, Northeast Tarrant County Board|
|1993||Sam Roberson, San Antonio Board|
|1992||Travis Kessler, RCE, Greater Fort Worth Association|
|1991||Denise Price, RCE, Amarillo Association|
|1990||Benny McMahan, Greater Dallas Association|
|1989||Foster Edwards, Corpus Christi Association|
|1988||Brownie Brownlee, Lubbock Association|