Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Harry Norman, Realtors President Lewis Glenn Retires, Successor Named

Rismedia - After months of thoughtful consideration, Harry Norman, Realtors® President and CEO, Lewis Glenn, announced his retirement from Harry Norman, Realtors to pursue other personal and professional opportunities. Senior Vice President and General Manager, Martha Hayhurst, will succeed Glenn as President of Harry Norman, Realtors®.

Lewis Glenn was named President and CEO of Harry Norman, Realtors® by the late Harry Norman, Jr. in 1994. Glenn and a group of managing partners led the company until it was sold to its present owner, HomeServices of America - a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, in May 2006. Prior to being named President, Glenn served as vice president and managing broker of the company’s Buckhead/Northwest office.

“My decision to retire has been made easier by having the current leadership team in place. Harry Norman, Realtors leadership team is committed to taking our company to the next level of greatness. Our company values, principles, good name and reputation are still in place today and this team will only enhance our heritage and legacy. It has been a great honor and pleasure serving as the President and CEO of Harry Norman, Realtors® and I leave this company deeply grateful for the opportunity to be of service to our sales associates, staff members and leadership team. I admire Martha Hayhurst’s professional expertise and leadership skills and after observing her thorough commitment to the success of everyone connected with Harry Norman, Realtors, I am confident in her ability to lead this company to its next level of accomplishment,” said Glenn.

Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America, said the following of the announcement:

“I want to personally thank Lewis on behalf of HomeServices for his strong leadership, his dedication to the company and its people, and for his passion to always strive for excellence in our business. I’m sure that, like his colleagues across the HomeServices family, everyone at Harry Norman, Realtors will miss Lewis. I also want to congratulate Martha Hayhurst in her new role as President of Harry Norman, Realtors®. Everyone at HomeServices wishes her the very best in this endeavor. Martha has demonstrated a strong passion to do what’s best for the company and the leadership skills necessary to act on them. HomeServices is committed to the long-term growth and success of Harry Norman, Realtors.”

Martha Hayhurst served as a Senior Vice President since 2006, first as the Senior Vice President in charge of Branch Growth and Development and most recently as the Senior Vice President and General Manager in charge of the overall operations of Harry Norman, Realtors®. Hayhurst joined Harry Norman, Realtors® as Vice President and Managing Broker of the Peachtree City Office, which she opened in 2001.

With more than 20 years experience as a Realtor® in the metropolitan Atlanta area, the Fayette County Board of Realtors® named Hayhurst Realtor® of the Year in 2000 and 2002. She was named as one the top 40 most influential Realtors® in Atlanta for three years by the Atlanta Business Chronicle; she is the recipient of the inaugural President’s Award for service to the Fayette Board of Realtors®, the past President of the Fayette County Board of Realtors and chair or vice chair of many Georgia Association of Realtors committees.

“Being named President of Harry Norman, Realtors, a nationally recognized leader in the real estate industry, is an honor and humbling responsibility. This is an opportunity of great magnitude and I meet this challenge with excitement. I am tremendously grateful to Lewis Glenn and my fellow leaders for preparing me for this task through their fellowship and support,” said Hayhurst.

Hayhurst continued, “Together with our leadership team, I can promise that Harry Norman, Realtors core values of uncompromising honesty and integrity will not change. We will provide nurturing courageous leadership that is not afraid to make difficult decisions with compassion for all involved. We will continue to be a results-oriented company; a place where people are encouraged to grow and flourish, and where they are recognized for their commitments and accomplishments that help to better the entire organization. Together, our leadership team will be relentless in our pursuit of excellence. “

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