Annual Night of Honors

Naples Area Board of REALTORS® Honors Members at Annual Awards Night

NAPLES, FL (April 4, 2019) - Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) held its annual Night of Honors celebration on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Club at Pelican Bay. Chartered in 1949, the 6,000+ professional member organization of REALTORS® in Collier County recognized the accomplishments of many of its members who volunteered their time and talents to better the organization, industry and community in 2018.


The highest honor - REALTOR® OF THE YEAR recognizes a member who has distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions in the community, and local, state, and national association level - and was awarded to Dominic Pallini, President 2017. Licensed in 2005, Pallini has been active in REALTOR® board activity since 2008 and has served on over 113 committees, taskforces and assignments at the local and state level. When called into action, Pallini testified against a property tax increase that would have affected homeowners and led recovery efforts during Hurricane Irma by distributing much needed supplies to members. Dominic has dedicated a large amount of his time to the REALTOR® profession and is now the current Florida Realtors® District 5 Vice President.


2018 NABOR® President Rick Baranski presented 2007 NABOR® President Spencer Haynes with a special NAR lapel pin in recognition of his leadership in government involvement. The NABOR® Community Partner Award was given to Laces of Love and Founder Jeanne Nealon.


A remarkable 32 members were inducted into the NABOR® Honor Society, many of which were also added to the Florida Realtors® Honor Society. Honor Society members provide participation at the local, state, and national levels to include activity in NAR®'s institutes, societies and councils, designations earned; educational activities; and political involvement.


Emeritus Status was awarded to Ethel Graham, Paula See, and 1986 NABOR® President Phil Wood in recognition of 40 cumulative years of membership in the National Association of REALTORS® and in recognition of valuable and lasting contribution to the real estate profession in the community.


The 2019 NABOR® Hall of Fame Award was given to 2018 NABOR® President Rick Baranski and 2008 NABOR® President Arlene Carozza. The Hall of Fame award recognizes members who have exhibited extraordinary dedication and service over 20 years of membership in NABOR®. During his presidency, Baranski created the Circle of Excellence program to promote professional conduct among members. More than 60 qualified members participated in 2018. Carozza created the NABOR® Leadership Academy to select, train and develop future visionary leaders for NABOR® and the community and to equip them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead NABOR®.


The prestigious Addison B. Miller Award was presented to 2009 NABOR® President Brett Brown. This NABOR® award recognizes an individual who works to enhance and/or preserve private property rights, ownership and transferability, and the preservation of the free enterprise system. Brown has been a REALTOR® for 25 years and served on committees both at the local and state level for over 20 years. Brett has received the NABOR® Realtor Committee Contribution of The Year Award, served on the NABOR® Board of Directors, and was a NABOR® Hall of Fame, REALTOR® of the Year, and RPAC Hall of Fame recipient. He is a current member of the Legislative Think Tank and Florida CIPS chapter.

Allied/Affiliate Committee Contribution: Liz CashmanAllied/Affiliate Rising Star: Jayne MalinowskiAllied/Affiliate Member of the Year: Kelly BrewerCitizen of the Year: Corey McCloskey
Educator of the Year: Jeri CobbHumanitarian: Paula Angelopoulos UrbinatiLeadership Academy Alumni Award: Katie ScheiberREALTOR Rising Star: PJ Smith
REALTOR Committee Contribution Award: Holly HarmonTask Force Contribution Award: Kathy ZornCommercial Achievement Award: Mike Carr, Jr., posthumously & accepted by Mike Carr, Sr.