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Stefanie Pratt Installed as CCAR 2015-16 President

REALTOR® Stefanie Pratt, a licensed real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Honig Bell in Champaign, has been installed as the 2015-16 president of the Champaign County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR). 

            Pratt obtained her real estate license in 2003. In 2004, she was honored with the R.O.O.K.I.E. of the Year Award by the Champaign County Association of REALTORS®, given to a promising new agent who has passion and dedication to their clients, career and community. Since 2004, she has also received the Coldwell Banker "International President's Circle" award as one of its top agents. In 2005 she was recognized by RIS Media magazine as one of its "Top 50 REALTORS® on the Rise."

            Pratt has served as a member of the Champaign County Association of REALTORS® Professional Development Involvement Group, Governmental Affairs Involvement Group, Professional Standards and Grievance Committees.  She is also a past chairperson of the MLS Committee. Pratt also served on the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Tornado Relief Fund. She will represent CCAR at the National Association of REALTORS® business meetings this year.

            Pratt is also an active member of the Home Builders Association of Eastern Illinois and received the volunteer of the year award in 2014. She also chaired the return of the Showcase of Homes in 2014.

            In 2009, Pratt received two community awards, the Top 20 Women to Know in Champaign County by the Illini Radio Group and the Top Forty Under 40 Professionals by Central Illinois Business Magazine.

            Active in other community organizations, Pratt has been instrumental in recreating the annual Champaign County Humane Society Dinner/Auction event, serving as Chair 2007-2013.  In 2008, she received the Champaign County Humane Society Volunteer of the Month award.

            Pratt is an active member of Champaign West Rotary and member and former ambassador of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce. She has served on the board for the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club and March of Dimes. Pratt lead fundraising committees for the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball, March of Dimes, Center for Women in Transition and Big Brothers/Big Sisters Advisory Board.

            Pratt is a partner in Mega Events, a benefit auction specialist company that  assists not-for-profits in their events. In 2015, she founded Rockin for Reasons, a not-for-profit organization to bring national and local music together for concerts that benefit local not-for-profit organizations.

             Other 2015-16 CCAR officers elected and installed include: President-elect Jim Waller, a broker with Coldwell Banker Honig Bell in Champaign and Max McComb, a broker with RE/MAX Realty Associates as Secretary-Treasurer.

            Newly installed directors include: Scott Bechtel, broker/owner of Keller Williams Realty; Kimberly Krisman Clark, a broker with RE/MAX Realty Associates and Liz McDonald, a broker with The McDonald Group.

            Other members of the CCAR Board of Directors include: Immediate Past President Jeffrey Barkstall, a broker with Century 21 Heartland Real Estate; Ginger Campbell, broker with Keller Williams Realty; Russ Taylor, broker/owner with RE/MAX Realty Associates and Alex Ruggieri, broker with Ramshaw Real Estate/Sperry Van Ness.

            The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® Installation of officers was held on September 17, 2015 at the Hawthorn Suites in Champaign. The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® is a voluntary trade organization serving Champaign County and surrounding areas, and it is the leading resource for REALTOR® members and an advocate for homeownership and private property rights.

Thursday, October 1, 2015/Categories: News Releases