DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS FROM NEW ENGLAND
2011 DSA RECIPIENT
Adorna currently owns and runs 3 real estate related business and has had a personal team for over 25 years.
As the President of Dynamic Directions, Inc., a company with an extensive faculty of consultants, speakers and trainers, Adorna trains Realtors® all over North America. She has authored numerous residential designation and certification courses for the NAR and REBI – Real Estate Business Institute.
In 1997 she completed her term as the State President for the CT Realtors, was the 2001 Region 1 VP, an NAR Liaison in 2002, 2003, and 2007, RPAC Trustee in 2004, the 2005 NAR VP & Liaison to Committees, NAR’s Chief Political Fundraiser in 2006, a member of the RPAC Hall of Fame, the REBAC Hall of Fame, the 2016 President of the REBI – Real Estate Business Institute and is the 79th recipient of NAR’s Distinguished Service Award.
Adorna has a BA Degree in Philosophy and has been awarded five Who’s Who awards beginning with “Who’s Who of American Women”, “Finance and Industry”, “Emerging Leaders”, “Who’s Who in the East” and “Who’s Who in America.
2019 DSA RECIPIENT
A REALTOR® since 1979, Ken has actively listed and sold residential and commercial investment properties in Northern Vermont since that time. A Stowe resident since 1969, he and his late wife Bunny raised three children, educated them in the Stowe school system and, between all of them, has been blessed with seven grandchildren. For 17 years he was Police Chief in Stowe, retiring in 1992. For more than 20 years he coached softball and basketball in high school or Little League softball during the summer, winning 10 state titles in softball. He is deeply committed to Stowe and the surrounding area sampling stating "I think it's the best place in the world to raise a family."
He served as President of the Vermont Association of REALTORS® in 2003 and again in 2016. He was also active in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and continues to serve NAR in a number of roles as a member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee on two different occasions and on various committees. All this national exposure, along with his 2006 role as the National Chair for the Resort & Second Homes Committee and his 2010 appointment as the Liaison for the Global Business Alliances Group of NAR, provides him with many contacts and referrals from around the world. He is also the Vice President and Past President of the Associated Realty of the Americas, a by-invitation-only association of luxury REALTORS® from Mexico, Canada and the United States. He serves on the Board of Directors of Invest in America, a private corporation whose mission is to assist those inbound foreign nationals desiring to invest in the commercial development potential of the United States.