WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard W. "Rick" Davidson was elected as Chairman of the Easter Seals International Board of Directors on Saturday, October 26th.
The CENTURY 21® relationship with Easter Seals began in 1979, and since that time, its thousands of franchise brokers and their agents have raised more than $106 million to provide services and support to children and adults with disabilities through Easter Seals.
"Century 21 Real Estate LLC and its brokers and agents have been helping to change the lives of children and adults with disabilities at Easter Seals for nearly 35 years," says James E. Williams, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Easter Seals. "Rick is truly an Easter Seals Champion and the entire Easter Seals family is delighted that he has accepted the position of Chairman, Easter Seals Board of Directors. We are excited to see what the future holds for our organization under his leadership."
Davidson was appointed President and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC in February of 2010. With nearly 25 years' experience in the real estate industry, Davidson was a licensed real estate broker in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has received several national awards for real estate excellence, and is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).
"It's been a privilege to lead our company's philanthropic efforts over the last few years by reinforcing our commitment to Easter Seals and I couldn't be more honored to serve as Chairman of the International Board of Directors," said Davidson. "I am excited to further develop our company's relationship with the organization and nurture the committee's efforts to help support children and adults with disabilities."
About Century 21 Real Estate LLC
Century 21 Real Estate LLC (CENTURY21.com) is the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, providing comprehensive training and marketing support for the CENTURY 21 System. The System is comprised of approximately 7,100 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 74 countries and territories worldwide with nearly 102,000 sales professionals. Century 21 Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.
About Easter Seals
For nearly 100 years, Easter Seals has provided life-changing solutions to the people of our country. From children and adults living with disabilities, to military families looking to serve their communities, Easter Seals is committed to creating a world of inclusion, dignity, empowerment and independence. We personalize solutions for individuals with autism, and intellectual and physical disabilities through innovative therapy, training, education and support services.
Recognizing the new and unmet needs of so many returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, we are also addressing serious gaps in service by mobilizing our national network of community-based services through a partnership with Dixon Center (www.theDixonCenter.org). At Easter Seals, we are equipped to serve thousands of individuals and military families across our 70+ affiliates, 550 nationwide service sites, 27,000 professional staff and 40,000 local volunteers. Find out more at www.easterseals.com.
SOURCE Easter Seals