MADISON, N.J., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sue Yannaccone, ERA Real Estate's president and CEO, was named a Bronze winner in the Female Executive of the Year category in the 13th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, during an awards reception in New York City on November 18.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world's premier business awards.
More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories. Yannaccone was recognized for her swift rise at ERA Real Estate, earning an executive promotion from chief operating officer to president and chief executive officer within one year of joining the brand.
"Sue Yannaccone is a proven leader in the dynamic environment of residential real estate and she has leveraged her extensive industry knowledge to drive growth for ERA Real Estate by enhancing the brand's value proposition to brokers," said Alex Perriello, CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group, parent company of ERA Real Estate. "Her authentic, open-door approach to leadership, coupled with a highly effective blend of strategic thinking and accountability are helping to redefine an exciting future for ERA Real Estate."
"Sue's laser focus on franchisee engagement, satisfaction and growth resulted in a notable increase in broker satisfaction with the ERA brand," said John Peyton, president and COO of the Realogy Franchise Group. "This success is attributed in large part to Sue's leadership with regard to recent enhancements to the brand's servicing structure, the delivery of on-site learning programs and her leadership team's promotion of a collaborative culture."
"I couldn't be more thrilled to be recognized by The Stevie Awards for Women in Business," said Yannaccone. "Since joining ERA Real Estate last year, I have been deeply impressed with the energy and momentum of this uniquely collaborative brand as we chart a course for continued growth and work together to move real estate in a whole new direction."
"In the 13th year of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the judges were very impressed with the quality of each nomination," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. "The competition has grown each year because there are so many high-achieving women all over the world, who serve as an inspiration to those who would like to start, grow or lead a business."
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.
About The Stevie Awards Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.
About ERA Real Estate ERA Real Estate is an innovative franchising leader in the residential real estate industry with more than 40 years of experience in developing consumer-oriented products and services. The ERA network includes approximately 37,000 affiliated brokers and sales associates and approximately 2,350 offices throughout the United States and 33 countries and territories. Each office is independently owned and operated. ERA Real Estate is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global provider of real estate services. ERA Real Estate information is available at: ExploreERA.com.