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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110401/MM76153LOGO) 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."