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."