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Mark Re selected 43rd recipient of annual Crystal Ball Award

The Central New York Sales & Marketing Executives (CNYSME) have selected Mark Re as the 43rd recipient of its annual Crystal Ball Award. Re will receive the award on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown during the annual Crystal Ball and Sales & Marketing Excellence Awards presentation and celebration.

An enduring symbol of the organization’s mission, the prestigious Crystal Ball is awarded annually by CNYSME to a local businessperson or group of business people in recognition of their contributions to the sales and marketing profession and for their endeavors in the areas of community development and support. The criteria for Crystal Ball recognition includes, but is not limited to: holding a position of Chief Executive Officer, President or Director of a CNY business, a person whose visibility impacts the progress and prosperity of Central New York, a leader who demonstrates commitment to superior quality and professionalism, a person who fosters excellence in their industry, local involvement in community and civic organizations, and demonstrates and practices an appreciation of the sales and marketing industry.

When I look at the criteria that CNYSME’s Crystal Ball Award is based upon, Mark Re is living proof of what the award represents. His leadership qualities, community involvement, knowledge of sales and marketing in his industry and philanthropic participation in so many worthy organizations are what this recognition is all about. He truly ‘pays it forward,’ and CNYSME is proud to honor Mark Re.  I look forward to presenting him with the Crystal Ball Award on April 30,” states Brooks Wright, President of CNY Sales & Marketing Executives.

Since becoming a real estate associate in 1980, Mark has sought the very best in himself on a professional level. Mark has a B.S. in Human Resource Management and Law & Public Policy from Syracuse University. An A.S. in Business from Onondaga Community College and is Vice President and Regional Manager of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Central New York & Northern New York Regions.

Mark is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and holds the ABR, CBR, CEA, CRB, CRS and GRI designations, has served as President of the Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors as well as President of the Central New York Information Services for several years.  Mark is an approved Instructor for the New York State Association of Realtors and serves on the “Leading Edge Advisory Board” of the National Association of Realtors.

Mark has earned the “Realtor of the Year Award” and twice received the “Realtor Broker/Manager of the Year Award” from the Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors” as well as their “Good Neighbor Award.” He received Chicago’s Nationwide Real Estate Recruiting Network “Recruiter of the Year Award” and most recently the New York State Association of Realtors “Community Service Award.”

Mark has served on a number of not-for-profit boards including Onondaga Community College, Upstate Medical University Hospital, Crouse Health Hospital, Community General Hospital, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Salt City Center for the Performing Arts, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and The Salvation Army Advisory Council.  Mark was presented the Customer Service Award from the United Way of Central New York for outstanding contributions to the community.  In October, 2018, Mark was bestowed the Onondaga Community College Alumni Faces Award.

In addition to the Crystal Ball, nearly two dozen local companies will purchase Sales and Marketing Excellence Awards (SMEAs) to be awarded to a top performer in their organization. What’s more, as part of CNYSME’s mission to help educate and advance sales and marketing professionals, two local students majoring in or planning to major in sales or marketing disciplines will be awarded scholarships at this year’s Crystal Ball ceremony.

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