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Roast and Toast
By Sherri Souza. Additional reporting by Simon Wong
Installation of WCR Tri-Cities Chapter officers for 2013
-- The Women’s Council of REALTORS (WCR) Tri-Cities Chapter, formed in 1993, thanked its outgoing board members and line officers Anna May (president), Greg Jones (president-elect), Viola Scott (VP membership), George Duarte (secretary) and Preiyaa Anand (treasurer) and welcomed incoming line officers for 2013, Greg Jones (president), Preiyaa Anand (president-elect), Eliane Selwan (secretary) and Melody Macabugao (treasurer) who was unable to attend the December 19, 2012 luncheon at the Newark Hilton. Sherri Souza, 2011 California State Chapter President, was the installation officer.
Greg Jones graduated from Central Washington University with a Business Administration degree, aged 20, before becoming the youngest commissioned officer in the US Air Force with which he served world-wide.
On leaving the Air Force, he embarked on a government career and earned his Masters in Public Administration at Cal State University, Hayward. He was Assistant City Manager for the City of Concord and city manager for the cities of Chico and Hayward before joining the real estate industry in 2010. He was elected to Hayward City Council in June 2012.
Jones specializes in commercial real estate and is a broker and joint owner of Realty World Neighbors, Hayward, with his wife Anna May. The Women’s Council of REALTORS recently recognized him nationally by awarding him the Performance Management Network designation for his skills as a REALTOR.
Preiyaa Anand was born in Roorkee, India, and grew up with her paternal grandparents, parents and younger brother in Chandigarh (northern India) which is considered one of India’s best-planned cities. Her vacations were spent with her maternal grandparents in southern India.
She met her spiritual Guru when she was seven years-old and grew up under his guidance and blessings. Anand was educated at The Lawrence School Sanawar, Shimla Hills. Founded by the British in 1847, it is one of the top five boarding schools in India and the oldest co-ed boarding school in the world. In 1999, she graduated from Chandigarh’s Punjab University with a Science Major.
In 1999, Anand met her husband, who works for Oracle Corp, and married and moved to Redwood City a year later. Her son Madhu was born in 2002. She moved to Fremont in 2003.
She obtained her Real Estate License in 2003 and joined the Fremont Mission office of Prudential California Realty in May 2004. Following further training, she specialized as a buyer’s agent. Anand received a Masters Award from Bay East Association of Realtors in 2005, was ranked as one of the top 10 agents for Better Homes & Gardens (formerly Prudential California Realty), Fremont Mission Office and joined Keller Williams Realty in April 2011.
Eliane Selwan works for Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate and has been a REALTOR since November 2007. Prior to obtaining her real estate license, she spent 15 years at home raising her three children. In 2005, Selwan joined Prudential California Realty Mason-McDuffie as a Transaction Coordinator.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a MBA in Computer Information Systems and speaks English, French, German and Arabic. Selwan joined the Women’s Council of REALTORS in January 2008 and served in 2009 and 2010 as VP of Membership in the Southern Alameda County Chapter.
Selwan enjoys spending her spare time with her family, her dogs, cooking and learning about new technologies.
The WCR Tri-Cities Chapter also presented LIFE ElderCare’s Executive Director Patricia Osage with a donation from the Chapter’s Casino Royale charity fundraiser held in August 2012. Magnolia Women’s Recovery Program, Inc. is also a beneficiary.
Besides empowering female REALTORS to become successful in their chosen career, members of the WCR Tri-Cities Chapter are dedicated to maintaining the highest professional standards and best practices in the real estate industry. The Chapter meets monthly and presents an educational program of speakers to enable its members to better serve their clients.
For more information about the Women’s Council of REALTORS (WCR) Tri-Cities Chapter, visit www.WCRTriCities.com or call (510) 886-2662. For 2013 sponsorship opportunities, contact Greg Jones at (510) 881-1234 ext. 105 or email GregJones@GregJonesRealEstate.com
For details about LIFE ElderCare, call (510) 574-2090 or visit www.lifeeldercare.org. For information about Magnolia Women’s Recovery Program, call (510) 487-2910 or visit www.magnoliarecovery.org
WCR TRI-CITIES CHAPTER SPONSORS
Tri-City Voice Newspaper
Realty World Neighbors
Sugar Bowl Bakery
Bay East Association of REALTORS
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate – Mason-McDuffie
Law Office of Phong H. La
MLS Listings, Inc
Old Republic Home Warranty
RE Realty Experts
WIN Tri-Cities Home Inspection