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Member Recognition

Extraordinary REALTORS® in the community and industry

North Shore REALTORS® recognizes the exceptional people that help make our association a leading real estate resource. We appreciate the contributions of those that are not only active in the business but committed to the community.

We couldn’t do it without you!

NSR celebrates the accomplishments of REALTORS® and Community members for their contributions to the industry, community, and housing. Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Award Recipients, thank you for all that you do!

REALTOR® OF THE YEAR

Presented annually, the NSR REALTOR® of the Year award recognizes one REALTOR® for outstanding contribution and participation in activities that promote and advance the industry and community at large over the past eighteen months. Each year the winner’s credentials are forwarded to the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® to be in the running to be named state REALTOR® of the Year, an honor that is recognized at the National REALTORS® convention in November.

Our REALTOR® of the year for 2021 is Henry Pizzo. Read Henry’s profile below to learn more about her significant contributions to the real estate industry and to our organization.

The North Shore REALTORS® (NSR) recognizes Henry Pizzo, LUX Realty North Shore, Beverly as the 2021 NSR REALTOR® of the Year. The announcement was made by NSR’s 2020 REALTOR® of the Year Cynthia Nina-Soto over Zoom Meeting as part of the NSR June Education Event & Expo on June 22nd.

A REALTOR® member for over a decade, Henry’s recent local service includes the Nominating committee, Orientation committee, Finance committee, Board of Directors, chairing the RPAC Work Group, and more. He is always a quick yes to give of his time and a strong presence at NSR meetings and events.

Our REALTOR® of the Year has been a standout representative of NSR on the state and national level as well. He served on the MAR Government Affairs Committee, as a RPAC Trustee, as a REIPAC Trustee, as chair of the MAR Forms Committee, and has served on the MAR Board of Directors.

He doesn’t just talk the talk; he walks the walk as a multi-year Crystal “R” Major Investor. He values continued real estate education; holding the GRI, SRES, ABR, and SRS designations as well as promoting and offering avenues for his agents to add and maintain designations themselves.

Besides being an active Broker and NSR volunteer, in his local community of Beverly he serves on the Greater Beverly YMCA Board of Directors and as a Parks & Rec Committee member.

Congratulations to Henry Pizzo, our 2021 NSR REALTOR® of the Year! The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® will honor Henry, along with recipients from other local associations, at its Professional Awards Reception in September.

  • 2020 Cynthia Nina-Soto
  • 2019 Jan Pellegrini
  • 2018 Amy Wallick
  • 2017 Dan Bennett
  • 2016 Sarah MacBurnie
  • 2015 Eileen Jonah Daly
  • 2014 Amy Wallick
  • 2013 Jason Parisella
  • 2012 Kevin Wallace
  • 2011 Bert Beaulieu
  • 2010 David Kres
  • 2009 Marilyn Jarvis
  • 2008 Linda O'Connor
  • 2007 Kim Sandler
  • 2006 Debbie Zywusko
  • 2005 Lois Williams
  • 2004 Pam Cote
  • 2003 Paul Consoli
  • 2002 Pat Marcotte
  • 2001 Gerry Mahoney
  • 2000 Robert Soltz
  • 1999 Lois Williams
  • 1998 Ronn Huth
  • 1997 Dana Lothrop
  • 1996 Linda Bertelli
  • 1995 Jay Burnham
  • 1994 Linda O'Connor
  • 1993 Pamela Cote
  • 1992 Albert Stanzione
  • 1991 Diane St. Laurent
  • 1990 Elaine Kelleher
  • 1989 John Kennedy
  • 1988 Stephanie Nagle
  • 1987 Stephen Horne
  • 1986 Betty Marlin
  • 1985 Alfred Manzi
  • 1984 Ralph DeAngelis
  • 1983 Bernard Marron
  • 1982 Arthur Zweil, Jr.
  • 1981 Edward Foster
  • 1980 Peter Fortunato, Jr.
  • 1979 Vernon Martin
  • 1978 Barbara Goldberg
  • 1977 C. Stuart Carroll
  • 1976 Elinor Wells
  • 1975 Charlotte Savage
  • 1974 Henry Savage
  • 1973 John Barry
  • 1972 Ann Bouchard
  • 1971 Lillian Goff
  • 1970 James Finn
  • 1969 Peter Fortunato
  • 1968 Ella Johnson

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

NSR's Rookie of the Year is given to a member who has been a REALTOR® for less than 18 months, has documented sales, and is active with NSR.

Congratulations to the the 2021 recipient Leonardo Casillas, Cameron Prestige, Wakefield. Leonardo joined NSR in June 2020. Since then, he has achieved over $2.9 million in sales volume, attended nearly every NSR major event, and served as a member of the 2020 & 2021 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Task Force. He is also active in the community as a member of the Board of Directors for the La Vida Scholas, Lynn, and a member of the Lynn Housing Steering Committee.

  • 2020 Annie Belmer
  • 2019 Gillian Bouchie
  • 2018 Nick Zolotas
  • 2017 Linda Turcotte
  • 2016 Patrick Runne
  • 2015 Jan Pellegrini
  • 2014 Peter Lutts
  • 2013 Ryan Snow
  • 2012 Holly Baldassare
  • 2011 Kimberly Carafa
  • 2010 Ruth Berube
  • 2009 Amy Wallick
  • 2008 James Hazell
  • 2007 Marianne Cataldo
  • 2006 David Kres
  • 2005 Jennifer Anderson, Todd Alperin, Kristin Bouchard, Salvatore DiMecurio
  • 2004 Dotty Peterson, Linda Williams, Beth Mackey, Michelle Allison
  • 2003 Maurine Turcotte, Linda Griggs, Bill Black, Carole Sullivan
  • 2002 Kathy Brogan, Stephen Rainford, Ellen Darst, Ginny LeBlanc, Dennis Marks
  • 2001 Michael Skafas, Michelle Meadows, Lillian Lograsso, Ginger Attaya

HOME OWNERSHIP ADVOCATE

The Home Ownership Advocate is given to a REALTOR® or community member to recognize the efforts and actions they have taken to promote homeownership in their community.

Congratulations to the 2021 recipient Cynthia Nina-Soto, Nina-Soto Realty, Salem. Cynthia has advocated on Beacon Hill for REALTOR® Day on the Hill and virtually for our Week of Advocacy, advocated on multiple local issues with both Mayors and City Councilors, served as a NSR Town Monitor, invested as a Crystal “R” Investor, served on both the NSR and MAR Government Affairs Committees, served on both the NSR and Harborlight Community Partners Board of Directors, and currently sits on the Salem Redevelopment Authority, Housing Steering Committee, and the Scholarship and Education Committee while also being a past member of the Salem Affordable Housing Trust.

  • 2020 Rosa Ordaz
  • 2019 Mayor Kim Driscoll, Salem
  • 2018 Judy Field
  • 2017 Gardner Trask, III, Town of Danvers Selectman
  • 2016 Aaron Claussen, City of Beverly
  • 2015 Bert Beaulieu
  • 2014 Corey Jackson - Citizens for Adequate Housing
  • 2013 Lisa Fiandaca
  • 2012 Mary Francis
  • 2011 Donald Preston - Habitat for Humanity

OUTSTANDING NSR SERVICE

This award is traditionally presented to a REALTOR® member who demonstrates outstanding committee service and works diligently behind the scenes for the betterment of the members and the Association.

Congratulations to the 2021 recipient Tyson Lynch, William Raveis Real Estate, Marblehead. When called upon Tyson has stepped up for this association time and time again. He has served on the NSR Board of Directors, served as a member of the Affiliate Work Group, Finance & Budget Committee, Member Outreach Committee, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force, and as a Mediation Officer. He participates in almost everything NSR offers and is never afraid to offer honest and critical feedback. He was a featured panelist at this year’s June Event and in May joined Patrick Maguire as a presenter on a national Fair Housing panel coordinated by the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance.

  • 2020 Toni Riddle
  • 2019 David Kres
  • 2018 Elizabeth Johns
  • 2017 Cynthia Nina-Soto
  • 2016 George Roark
  • 2015 Jennifer Brennan
  • 2014 Luciano Leone
  • 2013 Patrick Maguire
  • 2012 Betty Slatko
  • 2011 Lizete Alcalai

AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR

This award is given to an affiliate who contributes their knowledge, time and support to the NSR.

Congratulations to the 2021 recipient Tony Barletta, Total Mortgage, Beverly. Tony joined NSR in February 2012. Since then, he has attended more than 20 of our events. He has served on NSR’s Awards Work Group and is an instructor for our First-time Homebuyers Course. He was one of the first sponsors of our First Time Homebuyer Classes, he was our first ever bus sponsor for REALTOR® Day on the Hill, he sponsored the Young Professionals event, and when we set up a crazy goal of over $10,000 in donations for the Welcome Home Basket Project he quickly stepped to the table and donated 5 baskets.

  • 2020 Brian Mahoney
  • 2019 Nancy Prag
  • 2018 Patty Gabriel
  • 2017 Richard Ciarleta
  • 2016 George Koutsos
  • 2015 Robin Blake
  • 2014 Michael Galatis
  • 2013 Felix Amsler
  • 2012 Kevin Gannon
  • 2011 Jeff Stelman

GOOD NEIGHBOR

The Good Neighbor Award recognizes a REALTOR® for their extraordinary commitment to community service, improving the lives of local residents and making their community a better place to live.

Congratulations to the 2021 recipient Esther Summersett, RE/MAX 360, Lynn. Esther has been an NSR member for 4 years. She is a board member for the Northshore Latino Association and Family & Children’s Service. She is involved with the Shannon Initiative, aimed at reducing gang violence across the commonwealth, and with Celebrate Literacy Day. She serves as a volunteer at the Lynn Shelter and at My Brother’s Table. She was also one of our panel members of the “Seeing Our Blindspots” panel during the June Event.

  • 2020 Linda Turcotte
  • 2019 Jena Haag
  • 2018 John Swain
  • 2017 Bridget Kimball
  • 2016 Francine Cecieta
  • 2015 Joyce Herman
  • 2014 Leonette Strout
  • 2013 Krista Finigan
  • 2012 Nancy Frates
  • 2011 Marie Bishop
  • 2010 Gimmie Sue Valacer
  • 2009 Ruth Pino
  • 2008 Marie Bishop
  • 2007 Nancy Yorgy
  • 2006 Kellee Costa
  • 2005 Robert Carver, Paul Herrick, Victor Serino
  • 2004 Jim Armstrong, Mary Francis, Barry DeNofrio
  • 2003 Cookie Melanson, Jenna Riley, Joe Kasenenko, Ken Koon
  • 2002 Phyllis Sagan, Merit McIntyre, Beverly Popielski, Clark Dexter
  • 2001 Jefferson Davis, Claire Dembowski, Fatima Heath, Cookie Melanson, Cindy Matheson

LIFE MEMBERS

The Life Member Award recognizes an active member of the association who has served as a role model for professionalism in real estate for at least two decades and has a long and established history of outstanding service to the REALTOR® association. The Awards Work Group sends its recommendation to the Board of Directors who determines the recipient.

  • 2015 Michael Romanovsky
  • 2014 Paul Herrick
  • 2012 Terry Sullivan
  • 2011 Linda O’Connor
  • 2010 Lois Williams
  • 2009 Ronn Huth
  • 2008 Cookie Melanson
  • 2007 Arthur Zweil
  • 2006 Gerry Mahoney
  • 2005 Phyllis Sagan
  • 2004 Ron Fleet
  • 2003 Harold Beaton
  • 2002 King Davis
  • 2001 John Kennedy
  • 2000 Richard Carlson
  • 1999 Betty Marlin
  • 1998 Vernon Martin

PAST PRESIDENTS

NSR offers many thanks to those that served as NSR president. Without the hard work and dedication of these exceptional members, our organization would not be the vital organization it is today.

  • 2020 Cynthia Nina-Soto
  • 2019 Henry Pizzo
  • 2018 Jan Pellegrini
  • 2017 Patrick Maguire
  • 2016 Betty Slatko
  • 2015 Eileen Jonah-Daly
  • 2014 Jim Armstrong
  • 2013 Amy Wallick
  • 2012 Jason Parisella
  • 2011 Kevin Wallace
  • 2010 Bert Beaulieu
  • 2009 David Kres
  • 2008 Marilyn Jarvis
  • 2007 Kim Sandler
  • 2006 Debbie Zywusko
  • 2005 Lois Williams
  • 2004 Pamela Cote
  • 2003 William G. Mullen III
  • 2002 Ronn Huth
  • 2001 Pat Marcotte-Duffy
  • 2000 Gerry Mahoney
  • 1999 Robert S. Soltz
  • 1998 Lois Williams
  • 1997 Paul Consoli
  • 1996 Linda O'Connor
  • 1995 Linda C. Bertelli
  • 1994 Jay Burnham
  • 1993 Jesse Rose
  • 1992 Albert R. Stanzione
  • 1991 Elaine Kelleher
  • 1990 John B. Kennedy
  • 1989 Harold F. Beaton
  • 1988 William E. Kiley, Jr.
  • 1987 Stephanie T. Nagle
  • 1986 Stephen D. Horne
  • 1984-1985 Alfred A. Manzi
  • 1983 Ralph G. DeAngelis
  • 1981-1982 Arthur M. Zweil, Jr.
  • 1979-1980 Bernard Marron
  • 1978 William M. Simon
  • 1977 Edwin A. Thompson, Jr.
  • 1976 C. Stuart Carroll
  • 1975 Richard W. Carlson
  • 1974 Ann B. Bouchard
  • 1973 Harry Savage
  • 1971-1972 John J. Barry
  • 1970-1971 James A. Finn
  • 1969-1970 George A. Ahmed
  • 1968-1969 Peter F. Fortunato
  • 1967-1968 Lillian F. Goff
  • 1966-1967 Alan F. Johnson
  • 1965-1966 Ralph L. Leonard, Sr.
  • 1964-1965 James S. Castle
  • 1963-1964 Alden C. Goodnow, Jr.
  • 1962-1963 Stanley J. Mikulski
  • 1961-1962 Stanley G. Hayes
  • 1959-1960 W. Ray Webster
  • 1958-1959 Lester O. Sterling
  • 1958 Derby Moore
  • 1957-1958 David P. Faulkner
  • 1956-1957 Harry Hosman
  • 1955 Spiros J. Karavedas
  • 1953-1954 Brainard F. Conley
  • 1952 Clement C. Archer
  • 1950-1951 George V. Brown
  • 1946-1949 Leslie Morgan
  • 1942-1945 Harry D. Clifford
  • 1926-1941 David Fry
  • 1925 Foy K. Patch
  • 1923-1925 James G. Callahan