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Rick Watts Elected Chairman, Marsha Jordan to Vice Chair

Matthew J. “Rick” Watts of Fayetteville has been elected chairman and Marsha H. Jordan of Lincolnton, vice chair, of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission for the 2004-2005 term beginning August 1; it was announced by Phillip T. Fisher, Executive Director.

Watts is Broker Associate and Senior Sales Executive with Coldwell Banker United Realty in Fayetteville. In 12 years with Coldwell Banker, he has been a member of the President’s Elite for five years and the President’s Circle for seven years.

Watts entered the real estate business in 1992 after retiring from a 30-year career with the U. S. Army where he achieved the rank of Command Retention Sergeant Major for the XVIII Airborne Corps.

Among numerous military honors, Watts holds the U. S. Army’s Legion of Merit, the highest peacetime award for military achievement and honorable service. He was also featured in the recent book, “100 Sergeants Major of Color”, and was selected as the Fayetteville and Cumberland County Ministerial Council’s “Citizen of the Year” for 2004.

He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, the Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation Board and past member of the Executive Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, among other organizations.

Watts and his wife, Margaret, a retired teacher with 31 years of service, live in Fayetteville. Their daughter, Tiffany, recently received her doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Jordan entered the real estate business in 1986.  She is owner of Apple Realty in Lincolnton, a Graduate of the REALTORS® Institute and a Certified Residential Specialist.

Jordan is a director of the North Carolina Real Estate Education Foundation and a former president of the Lincolnton Board of REALTORS® and Dean of the REALTORS® Institute. Active in community affairs, she has served on the board of directors of the Lincolnton Chamber of Commerce and as president for Downtown Development, and is a member of the Lincolnton Rotary Club.

This article came from the November 2004-Vol35-2 edition of the bulletin.