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Gerken & Associates Realtors
1157 West Highway 76
Branson, MO   65616

Kay Gerken, CRB, GRI, LTG, PMN, SRS, REALTOR® and co-owner of Gerken & Associates Realtors in Branson, Missouri was honored as the 2008 REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY) recently at the Missouri Association of REALTORS® (MAR) Business Conference.

Candidates for ROTY are evaluated on the basis of their REALTOR® Spirit; activity in Civic Affairs; activity in the REALTOR® Association at the Local, State and National levels; and business accomplishments. In her 29 years of real estate service, Gerken has been very active on all levels of the REALTOR® organization, serving on or chairing many committees during her tenure.

An active REALTOR® since 1979, Gerken has either chaired or been a member of nearly all her local board committees. She served as a local director for three years and as treasurer, president elect and president in 1991. Kay was awarded the Tri Lakes Board of REALTORS® REALTOR® of the Year Award in 1992. Currently she serves as an orientation instructor, chair of the local Leadership Academy Task Force, and a member of the Education and Legislative committees.

Active in the REALTOR® association on the state level as well, Gerken served as a State Director for four years, District Vice President for four years and as an elected member of MAR’s Executive Committee for six years. She was elected treasurer in 2002, president elect in 2003 and served as state president in 2004. She currently serves on MAR’s Economic Development Council.

Kay has enhanced her real estate education by achieving the professional designations of Graduate, REALTORS® Institute (GRI), Certified Real Estate Brokerage manager (CRB) and the LTG and PMN designations from the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

Kay is well known in the community as a political activist, working on several campaigns in both state and local races. She is also an active member of the College of the Ozarks Associates, the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and supports the Christian Action Ministries raising money for those in need in Taney County.

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