Anderson named new CEO of Realtors association

The Board of Directors of the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) announced this week the hiring of a new chief executive officer (CEO) who will manage the county’s only real estate trade association and oversee services to its more than 1,500 Realtor members.

Patricia Anderson, SCAOR’s current chief operations officer takes on the new role effective June 11, after serving in her interim capacity since November 2018. She has been with SCAOR for nearly four years and has served the association in administration, as professional standards administrator and as director of professional development.

Prior to SCAOR, Anderson served in the Delaware Senate as the Sussex County constituent liaison for the Minority Caucus.

“Patricia brings extensive knowledge and experience in public policy, professional standards, professional development, mediation and arbitration experience, from her time at Sussex County Family Court, as well as intervention counseling specialty,” SCAOR representatives said.

Anderson is a native Delawarean and has been in Sussex County since starting high school. A Cape Henlopen honors graduate in the Class of 1990), she has an undergraduate degree in liberal arts (concentration psychology and sociology) from the University of Delaware and has completed some post-graduate studies in organizational psychology/education. Today, she resides in Georgetown with her sons.

“It has been a time of transition here at SCAOR that presents an amazing opportunity for the staff and me to assist in the rebranding of the association and extend a new variety of member benefits and resources for the exciting times ahead,” Anderson said.

“As an advocate for the protection of property rights and home ownership, the association has an important job of monitoring trends in the market and providing the necessary tools for our members to be equipped and react effectively, timely, and professionally. I am excited for this new chapter for SCAOR, the staff and for myself, and I look forward to the challenges ahead.”

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