Taking social distancing seriously, Long Realty, on June 1, honored two of its veteran pros with annual awards for lifetime achievement and community service at a companywide virtual meeting, convened in lieu of the company’s usual annual awards event.
The Barrington L. Long Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020 went to Jerome King, an associate broker with Long’s River/Campbell office. Winning 2020’s Samuel H. Woods Community Service Award was Ron Sable, a sales agent with the Foothills office.
Jerome King: Barrington L. Long Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020
Named after Barrington L. Long, president and owner of Long Realty from 1952 to 1980 and son of company founder Roy H. Long, the award is presented to a Long Realty associate who has made a significant and lasting impact on the field of real estate, earned the respect and admiration of professional peers and repeatedly inspired others to excel.
A broker since 1988, King has served Long Realty, and his profession, in a host of capacities. He’s held numerous REALTOR® Association committee and leadership positions at the local, state and national levels and is currently vice president of the board of the Tucson Association of REALTORS®.
King served as Long Realty’s designated broker from 2003 to 2015, a key position that includes reviewing sales contracts and employment agreements, supervising company advertising, making sure sales agents and associate brokers keep current with continuing-education requirements and in general overseeing the efforts of the company’s sales force.
Ron Sable: Samuel H. Woods Community Service Award for 2020
A deep vein of community service runs through Ron Sable’s résumé. A sales pro since 2013, Sable chaired the founding advisory board of the Center for Leadership Ethics at UArizona’s Eller College of Management. He’s also past board chair for United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, current board chair of Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corp., and serves on the boards of Merchants Information Solutions and Agape Hospice.
A licensed commercial pilot and retired USAF colonel (and Ronald Reagan’s Senate liaison for space, intelligence and defense), he also supports Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as a volunteer with the DM50 and the 390th Memorial Museum, as well as the Tucson Airport Authority.
Named for Samuel H. Woods, a Long Realty member renowned for his community-service engagement, the award recognizes a sales associate or employee who best exemplifies a commitment to community involvement and ‘service above self’ while inspiring others to do the same.
The award includes a donation to the Samuel H. Woods Memorial Scholarship Fund in the name of the recipient. Administered by the University of Arizona Foundation, the fund supports a scholarship for a student studying regional land development at UArizona’s School of Geography and Development.
“I can’t think of two individuals more deserving of these honors,” said Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Companies. “It’s people like Jerome and Ron who make our community, and our profession, so vibrant and supportive. They give freely of their time and enthusiasm, and they set a high bar for the rest of us.”
For more information, contact Jerome King at jeromek@LongRealty.com or (520) 918-3828. Contact Ron Sable at RonSable@LongRealty.com or (520) 971-4318.