to Honor Shari Chase, Host Mary Whipple

LOS ANGELES, CA - (April 7, 2009) - will award Shari Chase, CEO and president of Chase International, with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual spring retreat, which will be held from Sunday, April 26 to Wednesday, April 29. Being held in Las Vegas, Nev., the retreat will host Olympic gold medalist Mary Whipple as its keynote speaker.

Winning an Olympic gold medal and being awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award are not simple tasks; they take perseverance, teamwork and energy. Both Chase and Whipple have exemplified these traits throughout their careers and continue to do so.

According to, the Lifetime Achievement Award is given twice a year to the Luxury Real Estate member who has set an example for the real estate industry, displayed excellence throughout their career and is truly a legend. For the past 23 year, Chase, president and CEO of Chase International, has been fitting the bill.

An award-winner herself, Whipple will discuss turning weaknesses into strengths, recognizing your place in a team environment as well as acknowledging the importance of one’s teammates.