NAPLES, Fla. – (March 20, 2008) – Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc. REALTORS
is proud to announce that Wendy L. Hayes has joined the company and will work in general real estate sales out of company’s office located at the Village on Venetian Bay. Hayes, a longtime resident of Florida, has a twenty-year background in real estate business and management including marketing new construction real estate, training onsite sales agents, office operations, and oversight of customer relations. Garnering in-depth experience on a managerial level, Hayes found the shift to real estate sales a natural transition and has been a licensed Realtor for over three years.Hayes’ resume includes organizing domestic and international trade shows; creation of marketing and advertising strategies; manager at Naples Ritz-Carlton supervising front desk personnel, customer relations liaison, forecast and budget preparation, and training for all concierge staff.Originally from Lincoln, Maine, Hayes holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Maine at Orono, and is a member of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR).She served as President of the American Marketing Association, UMO Chapter and was a finalist for Ritz-Carlton Employee of the Year. Other honors bestowed to Hayes consist of the 5-Star Employee by the Ritz-Carlton Executive Committee, and the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award Tour Leader. Congress established the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award in 1987. The intent is to promote awareness, quality and business achievement of U.S. organizations. Awards are given in manufacturing, service, small business, education, and health care. The criteria are designed to help organizations improve their performance by focusing on delivering ever-improving value to customers and improving the organization’s overall performance. Malcolm Baldridge was Secretary of Commerce from 1981 to 1987.Premier Properties is the exclusive Southwest Florida affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates, and Regents. The company has full service offices in the Village on Venetian Bay in Park Shore; Broad Avenue South, Bayfront and 5th Avenue South, in Old Naples; The Premier Gallery in the Northern Trust Building in Park Shore; Vanderbilt Beach Road in North Naples; at the Naples Grande Resort and Club; the Esplanade Shoppes on Marco Island; The Promenade Shoppes in Bonita Springs; and the Plaza at Five Points in Sarasota. Premier Properties’ Commercial Division is located in Bonita Springs and the Developer Services Division, and Rental Division are in the Quarles & Brady building in Naples. Premier Properties is the real estate division of The Lutgert Companies.