Brad Knapp honored with 'Lifetime Achievement' award
Brad Knapp (center) accepts the Ohio REALTORS 2019 Vincent T. Aveni Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization's Annual Convention & EXPO, Sept. 16-18, in Cincinnati. He was joined by his wife, Dianne, and Ohio REALTORS President Anjanette Frye.
REALTOR Brad Knapp, of Lebanon, was honored with the Ohio REALTORS 2019 Vincent T. Aveni Lifetime Achievement Award.
Knapp is associated with Henkle-Schueler REALTORS in Lebanon.
The Vincent T. Aveni Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes those Past Presidents of Ohio REALTORS that provided exemplary service to the organization. Aveni served as President of the organization in 1980 and the Award was created after his passing in 2006.
The Award, created by the Ohio REALTORS Past Presidents Committee, is bestowed upon a Past President who has demonstrated a continued commitment to the same values and passion for excellence that Aveni displayed throughout his life.
Knapp served as President of the Ohio REALTORS in 2008. He also served as a member and chair of many Ohio REALTORS committees and task forces, including two agency task forces, task forces on eminent domain and equal prominence and the Legislative Steering, RPAC Trustees, Strategic Planning and Legal Action committees.
On the national level, Knapp has contributed to the REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC) at the Sterling R Major Investor level for more than a decade, he is the industry’s Federal Political Coordinator for U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, has served as a National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Director for several years and as NAR Region #6 Vice President. In addition, he has served on multiple committee, including as chair of the NAR Interpretations & Procedures Advisory Board in 2015.
Additionally, he serves as a director of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency and is a member of the Cincinnati Council – US Navy League. He was also a member of the city of Lebanon Civil Service Commission, the Lebanon Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee, the Warren County Housing Advisory Board, trustee of the Community College Advisory Board of Warren County, and director of the Otterbein Retirement Committee.
“There could not be a more fitting honoree,” said Ohio REALTORS President Anjanette Frye. “Throughout his career, Brad Knapp has provided unparalleled leadership and vision to the advancement of the real estate profession, as well as finding time to make his community a better place to live and work."
Past recipients of the Vincent T. Aveni Lifetime Achievement Award include: Vince Aveni, 2007; Paul Everson, 2008; Harley Rouda, 2009; Owen Hall, 2010; George Smith, 2011; Steve Brown, 2012; Barbara Lach, 2013; Terry Hankner, 2014; John Lynch, 2015; Steve Casper, 2016; Bonnie Boyd, 2017; and Darlene Breen, 2018.