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Linda GivenGRI, ABR,CRB, CRS,e-Pro

Personal:Born in Walterboro, SC in 1943Grew up in Columbia, SCSchools -Graduated from Dreher High School, Columbia, SC 1961Attended Winthrop College 1961 to 1963

PROFESSIONAL:Licensed to sell real estate with Anchor Realty Company in 1981Earned broker's license in 1985Moved license to RE/Max Southern Shores in 1991- 100% ClubMoved license to C-21 Coastal Carolina Properties in 2001- Emerald Recipient of Master's Club

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) - 1986Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) - 1990Certified Buyer Broker (CBR) - 1995Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) - 1997Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) - 1997Received Certificates of Professionalism for Voluntary Continuing Education almost every yearsince its inception in 1989

GRAND STRAND BOARD OF REALTORSPresident - 2 Terms (1993 and 1994)Vice President - 3 Terms (1988, 1991 and 1992)Secretary - 1 Term (1987)Treasurer - 5 Terms (1998 , 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)Director - From 1985 to presentChairperson - Education Committee (6 terms)Served on various committees of the Board including Professional Standards, Grievance, By-Laws, Finance, Community Service, New Member Orientation and Greater Horry Association of

REALTORS' MLS Committee:Distinguished President's Honor Board Award 1993 and 1994REALTOR Image Award May 1991Local Board REALTOR OF THE YEAR 1994

SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS:Regional Vice President -Region II - 1996 and 1997Director - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995Chairperson of Honor Board/Minimum Services Group - 1995Secretary of Honor Board CommitteeServed on various committees and working groups, etc. since 1985

REALTORS EDUCATION FOUNDATION:Served as Vice-Chair of Scholarship Committee - 1995Served as member of several REF committees

CHURCH AFFILIATION:Member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian ChurchChoir member, ElderActive in Sunday School, Various Bible Study Groups, Worship Committee, Land AcquisitionCommittee and Grand Strand Women's Day

COMMUNITY:Presently serves as member of North Myrtle Beach Citizens Advisory Committee (2001, 2002)Past member of North Myrtle Beach Planning Commission 1999-2000Served a 3 year term on MB Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors - 1996 to 1999Presently serving a 3 year term on Ocean View Memorial Foundation - 1997 to 2000Member of Road Works Committee - 1995/96Graduate of Leadership Grand Strand - 1995Member of President's Roundtable - 1991 to 1996Founder and major fundraiser for the Michael B. Nash Memorial Soccer Scholarship begun in1993 which awards one or more scholarships each year to deserving seniors at NMB HighWorks with Grand Strand Board of REALTORS each year on fundraisers or as a volunteer forsuch organizations as Sea Haven, Junior Achievement and South Carolina Cares for ChildrenServed as Board Member of Horry County Chapter of American Cancer SocietyHas worked with various other charities such as United Way, Mother's March, etc.